Strung Out?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    These guys are the only talented punk band. The guitaring is amazing, as well as the drumming. The fact the the bass player only plays the root note impresses me! Im getting a ticket to see these guys on July 12.

    Any of you younger guys heard of them?
  2. Jarrod


    Jan 1, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    boring, typical FatWreckChords skatepunk dreck, a la No Use For a Name, Lagwagon, Less Than Jake, etc, etc, etc... can't stand 'em.

    if you want a talented punk band, try Refused, Suicidal Tendencies, AFI, or Rancid.

    if you want all time classics, try Bad Brains, Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, or Minor Threat (this is the abridged list of course).
  3. I love strung out for their guitars.... the changes are unreal.. the production is poor though. I love them. For bass its not that great though, but really its the only punk I can get my guitar players to like.

  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    what the hell is a guirat? :p

    Or guitaring for that matter :meh:

  5. jama

    jama Guest

    Mar 9, 2003
    Strung out: the only talented punk band? I beg to differ. Someone already mentioned Lagwagon, actually that's a good example of a talented punk band: Chris Rest(guitar) and Dave Raun(drums)(two former RKL members)are quite talented musicians I'd say. There are numerous examples of talented punk bands(Rancid, for example,is one of them)although the majority of the punk bands don't consist of the most talented musicians on this planet, I know(but that doesn't mean their music sucks).
    Talent is a factor to success, but it's not the only factor. Nirvana wasn't the most talented band ever, but never the less they made some pretty good songs(simple songs that don't require super talented musicians to play them).
    Anyway: Strung out is quite good indeed.
    Excuse my English btw.
  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I know that was a big claim, saying they were the only talented punk band, i take it back.

    But I find them really impressive! :D
  7. Didn't one of their members die earlier this year from a Soma overdose?

    Actually, I'm %100 sure it happened, I'm just not sure which one.
  8. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    First ive heard of it...:meh:


    Nov 29, 2002
    Arvada, Colorado

    Why do you find the bassist playing root notes impressive?
  10. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    The speed!!!

    And on the odd occasion he plays power chords/double stops or something that is even more impressive :)
  11. Funk Warts

    Funk Warts Guest

    Jun 13, 2001
    London, UK
    I wouldn't call power chords or double stops that impressive although they do make a nice change a lot of punk bands do seem to use them. I don't know the song but NOFX (a band i do not like) use them in one track it's one of the few ones they did a video for?

    Someone mentioned suicidal tendencies? Now they are a fantastically talented group, and great live. Their current bass player is called Stephen something he is only 17 or 18 years old! Probably 18 i saw them in london a year ago and he was 17 so using my maths GCSE i can work out that he is now 18. Not so stupid after all.

    So anyway you only have to look at st's history of musicians to see they have talent in the last 10 years of their career Rob Trujillo played (played with Ozzy, Jerry Cantrell and obviously now metallica) then josh paul who is pretty awesome and this new guy seems pretty good too. Especially for an 18 year old!

    I don't like Strung Out though i agree with whoever was on about the boring Fat Wreck Chords same old same old dull stuff. A good band on Fat Wreck though is sick of it all. Mmmmm hardcore!
  12. I dug through Fat's web site and found this...apparently he died this time last year :(

    The final news on the passing of Jim Cherry...

    We have the final news regarding the tragic death of Jim Cherry this past summer. Although it was earlier reported that Jim's passing came as a result of substance abuse, the autopsy revealed that Jim's system was clean at the time of his death. Jim had a life-long heart condition which ultimately resulted in his death on July 7th. His family informs us that he suffered from hypertension and arrhythmia; and it was major blockage of an artery that eventually took his life while he was asleep. Jim was a big part of the Fat family as well as a member of Strung Out, Zero Down, and Pulley, and he will always be remembered for his passion and songwriting. He is greatly missed...

    I'm not exactly sure what he did in Strung Out, but he was the bassist/vocalist for zero down.
  13. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Damn :(
  14. supergreg

    supergreg Guest

    Jan 20, 2002
    That would be Stickin in my Eye.
  15. Heh, did a SEARCH and found this thread. Yes I really like Strung Out, I have their latest album "An American Paradox" and "Twisted By Design", their timing is strange at some points of the song, but in a wierd way it kinda fits...

    Zero Down were a great band, I was searching for their album but couldn't find it..."Down This Road" was a quality song.