NO USE FOR A NAME: Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers on FAT WRECK CHORDS, August 11th.
When it comes to classic FAT bands, NO USE FOR A NAME certainly needs no introduction. NO USE FOR A NAME was one of the first bands on Fat Wreck Chords and remain a cornerstone of the label roster. Their unique take on California punk emphasized equally innovative and catchy melodies, paired with top-flight musicianship. Despite the tragic passing of singer and songwriter Tony Sly in 2012, their presence can still be felt today, as their influence is evident in the work of many other bands.
Over the course of their more than 20-year career, NO USE FOR A NAME amassed an impressive catalog of albums, packed with hit songs. From their debut FAT release—The Daily Grind—almost 25 years ago—to their final studio album—The Feel Good Record of the Year—in 2008, NUFAN has and always will be a Fat Wreck Chords staple. Along with their massive catalog of classic originals, NUFAN has always been keen to record a good cover song. You can find a handful of them on various albums and compilations.
We have combed through NUFAN’s entire recording archive to bring you a collection of every non-album cover song ever recorded in their time on FAT. Rarities Vol. 1: The Covers has a bunch of tracks the die-hard NUFAN fans will be familiar with, but many more rare tracks that have been out there, but lingering in obscurity. From Kiss to The Misfits and from Depeche Mode to Cheap Trick, NUFAN can put their stamp on just about any genre. They even covered “The Munsters” and “Laverne & Shirley” theme songs. No shit. ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES fans, check it out, this is covers album you’re going to need in your collection. And as the title suggests, stay tuned for the release of Vol. 2 in the near future.