Wednesday, January 20, 2010
V/A - Going Nowhere Fast CD
Here it is! The comp responsible for getting me into one of my favorite bands "Lanemeyer". And Also my first taste and 90's style pop punk. It also house one of my top 5 favorite songs (Easy Target - Stickin' Around).
About 10 years ago, I was in a barn show in Westminster MD with Say Anything (not the wimpy emo band), Innerside Burning (hxc), Element 101, Hangnail and The Undecided. As I was browsing the merch table, I notice 2 compilations. This one, and Happy Christmas volume 2 on BEC recordings. I wasnt sure about this comp, so I bought happy christmas because BEC and Tooth & Nail were putting out some awesome pop punk at the time. The x-mas comp had only 1 good song on it (MxPx - Christmas Day). So I was a bit bummed out. Wishing I would have bought the Going Nowhere Fast compilation just for the MxPx and Element 101 songs.
About a month or so later, Element 101 was playing in Gettysburg PA at a place called The Bombshelter. I saw this comp there (for around $5 I think) so of course I bought it. And so begins my obsession with rare pop punk compilations.
After a few years of listening to this CD non stop, I lost it. I was heartbroken. I feared I would never see this comp again. And it took almost another 3 years of searching high and low before a copy popped up on eBay. I put in a $50 bid right away. I was not going to let this go! I ended up getting it for around $4 or something. And since I bought this (probably in 2002 or 2003) I have yet to see another copy for sale.
OK, enough about me. This was released on Destined To Fail Recordings in 1999. They were out of WA. After years and years of searching, I still have yet to uncover any other information on this label, or some of the bands on it. So download it, and enjoy. Because you will probably never see it again.
The New Found Glory track is an unreleased demo version. Listen to how young they sound!
ALSO, I'm looking for information on the following bands from this comp: Easy Target, Clothesline, Slappy
1. Hangnail - Don't Forget About Tomorrow
2. A New Found Glory - The Goodbye Song
3. Arthur - Partly Cloudy
4. Element - A Galaxy Apart
5. Easy Target - Stickin' Around
6. MxPx - Good Friends Are Hard To Find
7. The Incrowd - Short Change
8. Hagfish - Envy
9. The Youth Ahead - It's Not Me
10. Clothesline - Under Control
11. Boxcar - G.O.T.
12. Jimmy Spider And The Vacancies - Sugarpop
13. Bracket - Betterman
14. The Specters - The Chainsaw Song
15. Budget - Sold
16. Acceptance - Compromise
17. Slappy - What She Said
18. Lanemeyer - Figure It Out
19. Looking For Link - Yesterday
20. Buckwild - Hail To The King
21. The Ataris - San Dimas High School Football Rules