Answer That and Stay Fashionable - AFI
Produced by Tim Armstrong, Brett Reed, and Doug Sangalang
Released 1st August 1995*
*The date is questionable as whilst many places say it was the first others say 4th July 1995
Something a little bit different today, many might be surprised that I like AFI, but it's always good to be open to things that are good even if it's not the normal thing you listen to. They are a band who have impressed me across many albums and today it's a look back to where it all started for them when they were playing crazy Punk Rock quite badly (they had only been together a short while and were still mastering their instruments!).
Answer That and Stay Fashionable is the Debut Album from California band AFI. Their debut release was a Split EP with Loose Change called Dork (you can listen to AFI's Tracks Here). Loose Change featured a certain Jade Puget, who would later become the guitarist for AFI in 1998.
One of the things that I always look for in a band is musical development. There's nothing quite so boring as hearing a band release a new album and they have just repeated what they did previously and maybe not as good!
AFI have certainly been a band who have developed musically, if you listen to the debut and then listen to their last record Burials (2013) there is a vast difference in sound!
Crash Love from 2009 is one of my favourite AFI albums.
Welcome to August.
Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!