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Monday, 1 August 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 214 AFI (A Fire Inside)

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!
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