Tony Sly – “12 Song Program”

Album Reviews | Mar 14th, 2010

Record Label: Fat Wreck Chords
Genre: Acoustic
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Many punk rock musicians and singers (i.e. Tony, Joey Cape, Nikola Sarcevic) strip things down and do a bare bones solo album. Many of them do it acoustically, which I don’t mind since I like that music as well. Tony Sly has been the frontman for No Use For A Name for about 20 years now and shows no signs of slowing down. To break up the norm, he does acoustic folk albums like this one, “12 Song Program.”

Tony Sly has done acoustic albums before, but the albums were split with Joey Cape of Lagwagon and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes. This is his first full-length solo album and I like it! Tony’s melodic voice just fits this style of music. I like No Use For A Name but have to be in the right frame of mind to listen to them. They can be a bit whiny sometimes. But when Tony sings slower, and plays the acoustic guitar; it sounds a hell of a lot better to me! I don’t know why but I just think his voice fits that style of music. I don’t know if all NUFAN fans will enjoy this one because it’s vastly different but give this album a chance.

Bottom Line: A decent full-length acoustic album from the frontman of No Use For A Name
Notable Tracks: Via Munich, The Shortest Pier, Toaster in the Bathtub
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