When it comes to classic FAT bands, No Use For A Name certainly needs no introduction.

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, No Use For A Name has and always will be a Fat Wreck Chords staple.

Along with their massive catalog of classic originals, No Use For A Name has always been keen to record a good cover song. You can find a handful of them on various albums and compilations.

FAT have combed through the 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 No Use For A Name 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, No Use For A Name can put their stamp on just about any genre. They even covered ‘The Munsters’ and ‘Laverne & Shirley’ theme songs.

And as the title suggests, stay tuned for the release of Vol. 2 in the near future.

This installment is available from this Friday on CD and Vinyl, or with a t-shirt [Here].


No Use For A Name

1: Turning Japanese
2: Hybrid Moments
3: I’ve Heard
4: Selwyn’s Got a Problem
5: Enjoy the Silence
6: Badfish
7: Dream Police
8: Fairytale of New York
9: Making Our Dreams Come True
10: 1945
11: Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
12: The Munsters Theme
13: Beth


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