Various Artists

Short Music for Short People

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Not that this hasn't been done before on albums like Wood Panel Pacer Wagon With Mags and Bllllaaarrrrrggghhh!-A Music War (which was on a 7" format no less), but that doesn't mean a compilation featuring over 100 bands on one record never fails to entertain. And the advantage Short Music for Short People has in comparison to the aforementioned records is that 80 percent of the bands on here fall under the "melodic pop-punk" classification. That and all the punk rock superstars can be found on here: Rancid, Black Flag, NOFX, Bad Religion, the Descendants, D.O.A., Less Than Jake, the Offspring, Green Day, Blink 182, the Misfits, the Circle Jerks, the list goes on and on. Whether or not the marketing department at Fat Wreck Chords thought that the big names would attract more buyers, keep in mind that every song on here is only 30 seconds and under. But even if Short Music for Short People isn't the best representation of all the bands on here, the fun factor is still pretty high. Other highlights include Lagwagon, Spazz, the Muffs, Nomeansno, Avail, the Criminals, Adrenaline O.D., and Wizo. Best song title award goes to "Farts are Jazz to Assholes" courtesy of the Dillinger Four.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:08
2
0:29
3
0:29
4
0:24
5
0:27
6
0:24
7
0:34
8
0:39
9
0:29
10
0:26
11
0:29
12
0:31
13
0:30
14
0:29
15
0:28
16
0:35
17
AFI
0:31
18
0:33
19 0:28
20
0:32
21
0:33
22
0:32
23
0:35
24
0:28
25 0:31
26
0:24
27 0:30
28
0:32
29
0:27
30
0:11
31
0:27
32
0:32
33
0:32
34
0:29
35
0:33
36
0:20
37
0:30
38 0:31
39 0:17
40 0:32
41
0:29
42
0:37
43
0:30
44 0:24
45
0:35
46
0:28
47
0:33
48 0:27
49
0:29
50
0:30
51
0:34
52
0:27
53
0:30
54
0:26
55
0:31
56
0:30
57
0:31
58
0:31
59
0:28
60
0:31
61 0:26
62 0:32
63
All
0:28
64
0:32
65 0:31
66
0:26
67
0:29
68
0:31
69
0:31
70 0:30
71
0:26
72 0:32
73
0:28
74
0:28
75
0:34
76
0:30
77 0:30
78
0:31
79 0:31
80
0:33
81
0:34
82 0:24
83
0:32
84
0:22
85
0:28
86
0:37
87 0:33
88
0:30
89
0:31
90
0:28
91
0:28
92
0:30
93
0:34
94
H2O
0:29
95 0:33
96
0:25
97
0:30
98
0:31
99
1:25
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