On The Fuse, Pennywise retreat a bit from the pointed rhetoric of 2003's From the Ashes. The southern California band has never been passive about its views, and The Fuse isn't either. It just picks wider targets to fire at, perhaps in response to the mania that gripped the scene in the run-up to the 2004 presidential elections. Fat Mike and Pennywise and Bad Religion definitely had valid points - Don't stand pat! Get involved! Screw complacency! - but their crazed zeal came on so strong that it deflated almost immediately after the election. It couldn't sustain the rush.
Released June 27, 2005. 1. Knocked Down Lyrics.
Stylistically 'The Fuse' sounds like a combination of 'About Time' and 'From the Ashes'. It has a lot of the aggression from 'About Time' and some of the watered down political lyrics of 'From the Ashes' (I say watered down because compared to 'Land of the Free"', 'From the Ashes' lyrical demeanor is weaker. I believe there is quite a lot of politics on this album too, but not as much as 'Land of the Free"'.
One contestant selects a category and starting with the person at the end of the line, the fuse is lit and the team have two minutes to answer six questions in a row correctly (hence the name of the round). If a player gets a question wrong, the chain is broken and play goes back to the first player.
Album The Fuse by Pennywise. Tracks: 15. Pennywise - Knocked Down.
|4||Take A Look Around||2:14|
|6||6th Avenue Nightmare||2:39|
|13||Best I Can||2:43|
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|RAD6012||Pennywise||The Fuse (CD, Album, RM)||Radar Records||RAD6012||Brazil||2009|
|86769-2||Pennywise||The Fuse (CD, Album)||Epitaph, Volcom Entertainment||86769-2||US||2005|
|86769-2||Pennywise||The Fuse (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Epitaph||86769-2||Russia||2005|