Strung Out Twisted By Design on LP + Download w/ Bonus Tracks
Remastered & Remixed by Ryan Greene
Spanning their more than 20 years together, Strung Out have established themselves as stalwarts of the punk scene with an ability to organically evolve and continue to influence their peers. When the band began, as one of the first acts signed to Fat Wreck Chords, they quickly became known for their innovative blend of melodic skate-punk and aggressive metal-infused riffs.
Over the course of their first three studio full-lengths Strung Out successfully honed their sound into a recognizable band, setting them apart from their contemporaries in both style and execution. In the spirit of capturing that distinct era in Strung Out's history the idea for reissues and a box set came about.
2014 will see the release of vinyl reissues of Another Day In Paradise (1994), Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues (1996) and Twisted By Design (1998), all fully remastered and remixed by Ryan Greene (NOFX, No Use For A Name, Lagwagon), helping to display the true power of these momentous songs along with nuances previously unheard. Three special records that certainly deserved some special treatment, and that’s what will be on offer with these reissues and the all-encompassing Volume One box set, which will include the 3 albums plus a DVD.
With third full-length Twisted By Design the band set out to expand on their trademark sound. Released in May of 1998, it was the last album Strung Out would record with former bassist Jim Cherry. This 14-track set saw the band experiment with some new tempo's on songs like "Mind Of My Own" and "Asking For The World" while still offering up their signature speedy cuts like "Too Close To See" and "Virginia Madison." Complete with the bonus tracks "Barfly" and "Ghost Town" included on an accompanying download.
Strung Out Twisted By Design Track Listing:
1. Too Close To See
2. Exhumation of Virginia Madison
4. Mind of My Own
5. Reason to Believe
8. Ice Burn
9. Ultimate Devotion
10. King Alvarez
11. Asking for the World
13. Just Like Me
15. Barfly (download bonus track)
16. Ghost Town (download bonus track)