We're actually coming up on the nineteenth anniversary of Pennywise's fourth studio album, Full Circle. The album was released on April 22, 1997, and was released in dedication to their late bassist, Jason Thirsk, who unfortunately committed suicide in 1996.
The album did very well in Australia, reaching number 13 in the country, and moderately alright here in the US. It reached number 79 on the Billboard 200, so that's not bad.
There does not appear to be a single from the album, though I did want to highlight a track that's actually a bonus , hidden track. Its a re-recording from a previous album called "Bro Hymn" and they renamed it "Bro Hymn (Tribute)" in honor of Jason.
So obviously, that track stands out for the sweetness behind its re-release. Other tracks that stood out were, "Fight Till You Die", and "Society."
"Fight Til You Die" stands out because its over all about war and fighting for your country. It does have an underlying questioning tone to it, which we hear through a lot of Pennywise's discography.
"Society" may have been released in 1997 but its still incredibly relevant today. Its completely calling out how nobody lives up to societies standards no matter what you do. Its quite perfect, actually.
The whole album is good, but those tracks in particular stood out to us. So, tell us -what did you think of this album? Feel free to let us know, and after you do that be sure to head on over Pennywise's official website to check out all of their tour dates! They are now on tour for the next few days and then later in the month and into May will be performing at many festivals. Such festivals are Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range!
As previously mentioned, please head on over to Pennywise's official website for more details.
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