On August 17, 1993, Pennywise released their second album, Unknown Road through Epitaph Records. I could not find a single for the album, and it appears as though it did not reach any charts, so we're just gonna discuss the songs themselves with no facts!
I mean, its about the music anyway -right?
First track I want to mention is actually the second track on the album. This track is "Homesick." This one is all about going back to where you once lived and seeing how much its changed, then missing what once was. Its a very sad thing that most of us have experienced at some point. Most people have moved away at some point, then came to revisit and realized all the life you once lived in that space is gone without a trace. This song is perfectly about that, and it expresses this feeling incredibly well.
Another track I want to acknowledge is actually the last track on the album, which is "Clear Your Head." I feel like a lot of people could probably benefit from hearing this one, especially when you're feeling stressed out. The song says it best, "I know its a bitch, you gotta try. You lose control and would like to know the reason why." It doesn't really give you any advice, but just the fact that it on and off says "You gotta try" and "You'll feel much better" feels like it would be very helpful in times of stress.
Over all, they did a great job on the album, and it helped set them up perfectly in their career. They've sort of always kept a similar vibe, from what I've heard. There's actually only three more albums in their discography let for me to review, and they will be coming very soon! Meanwhile, feel free to check out the ones already completed!
The ones already on the website are About Time, Full Circle, Straight Ahead, Land Of The Free?, Reason To Believe, All Or Nothing, and Yesterdays!
Pennywise is still active today, and will be performing at many festivals here very shortly! Festivals include Fort Rock,Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion and Rock On The Range!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.