Pennywise — Discography

Genre: Punk Rock
Country: USA, Hermosa Beach, CA

If you think you know Pennywise, think again. Though the band has made a name for themselves over the past 26 years as a politically minded, melodic hardcore act who have sold millions of albums. They have become one of the most successful independent acts of all time, however they weren’t always this way. In fact the group got their start playing backyard parties in their hometown of Hermosa Beach, California, without having any aspirations other than playing as many songs as they could before the police showed up. This side of the band has never been captured until now and Yesterdays sees the band putting some of their nascent material in proper recorded form for the first time ever.

Not only is this the perfect way to welcome the band’s original vocalist Jim Lindberg back into the fold but Yesterdays is also in many way’s a homage to Pennywise’s original bassist Jason Thirsk who wrote a bulk of the lyrics and music to these songs in the late 80s (Thirsk subsequently passed away in 1996). «Jason was the emotional core of Pennywise and his songwriting was very much about PMA (positive mental attitude) and that’s really what initially drew me to the band and where we started out,» Lindberg explains. “The punk scene had became really cynical and confused in the late eighties and it seemed like the only bands that were doing anything inspiring were the one’s singing about positivity and unity and heading in a new direction.»

Lindberg refers to Yesterdays as a «new album of old songs. It’s an accurate description when you consider that the band had to relearn many of the songs here from a cassette they recorded at their rehearsal space back in 1988. Original recordings of these can be heard at the end of the album. The remaining material consists of outtakes written during Pennywise’s Full Circle and Straight Ahead era during the late nineties. However when Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin and bassist Randy Bradbury recut these songs earlier this year they inevitably made them sound as urgent and as they did when they were originally written. «We always wanted to go back and record these songs because later in our career we started to get more political and angry— that may have turned some people off but that’s what we were feeling at the time,» Lindberg explains. «In the back of our minds we knew we had these cool, old songs that were more life-affirming, it just took us 25 years to get back to it.» Recorded in the band’s hometown factory district which is known for its influx of rehearsal studios and surfboard repair shops, Pennywise were conscious give the tracks a hometown feel and preserve their original spirit. “We tracked the whole thing in a few days doing a couple of takes of each song so it’s a really raw album in that sense.»

From the anthemic sing-along «What You Deserve» to the Minor Threat-inspired «Noise Pollution» and midtempo melodicism of «She’s A Winner» (which was written as an homage to Thirsk’s girlfriend at the time), it is clear why these songs got Pennywise signed to Epitaph. Even the most hardcore fans of the act will hear another side of Pennywise here. It’s the perfect collection of songs to bring the band back together following two sold out shows welcoming Lindberg back at the Los Angeles Palladium in 2012. «Instead of having the pressure to write a new album it made more sense for us to play these songs and remember why we started Pennywise in the first place and I think that helped us out a lot,» the vocalist explains.

The songs on Yesterdays mirror this sentiment, particularly tracks like «Thanksgiving» which memorably features the line, «think about all you have, not about what you can’t get.» «It’s a keystone song for the band in that it’s simple message but it’s important for people who are going through a tough time and feeling beaten down to hear, and that’s what bands like Dag Nasty and 7 Seconds did for us with their music,» Lindberg explains. «They wrote songs that felt like someone encouraging you to keep your head up and I think that type of message lies at the core of the songs on Yesterdays and embody the type of music that we’ve always aspired to create,» he adds. «Losing Jason was a terrible tragedy for all of us and he was such a big part of the Pennywise spirit, so us going back and recording these songs was a huge inspiration because it reminded of us of where we were when we started and why people responded to the band in such a powerful way,» Lindberg summarizes. «These songs are Pennywise in our purest form and it’s really as much of a gift to us as it is to our fans, many of whom have been waiting for real recordings of these tracks for years. It marks a new chapter for the band while still staying true to the way we started twenty six years ago.»

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Pennywise — 1989 — A Word From The Wise

Year: 1989
Quality: mp3, 192 kbps
Size: 15,80 MB
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01. 1 Final Chapters
02. 2 Covers
03. 3 Depression
04. 4 No Way Out
05. 5 Gone
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Pennywise — 1991 — Pennywise (Remastered 2005)

Year: 1991
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 63,27 MB
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01. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
02. Rules
03. The Secret
04. Living for Today
05. Come Out Fighting
06. Homeless
07. Open Door
08. Pennywise
09. Who’s to Blame
10. Fun and Games
11. Kodiak
12. Side One
13. No Reason Why
14. Bro Hymn
15. Psycho 89
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Pennywise — 1992 — Wildcard (EP)

Year: 1992
Quality: mp3, 192 kbps
Size: 10,34 MB
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01. Wildcard
02. 7 Maybes
03. 8 Stand By Me
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Pennywise — 1993 — Unknown Road (Remastered 2005)

Year: 1993
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 63,88 MB
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01. Unknown Road
02. Homesick
03. Time To Burn
04. It’s Up To Me
05. You Can Demand
06. Nothing
07. Vices
08. City Is Burning
09. Dying to Know
10. Tester
11. Try to Confirm
12. Give and Get
13. Clear Your Mind
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Pennywise — 1995 — About Time (Remastered 2005)

Year: 1995
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 61,02 MB
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01. Peaceful Day
02. Waste of Time
03. Perfect People
04. Every Single Day
05. Searching
06. Not Far Away
07. Freebase
08. It’s What You Do With It
09. Try
10. Same Old Story
11. I Won’t Have It
12. Killing Time
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Pennywise — 1997 — Full Circle (Remastered 2005)

Year: 1997
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 82,66 MB
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01. Fight Till You Die
02. Date With Destiny
03. Get A Life
04. Society
05. Final Day
06. Broken
07. Running Out of Time
08. You’ll Never Make It
09. Every Time
10. Nowhere Fast
11. What If I
12. Go Away
13. Did You Really?
14. Bro Hymn
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Pennywise — 1999 — Straight Ahead

Year: 1999
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 91,29 MB
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01. Greed
02. My Own Country
03. Can’t Believe It
04. Victim of Reality
05. Might Be a Dream
06. Still Can Be Great
07. Straight Ahead
08. My Own Way
09. One Voice
10. Alien
11. Watch Me As I Fall
12. Just For You
13. Can’t Take Anymore
14. American Dream
15. Need More
16. Never Know
17. Badge of Pride
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Pennywise — 2000 — Live At The Key Club

Year: 2000
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 95,64 MB
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01. Intro
02. Wouldn’t It Be Nice
03. Living For Today
04. Final Chapters
05. Can’t Believe It
06. Unknown Road
07. Homesick
08. No Reason Why
09. Fight Till You Die
10. Peaceful Day
11. Society
12. Straight Ahead
13. Pennywise
14. Perfect People
15. Minor Threat
16. Same Old Story
17. Alien
18. Bro Hymn
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Pennywise — 2001 — Land Of The Free

Year: 2001
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 73,99 MB
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01. Time Marches On
02. Land of the Free?
03. The World
04. Fuck Authority
05. Something Wrong With Me
06. Enemy
07. My God
08. Twist of Fate
09. Who’s On Your Side
10. It’s Up to You
11. Set Me Free
12. Divine Intervention
13. WTO
14. Anyone Listening
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Pennywise — 2003 — From The Ashes

Year: 2003
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 79,90 MB
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01. Now I Know
02. God Save The USA
03. Something To Change
04. Waiting
05. Salvation
06. Look Who You Are
07. Falling Down
08. Holiday In The Sun
09. This Is Only a Test
10. Punch Drunk
11. Rise Up
12. Yesterdays
13. Change My Mind
14. Judgment Day
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Pennywise — 2005 — The Fuse

Year: 2005
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 78,68 MB
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01. Knocked Down
02. Yell Out
03. Competition Song
04. Take A Look Around
05. Closer
06. 6TH Avenue Nightmare
07. The Kids
08. Fox TV
09. Stand Up
10. Dying
11. Disconnect
12. Premeditated Murder
13. Best I Can
14. 18 Soldiers
15. Lies
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Pennywise — 2008 — Reason To Believe

Year: 2008
Quality: mp3, 256 kbps
Size: 76,92 MB
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01. (Intro) As Long As We Can (Album)
02. One Reason (Album)
03. Faith And Hope (Album)
04. Something To Live For (Album)
05. All We Need (Album)
06. The Western World
07. We’ll Never Know (Album)
08. Confusion (Album)
09. Nothing To Lose (Album)
10. It’s Not Enough To Believe (Album)
11. You Get The Life You Chose (Album)
12. Affliction (Album)
13. Brag, Exaggerate & Lie (Album)
14. Die For You (Album)
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Pennywise — 2012 — All Or Nothing

Year: 2012
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Size: 97,96 MB
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01. All Or Nothing
02. Waste Another Day
03. Revolution
04. Stand Strong
05. Let Us Hear Your Voice
06. Seeing Red
07. Songs Of Sorrow
08. X Generation
09. We Have It All
10. Tomorrow
11. All Along
12. United
13. We Are The Fallen
14. Locked In
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Pennywise — 2014 — Yesterdays

Year: 2014
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Size: 99,26 MB
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01. What You Deserve
02. Restless Time
03. Noise Pollution
04. Violence Never Ending
05. Am Oi!
06. Thanksgiving
07. She’s A Winner
08. Slow Down
09. Public Defender
10. No Way Out
11. I Can Remember
12. Band Practice 89
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Pennywise — 2016 — Nineteen Eighty Eight

Year: 2016
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Size: 100,15 MB
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01. Final Chapters
02. Covers
03. Depression
04. No Way Out
05. Gone
06. Wildcard
07. Maybes
08. Stand By Me
09. Tomorrow
10. Don’t Feel Nothing
11. Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
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Pennywise — 2018 — Never Gonna Die

Year: 2018
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps
Size: 96,81 MB
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01. Never Gonna Die
02. American Lies
03. Keep Moving On
04. Live While You Can
05. We Set Fire
06. She Said
07. Can’t Be Ignored
08. Goodbye Bad Times
09. A Little Hope
10. Won’t Give Up The Fight
11. Can’t Save You Now
12. All The Ways U Can Die
13. Listen
14. Something New
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