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Chris Fox (Punk) Releases Video for Solo Version of “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song”

It’s not often we get to play the role of David Attenborough but today, we’ve managed to get our hands on some rare footage of the nomadic, woolly faced fox in the wild! That’s right! Reno’s punk rock prodigal son, Chris Fox is staying in the news with the debut of a brand new music video for “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song” from his most recent self-titled, solo album which was released in late 2017. If you’re on the Left Coast, be sure to keep an eye out for Mr. Fox and friends as Boss’ Daughter makes their way down the coast this Summer on the Bossy Sauce Tour. If you’re not lucky enough to be on the West Coast, fret not! If we know the bearded balladeer, he’ll be planning a trip to your ‘hood soon enough. Until then, stream the new video below until your eyes bleed!



Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces West Coast ‘Bossy Sauce’ Tour

Reno punks, Boss’ Daughter are hitting the road for a month long tour of the West Coast and they want you to come out and see them! We’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live a few times now and we can endorse them, 100%. Until we’ve tried it though, we cannot endorse ‘Bossy Sauce’, whatever that is… Check the dates and stops below and then make plans to go to a show!



Album Review: Chris Fox – “Portly Formed” EP

The cover of Chris Fox’s 6-song EP shows a penciled sketch of a guy – presumably Fox – from the neck down without a shirt on. The guy is overweight, the EP is titled Portly Formed, and the songs are all covers of Fat Wreck Chords songs. Portly…Fat…get it?

I must confess that I listen to Fat bands more than bands on other labels (for no good reason other than that’s what I’m most familiar with) and so when this EP was “recommended” to me, it took all of two seconds to decide to download it.

Good Riddance’s “Stand”, known to punk fans from Physical Fatness Fat Music Volume 3, leads off the album. This was a compilation-only song during a time when many of us listened to these compilations like it was the radio, because the real radio sucked, and music wasn’t abundantly free on the Internet like it is today. Nostalgia abounds listening to this song. Fox’s voice doesn’t have the power of Russ Rankin’s, and it doesn’t take long to realize we’re not listening to a high-budget production, but that doesn’t change the fact that “Stand” is a great song.

The Swingin’ Utters are represented here with their upbeat feel-good tune “Glad”. This is the moment of the EP when one realizes that some of these stripped down “acoustic” versions of punk songs aren’t really all that different from their original versions (after all, The Utters do use acoustic guitar more than a lot of punk bands, though not in the original version of this song). There are no drums here, and Fox’s vocals have less of an edge than Peebucks, but the tempo and the feel are nearly identical.

Fox makes use of a trumpet and trombone in “10 West”, a song first released back in 2003 by the Mad Caddies who also sport a horn section of only trumpet and trombone. Here “10 West” is recorded sans drums, of course, (although, for the record, if we define “acoustic” as unplugged and unaltered, then the drums are generally the only actual acoustic instrument in a punk band) and the guitar part isn’t strictly a ska feel like the Caddies’ version. But again, like the Utters song, this arrangement isn’t terribly different from the original recording.

Somewhat later Fat releases are represented with tracks 4 and 5, first with Dead To Me’s great tune “California Sun”, followed by the Feel Good Moment of the EP with “Pacific Standard Time” from No Use For a Name’s 2008 and final studio album. Like most of the EP, Fox doesn’t alter the mood of any given song. He begins the latter mellow, the most mellow moment of the EP, before opening it up big; fans of NUFAN’s version will feel the entire band even without it there.

The original Fat band closes out Portly Formed. From Lagwagon’s 1997 friends-themed album Fox cheats and merges two songs into one – “Smile”, which most people think is really called “I Hate My Friends”, and “To All My Friends”, featuring the final guitar solo almost identical to Double Plaidinum’s (what a shame Fox couldn’t have snuck some of “Making Friends” into this medley, as well).

Portly Formed will not go down in history as one of the great treasures of acoustic punk rock, but it is a lot of fun, especially if you’re an unabashed Fat-o-phile like me.

3.5/5 Stars



Boss’ Daughter (Punk) Announces European Tour

Reno, Nevada’s greatest punk rock band is headed across the pond this Spring on tour and they want you to come drink a beer with them and listen to them scream into microphones! Chris Fox & Co. will be kicking things off in France before heading to Spain, Italy and a handful of other countries. So, if you’re one of our fancy, Euro readers, get out and show the boys a good time and they’re guaranteed to reciprocate! Trust us on this one! Dates and stops below below!



Boss’ Daughter (Skate Punk) Announces West Coast Tour

Reno, Nevada’s premiere punk act, Boss’ Daughter is hitting the road on their first tour of 2018 and they want you to come out and see ’em play (a sentiment we just can’t agree with more)! Dubbed the ‘Febrewary Twoer’, the trio kicks things off in the Oregon before working their way (halfway) down the West Coast. If you’re anywhere even remotely close to any of the below stops you must to get out and see these lads. Good times will be had. We personally guarantee it! #maximumpartytime

Febrewary Twoer

2/15/2018 – Ashland OR – Ipub
2/16/2018 – Medford OR – Howiee’s On Front
2/17/2018 – Tacoma WA – Bombshelter
2/18/2018 – Seattle WA – Kraken
2/19/2018 – Bremerton WA – The Charleston
2/20/2018 – Aberdeen WA – Mac’s Bar and Cardroom
2/21/2018 – Astoria OR – Charlie’s Chowder House
2/22/2018 – Grants Pass OR – The Haul
2/23/2018 – Sacramento CA – Cafe Colonial
2/24/2018 – Reno NV – Jub Jub’s Showroom



Chris Fox Releases New EP of Fat Wreck Chords Covers

The never-stationary Mr. Chris Fox of Vampirates, Boss’ Daughter, et al. is back with a brand new solo EP. The cleverly titled Portly Formed features six cover songs of some of Fat Wreck Chords most popular acts. Good Riddance, Lagwagon, No Use For A Name and of course Swingin’ Utters are among the bands to have received the ‘Fox Treatment’. Head over to Bandcamp right now and pick up a copy for ‘Name Your Price’. I’m sure the the furry frontman can use some extra dough because he has also announced a west coast tour which kicks off today in his hometown of Reno. Traveling with him will be the World’s Greatest One Man Band, Mr. John Underwood of Dirty Kid Discount fame! More information on that below!



DS Exclusive: Chris Fox Premieres “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song” From Upcoming Solo LP

If you think you know Chris Fox’s music, you don’t know shit! The hardest working man in punk rock is back with a brand new solo album featuring classic songs, with some new flavor of ’em! The debut, self titled LP will be released on Tuesday (11/14) via Reno based DIY label Voted Best Records and is made up of thirteen previously released songs all of which have been totally rerecorded and given a full accompaniment. This ‘upgrade’ creates a whole new feel from the simpler, acoustic versions while still keeping the trademark ‘Chris Fox’ sound.  Lucky for you, we got our hands on an advance copy and like to share with our friends! Stream the world premiere of the revamped version of “Stupid Chords, Stupid Words, Stupid Song” exclusively here at Dying Scene, below!

*Mr. Fox is also working on a special EP entitled Portly Formed which will be comprised of nothing but his favorite thing, Fat Wreck Chords covers!! Follow the label’s Facebook page for more information on a release date.