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New Album Pays Tribute to San Jose’s Tony Sly

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Fat Wreck Chords released The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute today to honor the San Jose singer who fronted No Use For A Name before he passed away in 2012.

The album features 26 songs Sly wrote, performed by many of his peers on the punk circuit, including NOFX, Bad Religion, the Bouncing Souls, Rise Against, Lagwagon and Pennywise.

“I wanted to make a tribute for Tony because he’s one of the best songwriters I know,” said Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords, who organized the tribute album and previously released several No Use For a Name and Sly recordings. “I think he deserves a lot of credit for what he did.”

Profits from the release will be donated to the Tony Sly Fund, created to assist Sly’s wife Brigitte and their two daughters.

Track listing:
01. Karina Denike – “Biggest Lie”
02. Mad Caddies – “AM”
03. Strung Out – “Soulmate”
04. Rise Against – “For Fiona”
05. Bad Religion – “Let It Slide”
06. NOFX – “The Shortest Pier”
07. Snuff – “On The Outside”
08. The Bouncing Souls – “Homecoming”
09. Old Man Markley – “Feel Good Song of the Year”
10. Lagwagon – “Discomfort Inn”
11. Teenage Bottlerocket – “Via Munich”
12. Frank Turner – “Keira”
13. Get Dead – “Premedicated Murder”
14. Pennywise – “Devonshire and Crown”
15. Alkaline Trio – “Straight from the Jacket”
16. Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem – ” Capo 4th Fret”
17. Yellowcard – “Already Won”
18. Swingin’ Utters – “Not Your Savoir”
19. The Flatliners – “Fireball”
20. Simple Plan – “Justified Black Eye”
21. Useless ID – “Frances Stewart”
22. Jon Snodgrass & the Dead Peasants – “On The Outside”
23. American Steel – “Dark Corner”
24. Frenzal Rhomb – “Flying South”
25. Anti-Flag – “Toaster in the Bathtub”
26. Joey Cape with Scorpios – International You Day”

More details on the album.

Matt Crawford is the Director of Digital Media for Metro Newspapers. Follow him @Metro_Matt.

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