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680 You Are Freaking Me Out by Samiam

You Are Freaking Me Out

Ignition Records, Burning Heart Records
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Steven Haigler
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Samiam evolved from Bay Area skate punks to emo-tinged pop-punks on 1997's fan-dividing You Are Freaking Me Out

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Following the release of 1994's Clumsy for Atlantic, Samiam took their completed fifth album back from the major label and found a new home with Ignition. Unfortunately, that label ran into money troubles, leaving copies of You Are Freaking Me Out difficult to come by. For a band that evolved out of the same Bay Area punk scene as Green Day, Bad Religion, Operation Ivy, and many more, the band never reached the same commercial heights as some of their contemporaries, but maintains a dedicated fanbase to this day. While some may have questioned the band's evolution from skate punks to something closer to post-hardcore, emo, and even pop-punk, the key ingredients - catchy hooks, big guitar riffs, and a propulsive rhythm section, keep the record on track even when they take chances with quieter and more subdued moments, and even a Beatles cover.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - She Found You
  • 20:44- Full On
  • 27:06 - Cry Baby Cry
  • 29:46 - Charity
  • Outro - Ordinary

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