AFI
Behind The Times


3.5
great

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by Pizza USER (6 Reviews)
January 15th, 2006 | 15 replies | 7,490 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

"Behind The Times" is an early E.P., released by Key Lime Pie Records, from the wonderful band known as A Fire Inside (a.k.a. AFI) during their early years.

This E.P. is AFI's second release in their career, and it is a good one at that. The E.P. contains 3 songs that were later released on Answer That And Stay Fashionable (their first full length album), 2 songs later released on the vinyl version of Very Proud Of Ya, and 1 song that was only released on this record.

The album starts off with a good intro song known as "Who Said You Could Touch Me?" followed by "Rolling Balls", later off of VPOY. The first of these two songs is a good aggressive punk song and is a great start to this E.P. Davey sings about how some person wants to get close to him but he just wants them to get away. The second song, "Rolling Balls", is a funny song about how a guy gets his balls cut off so that he can be on the girls bowling team. A good listening experience with fast drumming and good bass work; also a catchy guitar. The whole song goes together greatly.

The next three songs are off of ATASF, "High School Football Hero", "Rizzo In The Box", and "Cereal Wars." "High School Football Hero" starts off with ringing guitars and a cool bass part. Then everything comes together with Davey singing about becoming a high school football hero and what its like to be one. A fun, lighthearted song to sing along with when you're in the mood. The next song, "Rizzo In The Box" is another great song with palm-muted guitar riffs and fast drumming at times. The bass in the song is good, supporting everything and is also very fast. A fun song to listen to. The last of the ATASF songs is "Cereal Wars", and what an excellent song it is. The song starts off with a catchy bass line with ringing guitars in the background. Then a little drum fill that sounds cool pops up and the bass gets faster. Then everything gets fast and Davey comes in singing about what kind of cereal he wants from the store. A very fast song and pretty funny too if you know the words. The part at the end is the best when he yells "Give me sugar, not nuts and twigs! Do I look like a ***in' squirrel to you?"

The last song off of the E.P. is "Born In The USA", Which starts off with a man saying how a guy named Frank moved to Ukiah (AFI's birthplace). Then Davey comes in singing about what a guy likes living in "the US of A". Another funny song to close off the album.

This album as a whole shows the side of AFI that is about immature things compared to the things they sing about nowadays like on Sing The Sorrow. I would recommend downloading these songs (since this is hard to find now). To get a few you could pick up ATASF or the vinyl version of VPOY. But to get "Born In The USA", you need to either find this or download. But if you do find this, then I definitely suggest that you buy it right away.

3.5/5



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Pizza
January 16th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

its good stuff. and thanks

DFelon204409
Emeritus
January 16th 2006



3995 Comments


Interestingly, back then their name AFI stood for either Asking For It or A bunch of F[size=2]uc[/siz]king Idiots, the latter being a joke name.

Pizza
January 16th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i read that at first AFI didnt mean anything, just a bunch of letters. but i think it might have been Asking For It because thats what is written on the old cd's for when you send a letter

DFelon204409
Emeritus
January 17th 2006



3995 Comments


Dude, Spat Out, it says it in the liner notes of their older CDs.

Pizza
January 24th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yeh actually i agree with spat out plath. i just read that afi always meant a fire inside

The Sludge
April 25th 2006



2169 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

well their website is www.afireinside.com.... i hope it was always A Fire Inside

Pizza
April 30th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

*www.afireinside.NET not .COM. it really doesnt matter what they used to be, they are a different band now so its ok if their name changed. it has always been AFI and thats that

RazorBladeLight
May 4th 2006



258 Comments


NO CONTINUE FIGHTHING I AM ENJOYING THIS!!!!


RazorBladeLight
May 4th 2006



258 Comments


NO CONTINUE FIGHTHING I AM ENJOYING THIS!!!!


Pizza
May 19th 2006



687 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ok, here you go from an interview that Nick 13 conducted with AFI:

Nick: Okay. I'm sure you've all been asked this question a thousand times, here's your chance to answer it once and for all, if you wish. What do the letters "A-F-I" mean?
Davey: A Fire Inside.
Jade: A Fire Inside.


ok so there you go

Issac_Amisov
June 6th 2006



14 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I own this old EP. :D

Its very good.

Another thing mark said earlier on.

Mark: Answers For Insanity

That was probably a joke, but he still said it ;P

indietrash
March 31st 2007



85 Comments


good and descriptive review. awesome EP.
Who Said You Could Touch Me?, Highschool Football Hero and Cereal Wars are kickass.

muchtallerthanu
April 25th 2007



648 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just downloaded this a few hours ago. It's pretty amazing if you ask me.

MadnessUnhallowed
February 14th 2008



403 Comments


I haven't heard this or Dork. Is it worht downloading. Only AFI stuff i've not heard.

Oh and Cereal Wars FTW.

AtavanHalen
February 14th 2008



17927 Comments


I'll probably skip this, old AFI = (N)



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