History Music / FiveIronFrenzy

29th Jul '16 1:53:03 AM PaulA
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** When put together, [[Creator/RayBradbury "Fahrenheit" and "Four Fifty-One"]] also qualify.

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** When put together, [[Creator/RayBradbury [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 "Fahrenheit" and "Four Fifty-One"]] also qualify.
13th Apr '16 6:58:22 PM Orbiting
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->Five Iron Frenzy\\
They were good, They were good, They were really really really good!\\
Five Iron Frenzy\\
When you see them, we really really think you should\\
Thank them for being so cool and so awesome\\
Yeah, thank them for being so neat-o
-->--'''Music/RelientK''' "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead Or Dying"
27th Apr '15 1:00:05 PM GhostOfAGeek
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-->--'''Relient K''' "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead Or Dying"

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-->--'''Relient K''' -->--'''Music/RelientK''' "Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead Or Dying"



Any rumors of a reunion were almost certainly lies... at least until on November 22nd, 2011, eight years exactly after their final show, the band announced that they were reuniting to record a whole new album, funded by a Kickstarter project, which reached the $30,000 goal ''in less than an hour'', then ''doubled.'' Then ''tripled.'' Ad Nauseam and Five Iron Frenzy became the highest funded musical Kickstarter project up to that time[[note]]An Amanda Palmer project later surpassed them[[/note]], raising more than $207k before the Kickstarter drive ended.

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Any rumors of a reunion were almost certainly lies... at least until on November 22nd, 2011, eight years exactly after their final show, the band announced that they were reuniting to record a whole new album, funded by a Kickstarter project, which reached the $30,000 goal ''in less than an hour'', then ''doubled.'' Then ''tripled.'' Ad Nauseam And so on, ad nauseam, and Five Iron Frenzy became the highest funded musical Kickstarter project up to that time[[note]]An Amanda Palmer project later surpassed them[[/note]], raising more than $207k before the Kickstarter drive ended.



Also, four of their cd's (''Our Newest Album Ever'', ''Quantity is Job 1'', ''Proof that the Youth are Revolting'', and ''The End is [[strike:Near]] Here'') featured some awesomely surreal original artwork by DougTenNapel.

Compare and contrast with their side project, BraveSaintSaturn.

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Also, four of their cd's [=CDs=] (''Our Newest Album Ever'', ''Quantity is Job 1'', ''Proof that the Youth are Revolting'', and ''The End is [[strike:Near]] Here'') featured some awesomely surreal original artwork by DougTenNapel.

Creator/DougTenNapel.

Compare and contrast with their side project, BraveSaintSaturn.Music/BraveSaintSaturn.
14th Apr '15 9:01:38 PM Angeldeb82
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'''Five Iron Frenzy''' is an eight-piece rock band from Denver, Colorado, that formed in 1995. Initially they played straightforward ska-punk, though the albums after their first saw them mix this with a more mainstream rock sound (or, on ''All The Hype That Money Can Buy'' playing GenreRoulette) while keeping the horn section. On their 2001 album ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'', they again rebranded themselves with a harder, heavy metal-influenced sound (while ''still'' keeping the horn section), and kept this style for the remainder of their career. (They continued playing their old songs at live shows, but in the style of their new songs.) In January 2003, they announced that the time had come to move on with their lives and call it quits before they could start hating each other. They recorded one more proper studio album, went on a nationwide farewell tour, and played their final show before a capacity crowd at the Fillmore Stadium in Denver.

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'''Five Iron Frenzy''' is an eight-piece rock band from Denver, Colorado, that formed in 1995. Initially they played straightforward ska-punk, though the albums after their first saw them mix this with a more mainstream rock sound (or, on ''All The Hype That Money Can Buy'' playing GenreRoulette) while keeping the horn section. On their 2001 album ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'', [[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Electric Boogaloo]]'', they again rebranded themselves with a harder, heavy metal-influenced sound (while ''still'' keeping the horn section), and kept this style for the remainder of their career. (They continued playing their old songs at live shows, but in the style of their new songs.) In January 2003, they announced that the time had come to move on with their lives and call it quits before they could start hating each other. They recorded one more proper studio album, went on a nationwide farewell tour, and played their final show before a capacity crowd at the Fillmore Stadium in Denver.



* ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'' (2001)

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* ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'' Electric Boogaloo'' (2001)



* ElectricBoogaloo: The actual title of their fifth studio album.


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* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Heck, the TropeCodifier is the actual title of their fifth studio album.
10th Mar '15 4:55:36 PM nombretomado
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FIF's birth coincided with the late-90s' simultaneous punk-rock boom and Third Wave of ska. While they didn't exactly ride the wave to outrageous fame and fortune (their greatest publicity was when their song "Oh Canada" was played on ''BostonLegal''... two years after they broke up), they did gain a respectable cult following in both the punk scene and the Christian rock scene.

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FIF's birth coincided with the late-90s' simultaneous punk-rock boom and Third Wave of ska. While they didn't exactly ride the wave to outrageous fame and fortune (their greatest publicity was when their song "Oh Canada" was played on ''BostonLegal''...''Series/BostonLegal''... two years after they broke up), they did gain a respectable cult following in both the punk scene and the Christian rock scene.
6th Jan '15 2:44:55 PM nombretomado
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** When put together, [[RayBradbury "Fahrenheit" and "Four Fifty-One"]] also qualify.

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** When put together, [[RayBradbury [[Creator/RayBradbury "Fahrenheit" and "Four Fifty-One"]] also qualify.
1st Nov '14 7:53:42 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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Five Iron Frenzy is an eight-piece rock band from Denver, Colorado, that formed in 1995. Initially they played straightforward ska-punk, though the albums after their first saw them mix this with a more mainstream rock sound (or, on ''All The Hype That Money Can Buy'' playing GenreRoulette) while keeping the horn section. On their 2001 album ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'', they again rebranded themselves with a harder, heavy metal-influenced sound (while ''still'' keeping the horn section), and kept this style for the remainder of their career. (They continued playing their old songs at live shows, but in the style of their new songs.) In January 2003, they announced that the time had come to move on with their lives and call it quits before they could start hating each other. They recorded one more proper studio album, went on a nationwide farewell tour, and played their final show before a capacity crowd at the Fillmore Stadium in Denver.

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Five '''Five Iron Frenzy Frenzy''' is an eight-piece rock band from Denver, Colorado, that formed in 1995. Initially they played straightforward ska-punk, though the albums after their first saw them mix this with a more mainstream rock sound (or, on ''All The Hype That Money Can Buy'' playing GenreRoulette) while keeping the horn section. On their 2001 album ''Five Iron Frenzy 2: ElectricBoogaloo'', they again rebranded themselves with a harder, heavy metal-influenced sound (while ''still'' keeping the horn section), and kept this style for the remainder of their career. (They continued playing their old songs at live shows, but in the style of their new songs.) In January 2003, they announced that the time had come to move on with their lives and call it quits before they could start hating each other. They recorded one more proper studio album, went on a nationwide farewell tour, and played their final show before a capacity crowd at the Fillmore Stadium in Denver.
28th May '14 1:59:11 AM murlough23
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Any rumors of a reunion are almost certainly lies... at least until on November 22nd, 2011, eight years exactly after their final show, the band announced that they were reuniting to record a whole new album, funded by a Kickstarter project, which reached the $30,000 goal ''in less than an hour'', then ''doubled.'' Then ''tripled.'' Ad Nauseam and Five Iron Frenzy became the highest funded musical Kickstarter project up to that time[[note]]An Amanda Palmer project later surpassed them[[/note]], raising more than $207k before the Kickstarter drive ended.

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Any rumors of a reunion are were almost certainly lies... at least until on November 22nd, 2011, eight years exactly after their final show, the band announced that they were reuniting to record a whole new album, funded by a Kickstarter project, which reached the $30,000 goal ''in less than an hour'', then ''doubled.'' Then ''tripled.'' Ad Nauseam and Five Iron Frenzy became the highest funded musical Kickstarter project up to that time[[note]]An Amanda Palmer project later surpassed them[[/note]], raising more than $207k before the Kickstarter drive ended.



Yes, Five Iron Frenzy was [[ChristianRock a Christian band]], and a good one. Their lyrics were frequently satirical (and rarely preachy), and skewered society at large, Christian hypocrisy, the punk rock scene, and their own selves with equal aplomb.

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Yes, Five Iron Frenzy was is [[ChristianRock a Christian band]], and a good one. Their lyrics were are frequently satirical (and rarely preachy), and skewered skewer society at large, Christian hypocrisy, the punk rock scene, and [[SelfDeprecation their own selves selves]] with equal aplomb.



* Scott Kerr: rhythm guitar (departed in 1998)

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* Scott Kerr: rhythm guitar (departed in 1998)1998, rejoined when the band reunited in 2011)



* ''The End is [[strike:Near]] Here'' (2003, 2004) "Near" was the band's final studio album. "Here" was a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition rerelease]] with an extra studio track, and a second disc containing their entire final live show.

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* ''The End is [[strike:Near]] Here'' (2003, 2004) "Near" was the band's final studio album. album before their breakup. "Here" was a [[LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition rerelease]] with an extra studio track, and a second disc containing what was, at the time, their entire final live show.
* ''Engine of a Million Plots'' (2013)



* BystanderSyndrome: "Someone Else's Problem".



** Also "Blizzards and Bygones" from ''Engine of a Million Plots''. It was written solely by Scott Kerr, and seems to be about losing one's religious faith and being unsure of whether you will ever get it back.
* {{Eagleland}}: Type 2, particularly the uncomfortable ways this attitude tends to get conflated with the Christian faith, is mercilessly skewered in "Zen and the Art of Xenophobia".



** Even the last song of their last studio album, "On Distant Shores" on "The End Is Near," ends with the final coda of "Every New Day." This is subverted in their last album, "The End is Here," of which the first CD is a reissue of "The End Is Near" with an extra song at the end... only to be played with on the second CD, a recording of their final concert, in which the last track is "Every New Day," but it isn't quite the last song in the album.

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** Even the last song of their last (pre-reunion) studio album, "On Distant Shores" on "The End Is Near," ends with the final coda of "Every New Day." This is subverted in their last live album, "The End is Here," of which the first CD is a reissue of "The End Is Near" with an extra song at the end... only to be played with on the second CD, a recording of their final concert, in which the last track is "Every New Day," but it isn't quite the last song in the album.


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* ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin: "Into Your Veins" makes a potentially disturbing analogy between musicians and drug dealers, with the fans playing the role of the addicts. [[LyricalDissonance The song is so fast-paced and danceable that it's easy to miss.]]


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* KungFuJesus: "Zen and the Art of Xenophobia", a brutally sarcastic jab at the American habit of mixing the Christian faith with blind patriotism, contains the line, "Lock and load just like Jesus did!" This is taken UpToEleven in the music video, in which a school play is hijacked by ultra-violent versions of Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, etc.


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: A common source of humor in their sillier songs.


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* ReligionRantSong: While they're a Christian band, this doesn't stop them from satirically poking holes in the facades of self-righteous Christians.


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** See also the aforementioned HilariousOuttakes on their live albums.


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* WereStillRelevantDammit: "Battle Dancing Unicorns with Glitter" makes a tongue-in-cheek case for this, with a strong dose of TotallyRadical along the way.
23rd Apr '14 10:53:12 AM Willbyr
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Trivia.FiveIronFrenzy
23rd Apr '14 10:52:24 AM Willbyr
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* CreatorBacklash: "Combat Chuck", from the first album, was catchier than it had any right to be, but nothing special. FIF got so sick of playing it that they swore it off altogether -- though they did incorporate it into the "Medley of Power Ballads and Bad Taste" that they played on their farewell tour.
** ''How The Story Ends'' has it that Combat Chuck's dying wish was that they never play his song ever again.
* DepravedHomosexual: Reese admits in Fahrenheit that he used to think of [[{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] this way. The song is basically about him confronting his own homophobia.

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* CreatorBacklash: "Combat Chuck", from the first album, was catchier than it had any right to be, but nothing special. FIF got so sick of playing it that they swore it off altogether -- though they did incorporate it into the "Medley of Power Ballads and Bad Taste" that they played on their farewell tour.
** ''How The Story Ends'' has it that Combat Chuck's dying wish was that they never play his song ever again.
* DepravedHomosexual: Reese admits in Fahrenheit that he used to think of [[{{Queen}} [[Music/{{Queen}} Freddie Mercury]] this way. The song is basically about him confronting his own homophobia.
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