Epoxies* ‎– Stop The Future

Fat Wreck Chords ‎– FAT689-2
CD, Album

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1 Radiation 2:13
2 This Day 2:18
3 Synthesized
Drums – Doctor Grip
4 Robot Man
Written-By – Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker
5 Wind Me Up 2:24
6 Everything Looks Beautiful On Video 3:03
7 Stop The Future 2:06
8 Struggle Like No Other 1:56
9 No Interest 3:06
10 You Kill Me 2:31
11 At The Seams 1:40
12 It's You 2:39
13 Toys 4:47

Companies, etc.



Produced, engineered and mixed at Jupiter Studios, Seattle, WA
Basic tracking on tracks 1, 2, 8, 11, 12 at Motor Studios, SF, CA

All song published by the Epoxies © 2005 (ASCAP) except Robot Man, published by Slezak Rudolf Musikverlag GMBH (GEMA)

© & ℗ Fat Wreck Chords 2005

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 51097 0689-2 2
  • ASIN: B000929AT6
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 17398 501305 FAT689-2 PAR/CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 17398 501306 FAT689-2 PAR/CA
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LE62

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none The Epoxies Stop The Future(CDr, Album, Promo) Fat Wreck Chords none US 2005 Sell This Version
FAT689-1 Epoxies* Stop The Future(LP, Album, Ltd, Bl) Fat Wreck Chords FAT689-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
FAT689-1 Epoxies* Stop The Future(LP, Album) Fat Wreck Chords FAT689-1 US 2005 Sell This Version



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January 30, 2008
edited over 6 years ago

As someone who was buying records just like this one in 1979 I am in a sort of awe over how masterfully The Epoxies have grasped the New Wave tropes they use like they were born with them [and they probably were]. This is what I've always wanted out of music and was ecstatic to have arrive in the late 70s: crunchy guitars [for energy], buzzing synthesizers [for energy], deadpan vocals [a must for the ennui generation] that coalesces to create a paradoxical sort of vibrant, life-affirming cynicism that I consider the hallmark of New Wave music. These anthems of disaffection are played with vigor and a sublimated passion that send me over the edge!

This utterly fantastic album gets 4 stars for carrying a tradition magnificently. The Epoxies will deserve a 5th star when they begin to advance the form - a challenge to say the least! It is difficult to imagine returning to a time and space to re-examine a style and then successfully carrying it forward in a way that differs from what actually happened. In the meantime, thrill to post-punk hits that never were like "Synthesized," Radiation" and "Everything Looks Beautiful On Video!" The Epoxies also have the beautiful nerve to cover The Scorpions "Robot Man" from their [wait for it] 1979 album "Tokyo Tapes" without an ounce of irony. The Scorps should be pleased and you would be too!

Well, I had to take this up to 5 stars anyway, since the group broke up after I wrote this review and I can't help but marvel at the power of their achievement. Plus, Roxy Epoxy solo has advanced beyond re-creating New Wave tropes [however brilliantly] into something more forward-looking.

For more ruminations on the Fresh New Sound Of Yesterday