HomeMusicReview: Pennywise Pennywise “Land of the Free?” (Epitaph) Ever get that feeling? You know, that deep burning inside your heart, mind starts to race, palms and the back of your neck become cold and clammy? New release from Pennywise. Ill admit to my ignorance; I havent listened to Pennywise since that song in the 90s made it on the radio-reruns for a while, Same Old Story. As it turns out, I heard the first single off this album on a new independent (92.1) radio station deep in the armpit of shit radio, San Diego. This album is quite good, and I can see that musician wise, nothing has changed since I heard them last. They fucking blast thru songs. No dilly dallying here. Fuck Authority seems a little too trite of a song, but it still rocks. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that Pennywise tends to get lumped into that surf rock category, and not in a good way. A similar example would be the Green Day Factor. 95% of any punk rock kid knows every lyric of Green Days Dookie but dare they sport a GD patch or shirt? Hell no, thats uncool. I think the only thing saving PW from GD ignorance is that PW are way heavier and faster then little Billy Joes arms could ever move, and that makes them better. I thought the best thing about this album was despite its brisk half hour of bliss, my CD player repeated it about four times before I noticed it, which is something to be said. How many CDs can you set repeating themselves? None, bitch! Dare you think anything else could survive the awesome power of repetitions?!?