A Best Second Release Nominee in the 2005 Awards
Waves Of War, Flatfoot 56’s second indie release, shows a pretty vast improvement in the band all around— lyrically, vocally, and musically.
The album starts off with “The Ode”, a neat battle-song or marching-song of sorts. Without pause it leads into the next track “Thick And Thin”.
“Waves Of War” and “Sons Of Thunder” follow in this battle-theme vein.
“Weary Soldier” is another great song, again using the familiar battle theme that many of the tracks on this CD carry.
“That’s OK” is a fan favorite— fun, funny, and catchy, this song is still occasionally played at Flatfoot live shows.
“Johnny Rumble” is another fan favorite, actually describing a (supposedly) ‘typical’ Flatfoot 56 fan.
And the final track of this album, “Dueces”, talks about coming back home (in more ways than one).
There’s also another great goofing-around-in-the-studio hidden track, where after covering the Star Wars theme (!) they actually start making up some really cool, really catchy music on the spot. (And then after that they cover a famous surfing song and finish off. )
To sum it up, Waves Of War is a very good second album.