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98 Mute

Pat Ivie Vocals 

Jason Page Guitar 

Doug Weems Bass 

Justin Thirsk Drums 

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98 Mute

There is an old adage that proclaims, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness" --- sound advice for a world standing at the threshold of a new year already veiled in a cloak of terror, discord, and hostility. But least among the cynics, hate mongers, or misanthropes throwing in the towel on a bright future for humankind are the four members of the Hermosa Beach punk outfit 98 MUTE (though anyone familiar with the band on a personal level know the previous appraisal to be a total fallacy). Yes, to the mirthful merriment of few and the dismay of many, the MUTE boys hope to breathe life into their dying musical careers with the release of a new album --- After The Fall --- that offers illumination for an era plagued by dark forces.

After exploding (NOTE: the verb "exploding" is used solely for dramatic effect, hardly serving as a factual description of the band's gradual introduction to the public) onto the South Bay punk scene in 1996 with their self-titled debut album, followed by successive stints on the '97 and '98 Vans Warped Tour, 98 MUTE quickly began enlisting a solid fan base as they performed for audiences across the nation. As the last lights of the 20th century flickered against the encroaching night, 98 MUTE could proudly boast of an undeserved ascension up the ladder of success with their appropriately titled second album Class of '98, as well as earning opening slots on the tours of fellow punkers GBH, PENNYWISE, 7 SECONDS, H2O, and BLINK 182. 'Twas high times for this band! Neil Young once wrote that "It's better to burn out than to fade away" --- prudent counsel offered by an enduring rock icon that should fail to stir an atom of reason in the noggins of 98 MUTE members Pat Ivie (vo...



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