01. STUDENT DRIVER 02. SECOND CHANCES 03. COME BACK HOME 04. SPENDING TIME 05. LIVIN' ON A PRAYER 06. A LOVE SONG 07. SUPERSTAR 08. LIFE IS GOOD 09. TREE CLIMBER 10. GONE FISHIN' 11. FINISH LAST
Record Label Word Entertainment
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Feb 15, 2005
Publisher WORD ACCT# W41160193
ISBN 3901001808 EAN 9783901001802 UPC 080688638320
This punk/pop quartet from Phoenix storms onto the scene with their powerful debut, All Gas No Brakes. From the opening riffs of "Student Driver" you know you're in for a power-packed ride through 10 SK originals, plus a uniquely Kart cover of Bon Jovi's classic "Livin' On A Prayer." The album's chart hits are of course top-notch, hook-laden tunes you'll find yourself singing at work and in the car: "Life Is Good", "Finish Last", and "Student Driver." The boys' punk influences grab you by the throat and set your fist defiantly in the air on "Spending Time", "Gone Fishin'", and "Second Chances." The inspirational "Superstar" is a strong statement against teen suicide, while "Come Back Home" drips with the deep emotions of a long-distance romance. The infamously short, 29-second "Tree Climber" will take it's place in your "weird but soooo cool" file. I saw the boys from Stellar Kart in concert in September '06 at HersheyPark, PA, and they rocked the house!! It was the highest energy set I've perhaps ever seen -- just fabulous! Go see them if you can, at the very least purchase this stellar debut album.
Relentless, but lacking somewhat Aug 22, 2006
I give stellar kart major props for sticking to their style from start to finish on All Gas. No Break. Never once did I feel like one song here didn't fit with their whole pop-punk/emo style. With that said, though, alot of the material here sounds underproduced. "Student Driver" could have had a better chorus, "Livin' on a prayer" isn't really needed, "Love song" is bad lyrically, "Tree climber" is too short and "gone fishin" has no chorus and ends abruptly.
If you like (old) TSL or Relient K, you'll like Stellar Kart.
Good stuff. Aug 14, 2006
Well I just wrote a review slamming their second album, so I thought I'd weigh in on this one. I really like this album, though its lifespan is not going to be more then a few years. It's good though, and it's energetic, and it's heartfelt. Personally, I can really feel the emotion of the songs, especially when I'm drumming to them. I play bass and drums, and really dig their drummer. I mean he's not revolutionary but he's really tight and holds things together really well, especially with some longer fills, which he nails. I like"Spending Time" the best. Also, the song style/arrangement/structure varies more on this album then their second.
I listen to MxPx, Relient K, even some Underoath and Avenged Sevenfold, and I like these guys and recommend you buy this album. As for their second...eh go read my review
Somewhere between pretty good and I'm glad I got it half-price Jun 29, 2006
The originality here is all brake, no gas, but with that said, it's a fun jamming pop/punk album that doesn't let up from start to finish. Comparable to the older "Relient K" sound. Good for when you just need to rock a little. Good solid sound and good cd production. I appreciate the clean lyrics and will enjoy hanging on to this one. I'll probably look into buying their follow-up after this purchase.
Great Band Jan 21, 2006
I noticed that a lot of people say that MxPx and The Supertones are a lot better than my favorite bands. I also noticed that everybody says that my favorite bands are overdone. I agree that the style is used a lot, but the point is not the style. It's the words and the way the music gets into your soul. The think I like about listening to a CD, is that I feel like I know the singer after I listen to it.
This is a great CD, and I think that you'd like it if you like other bands like them. Such as Reliant K, Hawk Nelson, Sanctus Real, and a lot of Kutless fans also like them.