Pennywise Songs Ranked

Pennywise is an American punk rock band from Manhattan Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band took its name from the evil clown monster from the Stephen King horror novel It. Pennywise’s current line-up consists of Jim Lindberg (vocals), Fletcher Dragge (guitars), Randy Bradbury (bass), and Byron McMackin (drums). They had kept their original line-up together until bassist Jason Thirsk died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1996, due to issues with his alcoholism, after which Bradbury joined as his replacement. In August 2009, Lindberg decided to leave the band; he was replaced in February 2010 by Ignite singer Zoli Téglás. With Téglás, the band recorded their tenth studio album All or Nothing, which was released on May 1, 2012. Lindberg rejoined the band later that year after Téglás was sidelined by a back injury. Here are all of Pennywise’s songs ranked.

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10. Knocked Down (The Fuse, 2005)

“So good, unexpectedly. One of the most underrated punk bands definitely. Love the riff, the mini-guitar solo, the vocal solo, then the explosion of sound at the end before the abrupt stop.”

9. Pennywise (Pennywise, 1991)

“Brings back good memories ’bout shitty first year in high school. Melodic Hardcore/Skate Punk as it should be done. Fast, audible, cliches, uniform, pleasant to listen to. Some diveristy noticed – another point to choose it among many, many others.”

8. Stand by Me (Nineteen Eighty-Eight, 2016)

“A wicked cover to one of the best songs ever. This is equal to Ben E. King’s and John Lennon’s version, which is one of my favourite songs ever.”

Pennywise, Pennywise, Randy Bradbury, Byron McMackin, Fletcher Dragge, Zoli  Teglas, Cameron Webb - All or Nothing - Music

7. Revolution (All Or Nothing, 2012)

“This whole album is the great. I’m so happy the new singer keeps the band alive and strong. Can’t wait to see them again, playing songs from their new albums. It’s not often you want to see bands play brand new stuff.”

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6. Society (Full Circle, 1997)

“If history has taught us anything, it’s that we don’t learn anything at all from history. It’s the same old shit being played out since the dawn of time, just with state of the art weapons now”

5. As Long as We Can (Reason to Believe, 2008)

“It’s about a typical corporate rock band. How they shoot down other people’s opinions, their capitalists, narcissists and filthy rich. Pennywise also diss straight edgers in this song. Actually pretty funny”

Pennywise - From The Ashes | Epitaph Records

4. All or Nothing (All or Nothing, 2012)

All or Nothing has the same empty, anthemic lyrics — like, a song where about 50% of its words are the big singalong chorus: “Whoa, yeah, we have it all right now” (which has a good message about being thankful for what we have and not having too much, but it’s stated in typical simplistic and empty Pennywise style).”

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3. Alien (Straight Ahead, 1999)

“I love this song, it’s probably the best one on Straight Ahead if not the best ever. I think the meaning is that he feels alienated and alone in a world that’s so violent and apathetic to its own violence. This is also the first song I ever learned to play on the guitar.”

2. Bro Hymn (Pennywise, 1991)

“always felt like this song is for all our fallen comrads. I always knew the real story but for me personally, whenever I play this song, I think of all my friends who passed away from a range of things. But when I hear this song, I remember how we use to listen to this together. Plus we all skated. I still do!!! Pennywise will always be on my playlist!!!”

Pennywise – Pennywise (CD) - Discogs

1. F*** Authority (Land of the Free?, 2001)

“I think its pretty sad how you think that a band can’t be good if they’re signed to a record label. Sure, there are a lot of great independent bands out there, but there’s too many of them, you’ve got to listen to some mainstream sometimes. Pennywise is one of the best bands around, and Fuck Authority is easily my favorite song. It says exactly what I feel about our pile of shit government.”