A Juvenile Product of the Working Class

A Juvenile Product of the Working Class
Swingin' Utters - A Juvenile Product of the Working Class.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1996
Recordedat H.O.S. in Redwood City, California
GenrePunk rock
LabelFat Wreck Chords[1]
ProducerFat Mike, Ryan Greene
Swingin' Utters chronology
More Scared: The House of Faith Years
A Juvenile Product of the Working Class
Five Lessons Learned
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A Juvenile Product of the Working Class is an album by the Californian punk rock band Swingin' Utters.[4][5] It was released on September 10, 1996, as the band's first album on Fat Wreck Chords. The album's name was taken from a line in Elton John's song "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting". The cover art is by Frank Kozik.[6]

The band promoted the album by touring with the Descendents.[7]

On Give 'Em the Boot[]

The song "Fifteenth and T" appears on the compilation album Give 'Em the Boot (1997).

Release and Re-release[]

A Juvenile Product of the Working Class was released in 1996. One notable feature of the release was both the CD tray and cassette shell were pink. It was re-released on limited ion opaque yellow vinyl, in 2008. Only 550 copies were printed, and sold out shortly after going on sale.

Critical reception[]

The Washington Post wrote that "the Utters' songs may be inconsistent, but their playing is reliably nimble."[8] The Florida Times-Union thought that "with 'Next in Line', the Utters are trying to change punk by adapting influences and defining their own sound."[9] The Philadelphia Inquirer determined that the album "overflows with articulate rage and relentless hooks."[7] The Bradenton Herald noted that it "ranges from melodic punk to garage pop to rock and roll."[10]

AllMusic wrote that the Utters "manage to put out some of the catchiest working class anthems for the '90s."[2]

Track listing[]

All songs by Darius Koski unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Windspitting Punk" (Koski, Goddard, Johnny Bonnel, Max Huber) – 2:14
  2. "No Time to Play" – 2:13
  3. "Nowhere Fast" – 1:54
  4. "Keep Running" – 2:14
  5. "Sustain" – 1:37
  6. "(Of) One in All" – 1:40
  7. "Derailer" (Bonnel, Kevin Wickersham) – 1:56
  8. "The Next in Line" (Huber) – 3:40
  9. "Sign It Away" – 1:50
  10. "Time Tells Time" (Koski, Huber) – 2:52
  11. "Almost Brave" – 1:28
  12. "Fifteenth and T" (Huber) – 2:13
  13. "London Drunk" – 2:03
  14. "The Black Pint" (Bonnel) – 2:27
  15. "Bigot's Barrel" (Bonnel, Wickersham) – 2:31
  16. "A Step to Go" – 2:21



  1. ^ "Just Out". CMJ New Music Monthly (38): 55. October 1996.
  2. ^ a b "Juvenile Product of the Working Class - Swingin' Utters | Songs, Reviews, Crs | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ "Swingin' Utters - A Juvenile Product of the Working Class". www.punknews.org.
  4. ^ "Swingin' Utters Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "Five Lessons Learned - Swingin' Utters - Feb 24, 2011". September 14, 2015 – via www.pastemagazine.com.
  6. ^ Kozik, Frank (March 31, 1999). An Ode to Joy: Posters, Prints and Other Work of Frank Kozik. Last Gasp. ISBN 9780867194579 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ a b Beckley, Fred (December 6, 1996). "DESCENDENTS". The Philadelphia Inquirer. FEATURES WEEKEND. p. 15.
  8. ^ "Another San Francisco area punk band that wouldn't mind being the Clash, Swingin' Utters..." The Washington Post. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  9. ^ Faulkner, Mark (October 16, 1996). "Swingin' Utters, Purveyors Of Punk". The Florida Times-Union. p. D5.
  10. ^ Cubarrubia, Eydie (October 11, 1996). "PUNKER THAN YOU?". The Bradenton Herald. p. W4.

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