Then what would be your reasoning for not liking anything pre-They Came From The Shadows?? They were a band for a solid 8 years before signing with Fat! Im sure when they started they didnt say-"Hey, maybe if we sound like this we might get signed by Mike someday!' And besides that fact they havent changed their sound since being on FatWreck anyways. I dont believe that there is a "Fat WreckChords Sound", considering the broad range of bands on the label all with various styles. I think they just pick up bands that can rock out and party hard! Go to a TBR show and get that pre-concieved b/s rocked out of your head....only then will you realize that Bottlerocket has brought something fresh not only to the Fat table, but the whole scene!