Firehose - Ifn 12 inch
If'n is the second album by the American alternative rock band Firehose, released in 1987. The sound on the album is less incendiary than Ragin', Full On, moving away from the harder-edged Minutemen style to a mellower, funk-driven, humorous, "good-time rock'n'roll" direction (one the Minutemen had themselves explored on the EP Project Mersh). The songs are also more stylistically consistent - where the previous album had material from various sources (including Kira Roessler), If'n is more centered on Mike Watt's writing, showing a band that has gelled and found its own identity apart from Watt and Hurley's previous (and more well-known) band Minutemen. Many of the songs remained audience favorites for years to come ("Making the Freeway", "From One Cums One" and the humorous "Me & You, Remembering"). The album includes the group's first "heavy" song, "Thunder Child".