Reggie and the Full Effect - Greatest Hits 1984 - 1987 Colored Vinyl LP (Out Of Stock)
Reggie and the Full Effect Greatest Hits 1984 - 1987 Colored Vinyl LP
Reggie and the Full Effect's not-at-all accurately titled 1999 debut album Greatest Hits '84 - '87 makes a triumphant return to vinyl in a colored LP edition with three songs never released on the format after nearly two decades of being out-of-print! Greatest Hits '84-'87 is comprised of equal elements of gut-wrenching music, pop sensibilities, humorous respites and vocal harmonies no drummer should have the right to sing, and keyboards, lots of keyboards.
When Coalesce imploded in 1999, few expected the group's percussive beast James DeWees to pull a radical musical shift and join The Get Up Kids as their keyboard player. Fewer still expected him to form one of the most potent, humorous and honest units in the overcrowded punk, emo, pop continuum, but he did just that. Opening with the self-explanatory "Drunk Guy At The Get Up Kids' Show," "Girl, Why'd You Run Away?" follows with a bombastic metallic onslaught before overdosing on saccharine vocals, chugging, metallic riffs, keyboards and innocent and honest lyrics that belie their intentionally cliche nature.
The rest of Greatest Hits '84-'87 follows this effective thread: brilliantly simplistic emotional pop-punk songs inter-cut with humorous insanity to break up the pace, occasionally retreating into more brooding, introspective moments before re-emerging stronger and more irreverent than ever. The remarkable aspect of Greatest Hits '84-'87 is that while it never takes itself seriously, it still possesses the pathos, energy and honesty to balance its humorous nature.
Reggie and the Full Effect Greatest Hits 1984 - 1987 Track Listing:
1. Drunk Guy at the Get Up Kids Show
2. Girl, Why'd You Run Away?
3. Fiona Apple Can Kiss My Black Ass
4. What's Wrong
5. Props to the Queen of Pop (Keep on Climbin' That Velvet Rope Baby)
6. Your Girlfriends Hate Me
7. Megan Is My Friend to the Max
8. My Dad - Happy Chickens (Kirksta Party to Go Mix)
9. Another Runaway Song
10. Drunk Guy Talks Chemicals to Us at the Get Up Kids Show
11. Your Boyfriend Hates Me
12. Pick up the Phone Master P
13. Where's Your Heart
14. Get to the Choppa!
15. Better for You
16. Everything's Okay
17. Just a Reminder
18. Brandi's Birthday Song
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