Being and Becoming

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
The lines between punk-pop and emo bands continues to get very blurry, and bands like New York City's the Smashup couldn't care less. On the quartet's full-length debut, 2005's Being and Becoming, singsongy choruses alternate with screamed vocal bits and guitar riffs custom-made for a hot afternoon at the Warped Tour. The group's ability to appeal to both styles is reinforced when you consider the bands they've opened for thus far -- Coheed & Cambria, Eighteen Visions, and the Used. Singer Watt White was previously employed by several companies to sing and appear in TV commercials. And his talent to "adapt" vocally is proven throughout Being and Becoming, as his vocals ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
The lines between punk-pop and emo bands continues to get very blurry, and bands like New York City's the Smashup couldn't care less. On the quartet's full-length debut, 2005's Being and Becoming, singsongy choruses alternate with screamed vocal bits and guitar riffs custom-made for a hot afternoon at the Warped Tour. The group's ability to appeal to both styles is reinforced when you consider the bands they've opened for thus far -- Coheed & Cambria, Eighteen Visions, and the Used. Singer Watt White was previously employed by several companies to sing and appear in TV commercials. And his talent to "adapt" vocally is proven throughout Being and Becoming, as his vocals are a carbon copy of the modern-day, chart-topping punk-pop acts. You can close your eyes and just picture a field full of Hot Topic-attired youth jumping up and down in time to such anthemic ditties as "Never Going to Kill Us," "The Beating of Your Life," and "They Were There." And expectedly, you also get a few mellow tracks that will hopefully cross over to the big radio stations "Dreams," "Murder to the Mattress," etc.. The youngins are sure to love it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Warcon
  • UPC: 850175001063
  • Catalog Number: 5
  • Sales rank: 201,378

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never Going to Kill Us (3:14)
  2. 2 No Name (3:35)
  3. 3 The Beating of Your Life (4:03)
  4. 4 Violencer, Pt. 2 (4:44)
  5. 5 They Were There (3:33)
  6. 6 Dreams (3:29)
  7. 7 House Aflame (4:17)
  8. 8 Effigy (4:35)
  9. 9 Rachel's Day (6:32)
  10. 10 Murder to the Mattress (3:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dead and Gone - I Am the Avalanche
  2. 2 Identity Theft - Vaux
  3. 3 Drown - Opiate for the Masses
  4. 4 Freeze
  5. 5 No Smiles on Christmas - Bleed the Dream
  6. 6 Broken - Amped
  7. 7 The Diamond Ring - Adair
  8. 8 Saw 2 - Trailer
  9. 9 Taste of Chaos DVD - Trailer
  10. 10 Revolver Magazine Trailer
  11. 11 The Process - My American Heart
  12. 12 A Silent Protest - Trigger Point
  13. 13 Gun in Hand - Stutterfly
  14. 14 Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age
  15. 15 Suburb Thuggin
  16. 16 Useless
  17. 17 Flaco 81 - Story of the Year
  18. 18 Just Like I Remember - Bleed the Dream
  19. 19 Effigy
  20. 20 The Final - Dir en Grey
  21. 21 Saku - Dir en Grey
  22. 22 Preview
  23. 23 Activision's Tony Hawk 2
  24. 24 American Chopper
  25. 25 Paintball Video Game Trailers
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The SmashUp Primary Artist
Rich Liegey Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Opiate for the Masses Track Performer
Amped Track Performer
I Am the Avalanche Track Performer
My American Heart Track Performer
Trigger Point Track Performer
Adair Track Performer
Watt White Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Josh Homme Composer
Troy Van Leeuwen Composer
Troy Glessner Mastering
Joey Castillo Composer
Rich Liegey Engineer
Erin Farley Engineer
The SmashUp Composer
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