Cheer Up!

Cheer Up!

4.6 3
by Reel Big Fish
     
 
One of the strange things that's happened to many of the ska-punk and neo-punk bands of the '90s is that as they've grown up and gotten to their third album, they start moving toward power pop territory, all seen through a new wave filter. Reel Big Fish is no exception to the rule. Their third album, Cheer Up!, still has elements

Overview

One of the strange things that's happened to many of the ska-punk and neo-punk bands of the '90s is that as they've grown up and gotten to their third album, they start moving toward power pop territory, all seen through a new wave filter. Reel Big Fish is no exception to the rule. Their third album, Cheer Up!, still has elements of what brought them a hit in the post-alternative mid-'90s -- metallic guitars competing with brassy horns, a mischievous sense of humor -- but the tempos have slowed down a little, and they've spent more time crafting their songs, punching up the melody to the forefront, turning this into more of a pop album than a smirky rock album. This may distress some die-hard fans, but it actually results in a varied, infectious record that isn't just their most diverse album, it's their best. True, it doesn't capture the zeitgeist like their debut, but there's more character here, and it's more consistent, too. Not a bad way to mature.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/2002
Label:
Mojo / Jive
UPC:
0012414181121
catalogNumber:
41811

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reel Big Fish   Primary Artist
Tavis Werts   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gordie Johnson   DJ
Kyle Homme   Percussion
Shawn Sullivan   Vocal Percussion
Tyler Jones   Trumpet
Ryland Steen   Percussion

Technical Credits

John Avila   Engineer
Robert M. Barrett   Cover Art
Nicholas Ten Broeck   String Arrangements
Val Garay   Producer,Engineer
Iki Levy   Percussion Sampling
Dan Regan   Arranger
David Schiffman   Engineer
Reel Big Fish   Arranger
Joe Zook   Engineer
Aaron Barrett   Arranger,Producer
Scott Klopfenstein   Arranger,Producer
Gordie Johnson   Producer
Kyle Homme   Drum Samples
Nathan Burden   Contributor
Shawn Sullivan   Engineer

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Cheer Up! 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Cheer Up" is another great display of the amazingness of Reel Big Fish. From all the great ska on this album to Frank Sinatra remakes this album will rock the ska out of you. If you love RBF or jsut ska in general I think you should order it right now and let RBF rock your world!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago