Extra Medium Kickball All-Star (17) [Hopeless]

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All Music Guide - Jason Anderson
Fifteen's tirades against abusive parents, music business realities, fascism, environmental destruction, and religion get above-average musical treatments on the group's one and only Cool Guy Records release, Extra Medium Kickball All-Star (17). If Jeff Ott's hyper-progressive lyrics were given a metaphor or two -- if only to break up the single-mindedness of his "poetic" output -- things would work out even better. But the singer/guitarist sounds better than ever despite all of his issues. Perhaps it's the phonetics, but for some reason the same old messages sound almost fresh on highlights like "Over and Over" and "Chris' Song." The latter wasn't written by Ott, but ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Anderson
Fifteen's tirades against abusive parents, music business realities, fascism, environmental destruction, and religion get above-average musical treatments on the group's one and only Cool Guy Records release, Extra Medium Kickball All-Star (17). If Jeff Ott's hyper-progressive lyrics were given a metaphor or two -- if only to break up the single-mindedness of his "poetic" output -- things would work out even better. But the singer/guitarist sounds better than ever despite all of his issues. Perhaps it's the phonetics, but for some reason the same old messages sound almost fresh on highlights like "Over and Over" and "Chris' Song." The latter wasn't written by Ott, but the tone won't exactly strike Fifteen fans as unfamiliar. A strong effort from the group, Extra Medium Kickball All-Star (17) is one of the best from Ott and company. [A 22-track edition was released by Hopeless in 2003.] ~ Vincent Jeffries
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Sub City Records
  • UPC: 790692002627
  • Catalog Number: 20026
  • Sales rank: 260,157

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Front (1:30)
  2. 2 Chris' Song (1:56)
  3. 3 Run II (3:14)
  4. 4 The Deal (1:03)
  5. 5 Grow Up (3:24)
  6. 6 Emancipation (3:19)
  7. 7 Proclamation (1:52)
  8. 8 Over & Over (2:03)
  9. 9 Intelligence (2:28)
  10. 10 Jesus (2:13)
  11. 11 Rainbow (5:35)
  12. 12 Connection (4:27)
  13. 13 Violation II (5:04)
  14. 14 Liberation II (1:29)
  15. 15 Did You Know? (1:05)
  16. 16 Roadie Revolution (2:15)
  17. 17 Here by the Shore (1:19)
  18. 18 Algebra (1:40)
  19. 19 Windfall (1:47)
  20. 20 Johnny Come Lately (1:02)
  21. 21 Trustfund Junkie (2:00)
  22. 22 Termaline (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fifteen Primary Artist
Chris Flanagan Drums, Vocals
Jeff Ott Guitar, Vocals
Johnathan Ogle Bass, Vocals
Kermit the Frog Banjo
Technical Credits
James Pankow Composer
Bart Thurber Engineer
Nicke ? Composer
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