Grass Stains: A Bluegrass Tribute to Blink 182

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Believe it or not, Grass Stains: A Bluegrass Tribute to Blink 182 is actually a fun record. Oh, it won't win any awards for artistic merit, but if you put it on you may enjoy yourself. blink-182's simple tunes translate amazingly well to bluegrass. In fact it must have been easy pie for the band, Honey Wagon though they aren't billed anywhere on the cover, to crank its way through these three chords and a cloud of snot tunes. They are surely competent pickers, especially Loren Ellis on banjo, and the vocals are amusing as they alternately snarl and harmonize angelically through the very junior high school and definitely not edited for the under-12 and over-30 listeners ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Believe it or not, Grass Stains: A Bluegrass Tribute to Blink 182 is actually a fun record. Oh, it won't win any awards for artistic merit, but if you put it on you may enjoy yourself. blink-182's simple tunes translate amazingly well to bluegrass. In fact it must have been easy pie for the band, Honey Wagon though they aren't billed anywhere on the cover, to crank its way through these three chords and a cloud of snot tunes. They are surely competent pickers, especially Loren Ellis on banjo, and the vocals are amusing as they alternately snarl and harmonize angelically through the very junior high school and definitely not edited for the under-12 and over-30 listeners lyrics. Taking away the pounding tempos and stripping the songs back also reveals how good blink-182 are at writing kicky melodies: "All the Small Things," "What's My Age Again," and "The Rock Show," especially. The only downer is "Adam's Song," an overwrought ballad that sounds very bad done superseriously but that is balanced by the hilarity of hearing "Reckless Abandon" done as an Appalachian folk song. Who knows who is going to buy this -- blink-182 fans will probably find it as corny as heck, while bluegrass fans will most likely regard it as a sign of the impending apocalypse. Oh well, it's their loss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Cmh Records
  • UPC: 027297876620
  • Catalog Number: 8766
  • Sales rank: 78,022

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 M&Ms (3:50)
  2. 2 Dumpweed (2:53)
  3. 3 All the Small Things (2:02)
  4. 4 What's My Age Again? (3:34)
  5. 5 Adam's Song (5:40)
  6. 6 Josie (3:25)
  7. 7 Dammit (4:02)
  8. 8 Wasting Time (5:48)
  9. 9 Stay Together for the Kids (5:01)
  10. 10 The Rock Show (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bryan "BC" Clark Dobro, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Loren "L Train" Ellis Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist, 5-string Banjo, Group Member
Benjamin "Benwell" Levine Vocals, Background Vocals, Upright Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Tom DeLonge Composer
Mark Hoppus Composer
Scott "Mad Dog" Raynor Composer
Honey Wagon Arranger, Producer, Engineer
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