Myspace Records, Vol. 1

Myspace Records, Vol. 1

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MySpace began in 2003 as an online social networking community similar to Friendster. But its unprecedented explosion in popularity -- from no one to 30 million users in a little over two years -- is due mostly to musicians' literal reading of its name. Profile pages quickly became outposts of rock & roll entrepreneurialism, hosting promotional material, photos, tour… See more details below

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MySpace began in 2003 as an online social networking community similar to Friendster. But its unprecedented explosion in popularity -- from no one to 30 million users in a little over two years -- is due mostly to musicians' literal reading of its name. Profile pages quickly became outposts of rock & roll entrepreneurialism, hosting promotional material, photos, tour info, MP3s, and entire street team networks. The MySpace Revolution gave every band on Earth its own tireless A&R man, every registered user's very first friend, site co-founder Tom Anderson. Anderson moves into real A&R with MySpace Records, Vol. 1, an unsurprisingly emo-centric cross-section of notables and hopefuls. These are the bands bred inside MySpace's fiber-optic wires, a brood of attractive child rockers whose frame of reference travels only as far as Green Day, Jimmy Eat World, and the occasional 1980s flashback hour. Well, Weezer too, who contribute here with "We Are All on Drugs." There's an acoustic version of "Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner" from relative veterans Fall out Boy, AFI sounding nicely Cure-ish on the previously unreleased "Rabbits Are Roadkill on Rt. 37.," and Against Me! being typically righteous on "Don't Lose Touch." As for the up-and-comers, the Click Five sounds more like a junior Fountains of Wayne than ever on "Angel to You (Devil to Me)," and Jupiter Sunrise offers some dark humor with its Weezer Starter Kit product "Arthur Nix." (By default Say Anything wins the award for most risqué line on "Every Man Has a Molly": "For you/I won't ever have rough sex with Molly Connelly again.") Overall the 17 songs on MySpace, Vol. 1 effectively sample what the site has to offer. But that begs the question: why buy them when you can log in for free and hear two million versions of the very same thing?

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Myspace Records
UPC:
0602498871812
catalogNumber:
000578102

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Technical Credits

Howard Benson   Producer
Mike Denneen   Producer
Lou Giordano   Producer
Gil Norton   Producer
Tim O'Heir   Producer,Engineer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Butch Vig   Producer
Jerry Finn   Producer
Rivers Cuomo   Composer
J. Robbins   Engineer
AFI   Composer
Marshall Altman   Producer
Chad Bamford   Producer
Sean O'Keefe   Producer
Joe Zook   Engineer
Josh Abraham   Producer
Ariel Rechtshaid   Producer
Adam Lohrbach   Composer
Matt Goldman   Producer
Bray Merritt   Producer
Fall Out Boy   Composer
Tom Higgenson   Composer
Stephen Trask   Producer
Tyson Ritter   Composer
Nick Wheeler   Composer
Matt Beaudoin   Engineer
Aaron Marsh   Producer
Chris Carrabba   Composer
Tom Gabel   Composer
Max Bemis   Composer
Vincent D'Amico   Composer
Duane Okun   Composer
Adam Swider   Composer
Aaron Marsh   Composer
Lucien Walker   Composer
New Years Day   Producer
Tom Stratton   Composer
Kevin Bryan   Composer
Jonathan Jones   Composer
Wayne Sharp   Executive Producer

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