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Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album
     

Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album

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by Reel Big Fish
 
If any band were going to name its live record Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album, well, it was bound to be ska-punk luminaries Reel Big Fish. And they're not just being audacious -- they're probably right. Two CDs worth of music plus a bonus DVD with an entire live set make this an

Overview

If any band were going to name its live record Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album, well, it was bound to be ska-punk luminaries Reel Big Fish. And they're not just being audacious -- they're probably right. Two CDs worth of music plus a bonus DVD with an entire live set make this an essential part of any RBF fan's collection. The songs were recorded over the course of their early 2006 tour, and are so clearly captured that they might as well have been recorded in a studio. The sporadic crowd response, which is neither overpowering nor inaudible, and the band's always ridiculous on-stage banter -- mostly provoked by frontman Aaron Barrett and wingman Scott Klopfenstein -- remind one that everything is indeed live. Aside from a handful of staple songs, you never quite know what Reel Big Fish will play at any given show (it's always nice not to be able to predict a band's set); consequently, this album spans their entire discography and plays out as a sort of random greatest-hits collection. Predictable favorites like "Sell Out," "Beer," "Don't Start a Band," and "She Has a Girlfriend Now" (Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer's Rachel Minton joining in on backing vocals) are present, along with ska-burnt covers like "Boys Don't Cry," "Talkin' Bout a Revolution," "Take on Me," and (of course) "Unity," though, uh, they're not obviously ska-ifying that last one. They even excellently throw in the expletive-ridden "Nothin'" for good measure. A super clean recording, on which Reel Big Fish's quirky and sardonic on-stage personas translate perfectly, makes this the next best thing to actually being at a show. Unless of course you have a giant television -- then the DVD might work out better. Just make sure, in that case, to clear out enough floor space to skank safely.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/28/2006
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0634479325588
catalogNumber:
5637445487
Rank:
42294

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Trendy
  2. Everything Sucks
  3. The Bad Guy
  4. Maximum Swearing
  5. Ban the Tube Top
  6. She's Famous Now
  7. Drinkin'
  8. Boys Don't Cry
  9. I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too
  10. Dateless Losers
  11. The Set Up
  12. Somebody Hates Me
  13. Valerie
  14. Talkin' Bout a Revolution
  15. Beer
  16. Take on Me
  17. S.R. (The Many Versions Of)

Disc 2

  1. Kiss Me Deadly
  2. So Much for Rock and Roll
  3. The 90's
  4. She Has a Girlfriend Now
  5. The Kids Don't Like It/In the Pit
  6. The Fire
  7. A Little Doubt Goes a Long Way
  8. I'm Trying to Be Funny
  9. Awesome
  10. Turn the Radio Off
  11. Where Have You Been
  12. Good Thing
  13. Your Guts (I Hate 'Em)
  14. Nothin'
  15. Best Band Ever
  16. Don't Start a Band
  17. A Fond Adieu
  18. Sell Out

Disc 3

  1. Your Guts (I Hate 'Em)
  2. Everything Sucks
  3. Turn the Radio Off
  4. You Don't Know
  5. The Set Up (You Need This)
  6. Where Have You Been?
  7. The Fire
  8. Ban the Tube Top
  9. Drinkin'
  10. Unity
  11. Snoop Dog, Baby
  12. So Much for Rock and Roll
  13. She Has a Girlfriend Now
  14. Cheer Up
  15. In the Pit
  16. Don't Start a Band
  17. Talkin' Bout a Revolution
  18. Beer
  19. Take on Me
  20. Sell Out

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Reel Big Fish   Primary Artist
Dan Regan   Trombone,Vocals,Soloist,screams,Group Member
Matt Wong   Bass,Falsetto,Group Member
Aaron Barrett   Guitar,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Scott Klopfenstein   Guitar,Trumpet,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ali Tabatabaee   Vocals
John Christianson   Trumpet,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Rachel Minton   Vocals
Ryland Steen   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tracy Chapman   Composer
Cure   Composer
Tim Armstrong   Composer
Michael Dempsey   Composer
Matt Freeman   Composer
Morten Harket   Composer
Robert Smith   Composer
Magne Furuholmen   Composer
Reel Big Fish   Composer
Aaron Barrett   Producer
Mick Smiley   Composer
Vince Pileggi   Management
Jesse Michaels   Composer
Dave Mello   Composer
David Irish   Engineer
Brandon Ballard   Camera Operator
Ryan Blank   Camera Operator
Mikey Bouchereau   Camera Operator
Blake Carver   Engineer
Pascal DeMaria   Camera Operator
Vijay Kher   Camera Operator
Jonathan London   Video Director
Greg "Milo" Miliam   Stage Manager
Justin Wald   Camera Operator
Nick De Partee   Direction

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Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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"Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album" was a great name for RBF's live album because it's true. This is the best live album you will ever listen to. It has all of RBF's classic songs we all love and more. RBF is just as good live as on cd and just wait till you watch the dvd! If You love ska or Reel Big Fish Buy This Album!
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