Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 2

Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 2

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Acoustic songs are the kind of things an emo kid's wet dreams are made of, which probably explains Fearless Records' decision to pump out a second edition of Punk Goes Acoustic for their Punk Goes Everything series. The kitsch factor dominating the rest of said series is basically gone with all the bands here simply…  See more details below

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Acoustic songs are the kind of things an emo kid's wet dreams are made of, which probably explains Fearless Records' decision to pump out a second edition of Punk Goes Acoustic for their Punk Goes Everything series. The kitsch factor dominating the rest of said series is basically gone with all the bands here simply doing unplugged versions of fan's favorite songs, and the record is the predictable result of pop-punkers turning off their amps and adding in the occasional piano and handclap for good measure. Fans of acts like Silverstein and the Audition will be smitten all the way through, though really, some songs work much better than others, stripped down and without the driving chords to cover up oft-nasal vocals. Jack's Mannequin's "Bruised" is unsurprisingly a standout, since Andrew McMahon is heads above his peers anyways, but newcomers All Time Low bring an unexpectedly solid performance by doing, well, absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Mixing up the emo-heavy crowd a bit, Set Your Goals' great "Echoes" stands tall as a punchy little melodic hardcore number that recalls early New Found Glory, while vets Anti-Flag can barely contain their anger at the Bush administration over the strummed notes of "Welcome to 1984." These songs -- along with a rather whimsical version of Say Anything's "Woe" and a laid-back, barebones All-American Rejects number -- are welcome respite from the album's generally consistent nature, not to mention the grating screamo-lite of Alesana and a rather boring cut from Sherwood. Perfectly inoffensive and agreeable "punk" ready for late-night make-out sessions between a boy and girl most likely wearing the same sized jeans.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2007
Label:
Fearless Records
UPC:
0714753009820
catalogNumber:
30098
Rank:
7104

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Technical Credits

Brian Gardner   Mastering
Jerry Finn   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Hoppus   Producer,Audio Production
Mark Townsend   Engineer
Travis Barker   Audio Production
Brad Vance   Mastering
Chuck Reed   Engineer
John Naclerio   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Justin Sane   Engineer
Chris #2   Engineer
Tyson Ritter   Composer
Nick Wheeler   Composer
Robert Anderson   Producer
Mike Dresch   Engineer
Matthew Thiessen   Composer,Engineer
Daniel Jensen   Drum Technician
Joe Clements   Engineer
Max Bemis   Engineer
Kenneth Mount   Engineer
Josey Alcantar   Engineer
Shane Told   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Kenny Choi   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Kyle Crawford   Artwork
Brian Moncarz   Engineer,Audio Production
Ronnie Rollins   Engineer
Jordan Schmidt   Engineer
Chris Holmes   Engineer
Robert 'Bobby Raw' Anderson   Audio Production

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Punk Goes Acoustic 2 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MuSiC-iS-lOvE More than 1 year ago
This has become one of my favorite CDs, just because it covers a lot of my favorite musicians on it. Jasey Rae has become my favorite on this CD. I think coming up with the acoustic version of this song was a wonderful idea. It gets the message across better without the electricity of the guitars and the loud drums. The softer version has a more personal feeling to it.
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