Ready Sexed Go!

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
While Ready Sexed Go! contains the first new Joykiller material in six years, it's also a retrospective of the California punk supergroup, offering tracks from all three of the band's mid-'90s studio albums. As such, it acts as a time line of sound, tracing the trajectory of Jack Grisham and his merry men from a T.S.O.L.-influenced punk/goth combo straight through to the multi-instrumental nuances of their later work. With Grisham's former bandmate Ron Emory along as a sideman for 1995's Joykiller, the album wavered between hardcore, punk revivalism, and gothic twinges. Emory is spectacular throughout the eight songs that appear here, particularly on "Love You More Dead" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
While Ready Sexed Go! contains the first new Joykiller material in six years, it's also a retrospective of the California punk supergroup, offering tracks from all three of the band's mid-'90s studio albums. As such, it acts as a time line of sound, tracing the trajectory of Jack Grisham and his merry men from a T.S.O.L.-influenced punk/goth combo straight through to the multi-instrumental nuances of their later work. With Grisham's former bandmate Ron Emory along as a sideman for 1995's Joykiller, the album wavered between hardcore, punk revivalism, and gothic twinges. Emory is spectacular throughout the eight songs that appear here, particularly on "Love You More Dead" and "She." By 1996's Static, Joykiller had become a tightly wound pop-punk band, suggesting the Buzzcocks if they grew up in Huntington Beach with a stack of Beach Boys and Monkees records. "Sad" and "What a Girl" are theatrical, electrical, and full of mature touches from piano player Ronnie King and a host of backup vocalists. King expanded to Mellotron and synthesizer on the material for 1997's Three, which also featured Grisham's most ambitious and accomplished vocals yet. The six songs here still roar. But "Another Girl" plays power slides off of piano trills, and brings to mind 1970s power pop with its unabashed hooks, oohing and aaahing backup vocals, and hyperactive, busy arrangements. Apparently, the eight new songs that close Ready Sexed Go! weren't originally intended as Joykiller material, but rather were slated for issue under potential monikers "the Go" or "Gentleman Jack." Nevertheless, they're a logical progression from Three. Grisham is joined by guitarists Frank Agnew Adolescents and Jay Smith, and handles the limited piano parts himself. The power pop vibe is here, too, but it's crossed with a melodramatic, punk
ew wave bent on tracks like "Breaking Up Is Cool" and "Ready to Play" that brings to mind Blake Schwarzenbach's work with Jets to Brazil. Pianist King returns for the finale, "Emily," a giddy punk screed that shifts gears into dirge territory. By this, the 32nd track on Ready Sexed Go!, the jarring stylistic about-face seems the perfect ending to Grisham and the Joykiller's wildly creative ride.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • Label: Epitaph Mod Afw
  • UPC: 045778657926
  • Catalog Number: 86579
  • Sales rank: 227,833

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love You More Dead (2:14)
  2. 2 Show Me the System (2:13)
  3. 3 We Got a God (1:59)
  4. 4 Seventeen (3:35)
  5. 5 Go Bang (2:28)
  6. 6 Monday (1:41)
  7. 7 She (1:33)
  8. 8 Baby Sitter (2:48)
  9. 9 Hate (2:09)
  10. 10 I Don't Know (2:08)
  11. 11 Brainless (2:41)
  12. 12 Sanity (1:50)
  13. 13 Sad (2:11)
  14. 14 White Boy, White Girl (2:04)
  15. 15 Television (1:55)
  16. 16 She's So Static (2:25)
  17. 17 What a Girl (2:18)
  18. 18 What It's Worth (3:08)
  19. 19 She's Something Else (2:27)
  20. 20 The Doorway (2:24)
  21. 21 Ordinary (2:45)
  22. 22 Another Girl (2:01)
  23. 23 Love You Now (2:14)
  24. 24 Make Love to You (2:14)
  25. 25 So Dazed (2:14)
  26. 26 La La La (2:08)
  27. 27 Don't Want You Back (2:40)
  28. 28 Ready to Play (3:24)
  29. 29 Someone to Love? (2:51)
  30. 30 Breaking Up Is Cool (3:28)
  31. 31 Miss Fortune (1:48)
  32. 32 Emily (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Joykiller Primary Artist
Frank Agnew Guitar, Background Vocals
Robbie Allen Background Vocals
Brock Avery Drums
Ron Emory Guitar
Jack Grisham Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Brian Holland Background Vocals
Billy Persons Bass, Group Member
Sonny Flor Background Vocals
Chris Lagerborg Drums, Background Vocals, Group Member
Darren Hall Background Vocals
Angry John DiMambro Bass, Group Member
Ronnie King Piano, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Mellotron, Fuzz Guitar, Kurzweil 250, Group Member
Billy "Blaze" Price Conga, Drums
Jay Smith Guitar, Group Member
Danny Westman Drums, Group Member
Sean Greaves Guitar, Group Member
Jim Lindberg Background Vocals
Chris Higgins Guitar, Group Member
Stewart Teggart Background Vocals
Chris Sprague Background Vocals
Rob "The Dick" Dukes Background Vocals
Paul McFayden Background Vocals
Mark Gilman Guitar
Don Grisham Harmonica
Sean Greaves Guitar
Technical Credits
William Clarke Composer
Ozzy Osbourne Composer
Stephen Stills Composer
Betty Wright Composer
George Shearing Composer
Brett Gurewitz Producer, Audio Production
Robert Brookins Composer
Sally Browder Producer, Audio Production
Bob Daisley Composer
Tony Haynes Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Randy Rhoads Composer
David Sylvian Composer
Thom Wilson Producer, Audio Production
Clarence Reid Composer
Jose Curbelo Composer
Keyser Soze Executive Producer
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