Ringside

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Ringside's excellent debut couldn't go down any easier, and for that the duo of Scott Thomas and the actor Balthazar Getty deserve pop music's highest props. Given the pair's Hollywood connections -- a press release has mastermind Thomas designing clothes for No Doubt as a sideline while Getty's off on film shoots -- they might have made a messier, less accessible disc and gotten away with it, but theirs is a sound that's tight, immediate, and appealingly modish. It's also beat-friendly, a setup that would seem at odds with Thomas' indie rock-style lyrics but isn't for proof, look no further than the disaffected, down-in-the-dumps exercise in uplift that is "Struggle," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
Ringside's excellent debut couldn't go down any easier, and for that the duo of Scott Thomas and the actor Balthazar Getty deserve pop music's highest props. Given the pair's Hollywood connections -- a press release has mastermind Thomas designing clothes for No Doubt as a sideline while Getty's off on film shoots -- they might have made a messier, less accessible disc and gotten away with it, but theirs is a sound that's tight, immediate, and appealingly modish. It's also beat-friendly, a setup that would seem at odds with Thomas' indie rock-style lyrics but isn't for proof, look no further than the disaffected, down-in-the-dumps exercise in uplift that is "Struggle," Ringside's first song and a precedent-setter. Genre-melding -- here, of pop, rock, and electronica -- is rarely this surefooted; paired with Thomas' wiry, Eels-like voice, each song feels at once experimental and lived-in. Given its due, the disc could propel beat master Getty on a path that's purely musical -- a career switch few might regret, considering the klunker that was White Squall.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/2005
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 602498640104
  • Catalog Number: 000352502

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Struggle (3:53)
  2. 2 Cold on Me (3:10)
  3. 3 Tired of Being Sorry (4:51)
  4. 4 Strangerman (4:37)
  5. 5 Trixie (3:58)
  6. 6 Miss You (4:53)
  7. 7 Dreamboat 730 (3:17)
  8. 8 Sleep Well, Jeff (3:57)
  9. 9 Talk to Me (4:01)
  10. 10 Raining Nextdoor (3:58)
  11. 11 Criminal (3:52)
  12. 12 Jackie (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ringside Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Fred Durst Executive Producer
Geoffrey Moore Engineer
James Murray Engineer
Ringside Producer, Art Direction
Eric Swanson Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous CD

    This is a great cd. I had been trying to find the song "Tired of Being Sorry" for a long time under the title "Spanish-Faster". There are so many great songs. Dreamboat 730 is fantastic, spooky yet sexy.Tired of Being Sorry has a great hip shaking beat. I defy you to keep still listening to this cd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Is An Incredible CD!

    I heard the single 'Tired Of Being Sorry' with its cool spanish beat on the radio late one night in March. I knew right away this was a different sound and started researching online about Ringside. The CD has exceeded my expectations--this is one of those rare ones that I love from start to finish. No duds. It starts off strong with 'Struggle' and moves on through with dark, moody lyrics and an electonica beat that's strangely light and hopeful at the same time! Scott Thomas appears to have used personal struggles and less than perfect childhood to pen some insightful and biting lyrics. I'd love to know the story behind all these songs, particularly 'Trixie' and 'Sleep Well, Jeff'...I'm having trouble even picking favorites, they're all that good. Heartbreak, disappointment, and disillusionment at its sad but upbeat best!

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