The View from the Bottom

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Best known for their 1999 hangover anthem "My Own Worst Enemy," Lit were an unlikely candidate for journeyman rock band of the '90s California pop-punk scene. With a sound that found them lumped alongside such similarly minded "bro-pop" contemporaries as Smash Mouth, blink-182, and Sugar Ray, Lit were overshadowed by their success and seemed destined for the one-hit-wonder dustbin. But that notion doesn't figure in the band's self-effacing sense of humor and obvious knack for coming up with a great hook -- not to mention lead singer A. Jay Popoff's impassioned yelp of a voice. And while Lit have kept a lower profile since the '90s, they have continued to release catchy ...
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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Best known for their 1999 hangover anthem "My Own Worst Enemy," Lit were an unlikely candidate for journeyman rock band of the '90s California pop-punk scene. With a sound that found them lumped alongside such similarly minded "bro-pop" contemporaries as Smash Mouth, blink-182, and Sugar Ray, Lit were overshadowed by their success and seemed destined for the one-hit-wonder dustbin. But that notion doesn't figure in the band's self-effacing sense of humor and obvious knack for coming up with a great hook -- not to mention lead singer A. Jay Popoff's impassioned yelp of a voice. And while Lit have kept a lower profile since the '90s, they have continued to release catchy guitar rock albums, and 2012's The View from the Bottom finds the band returning to its pop-punk roots with a handful of catchy and anthemic party tracks. The album is also the band's first since losing original drummer Allen Shellenberger to a brain tumor in 2009, and one gets the sense that Lit are re-engaged here both emotionally and creatively. Kicking off with the soaring hard-rock number "C'Mon," the album is an immediate ear-catcher, bringing together the group's love of bombastic glam rock production and no-apologies party rock fun. To these ends, we get the exuberant hook-up anthem "You Tonight," the bittersweet midtempo ballad "She Don't Know," and the '80s power pop-inflected "You Did It." Elsewhere, Lit delve into dancey post-punk on the minor-key "Miss You Gone" and the ebullient girlfriend kiss-off number "Nothing's Free." Ultimately, while the album may be about the band's View from the Bottom whether that be career woes, the loss of a friend, or the bottom of a shot glass, as the title of the rousing set closer implies, Lit definitely got it "Right This Time."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2012
  • Label: Megaforce
  • UPC: 020286210603
  • Catalog Number: 2106
  • Sales rank: 49,272

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 C'mon (4:21)
  2. 2 You Tonight (3:12)
  3. 3 Same Shit, Different Drink (3:20)
  4. 4 Miss You Gone (3:10)
  5. 5 The Broken (3:24)
  6. 6 She Don't Know (3:42)
  7. 7 Nothing's Free (3:42)
  8. 8 You Did It (3:53)
  9. 9 Partner In Crime (3:34)
  10. 10 Here's To Us (3:33)
  11. 11 The Wall (4:06)
  12. 12 Right This Time (2:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lit Primary Artist
Butch Walker Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Patrick Warren Strings, Guest Appearance
Michael Eisenstein Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jason Freese Piano, Strings, Guest Appearance, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Marti Frederiksen Composer, Additional Production
Pete Martinez Engineer
Butch Walker Composer, Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Michael Eisenstein Additional Production
Kay Hanley Composer
Perry Serpa Publicity
Lit Producer, Direction, Layout
Kevin Baldes Direction, Layout
Mike Fasano Drum Technician
Brad Warren Composer
Brett Warren Composer
Matt Reeves Programming
Gavin Brown Composer
Blu Sanders Composer
Jordan Feldstein Management
Dina LaPolt Legal Counsel
Jon Stone Composer
Ian Kirkpatrick Programming
Jake Sinclair Engineer
Ryan Gillmor Composer, Engineer
Darren Roberts Programming
Matt Bair Composer
Blair Daily Composer
Margaret Robely Management
Ryan Kravontka Digital Manipulation
Josh D'Amore Digital Manipulation
Staci Robely Management
Sabrina Ment Legal Counsel
Robb Sackett Direction, Layout
Lou Robinson Management
Jenoah Stolo Guitar Techician
Chris Tennyson Cover Photo, Back Cover Photo
Alex Ross Booking
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