Worse for the Wear

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album by Matthew Pryor's Get Up Kids' side project, the New Amsterdams, splits the difference between the full-band Never You Mind, and the entirely solo Para Toda Vida, returning the rhythm section of the former, while keeping the largely acoustic focus of the latter. With its touches of banjo, flashes of wry humor, and more sprightly tempos -- all attributes heard to good effect on the sardonic road diary "Asleep at the Wheel" -- Worse for the Wear is the most relaxed-sounding and brightest New Amsterdams record yet, and with songs as catchy as "The Spoils of the Spoiled," and the oddly '70s rock piano-based tune, "From California," the New Amsterdams are in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
The third album by Matthew Pryor's Get Up Kids' side project, the New Amsterdams, splits the difference between the full-band Never You Mind, and the entirely solo Para Toda Vida, returning the rhythm section of the former, while keeping the largely acoustic focus of the latter. With its touches of banjo, flashes of wry humor, and more sprightly tempos -- all attributes heard to good effect on the sardonic road diary "Asleep at the Wheel" -- Worse for the Wear is the most relaxed-sounding and brightest New Amsterdams record yet, and with songs as catchy as "The Spoils of the Spoiled," and the oddly '70s rock piano-based tune, "From California," the New Amsterdams are in danger of taking over from the Get Up Kids as Pryor's most interesting and memorable band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Vagrant Records
  • UPC: 601091038325
  • Catalog Number: 383
  • Sales rank: 161,741

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The New Amsterdams Primary Artist
Ed Rose Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Electric Guitar
Ryan Pope Percussion, Drums
Robert Pope Bass, Bass Guitar
Matthew Pryor Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Mellotron, Pump Organ, fender rhodes, Lap Steel Guitar
Kory Willis Banjo, Lap Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Hank Jones Composer
Ed Rose Producer, Engineer
Andrew W. Ellis Booking
Matthew Pryor Composer
Ron Hayes Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Emo Masterpiece.

    Truly one of the best albums to come out of the flooded emo scene. Veteran musician Matthew Pryor (who is the lead singer for the get up kids) has released some of his finest work on this CD. The CD runs a little short (barely over 30 min including an intro and outro track), but that is hardly a reason to complain seeing as how catchy and fun this CD can be. A recomondation for anyone interested in Indie/Emo/Punk/folk music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The High Class of Emo

    Often time's many music critics or listeners will pass off emo as an emotional sister to Punk, however when listening to such CDs as The New Amsterdams' "Worse for the Wear" it becomes apparent that it is not. It is because of artists such as Matthew Pryor that the borders of emo is being extended furthur and furthur every day. "Worse for the Wear" is potentially the best non-Get Up Kids project that Matthew Pryor has attached his name too. The songs are extremely catchy tunes with pop, country, and folk styles all mixed into one amazing sound. Pryor also shows his musical skill by playing a number of instruments on this CD, including but not limited to the accoustic guitar, piano, organ, Mellotron, electric guitar, and others. Get up Kids Ryan and Robert Pope also join Matthew, as well as some amazing work by Ed Rose. If your interested in hearing a classic emo album (which is a genre that represents such artists as Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, and Weezer) then this CD is right for you.

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