Based on a True Story

Based on a True Story

by The Starting Line
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Based on a True Story

Starting Line were just kids when they made Say It Like You Mean It, their 2002 full-length debut. The Philly combo's energetic emo blushed with first-time love and heartbreak, and not coincidentally their songs resonated most with kids in the midst of similar drama summers. Everyone's a little older for Based on a True Story. Kenny Vasoli is still singing about girls in his life and the feelings in his heart, but in 2005 those topics include marriage, long-distance relationships, and "What does it all mean?" examinations of purpose. And True Story takes a cue from the softer touch of 2003's Make Yourself at Home EP, incorporating acoustic guitars, emphasizing Vasoli's edge-of-tears vocal, and favoring busy breaks rather than actual rocking. Although Starting Line have seemingly matured into a more grandiose version of A New Found Glory (without as much fun), they remain capable of a highlight like "Photography," an emo-adult contemporary ballad with surging keys and strings and love-dizzy lyrics ("You're making a small change to the way that you wear your heart/I like it better!").

Product Details

Release Date: 05/10/2005
Label: Drive-Thru
UPC: 0602498818305
catalogNumber: 000468602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Starting Line   Primary Artist
Howard Benson   Keyboards
Benjy King   Hammond Organ
Ken Vasoli   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bongos,Glockenspiel,Harpsichord,Vocals,Wurlitzer,Group Member
Mike Golla   Guitar,Percussion,Celeste,Group Member
Matt Watts   Guitar,Group Member
Tom Gryskeiwitz   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
David Gold   Viola
Max Bemis   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Howard Benson   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Keith Nelson   Guitar Techician
Randy Nichols   Management
Tim O'Heir   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Eric Rachel   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Oliver Strauss   Engineer
Mike Plotnikoff   Engineer
Eric Miller   Engineer
Starting Line   Composer
Jonathan Nicholson   Drum Technician

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Based on a True Story 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is by far there best, it shows a side of the starting line that hasn't been seen before, a more mature side. amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Starting Line is awesome!! Based on a True Story is good but this cd is not AS good as the other ones.