Because I'm Awesome

Because I'm Awesome

by The Dollyrots

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Because I'm Awesome

Having generated a significant buzz with their debut on the scrappy indie Lookout Records, the Dollyrots got snagged by Joan Jett and added to her own Blackheart label. Knowing that much about their history, their sophomore album is pretty much what you'd expect: it's the same tight, gleefully snotty bubblegum punk as what you heard on Eat My Heart Out, except maybe just a bit bigger and just a bit sonically fuller this time around -- par for the course when a band like this starts to mature and gets the budget of an established label behind it. If you loved their debut album (and you did), then you'll love Because I'm Awesome at least as much -- in part because of the ironic whimsy of the title track, in part because of the scorched-earth political patter song "A Desperate S.O.S.," in part because of the absolute crunchy perfection of "17," and in part because of the band's exhilarating appropriation of Melanie's 1970 bubblegum classic "Brand New Key." You might lose interest for a minute during the willfully goofy "Cat Calling," but you won't wander very long before being snapped back to attention. And you'll get a big kick out of the two videos included in the CD-R section. Spectacular.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2007
Label: Blackheart Records
UPC: 0748337531520
catalogNumber: 315

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dollyrots   Primary Artist
Chris Black   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Kenny Laguna   Background Vocals
Amy Wood   Drums
Jimmy Coup   Background Vocals
Kelly Ogden   Bass,Vocals,Spoons,Vox Organ,Group Member
Luis Cabezas   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Vox Organ,Group Member

Technical Credits

Derek Bramble   Engineer
John Fields   Producer,Engineer
Kenny Laguna   Producer
Melanie Safka   Composer
Jacques Wait   Producer,Engineer,Demo Coordinator
Amy Wood   Engineer
Robert Lorenzo Jones   Illustrations
Chris Testa   Engineer
Dollyrots   Composer
Robert "Bobby" Jones   Illustrations
Luis Cabezas   Producer

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Because I'm Awesome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dollyrots are an amazingly energetic band headed by kelly who chooses the punky pop girl voice to catch your attention. She keeps things interesting. Anyone who likes bands with girls in the front you've got to get the Dollyrots. Girls if you're looking for some new music they're great for you, they have your typical heartbreak wannabe me songs, and you goofy random songs. they do a great job of putting energy and spunk into a great album.