Plea for Peace/Take Action 2001

Plea for Peace/Take Action 2001


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Plea for Peace/Take Action 2001

A lively collection of tunes from a bunch of lesser-known bands and a few more famous ones, Plea for Peace Take Action gives five percent of its royalties to the National Hopeline Network, a 24-hour, confidential helpline for people in need of someone to talk to about issues such as child abuse, depression, drug addiction, and suicide. A lot of the bands involved are political and sing about social issues in general. Musically, it's not all straight-up punk rock. There's some ska, an acoustic number, a couple of indie rock bands and some emo wanking, which keeps the record from becoming monotonous. Among the best numbers is Bratmobile's "Gimme Brains," a feisty tune with handclaps and some bouncy percussion which lives up to the band's name. Also, the (International) Noise Conspiracy deliver one of their better tunes, "Abolish Work," and Selby Tigers include a new, infectious song called "Snowball." Mike Park from the the Bruce Lee Band has a fine acoustic number about his family called "Can You Get Me Out of Here," and the original lineup of TSOL has a new song, "Sold," which they sneer in the same way as their classic tunes. There's also the nerdy, synth, one-man act Atom and His Package, some pseudo-Irish drunkenness from the Swingin' Utters, girl pop-punk from the Eyeliners, and the screaming and whooping of At the Drive-In. This compilation is a good taste of what's happening in the punk and indie scene, especially for those who are unaware of most of these bands.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2001
Label: Sub City Records
UPC: 0790692002023
catalogNumber: 20
Rank: 174547

Album Credits

Performance Credits

T.S.O.L.   Track Performer
Seam   Track Performer
Suicide Machines   Track Performer
Hot Water Music   Track Performer
Good Riddance   Track Performer
Shai Hulud   Track Performer
AFI   Track Performer
Ataris   Track Performer
Swingin' Utters   Track Performer
Eyeliners   Track Performer
BoySetsFire   Track Performer
Alkaline Trio   Track Performer
Dillinger Escape Plan   Track Performer
Cave In   Track Performer
Lawrence Arms   Track Performer
Thursday   Track Performer
Selby Tigers   Track Performer
Strike Anywhere   Track Performer
Thrice   Track Performer
Mike Park   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Seam   Composer
Bratmobile   Producer
Matt Allison   Engineer
Eyeliners   Composer
Joey Cape   Producer
BoySetsFire   Composer
Grade   Producer
Shepard Fairey   Cover Art
Mike Major   Engineer
Jersey   Composer
Jon Nikki   Producer
Strike Anywhere   Composer
Thrice   Composer
Russ Rankin   Composer
Adrian Nasager   Producer
Tim Green   Producer,Engineer

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