The View from the Bottom

The View from the Bottom

by Lit


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The View from the Bottom

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."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Megaforce
UPC: 0020286210603
catalogNumber: 2106

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
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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