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How I Spent My Summer Vacation [VINYL] [Limited Edition]

Bouncing Souls Vinyl
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The Bouncing Souls have never been in the New Yorker. The NJ band that has been kicking their singular brand of angular punk-anthems for upwards of 15 years now, are not necessarily what you would classify as critical darlings, but they have something more tangible. The boys have an arsenal of songs that no one in the North East corridor can deny, tracks like Sing Along Forever, Kate Is Great, ... Read more in Amazon's Bouncing Souls Store

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  • Vinyl (28 Jan 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: IMPORT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 284,288 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Limited red vinyl LP pressing of this 2001 album from the New Jersey Punk band. This was the first album to feature new drummer Michael McDermott, formerly of Murphy's Law and Skinnerbox. The song "Manthem" is featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars definitive 27 Mar 2003
By Lee
Format:Audio CD
If u know the bouncing souls, u know they do not aspire to be the greatest band in existence or write the greatest music. Talent is all good and well and something they do not have in abundance...but the have spirit, comapnionship and bring energy to an over crowded and self deflating genre. This album has minor classics and enjoyable tracks, not all great, not all technically great but ALL fun and sung with a passion that punk has lost. It has an energy about it...without out being so in your face that you are required to turn it down to listen to it. Simple and effective lyrics...fun chorus's and emotion that pulsates through the album in line withe the fun had by listening ti it. Enjoy t while it lasts. Savour it while its over.Listen to it twice. track 8 is very very good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album his really worth listening to, from the title track that song there is an immediate sense of NOFX and Punk and is really one of those addictive albums. Theres also a very strong greenday vibe in the songs and a stunning talent is showed in the best bouncing souls album to date.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bouncing Souls Bounce Back in style 21 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This, the Bouncing Souls's third epitaph-released full lenth album is a true return to form for the new jersey foursome, songs such as 'that song' stay true to 'The Souls' punk roots while songs like 'Gone' and 'Break Up Song' keep up the bouncing souls reputation for happy go lucky hopelesslly romantic punk-pop, whilst keeping hold of Greg Steinkopf's brilliant punk vocals. Buy this album if you liked the self titled album , and definately if you liked 'hopeless romantic'
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5.0 out of 5 stars PUNK'S OWN JERSEY BOYS 27 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
From New Brunswick, New Jersey, this distinguished punk rock band have been 'whooping' up the national rock scene since 1987, and many of you will find this incredulous, have unlike most punk outfits had very few changes in line-up in nearly 25 years. Seemingly they have been able to co-exist and prosper whilst eschewing the 'punk band curse' of constantly acting with infantile puerility, falling out with each other and 'huffing-off' in to the horizon like spoilt brats.

'How I Spent My Summer Vacation' is the fifth studio album and was released in May 2001. The Bouncing Souls music is encapsulated in this album, with catchy hooks, the 'chink'a'chinkin' rhythms, the thumping bass, great riffs, and the wide spectrum of the punk genre covered by them from hardcore to the more melodic offerings. This outfit do what they do extremely well, with fast upbeat songs for the most part, but with plenty of variety to sustain and inflame interest. This album contains some of the bands most famous songs and the sounds they are known for.

Not a weak track to be heard with a cracking opener "That Song", fast and purposeful laying down the standards, followed up with others such as "Private Radio", bright and bouncy, "Broken Record", building up into a power chord blaster, "No Comply", with a high octane drive and "Gone", with memorable riffs and hooks. Stand-out track? Difficult with such a wealth of choice but perhaps the award should go to "Manthem", which comes in typical Jersey punk style, with an anthemic quality encouraging crowd chanting during the chorus which is in itself is quite a fun sing-a-long.

This album has great, distinct vocals, plenty of variety, excellent bass and guitar teamwork, good production values, a feel good factor and is highly commended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another cool Bouncing Souls release 29 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This cd kicks off with a great track, in "That Song" and the amazing songs just keep on coming until the very end. If you like Rancid or the Vodoo Glow Skulls then you'll love this cd. The cd is almost perfect, however, after nine or ten of the thirteen songs, the distinctive Bouncing Souls sound becomes a little repetitive and ordinary, with all of the energy of the previous songs being all but lost. That is, until you reach the final song, "Gene," which is a cracker. All in all a great punk release, on some songs they even use more than just three chords.
If you like this cd, you should see them live, they are amazing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars grrreat! 16 May 2005
Format:Audio CD
this, just a matter of opinion, i prefer "anchors aweigh" to "how i spent my summer vacation" but there are certain tracks on ...summer vacation, that really stand out, in my mind, as brilliant, such as true believers, manthem, gone and the opening track that song. 'manthem', being the first souls song i ever heard (tony hawks pro skater 4) will always be one of my favourite songs, because it introduced me to the bouncing souls, and because, it's just brilliant.
although i prefer other souls albums to this one, even if this is the last one you buy, you should deffinately have it, it's just that good
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