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Something to Write Home About

Get Up Kids Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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The Get Up Kids are an American indie rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. Formed in 1995, the band was a major player in the mid-90’s emo scene, otherwise known as the “second wave” of emo music. As they gained prominence, they began touring with bands such as Green Day and Weezer before becoming headliners themselves, eventually embarking on international tours of Japan ... Read more in Amazon's Get Up Kids Store

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  • Audio CD (20 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epitaph
  • ASIN: B00004R7T3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,087 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Holiday
2. Action & Action
3. Valentine
4. Red Letter Day
5. Out Of Reach
6. Ten Minutes
7. The Company Dime
8. My Apology
9. I'm A Loner Dottie A Rebel
10. Long Goodnight
11. Close To Home
12. I'll Catch You
13. Forgive And Forget
14. Central Standard Time

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The Get Up Kids' second album, Something To Write Home About, is nearly as engaging as one of those old Sesame Street sketches featuring sock-puppet Martians and a ringing telephone. Sonically the band combines ragged Superchunk-style vocals with buzzing, hook-filled guitars and chiming, new-wave keyboards. Lyrically, however, the Get Up Kids are pretty down, lamenting damaged relationships with lines like, "I'm seeing much clearer now/You're just a face that I've gotten over" ("Red Letter Day") and "It's like you're falling in love while I'm just falling apart" ("10 Minutes"). But however angry or dejected they might be, the Get Up Kids find something worth celebrating. Whether it's the energy of last night's heated argument or the bittersweet relief of severing ties, Something To Write Home About is all about getting up and moving on. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on the reccomendation of a review I read in MOJO of all places. I was surprised because MOJO hardly reviews the freshest sounding of music but this truely is an excellent album. The Get Up Kids have been embraced by the skate-punk scene which will give them greatly improved record sales but they are far more of an Emo band and sit much more happily alongside Jimmy Eat World, Sunny Day Real Estate or Jawbox. This album has absolutely no weak tracks and is far more memorable than more succesful bands such as Blink 182. Standout tracks are '10 minutes' and 'i'm a loner dottie a rebel'. The latter named after a line from the Pee Wee Herman movie. This is indicative of the Get Up Kids music, deceptively poppy but with a far deeper impact and emotional hook ( like Tim Burtons film 'Pee Wees Big Adventure' which has some pretty amazing moments)
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5.0 out of 5 stars It rocks out like a magic kiss 19 Jan 2001
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Format:Audio CD
It should be noted that I first heard about the get up kids through napster and it is through napster that good bands can get attention without commercial crap radio, hence the GUKs support of it.
The album itself continues to build on the sound of 4 minute mile, although it is by no means repetitive or boring. Its musical simplicity is marked by the fact that I, a poor guitar player, can play all their songs, but simplicity is by no means a fault.
From the rockout begining of "Holiday" through the quite interlude of "Dover Peaks" the album takes the listener through a world of emotional tribulation, while maintaining a rather upbeat tempo and outlook for the future. Heavy distortion mixes wonderfully with both guitar riffs and keyboard interludes to produce songs that capture the intense energy of punk while adding quite a melodic element to it.
It is an excellent album and they are a good band for a time in musical history where there aren't too many of them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking pop punk fusion 5 Sep 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This album shows us that the lines between genres of music are becoming more blurred every day, I am stuck when it comes to classifying these tunes, however, this has to be one of the best albums I've bought this year, it's very original, but most of all it's magnetic, for a disk to stay in my car CD player for over a week is no mean feat...worth every won't regret buying this one....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning... 10 Jun 2000
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Format:Audio CD
The first word that comes to mind when listening to this album is 'stunning'. The opener of this album, 'Holidays', sets the tone for the rest of the album. The album combines some great rock tunes with slower songs, which are really good too. The Get Up Kids have created an whole new sound with this album. They prove that keyboards can go easily with guitars, which is one of the main reasons why this album is so great. Unlike other Epitaph bands, such as Offspring, UA and Ten Foot Pole, The Get Up Kids is not a genuine punk band. The songs are melodious, and the lyrics go deeper than those of the average Epitaph punk band. Also, The Get Up Kids is one of the best live bands I ever heard. In order words, this album should be part of your record collection!
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