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Songs From An American Movie Vol 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude Explicit Lyrics
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Everclear ~ Songs From An American Movie Vo
If scientists strived to merge crunchy, hook-heavy pop-rock-punk and the super-shiniest production techniques this side of Smashing Pumpkins, the result would probably sound exactly like Everclear's Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude. It's a hit-or-miss outing. On the one hand, it's a step up from the tepid Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1, and it takes the boys back to the loose but mighty muscularity that made Sparkle and Fade such a delight. Art Alexakis and company take some chances, like the funky groove of "Babytalk" and the ballad to bombast and back again of "Out of My Depth." On the minus side, the production is so slick that there's no friction, and rock music without friction is like, well, like large chunks of this Attitude. Definitely a mixed bag from Everclear. --Jason Josephes
Top Customer Reviews
1. When it all goes wrong again - great way to start off the album. a hard-hitting rock song.
2. Slide - great song, another personal, intense rocker.
3. babytalk - funny, sarcastic look at relationships, and how the dumbest things can drive people insane. also says something about how men can get emasculated in relationships.
4. rock star - a totally cynical look at being a rock star from someone who has never claimed to be one. lead singer art alexakis preaches the rock and roll dream in a catchy, fun song
5. short blonde hair - the other side of the rock dream. art talks about being weird and feeling different, and how age and rock fame dont always go well together. an anguished, beautiful song
6. misery whip - a creep S&M fantasy song that goes more into the relationship of codependency than the sex part (i hope). i good sequel to heroin girl.
7. out of my depth - another song about when life becomes too out of control. very personal song for art, looking at the life of a guy trying to balance a divorce, a new relationship, raising a daughter, and STILL having to go be in a rock band.
8. Good witch of the north - about art's new girlfriend. maybe the first love song everclear has ever done that doesnt have some sort of depressing, angry, codependent subtext.
9. halloween americana - great instrumental track, in the tradition of el distorto de melodica
10. all f***ed up - amazing song. a nervous breakdown put to music, and a bristling piece of self-loathing. when you hate yourself, everything falls apart.
11. overwhelming - originally on the soundtrack for permanent midnight, and i like that version much more.Read more ›
Everclear has always been great at doing really loud and fst paced song about what's wrong with the world and their lives. I absolutely loved all of their CDs ...until Vol. 1, which I didn't like. not only because it was painfully slow and undistorted, but also because it wasn't as melodic as even their loudest songs managed to be.
On to Vol. 2. This was supposed to be their loudest and hardest- rocking CD ever- even the bad said so. So the day it came out, I rushed out and bought it and ran to put it in my CD player. I had at that point never heard When it all goes wrong again, so I played that, and it rocked, but the second one I didn't like that much. I still don't, although I find myself playing it on the guitar sometiems. Oh well. the third one is cool, but by that point I was waiting for something to really kick ...like their first CD. The only two that came close were "Rockstar" and "All F**ked up"
So in short, this CD is great, but if you want to hear Everclear really rocking, check out "world of noise" or "sparkle and fade."
As for good songs on this CD- Rockstar, Short Blonde Hair, Out of my Depth, All F**ked up, and song from an american movie Pt. 2. Overwhelming is kinda cool too, but a little too studio-perfected.
P.S., Every one of these songs starts out boring befoe it gets cool. EVERY SINGLE ONE!!! Arg, it's annoying!!! I just skip the fist 40 seconds on each one.
When it all goes wrong again is fun to listen to, but isn't very melodic, although it's a good song. Slide, definitely one of my favorites, has a great alternative sound to it that I really love.
In Babytalk, Art (band's singer/lead guitarist) fools around with some rock/rap that isn't too great when you first listen to it, but it really grows on you. Rockstar, is a really fun song about everyone's dream: being a rockstar. Really a fan favorite.
As for the next track, Short Blonde Hair, I have mixed feelings. When you first listen to it, the first 35 seconds don't sound good, but after that, It's really nice to listen to. One of the great things about everclear is that most (if not all) their songs have real meaning to them. As for Misery Whip, I didn't really like that the first time I listened to it, but that also grows on you.
Out of My Depth is also a pretty good song. It's heavy, but it lightens up with little whistling interludes. There's also the part where it sounds like someone is whistling and gargling at the same time. It's pretty funny. That happens at 2 mins. 35 secs. into the song. As for Good Witch of the North, I never really got into that one. Although it is soothing to listen to. Don't listen to anyone who tries to compare everclear's prior instrumental song (El distorto de Melodica) to this one (Halloween American). This one is a million times better. No exageration. It's just a million times better. I'm not a fan of instrumental songs, but this is really great. Especially a minute and 30 seconds into the song.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I have to start out by saying that everclear is my favorite band, and has been for a good six years now. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 2004 by a little fool
Let me start off by saying that I own this CD and I will still occasionally listen to it, an dit really is not that bad of a CD. Now to why it only got three stars. Read morePublished on March 15 2003 by Allen
Everclear is one of those bands that you listen to, and you know exactly what you're gonna get. Their 3-chord pseudo-grunge brand of rock is a patented sound for them. Read morePublished on March 5 2003 by andrew adams
The first time I hear "When It All Goes Wrong Again", I knew I had to get this one. Everclear's signature sound has returned on this excellent CD.Published on March 5 2002 by StarFox
This record is truely great. I am a huge Everclear fan and I love it. Out of the others, it's not my personal favorite only because the style is different. Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2002 by Diana Scherff
Let's face it: Everclear isn't the toughest of bands, nor are they the hardest, and some might even put them on the pop side. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by Mr. Music
This is a great album for people who like rock and grunge type bands. If you like Everclear's old music, you'll certaintly like this album. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2001 by JustSomeGuy
If you're looking for a CD that has great rock and some soft tunes too, this CD is for you. Everclear's CD "Songs From An American Movie Vol. Read morePublished on Aug. 16 2001 by JustSomeGuy
Everclear's best work yet. Some songs seem shallow at first. Art Alexakis writes the best lyrics punk, pop, and rock have to offer. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001 by Ziji