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Oil [Thick Compilation]
1. Gethsamane - Rise Against
2. Grand Canyon - Haymarket Riot
3. Old School Reasons - Alkaline Trio
4. Last Three Years, The - Duvall
5. Use Your Arms - The Dishes
6. Pangea - The Arrivals
7. Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been - The Lawrence Arms
8. They Came to See You - The Ghost
9. We Are the Owls - Owls
10. Uncool Is What You Make It - Tom Daily
11. Teehan's - The Tossers
12. Bruises - Plain White T's
13. Spycrash - Detachment Kit
14. Some Senseless Day - The Reputation
15. Mellowed - Local H
16. Mr. Beer - Check Engine
17. Mother***ing Saturday - Bitchy
18. R101 - The Matics
19. Lost My Lights - Robert Nanna
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 086
Personnel: Elizabeth Elmore (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Isaac Thotz, Sarah Staskauskas, Josh Caterer, Matt Skiba, Scott Lucas, Kevin J. Frank, Tom Higgenson (vocals, guitar); Tony Duggins (vocals, mandolin); Rob Kellenberger (vocals, drums); Daniel Andriano, Fred Popolo, Tim Kinsella, Tim McIlrath (vocals); Kiki Yablon (guitar, tambourine, background vocals); Todd Mohney, Sean Hulet, Victor Villarreal, Eli Caterer, Mike Pawula (guitar); Clayton Hansen (banjo); Aaron Duggins (tin whistle); Derek Grant, Matt Espy, Michael Tsoulos, Ryan Rapsys, Shane Hochstetler, Dave Tirio, Brandon Barnes, Brian St. Clair (drums).
Audio Mixers: Dale Meiners; Lance Reynolds.
Recording information: Old Oil Factory, South, Ci Dusmez (09/02/2002-09/18/2002).
Photographers: Andrew Ballantyne; Kirsten Sorton; Brian Ulrich; Billy Spunke; Jason Hammel; Jason Thompson.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Eric White; Jim Mertz; Paul P. Joyce; Dave Lund; Brian A. Wnukowski; Joe Cannon; Chris Daly; Steve Sostak; Chaz Linde.
All the songs on this release from Chicago's Thick label were recorded with a mobile unit inside an ancient, sputtering oil-blending factory on the city's South Side. As I-55 roared outside, and the factory itself made, well, factory noises, the bands launched into their material without the need for studio trickery or production hijinks. Oil is 17 songs of raw, viscous punk, hardcore, and emo. Standouts include Alkaline Trio's "Old School Reasons," Rise Against's "Gethsamane," and Lawrence Arms' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been." Of course, there are a few stinkers; every compilation has them. In this case, the Owls' avant punk seems a bit out of place inside the muscular depths of the makeshift recording studio. But it's a brief misstep. Oil will certainly appeal to fans of Midwestern punk and emo, and Thick itself deserves credit for the creativity behind the project. ~ Johnny Loftus
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