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Hopeless Romantic [The Bouncing Souls]

  • 1. Hopeless Romantic
    2. '87
    3. Kid
    4. Fight to Live
    5. Bulling the Jukebox
    6. You're So Rad
    7. Night on Earth
    8. Monday Mourning Ant Brigade
    9. Ol!
    10. Undeniable
    11. Wish Me Well (You Can Go to Hell)
    12. It's Not the Heat, It's the Humanity
    13. Whole Thing, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 86550

  • Credits
    ProducerThom Wilson
    EngineerThom Wilson

    Bouncing Souls: Greg (vocals); The Pete (guitar); Bryan (bass); Shal (drums).
    Additional personnel: Kara Wethington.
    Recorded at The Plant, Sausalito, California.
    Personnel: Greg Attonito (vocals); Shal Khichi (snare drum).
    Those of you who miss the irreverently hard-rocking sound of the Misfits would do well to hear this album. Mixing loud, power-chord-laden hard rock, punk (circa '77/'78) and outrageously catchy power-pop-tinged melodic hooks, the Bouncing Souls deliver tales of heartache with a defiant smirk. Drums pound, the guitars are terse and the vocals are as youthfully snotty as early Ramones, Replacements or Dead Boys. The sing-along choruses are infectious as sports cheers and the lyrics are sarcastic in a juvenile manner (and that's meant as a compliment--check out "Bullying the Jukebox"). HOPELESS ROMANTIC doesn't break any new ground, but it does remind one how much FUN rock & roll can be.

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ (5/3/99, p.27) - "...The intoxicatingly catchy HOPELESS ROMANTIC is the most accessible offering of the quartet's 12-year career. The band leans a little more on its pop sensibilities, offering up plenty of delicious melodies..."
    Melody Maker (4/24/99, p.38) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...big phat production and songs worthy of Jonathan Richman or Paul Westerberg at their prime. Sorta classic and really quite a find..."
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