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hey btw this is tomorrow -- Kon-Tiki, 347 14th St Oakland

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From FB "memories", I was fishing for compliments on this controversial record and got some bites: From Luke: "Reading all the fan love for this record on Dr. Frank's FB page got me excited to give it another listen. It's been a while, but boy does it still sound great. It was a bit of a shock when it first came out just because it was not the record I was expecting. It took time but it really grew on me. 'Hey Emily' is one of my favorite songs ever. To me Love Is Dead-Alcatraz is the golden age of MTX and I love how distinct each of those records is. Each one is a totally different thing and I pretty much love them all equally but in different ways. The Holy Trilogy of pop punk!" From Steven: "Alcatraz is such a fucking genius album front to back. I remember buying it right as it came out, loving the cover, taking it home, unwrapping the plastic jewel case, and having a loud/dedicated good quality headphone listen with the lyric sheet open in my bedroom in Bakersfield at the age of 16. As a budding songwriter, i really appreciated all the cool, close intimate warm/analog-esque textures/complexity the album provided, even though i was expecting loud bashing pop/punk (there's that phrase again lol) power chords/distortion. The heartfelt/genius, soaring/pretty melodies, and personal lyrics.. gorgeous harmonies and all REAL, RAW musicianship, before the age of auto-tune, beat-detective on every drum hit.. i remember being really inspired by the record, rocking it very often in the car with my dad and loud on our home stereo, and even playing along to it w/my Les Paul in the boom box in my bedroom. I'm not ashamed to mention the songs brought tears of joy at times.. just so incredibly beautiful.. louder the better. It really hit home and helped me want to create more music as i was starting "Hey Emily" playing all the instruments on fun little punk demos in my bedroom, at home alone a lot in boring central valley of CA. I remember plinking around on a lot of the Alcatraz tunes on my acoustic guitar and admiring all the classic, descending/ascending chord patterns. I love all MrTx records, but this one's kinda more personal to me.. timing in my life was just perfect. Thanks for rocking and ruling, still to this day, Dr. Frank! always a pleasure!" https://www.deezer.com/en/album/4810241 #music #songs #albums #minds
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Important message from Sounds Radical Dept. of Disturbing Advertising: This was the last time we were allowed to see Uncle Eddie ... Up with MTX! Down with pants! Get a free ornament with every order over $25. http://soundsradical.com #music #product #christmas #vinyl #minds

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More from Dr Frank

hey btw this is tomorrow -- Kon-Tiki, 347 14th St Oakland

38 views ·
From FB "memories", I was fishing for compliments on this controversial record and got some bites: From Luke: "Reading all the fan love for this record on Dr. Frank's FB page got me excited to give it another listen. It's been a while, but boy does it still sound great. It was a bit of a shock when it first came out just because it was not the record I was expecting. It took time but it really grew on me. 'Hey Emily' is one of my favorite songs ever. To me Love Is Dead-Alcatraz is the golden age of MTX and I love how distinct each of those records is. Each one is a totally different thing and I pretty much love them all equally but in different ways. The Holy Trilogy of pop punk!" From Steven: "Alcatraz is such a fucking genius album front to back. I remember buying it right as it came out, loving the cover, taking it home, unwrapping the plastic jewel case, and having a loud/dedicated good quality headphone listen with the lyric sheet open in my bedroom in Bakersfield at the age of 16. As a budding songwriter, i really appreciated all the cool, close intimate warm/analog-esque textures/complexity the album provided, even though i was expecting loud bashing pop/punk (there's that phrase again lol) power chords/distortion. The heartfelt/genius, soaring/pretty melodies, and personal lyrics.. gorgeous harmonies and all REAL, RAW musicianship, before the age of auto-tune, beat-detective on every drum hit.. i remember being really inspired by the record, rocking it very often in the car with my dad and loud on our home stereo, and even playing along to it w/my Les Paul in the boom box in my bedroom. I'm not ashamed to mention the songs brought tears of joy at times.. just so incredibly beautiful.. louder the better. It really hit home and helped me want to create more music as i was starting "Hey Emily" playing all the instruments on fun little punk demos in my bedroom, at home alone a lot in boring central valley of CA. I remember plinking around on a lot of the Alcatraz tunes on my acoustic guitar and admiring all the classic, descending/ascending chord patterns. I love all MrTx records, but this one's kinda more personal to me.. timing in my life was just perfect. Thanks for rocking and ruling, still to this day, Dr. Frank! always a pleasure!" https://www.deezer.com/en/album/4810241 #music #songs #albums #minds
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Important message from Sounds Radical Dept. of Disturbing Advertising: This was the last time we were allowed to see Uncle Eddie ... Up with MTX! Down with pants! Get a free ornament with every order over $25. http://soundsradical.com #music #product #christmas #vinyl #minds

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