A Hangover You Don't Deserve

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A Hangover You Don't Deserve
Studio album by Bowling for Soup
Released September 14, 2004
Recorded Ruby Red Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
Valve Studios
Dallas, Texas
Genre Pop punk
Length 58:23
Label FFROE/Jive/Zomba
Producer Butch Walker, Russ-T Cobb, Jaret Reddick, Casey Diiorio
Bowling for Soup chronology
Drunk Enough to Dance
(2002)
A Hangover You Don't Deserve
(2004)
Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies
(2005)
Singles from A Hangover You Don't Deserve
  1. "1985"
    Released: July 27, 2004
  2. "Almost"
    Released: January 4, 2005
  3. "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"
    Released: November 17, 2005
  4. "Ridiculous"
    Released: 2006
  5. "Two Seater"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]

A Hangover You Don't Deserve is the seventh studio album by Bowling for Soup.[3] It was released on September 14, 2004 as their third album with Jive Records.[3] The first single, "1985", quickly became a Top 40 staple, peaking at No. 5 on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart and was nominated for a Grammy.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Almost" (*) Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker 3:26
2. "Trucker Hat" (*) Reddick, Walker 3:01
3. "1985" (*) Reddick, Mitch Allan, John Allen 3:13
4. "Get Happy"   Reddick, Zac Maloy 2:56
5. "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"   Reddick, Maloy, Ted Bruner 3:50
6. "Ridiculous"   Reddick, Casey Diiorio 3:58
7. "Shut-Up and Smile"   Reddick, Maloy 4:02
8. "Last Call Casualty" (*) Reddick, Walker 3:31
9. "Next Ex-Girlfriend"   Reddick, Coplan 3:25
10. "A-Hole"   Reddick, Zuniga 3:56
11. "My Hometown"   Reddick 3:02
12. "Smoothie King"   Reddick, Maloy 4:01
13. "Sad Sad Situation"   Reddick, Zuniga, Tony Scalzo 2:25
14. "Really Might Be Gone"   Reddick 3:43
15. "Down for the Count"   Reddick 3:37
16. "Two-Seater" (**) Reddick, Maloy 3:55
17. "Friends O' Mine"   Reddick, Zuniga, Scalzo 2:22
18. "[Blank]"     0:04-0:05
19. "Ohio" (Reprise) Reddick, Maloy, Bruner 7:17
20. "Belgium" (Boy Band Remix) Reddick 2:28
Total length:
58:23

Each version of the album, excluding the DualDisc version, has a number of tracks that are four-to-five seconds of complete silence, titled "[Blank]", between the last song and "Ohio (Reprise)". The number of tracks varies upon the version, but "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium (Boy Band Remix)" are tracks 43 and 44 respectively on all versions.

U.K. Edition
No. Title Length
18. "Somebody Get My Mom" (not on first pressing) 3:20
Total length:
61:43
Japanese Edition
No. Title Length
18. "Somebody Get My Mom"   3:20
19. "Bipolar" (also appears on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" Single 1) 2:39
Total length:
64:22

B-sides[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Major Denial" (released on the Australian and U.K. "1985" Single 1 and 2) 2:24
2. "Make It Up to You" (released on the Australian "1985" single and U.K. "1985" 7" Vinyl) 3:52
3. "Girl All the Bad Guys Want (Kerrang! Radio Session)" (released on U.K. "Almost" single) 3:27
4. "Undertow" (released on Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies) 3:31

DualDisc Version[edit]

CD side
  • Tracks 1-17 of standard edition
DVD side
  • Entire Album in 5.1 Surround Sound (including "Ohio (Reprise)" and "Belgium" (Boy Band Remix) as Tracks 18 and 19 respectively)
  • Entire Album In Stereo PCM
  • "1985" (video)
  • "Almost" (video)
  • "Ridiculous" (video)
  • "Two-Seater" (Acoustic) (video from RollingStone.com Originals)

Artwork information[edit]

The photographs from this album were all shot around the Dallas area, including the store window at Lula B's, a bathroom at Hotel Zaza, and a dry cleaners in Lewisville, as well as other locations.

Personnel[edit]

Bowling for Soup

  • Grand Marshall: Butch Walker
  • Co-Produced by Russ-T Cobb and Jaret Reddick except * and **
  • * Produced by Butch Walker
  • Recorded and Mixed at Ruby Red Productions Atlanta, GA
  • Engineered and Mixed by Russ-T Cobb except **
  • Assistant Engineer: Sean Loughlin
  • Project Coordinator: Christie Priode
  • ** Produced by Jaret Reddick Casey Diiorio
Recorded and Mixed by Casey Diiorio at Valve Studios, Dallas, TX
  • Tracks 1 and 3 Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge at South Beach Studios, Miami, FL
  • Mastered by Chaz Harper at Battery Mastering NYC

Additional Musicians/Backing Vocals

  • Butch Walker
  • Russ-T Cobb
  • Joey Huffman
  • FFroe
  • Howie
  • Sim Klugerman
  • Sean Loughlin
  • JT Hall
  • Shelly Truesdell
  • Candice Leigh Andrews
  • Sybil Summers as the "ex" in "Down For The Count"

Road Crew

  • Greg "Geenger" Lobdell – Drums, merch and LOUDLY entertaining.
  • Edo "Uuuuuuhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm" Levi – Front Of House, impressions of Butt Head and really bad gambling.
  • Tony "T-Ride" Gattone – Stage, merch and all 'round swell guy.
  • Sean "Baggins" Bailey – Tour Manager, shooter of vodka, scary when needed.
  • Management
Jeff Roe and Jaret Reddick
  • Legal Representation
Michael L. McKoy, esq.
  • Booking
Andy Somers – The Agency Group
Paul Bolton – The Helter Skelter (UK/Europe)
  • CD Enhancement by Arrowbox Productions
Filmed by Sim Klugerman
Edited by Sim Klugerman and Dominic Dusseault
  • Band Photography: Jason Janik; Photos of News Correspondent: Giles Ashford; Art Direction/Design: Elisa Garica

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2004 Billboard 200 37

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "1985" Adult Top 40 5
The Billboard Hot 100 23
Top 40 Mainstream 10
Top 40 Tracks 13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Brian Hiatt (September 24, 2004). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "A List of the 11 BFS studio albums (for my twitter peeps)". January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.