Age of Reptiles (album)

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Age of Reptiles
Studio album by Showbread
Released August 1, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Electro-rock, hard rock, pop-rock, post-punk, post-grunge, southern rock
Length 42:52
Label Tooth and Nail
Producer Sylvia Massy
Showbread chronology
No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical
(2004)
Age of Reptiles
(2006)
Anorexia
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars [2]
Cross Rhythms 9/10 stars [3]

Age of Reptiles is an album by the band Showbread. It was released on August 1, 2006. It sold over 4,000 copies in its first week making it the first, and so far only, Showbread album to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at position #198.

Reaction of Fans[edit]

Upon its release, the album ignited a controversy among fans of Showbread's previous record, "No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical." The songs containing less of a "spastic" sound and less screaming vocals left fans of the hardcore music genre disappointed. Other Showbread fans maintain that it is their best work to date. On August 8, 2006, the band responded with a statement on their official website.[4] Oh! Emetophobia! was first performed at the Underground Cafe in Roseville, California sometime in March 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Josh Dies.

  1. "Naked Lunch" 2:59
  2. "Pachycephalosaurus" 4:04
  3. "Your Owls Are Hooting" 3:57
  4. "Oh! Emetophobia!" 3:29
  5. "Sing Me To Sleep" 4:07
  6. "George Romero Will Be At Our Wedding" 3:22
  7. "The Jesus Lizard" 3:22
  8. "Centipede Sisters" 2:32
  9. "Dinosaur Bones"4:24
  10. "Age of Reptiles" 10:36
  11. "Age of Insects" (Hidden track)

Personnel[edit]

  • Josh Dies - Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Ivory Mobley - Lead Vocals
  • Patrick Porter - Bass
  • Mike Jensen - Guitar
  • Matt Davis - Guitar
  • John Giddens - Synthesizer
  • Marvin Reilly - Drums

Production Mistakes[edit]

on the lyrics section, the lyrics to "George Romero Will Be At Our Wedding" are printed twice.

On the track listing, 'The Jesus Lizard' and 'Centipede Sisters' and switched in order.

On iTunes, many of the tracks are mislabeled—the titles for "Oh! Emetophobia!" and "Sing Me To Sleep" are switched, track 7 is incorrectly labeled as "Mouth Like A Magazine" (a song from the band's previous album), and the tracks after track 7 are mislabeled as "The Jesus Lizard", "Centipede Sisters", and "Dinosaur Bones."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Age of Reptiles (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Showbread's Band Journal
  5. ^ iTunes listing