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is the second studio album by Broke American punk rock band Hed PE. Released on August 22, 2000, the album expanded the band's sound to incorporate classic rock and world music influences. It peaked at #63 on the , and features the band's best known single, "Bartender", which peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 Mainstream Rock Tracks Billboard chart and at #27 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and appeared on the retrospectives and The Best of Hed Planet Earth Major Pain 2 Indee Freedom: The Best of Hed P.E.
Allmusic described the musical style of Broke as Rap rock. In contrast to the band's first album, which solely mixed [1 ] Hard rock with hip hop, Broke incorporates new elements, including classic rock and world music influences. The album features guest appearances in recognition of Hed PE's [2 ] hardcore punk and heavy metal influences, including Dead Kennedys guitarist East Bay Ray, who performs on the song "Waiting to Die", and singers Serj Tankian of System of a Down and Morgan Lander of Kittie, who appear on the song "Feel Good". [2 ] [3 ]
Release and reception [ edit ]
The album peaked at #63 on the
, while its first single, "Bartender", peaked at #23 on the Billboard 200 Mainstream Rock Tracks Billboard chart and at #27 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. A music video for "Killing Time", the second single from [4 ] Broke, was produced in promotion of the film , which featured the song on its soundtrack. 3000 Miles to Graceland [5 ]
Allmusic's Jason D. Taylor wrote that the album "may have not found as much success in the competitive mainstream market as some would have liked, and even despite its distinct departure from the group's debut, it is an album that shows more vision than other rap-tinged rock albums to come out in 2000." The most negative response to the album came from critics who viewed its lyrics as misogynistic. [1 ] [6 ] [7 ]
"Bartender" was the band's most successful single.
Jive Records included it on the compilation , which was released without the band's authorization, permission, consent, or knowledge. The Best of Hed Planet Earth It was also included on [8 ] , which was compiled by the band and released by Major Pain 2 Indee Freedom: The Best of Hed P.E. Suburban Noize Records. [9 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Waiting to Die"
(featuring East Bay Ray) Geer/Shaine/Benekos
(featuring Serj Tankian and Morgan Lander) Geer/Shaine/Benekos
"I Got You"
"Boom (How You Like That)"
"Jesus (of Nazareth)"
"The Meadow (Special Like You)"
Personnel [ edit ]
Jahred aka M.C.U.D. aka Paulo Sergio — vocals Wesstyle — guitars
Chad aka Chizad — guitars
DJ Product © 1969 — Turntables
B.C. aka B.C. The Mizak Diza — drums and percussion
Mawk — bass
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Taylor, Jason D. "Broke - Hed PE". Allmusic . Retrieved 2008-08-23.
^ a b McIver, Joel (2002). Nu-metal: The Next Generation of Rock & Punk. Omnibus Press. p. 61. ISBN 0-7119-9209-6.
^ Iannini, Tommaso (2003). "(Hed)PE". Nu metal (in Italian). Giunti. p. 44. ISBN 88-09-03051-6.
^ "Charts and awards for . Broke" Allmusic . Retrieved 2008-08-23.
^ Van Horn, Teri (January 17, 2001). "(hed) pe Shoot Video For Song On 'Graceland' Soundtrack". MTV News.
^ Tussing, Lauren Consuelo (April 14, 2003). "Misogyny doesn't end in the studio". Boise, Idaho: The Arbiter . Retrieved 2008-08-23.
^ Gonzales, Ron (December 17, 2004). "Label switch frees HED p.e.". Albuquerque, New Mexico: The Journal . Retrieved 2008-08-23.
^ "Interview with (hed)P. E.". Live-Metal. July 28, 2006 . Retrieved 2008-08-23.
^ ". Allmusic Major Pain 2 Indee Freedom review" . Retrieved 3 November 2010.