Dinosaur Sounds

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Dinosaur Sounds
Studio album by Catch 22
Released November 4, 2003
Genre Third Wave Ska
Length 33:06
Label Victory Records
Producer Catch 22
Catch 22 chronology
Washed Up and Through the Ringer
(2001)
Dinosaur Sounds
(2003)
Live!
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 2/5 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 3.0/5[3]

Dinosaur Sounds is a 2003 Catch 22 album and shows the band finally emerging from the shadow of former frontman Tomas Kalnoky. The album is a radical departure from previous work; while the band maintains its trademark aggression and inquisitive nature, the topics have steered back to rock and roll staples like relationship woes and alcohol, occasionally dabbling into the dark themes that made the band so distinctive compared to its ska contemporaries. "Beguile the Time" features a brief but powerful anti-war message, while "So Cold" sounds like a salvo being fired towards Kalnoky and his new outfit, Streetlight Manifesto.

The album received mixed reviews, thanks in part to the band's recent loss of their main vocalist Jeff Davidson. Many critics also disliked the band's departure from their typical ska genre.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Catch 22 unless otherwise noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Rocky"   3:23
2. "Beguile the Time"   2:47
3. "Wine Stained Lips"   2:46
4. "Motown Cinderella"   2:32
5. "Chin Up"   3:20
6. "Dreams of Venus"   3:07
7. "Dripping Faucet"   3:11
8. "Good Times" (Catch 22, Pat Kays, and Ian McKenzie) 3:06
9. "Interlude"   0:41
10. "So Cold"   2:57
11. "Regression" (Catch 22, Pat Kays, and Ian McKenzie) 1:53
12. "Chasing the Moon"   1:33
13. "Lamont's Lament"   1:50
Total length:
33:06
  • It is significant that the last five tracks are mislabeled when played on a computer: "Interlude" is labeled as "So Cold"; "Regression" as "Chasing the Moon"; "Chasing the Moon" as "Lamont's Lament"; "Lamont's Lament" as "Untitled Track". This is because "Interlude" was intentionally unlabeled on the jacket as a Hidden Track and incorrectly labelled during mastering.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Anderson. "Dinosaur Sounds - Catch 22". Allmusic. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ Punknews.org review
  3. ^ "Catch 22 - Dinosaur Sounds (album review)". Sputnikmusic. October 22, 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2013.