Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

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Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
Studio album by Does It Offend You, Yeah?
Released 14 March 2011
Recorded 2009–2011
Genre Dance-punk, electro house, new rave, dubstep
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer Martin Rushent, Alex Newport
Does It Offend You, Yeah? chronology
You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into
(2008)
Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
(2011)
Singles from Don't Say We Didn't Warn You
  1. "The Monkeys Are Coming"
    Released: 23 January 2011
  2. "Wondering"
    Released: 1 May 2011[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[3]

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You is the second studio album by dance-punk band Does It Offend You, Yeah?. It was released 14 March 2011. It reached number 3 in the UK dance album charts and number 11 in the Indie charts.

Background[edit]

The album was first announced as early as 2009. In October of the same year, the band requested fans via their MySpace page to record audio clips of themselves shouting the word "Yeah!" to be used in a track on the album.[4] On 27 April, Does It Offend You, Yeah? told fans via a MySpace blog that they were to release a track called "The News at 10" for a limited time to celebrate reaching ten million plays on the social networking site.[5] After the initial release, the song was modified and became the new song "Yeah!" that appears on the album. The song "All the Same" is featured on the soundtrack to the 2010 video game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and was speculated to be included in the album, but does not appear in it.

They first hoped to release the album by March 2010.[6] However, in mid-2010 the band revealed that they had been working for over a year and set up a mailing list for fans to keep track of their progress via their official website.[7] A track called "We Are The Dead" was given away as a free download from the band's official website on 25 August 2010, along with links to the song's "remix parts."[8]

The first single from the album is titled "The Monkeys Are Coming". The song features a vocal sample from an internet meme featuring an American man ranting to a group of skateboarders.[9] The track was released on iTunes on 23 January 2011,[10] while the full EP was released on 27 February 2011. Remixes were produced by Disco of Doom and dubstep producer Bar 9, both of which appear as B-sides on the EP.[11]

The English alternative rapper Trip has been announced to appear on the track titled Wondering. Trip had previously supported on their 2009 UK Tour. The song was played live at The Prodigy's "Warrior's Dance" Festival at the MK Bowl on 24 July 2010.[6] Does It Offend You, Yeah? later announced plans for a new 19-date UK tour, to be supported by fellow British bands Hounds and Tripwires.[12] The band had supported the likes of Prodigy, Pendulum and Linkin Park in order to promote the album.[13][14]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "We Are the Dead"   3:54
2. "John Hurt"   4:37
3. "Pull Out My Insides"   4:07
4. "Yeah!"   4:12
5. "The Monkeys Are Coming"   3:57
6. "Wrong Time Wrong Planet"   3:59
7. "Wrestler"   3:20
8. "Wondering" (feat. Trip) 2:25
9. "The Knife"   3:36
10. "Broken Arms"   4:25
iTunes Japan bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "Dead for the Summer"   4:16
iTunes UK bonus track
No. Title Length
11. "Survival of the Thickest"   2:50
Sampling
  • "We Are The Dead" samples the singing of the character Gizmo from the movie Gremlins
  • The song "John Hurt" sampled the Yeah! Woo! drum break.
  • The song "The Monkeys Are Coming" samples a popular Internet meme, a video of a drifter shouting "The funky monkeys is coming!" to a group of Philadelphia skateboarders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wondering: Yeah? Does It Offend You: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  2. ^ Don't Say We Didn't Warn You at AllMusic
  3. ^ “The Monkeys Are Coming” (15 March 2011). "Alternative Press - Reviews: Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Don't Say We Didn't Warn You". Altpress.com. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  4. ^ "Does It Offend You, Yeah? ask fans to appear on new album | News". Nme.Com. 9 October 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  5. ^ "nearly ten million myspace plays. time for a gift. van Does It Offend You, Yeah? op Myspace". Myspace.com. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  6. ^ a b "triple j music news: Does It Offend You Yeah? say new album will be ready early 2010". Abc.net.au. 30 June 2004. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Album news van Does It Offend You, Yeah? op Myspace". Myspace.com. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Butt Naked Wonda, Big Brotha Thunda and The Masta Blasta‏". YouTube. 15 September 2008. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  10. ^ "The Monkeys Are Coming - Single by Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Download The Monkeys Are Coming - Single on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  11. ^ "The Monkeys Are Coming: Yeah? Does It Offend You: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  12. ^ "MONKEYS ARE COMING VIDEO!! TOUR NEWS!! van Does It Offend You, Yeah? op Myspace". Myspace.com. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  13. ^ Ilia (15 November 2010). "Linkin Park, The Prodigy, Does It Offend You, Yeah? team up for U.S. tour « Consequence of Sound". Consequenceofsound.net. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  14. ^ "Linkin Park, Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? at Madison Square Garden". NextMosh.com. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2011-08-09.