Haunted Cities

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Haunted Cities (Transplants album)
Studio album by Transplants
Released June 21, 2005
Recorded 2004-2005
Genre Rap rock, punk rock, Hip Hop, R&B
Length 40:06
Label Atlantic
Producer Tim Armstrong, Dave Carlock, Louis Plichet
Transplants chronology
Transplants
(2002)
Haunted Cities
(2005)
In a Warzone
(2013)
Screwed and chopped version cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link

Haunted Cities is the second album and major label debut by the Transplants. It was released on June 21, 2005 and includes the radio hit "Gangsters & Thugs". The album sold close to 34,000 copies in its first week and came in at #28 on the Billboard 200. This album was screwed and chopped by Paul Wall.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Tim Armstrong, Rob Aston and Travis Barker unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Not Today" (Armstrong, Aston, Barker, Sen "Sen Dog" Reyes) – 2:41
  2. "Apocalypse Now" – 3:16
  3. "Gangsters and Thugs" – 3:54
  4. "What I Can't Describe" (Armstrong, Aston, Barker, Paul Devoux) – 4:02
  5. "Doomsday" – 3:49
  6. "Killafornia" (Armstrong, Aston, Barker, Louis "B-Real" Freese) – 3:47
  7. "American Guns" – 2:38
  8. "Madness" (Armstrong, Aston, Barker, Dave Carlock, Brody Dalle) – 3:09
  9. "Hit the Fence" – 2:12
  10. "Pay Any Price" – 1:57
  11. "I Want It All" – 3:56
  12. "Crash and Burn" (Armstrong, Aston, Barker, Rakaa Taylor) – 4:45

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Red Dawn" – 3:52 (bonus track on the Japanese version)
  2. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7" - 3:58 (BestBuy bonus track)

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Scott Abels - percussion on tracks 4, 6, 10, 12
  • B-Real - guest vocals on track 6
  • Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - guest vocals on track 4
  • Nic C. - drum programming on track 7
  • Dave Carlock - production, engineering, synthesizer/keyboards on tracks 2-8, 12, backing vocals on 4,8, 12, guitar on 5,6,8, thermin on 1,6,8, organ on 8, 10, bass on 5, 12
  • John "Silas" Cranfield- assistant engineering
  • Sen Dog - guest vocals on track 1
  • Obi Fernandez - trombone on track 5
  • Nick Ferrero - assistant engineering
  • Matt Freeman - bass on tracks 5 and 11
  • Kim Jade Fry- bass on tracks 2-3
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner- mastering
  • Rich Graiko - trumpet on track 5
  • Dave Holden - saxophone on track 5
  • Rakaa Iriscience - guest vocals on track 12
  • Billy Jam - sound effects on track 5
  • John Morrical - additional engineer, assistant engineering
  • DJ Odie - scratching on tracks 3, 11-12
  • Carlos Paugar - drum programming on track 14
  • Neal H. Pogue - mixing
  • DJ Pone - scratching on track 4-5, 10
  • Chris Rakestraw - assistant engineering
  • Brett Reed - percussion on track 10
  • Vic Ruggiero - farfisa, Wurlitzer on track 6
  • Fredrik Sarhagen - additional engineering
  • Alicia Simmons- assistant engineering
  • Rich Stites - backing vocals on track 3
  • Ian Suddarth- assistant engineering
  • Gemi Taylor - guitar on track 4
  • Jennifer Tefft- flute on track 12