Pass the Flask

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Pass the Flask
Studio album by The Bled
Released July 29, 2003
March 20, 2007 (Reissue)
Genre Hardcore, mathcore, metalcore
Length 38:20
73:21 (Reissue)
Label Fiddler
Vagrant (Reissue)
Producer Beau Burchell
The Bled chronology
The Bled
(2002)
Pass the Flask
(2003)
Found in the Flood
(2005)
Pass The Flask Reissue Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HCS.net 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Pass the Flask is the first full album released by the hardcore punk band The Bled. Track 2 was originally labeled "Dale Earnhardt's Seatbelt", but was changed for legal reasons. It is still listed as "Dale Earnhardt's Seatbelt" on the inside of the album booklet.

Reissue[edit]

The Bled originally released their first album on Fiddler Records, an independent, now defunct record label. Pass the Flask sold approx 50,000 copies while on Fiddler. The Bled then signed to Vagrant Records to release their second album, Found in the Flood. They reissued the first album on their new label Vagrant Records, containing all of the songs from Pass the Flask, as well as the almost impossible to find His First Crush and The Bled EPs and officially unreleased tracks that only family and friends had. Jeremy Talley, the guitarist, said that "it seemed like the right time to put them all on one disc and put it out there before too many people find out about the Internet."[3] In the thanks section of the booklet, they say that they are "buying a Hummer" with the money from selling the CD twice.[4]

Track origins[edit]

The first ten songs make up the reissue, coming from Pass the Flask. Track 2 was originally entitled "Dale Earnhardt's Seatbelt", but was changed for legal reasons. It is still listed as "Dale Earnhardt's Seatbelt" in the liner notes. Tracks 11-15 are from His First Crush, 16-18 are from The Bled. Song 19, "Ok, But Here's How It Really Happened", has never been officially released before. Song 20, "Hotel Coral Essex" (Original Recording), is from a demo recorded for a 2004 Warped Tour sampler,[4] although it was later added to and released on Found in the Flood. Finally, song 21, "Lay On My Cot", is said to have been "sent to us from deep space and shall never be spoken of again."[3] The track "Ruth Buzzi Better Watch Her Back" is titled after a line of dialogue from the comedy Wet Hot American Summer. The track "Get Up You Son of a Bitch, Cause Mickey Loves Ya" is titled after a line of dialogue from Rocky.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Red Wedding" – 2:51
  2. "You Know Who's Seatbelt" – 3:01
  3. "I Never Met Another Gemini" – 4:11
  4. "Ruth Buzzi Better Watch Her Back" – 3:30
  5. "Sound of Sulfur" – 3:12
  6. "Porcelain Hearts and Hammers for Teeth" – 5:33
  7. "Get Up You Son of a Bitch, Cause Mickey Loves Ya" – 1:30
  8. "Spitshine Sonata" – 3:30
  9. "We Are the Industry" – 6:06
  10. "Nothing We Say Leaves This Room" – 4:51

Reissue bonus tracks[edit]

# Song Title Time Originally found on
11 "His First Crush" 3:08 His First Crush
12 "Anvil Piñata" 3:38
13 "Swatting Flies With A Wrecking Ball" 2:20
14 "Glitterbomb" 3:58
15 "F Is For Forensics" 4:28
16 "John Wayne Newton" 2:23 The Bled (EP)
17 "Meredith" 2:23
18 "My Cyanide Catharsis" (Ft. Emily Long) 4:15
19 "Ok, But Here's How It Really Happened" 3:01 Unreleased
20 "Hotel Coral Essex" (Original Recording) 3:29
21 "Lay On My Cot" (K-Note Freestyle Ft. MC JayRay) 2:16

Credits[edit]

Original

  • Beau Burchell - Engineering, production, mixing
  • Ted Danson - Executive producer
  • Shawn Sullivan - Mastering
  • Ryan Joseph Shaughnessy - Photography
  • Mike Celi - Bass
  • Jeremy Talley - Guitar
  • James Muñoz - Vocals
  • Ross Ott - Guitar
  • Mike Pedicone - Drums

Reissue

  • James Muñoz - Vocals
  • Jeremy Talley - Guitar
  • Ross Ott - Guitar
  • Mike Pedicone - Drums
  • Mike Celi - Bass
  • Beau Burchell - Engineer
  • Beau Burchell - Producer
  • Beau Burchell - Mixer
  • Ted Danson - Executive Producer
  • RJ Shaughnessy - Photography
  • Sergie - "Slapping The Art Together"
  • Ben Goetting - Additional Layout
  • Amy Fleisher, Rossmosis, and Friends - Additional Photography

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