Pawn Shoppe Heart

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Pawn Shoppe Heart
Studio album by The Von Bondies
Released March 9, 2004
Recorded Sausalito Sound, The Plant and Studio D Recording, Sausalito, CA and Ghetto Recorders Studio, Detroit, MI
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, garage rock, punk blues
Length 40:46
Label Sire Records
Producer Jerry Harrison/Jason Stollsteimer
The Von Bondies chronology
Raw and Rare
(2003)
Pawn Shoppe Heart
(2004)
Love, Hate and Then There's You
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 9/10 link
Pitchfork Media 7.9/10 link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Spin 4.5/5 stars link
Stylus B- link

Pawn Shoppe Heart is the major-label debut of American garage rock revival band The Von Bondies, and their second album, released in 2004.

The record was met with critical acclaim, and helped lend even further voice to the Detroit garage punk underground brought to mainstream success by The White Stripes two years prior. The record has an average score of 80% on Metacritic.com. On the last track, after the three-minute silence following "Pawn Shoppe Heart", there's a hidden track: a cover of "Try a Little Tenderness", a song from the 1930s.

A shortened version of "C'mon C'mon" is the theme song for the American comedy-drama television show, Rescue Me. It is featured on the EA videogames "Burnout 3: Takedown" and "MVP Baseball 2004". The track "Mairead" is about Queens of Noize DJ Mairead Nash,[citation needed] who has been associated with Jason Stollsteimer. MLB Network uses a brief clip of "C'mon C'mon" as the opening of their new show 30 Clubs in 30 Days.

The song "C'mon C'mon" was released as downloadable content for Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on March 31, 2009 for Xbox 360 and April 2, 2009 for PS3. This track became available as DLC for the Wii version of Rock Band 2 on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 for $2 (200 Wii Points).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jason Stollsteimer except where noted.

  1. "No Regrets" – 2:34
  2. "Broken Man" – 2:10
  3. "C'mon C'mon" – 2:15
  4. "Tell Me What You See" – 1:56
  5. "Been Swank" – 2:44
  6. "Mairead" – 5:11
  7. "Not That Social" – 3:01
  8. "Crawl Through the Darkness" – 2:45
  9. "The Fever" – 2:38
  10. "Right of Way" – 3:46
  11. "Poison Ivy" – 2:14
  12. "Pawn Shoppe Heart" / "Try a Little Tenderness" (Stollsteimer, Irving King, Harry M. Woods)– 9:28