Proof of Youth

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Proof of Youth
Studio album by The Go! Team
Released United Kingdom 10 September 2007
United States 11 September 2007
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, alternative dance, alternative hip-hop
Length 36:26
Label Memphis Industries (U.K.)
Sub Pop (U.S.)
Secret City (Canada)
The Go! Team chronology
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
(2004)
Proof of Youth
(2007)
Rolling Blackouts
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound (8/10)[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME (7/10)[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[5]
PopMatters (8/10)[6]
Robert Christgau (A-)[7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]

Proof of Youth is the second studio album by Brighton band The Go! Team. It was released on 10 September 2007 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States.[9]

History[edit]

The album encompasses various genres of music including indie rock, hip-hop and dance. It was preceded by two singles: "Grip Like a Vice", released on 9 July 2007, and "Doing It Right", released the week before the album. On 2 July 2007, "The Wrath of Marcie" was made available for streaming by accident by v2.

Proof of Youth features Bonde do Role's Marina Ribatski and Solex vocal contributions, along with the Double Dutch Divas. Also contributing vocals to the album are the Rappers Delight Club[10] and Public Enemy's Chuck D on "Flashlight Fight".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Grip Like a Vice" (featuring Lisa Lee of Cosmic Force & Sha Rock of Funky 4 + 1) - 4:01
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, Ruth Copeland / Ronald Greene, Taharqa Aleem, Tunde Aleem
    • Contains elements of The Politicians' "Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic", Captain Rock's "Cosmic Blast" and the documentary "Beat This: A Hip-Hop History".
  2. "Doing It Right" (featuring Kaori Tsuchida) - 3:23
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Weldon McDougal / Guy Hemric, Jerry Styner
    • Contains elements of Cindy Gibson's "I'll Always Love You", and Hemric and Styner's "International Girl" .
  3. "My World" - 2:08
    • Written by: Alan Parker
    • This track is a version of Alan Parker's "The Free Life".
  4. "Titanic Vandalism" (featuring Marina of Bonde do Rolê) - 3:50
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, Ruth Copeland
    • Contains elements of The Politicians' "Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic".
  5. "Fake ID" - 3:25
    • Written by: The Go! Team
  6. "Universal Speech" (featuring Rappers Delight Club & Double Dutch Divas) - 2:35
    • Written by: The Go! Team, Marina Vello
  7. "Keys to the City" - 3:09
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Bill Leeder / Bruno Nicolai / The Double Dutch Divas
    • Contains elements of Bill Leeder's "Out of Your Mind", Bruno Nicolai's "99 Donne, SEQ. 3" and the film "I Was Made to Love Her".
  8. "The Wrath of Marcie" - 3:23
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Jerry Reed Hubbard
    • Contains elements of Glen Campbell's "Turn It Around in Your Mind"
  9. "I Never Needed It Now So Much" (featuring Solex) - 3:26
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Peter Gosling, Peter Scott
    • Contains elements of Peter Gosling & Peter Scott's "Early in the Morning".
  10. "Flashlight Fight" (featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy) - 2:49
    • Written by: The Go! Team, Chuck D / Gene Page
    • Contains elements of Gene Page's "Blacula Strikes!".
  11. "Patricia's Moving Picture" - 4:12
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Alfredo Ricardo Do Nascimento
    • Contains elements of Alfredo Ricardo Do Nascimento's "Mulher Rendeira".
Japan bonus tracks
  1. "A Version of Myself"
  2. "Bull in the Heather"
  3. "Willow's Song"
  4. "Milk Crisis"

Bonus disc[edit]

The first pressing of the album on Compact Disc includes a second disc, with six additional tracks in the UK,[11] or four in the US.[12] These are written by The Go! Team unless otherwise noted.

UK Bonus Disc
  1. "Milk Crisis" - 2:48
  2. "Willow's Song" - 4:26
  3. "A Version of Myself" - 2:32
  4. "Bull in the Heather" - 3:04
  5. "Grip Like a Vice (Black Affair Remix)" - 3:57
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, Ruth Copeland / Ronald Greene, Taharqa Aleem, Tunde Aleem
    • Additional Production by Black Affair
  6. "Grip Like a Vice (Burnt Clay Remix)" - 12:23
US Bonus Disc
  1. "Milk Crisis" - 2:48
  2. "Phantom Broadcast" - 4:26
  3. "A Version of Myself" - 2:32
  4. "Grip Like a Vice (Black Affair Remix)" - 3:57
    • Written by: The Go! Team / Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, Ruth Copeland / Ronald Greene, Taharqa Aleem, Tunde Aleem
    • Additional Production by Black Affair

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