Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits

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Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits
Studio album by The Ataris
Released April 13, 1999
Recorded June 1998 at Orange Whip Studios Santa Barbara, California
Genre Pop punk
Length 36:31
Label Kung Fu
Producer Joey Cape
The Ataris chronology
Look Forward to Failure
(1998)
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits
(1999)
Let it Burn (split with Useless ID
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Ultimate-Guitar.com 10/10 stars[2]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars[3]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[4]

Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits is the second studio album by the American pop punk band The Ataris. It was released on Kung Fu Records on April 13, 1999. The album cover is the neon sign for the Blue Skies Mobile Park in Santa Barbara, California, taken by Roe.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kris Roe, except where noted.. 

No. Title Length
1. "Losing Streak"   1:52
2. "1*15*96" (Kris Roe, Marko DeSantis) 3:54
3. "San Dimas High School Football Rules"   2:47
4. "Your Boyfriend Sucks"   2:48
5. "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone"   3:49
6. "Broken Promise Ring"   3:26
7. "Angry Nerd Rock"   2:34
8. "The Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl"   2:49
9. "Choices"   1:33
10. "Better Way"   2:03
11. "My Hotel Year" (acoustic version) 1:26
12. "Life Makes No Sense"   1:42
13. "Answers"   2:11
14. "In Spite of the World" (Kris Roe, Mike Davenport) 3:37
Total length:
36:31
  • "My Hotel Year" was originally recorded from the band's previous EP Look Forward To Failure, and was re-recorded for the album as an acoustic version.

Personnel[edit]

"Your Boyfriend Sucks"[edit]

At the end of this song, a quote from the soundtrack of the movie A Bronx Tale is played:

Sonny (Chazz Palminteri): Alright, listen to me. You pull up right where she lives, right? Before you get outta the car, you lock both doors. Then, get outta the car, you walk over to her. You bring her over to the car. Dig out the key, put it in the lock and open the door for her. Then you let her get in. Then you close the door. Then you walk around the back of the car and look through the rear window. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in: dump her.
Calogero 'C' Anello (Lillo Brancato): Just like that?
Sonny: Listen to me, kid. If she doesn't reach over and lift up that button so that you can get in, that means she's a selfish broad and all you're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. You dump her and you dump her fast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, Vincent (1999-04-13). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Blue Skies, Broken Hearts... Next 12 Exits Review | The Ataris | Compact Discs | Reviews @". Ultimate-guitar.com. October 12, 2004. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Review". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2012-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2005-01-14. Retrieved 2012-11-02.