Strait Up

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Strait Up
Studio album by Snot
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 1998–2000
Genre Nu metal, alternative metal
Length 50:17
Label Immortal
Producer Mike Doling, John "Tumor" Fahnestock, Jim Wirt
Snot chronology
Get Some
(1997)
Strait Up
(2000)
Alive!
(2002)
Alternative cover

Strait Up is the second and final studio album by Snot, released on November 7, 2000. The album features appearances by the lead vocalists of a number of major rock groups.[1][2] The album was released as a tribute to Snot's lead singer Lynn Strait, who was killed in a car accident on December 11, 1998.[1][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

The album peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200.[4] CMJ called the album "A vivid cross section of nu-metal styles."[5] Melody Maker gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and said that "The riffs are diamond hard and magnificently driven... the best of the band is found in their quieter moments."[6] It won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Hits/Compilation/Live Album of the Year.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Starlit Eyes", featuring Serj Tankian of System of a Down (2:58) (Fahnestock, Miller)
  2. "Take It Back", featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn (3:03) (Fahnestock)
  3. "I Know Where You're At", featuring M.C.U.D. of Hed PE (4:39) (Fahnestock, Doling)
  4. "Catch A Spirit", featuring Max Cavalera of Soulfly (3:55) (Fahnestock, Cavalera)
  5. "Until Next Time", featuring Jason Sears of R.K.L. (3:11) (Fahnestock, Sears, Strait)
  6. "Divided (An Argument for the Soul)", featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus (3:46) (Fahnestock, Boyd)
  7. "Ozzy Speaks", a spoken word track featuring Ozzy Osbourne (0:16)
  8. "Angel's Son", featuring Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, and Morgan Rose of Sevendust (3:49) (Lowery, Witherspoon)
  9. "Forever", featuring Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit (2:55) (Fahnestock, Durst)
  10. "Funeral Flights", featuring Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber (2:59) (Fahnestock)
  11. "Requiem", featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour (3:36) (Fahnestock, Taylor)
  12. "Reaching Out", featuring Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray & Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe (4:39) (Fahnestock, Crane, McGrath)
  13. "Absent", one of only two completed tracks for Snot's unfinished second album (appears on Strangeland's soundtrack) (5:30) (Strait)
  14. "Sad Air", a spoken word track featuring Lynn Strait, with backing guitar by Snot guitarist Sonny Mayo (2:11) (Mayo)
  15. "Strait Up", a hidden track that is mixed by DJ Lethal (5:58)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Iannini, Tommaso (2003). "Snot". Nu metal (in Italian). Giunti. pp. 78–79. ISBN 88-09-03051-6. 
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Review of Strait Up". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  3. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Biography of Snot". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  4. ^ "Charts and awards for Strait Up". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  5. ^ 12/00, p. 70
  6. ^ 11/21/00, p. 58
  7. ^ Metal Edge, June 2001