Suburban Legends (EP)

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Suburban Legends
EP by Suburban Legends
Released June 2001
Genre Ska punk
Length 16:56
Label We the People Records
Producer John Avila
Suburban Legends chronology
Origin Edition
(1999)
Suburban Legends
(2001)
Suburban Legends (Tim Remix)
(2002)

Suburban Legends is the first EP of the Orange County based ska punk band Suburban Legends. It was released in 2001 in Los Angeles, California by Lobster Girl Records. This self-produced album has sold over 20,000 copies. It was re-released the following year with the return of lead singer Tim Maurer.

This album (EP) has four different versions. The original version released had a red cover (The Red EP). Suburban Legends then decided to change the artwork inside, so they released it with a new cover (The Blue EP). When Chris Batstone left the band and the original singer, Tim Maurer returned to the band, they re-released it again, but this time with Tim on vocals as Suburban Legends (Tim Remix) (The Green EP) in 2002. It was then released again due to label changes (The Orange EP) at the end of the same year. All of the 4 versions of this EP are currently out of print, making them quite hard to find.

Music[edit]

Tracks 3 and 4, Don Juan and Alternative is Dead, had both been previously released on Suburban Legends' demo album Origin Edition and were co-written by the band's bassist at the time, Justin Meacham. Alternative is Dead was also one of the first tracks the band had written and was on the band's first demo, the Bomb Squad EP. Interestingly, the lyrics of those songs were written by Tim Maurer, the band's previous vocalist. Chris Batstone kept them unchanged, which resulted in him referring to himself as "Tim" in Don Juan.

The final track, Desperate, is a duet between Batstone and guitarist Brian Klemm. On the re-recorded version of the EP, trumpet player Vince Walker sang Batstone's part of the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Popular Demand" – 2:55
  2. "I Want More" – 4:14
  3. "Don Juan" – 3:14
  4. "Alternative is Dead" – 2:15
  5. "Desperate" – 3:39

Band Line-Up During Recording[edit]