The Gold Record

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The Gold Record
Studio album by The Bouncing Souls
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded January 2006
Genre Punk rock
Length 44:24
Label Epitaph
Producer Ted Hutt
The Bouncing Souls chronology
Live
(2005)
The Gold Record
(2006)
20th Anniversary Series
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
ThePunkSite.com 4.5/5 stars link

The Gold Record is the seventh full-length album from The Bouncing Souls. It was released on June 6, 2006 which the band deemed 'the number of the release', and also deemed the album 'the release of the beast'. This is due to its release date (6/6/06), the fact that it is their sixth album of previously unreleased material, and in reference to the number of the beast (666). Despite the title, the album has not achieved Gold status.

The album includes two covers, of "Lean on Sheena" by Avoid One Thing and "Better Things" by The Kinks. "Letter from Iraq" is based around a poem sent to the band by Garett Reppenhagen, a soldier serving in Iraq.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Greg Attonito, Pete Steinkopf, Bryan Kienlen, and Michael McDermott, except where noted. 

The Gold Record
No. Title Length
1. "The Gold Song"   3:16
2. "So Jersey"   4:01
3. "Sounds of the City"   2:42
4. "The Pizza Song"   3:43
5. "Sarah Saturday"   3:46
6. "Better Things" (Ray Davies) 3:27
7. "The Messenger"   4:20
8. "Lean on Sheena" (Joe Gittleman) 3:20
9. "Letter from Iraq" (The Bouncing Souls, Garett Reppenhagen) 2:57
10. "The New Thing"   3:11
11. "Midnight Mile"   2:52
12. "For All the Unheard"   6:49
Total length:
44:24

Personnel[edit]

The Bouncing Souls
Additional musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 141
Top Heatseekers 5
Top Independent Albums 10