The Great Burrito Extortion Case

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The Great Burrito Extortion Case
Studio album by Bowling for Soup
Released November 7, 2006
Recorded May 15 – June 14, 2006
Ruby Red Productions
Atlanta, Georgia
Pulse Recording
Silverlake, California
Rosewater Studios
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Genre Pop punk
Length 64:42
71:44 (U.K. Edition)
71:42 (Japan Edition)
68:16 (Hastings Edition)
68:25 (iTunes Edition)
67:29 (Napster Edition)
68:12 (Rhapsody Edition)
67:25 (Wal-Mart Edition)
Label Jive/Zomba
Producer Russ-T Cobb, Jaret Reddick, Butch Walker, Adam Schlesinger
Bowling for Soup chronology
Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies
(2005)
The Great Burrito Extortion Case
(2006)
Bowling for Soup: Live and Very Attractive
(2008)
Singles from The Great Burrito Extortion Case
  1. "High School Never Ends"
    Released: September 19, 2006
  2. "When We Die"
    Released: 2007
  3. "I'm Gay"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (6.2/10)[1]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]

The Great Burrito Extortion Case is Bowling for Soup's ninth studio album released on November 7, 2006 as their fifth album through Jive Records.[5] It is their ninth album in total. It was originally set to be titled All My Rowdy Friends Are Still Intoxicated or We're Not Fat, We Just Have Small Heads. This album's first single to be released was "High School Never Ends", which is available on iTunes. The album got an Honorable Mention on Ultimate-Guitar's top ten albums of 2006, and debuted at No. 88 on the Billboard Top 200.[6]

The album's title originated from the news ticker on the bottom of a TV screen that the group saw when in a hotel bar. The headline said "Burrito Extortion Case," which intrigued the band members.[7]

According to the band on their official website "there are at least 12 verses' worth of total joy for every sort-of-sad chorus about an ex-girlfriend on this record."

This album is one of the Bowling For Soup albums not to feature a version of the song "Belgium".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Epiphany"   Jaret Reddick, Zac Maloy 4:09
2. "High School Never Ends" (**) Reddick, Adam Schlesinger 3:29
3. "Val Kilmer"   Reddick, Maloy 3:31
4. "I'm Gay"   Reddick 3:26
5. "Why Don't I Miss You?"   Reddick, Stacy Jones 3:48
6. "A Friendly Goodbye"   Reddick 3:27
7. "Luckiest Loser"   Reddick, Jones 3:47
8. "Love Sick Stomach Ache (Sugar Coated Accident)"   Reddick, Maloy 4:06
9. "Much More Beautiful Person" (with Lesley Roy) Reddick, Mitch Allan 3:24
10. "Friends Like You"   Reddick 2:30
11. "When We Die" (*) Reddick, Butch Walker 4:13
12. "99 Biker Friends"   Reddick, Maloy 3:14
13. "Don't Let It Be Love"   Reddick, Maloy 3:26
14. "If You Come Back to Me" (includes "Outro" hidden track) Reddick, Maloy 20:12
Total length:
64:42
  • "I'm Gay" appears to end prematurely. The ending is cut in the middle of a guitar part.
U.K. Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Everyday's a Saturday"   Maloy, Reddick 3:32
16. "No Opinion" (Acoustic)   3:30
Total length:
71:44
Japan Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "No Opinion" (Acoustic)   3:30
16. "...Baby One More Time"   Max Martin 3:30
Total length:
71:42
Hastings Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Home Alone"   Reddick, Allan 3:34
Total length:
68:16
iTunes Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Not a Love Song"   Coplan, Reddick 3:43
Total length:
68:25
Napster Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Straight to Video"   Reddick, Walker 2:47
Total length:
67:29
Rhapsody Edition[8]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "No Opinion" (Acoustic)   3:30
Total length:
68:12
Wal-Mart Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Good to Be Me"   Reddick 2:43
Total length:
67:25

Many of the bonus tracks were released in 2008 on the Japanese 2008 Re-Issue of Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies.

B-sides[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Much More Beautiful Person (Acoustic Version)" (UK "High School Never Ends" single b-side)   3:43
2. "Ride of a Lifetime" (UK "I'm Gay" single b-side)   2:58
3. "London Bridge (Radio Edit)" (UK "I'm Gay" single b-side)   3:37
4. "Got Beat Up By a Girl[A]" (demo)   4:27
5. "Are You Kidding Me?[B]" (demo) Jaret Reddick, Zac Maloy 4:04
6. "Hey Hey Joline[C]" (demo)   4:09
7. "Everyday's a Saturday[D]" (live demo) Reddick 3:39

Credits[edit]

  • Jaret Reddick — lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Erik Chandler — bass, vocals
  • Chris Burney — lead guitar, vocals
  • Gary Wiseman — drums
  • Produced by Russ-T Cobb. and Jaret Reddick except track 11 Produced by Butch Walker and track 2 Produced by Russ-T. Cobb and Jaret Reddick, Additional Production by Adam Schlesinger
  • Recorded May 15 to June 14, 2006 at Ruby Red Productions, Atlanta, GA, Pulse Recording, Silverlake, CA and Rosewater Studios, Tulsa, Ok
  • Engineered and Mixed by Russ-T Cobb Additional Engineering by Casey Diiorio
  • Mixed at Ruby Red Productions, Atlanta, GA except * and **
  • Assistant Engineers: Sean Loughlin and James Salter
  • *Recorded and Engineered by Karl Egsieker at Pulse Recording, Silverlake, CA
  • Strings Arranged and Conducted by Rob Mathes / Recorded by Mark Mandelbaum Assisted by Alex Veneguer at Legacy Recording Studios, NYC
  • **Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge at South Beach Studios, Miami, FL

Additional musicians/backing vocals and all around swell dudes:

  • Russ-T Cobb — "Make Mine a Decaf," "So ugh...you got my money" / Casey Diiorio — "Someone drank my birthday present," "That's what happens man" / Zac Maloy — "you guys aren't going to be seeing much of me for the rest of the week," "pretty, prrreeety good!!!" / Butch Walker — Guitar, Keyboards, and Percussion on "When We Die" / Adam Schlesinger – Guitar and Vocals on "High School Never Ends" / Joey Huffman – Additional Organ, Piano and Moog
  • Lesley Roy sang her BUTT off (literally) on "Much More Beautiful Person" The "When We Die" Orchestra: Rob Mathes (Piano), Sandra Park, Tomas K. Carney, Michael Casteel, Vivek Kamath, Shmuel Katz, Lisa E. Kim, Maria Kitsopoulos, Elizabeth Lim-Dutton, Suzanne Ornstein, Larua J. Seaton, Sarah J. Seiver, Sharon H. Yamada, Jung Sun Yoo, Rebecca H. Young
  • Various gang vocals, whistling, drinking, laughing, poking and prodding in Tulsa, Oklahoma: Greg Lobdell, Neal Tiemann, BRANDO, Bryan Jewett, Andy Skib, Alexis "Lyndsay" Skib, Josh Center, Davey Danger
  • Chicks that sing on "Friends Like You" and made the room NOT smell like boy: Nikki Messing, Niki Smith, Kira Von Sutra, Lindsey Campbell, April Farmer

BFS crew

  • Greg Lobdell – Drum Technologist, Monitors and the Chiefs
  • Edo Levi – Front of House, Stage Manager, DJ and the Star of David
  • Sean Bailey – Tour Manager, One Liners and Bus Pooper
  • Bobby-Wayne – Guitar Tech, Bass Tech and Beelzebub
  • Dave "Mrs. Garrett" Hale – Merch, Taker Upper of Slack, Anxiety and Lifetime
  • A&R: Pablo Mathiason
  • Management: Mike Swinford, Paul Nugent and Randy Miller at Rainmaker Artists
  • Booking: Andy Somers for The Agency Group/Paul Bolton from Helter Skelter (UK/Europe)
  • Legal: Michael L. McKoy, Esq., for Serling Rooks and Ferrara

Release history[edit]

Country Date
United States November 7, 2006
United Kingdom February 5, 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pascarella, Tony (January 16, 2007). "Bowling for Soup – The Great Burrito Extortion Case". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Susman, Gary (November 10, 2006). "The Great Burrito Extortion Case Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hoard, Christian (October 30, 2006). "The Great Burrito Extortion Case : Bowling For Soup : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on August 24, 2007. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "A List of the 11 BFS studio albums (for my twitter peeps)". January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bowling for Soup - Chart History". Billboard.com. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bowling for Soup Interview". IGN Music. January 5, 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's second Bowling for Soup podcast, released November 30, 2009.
  • B ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's third Bowling for Soup podcast, released December 16, 2009.
  • C ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's fourth Bowling for Soup podcast, released January 7, 2010.
  • D ^ Featured in frontman Jaret Reddick's seventh Bowling for Soup podcast, released March 10, 2010.

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