Too Bad You're Beautiful

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Too Bad You're Beautiful
Studio album by From Autumn to Ashes
Released August 21, 2001
March 8, 2005 (reissue)
Genre Metalcore, screamo, emo
Length 47:52
Label Ferret
Producer Adam Dutkiewicz
From Autumn to Ashes chronology
Sin, Sorrow and Sadness
(2000)
Too Bad You're Beautiful
(2001)
The Fiction We Live
(2003)
Reissue Cover
March 8, 2005 Reissue Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews 5/5 stars[1]

Too Bad You're Beautiful is the debut album by Long Island-based post-hardcore band From Autumn to Ashes. The album is unique in that it features the dual vocals of Benjamin Perri and drummer Francis Mark. Perri provides the hardcore-esque shouts while Mark sings and occasionally contributes background screams. The album was reissued in 2005 with the Sin, Sorrow, and Sadness demo as bonus tracks at the end.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Benjamin Perri and Francis Mark, except for "Short Stories with Tragic Endings". All music composed by From Autumn to Ashes.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Royal Crown vs. Blue Duchess"     3:58
2. "Cherry Kiss"     3:42
3. "Chloroform Perfume"     4:29
4. "Mercury Rising"     0:49
5. "Capeside Rock"     4:04
6. "Take Her to the Music Store"     4:18
7. "The Switch"     4:16
8. "Reflections"     7:30
9. "Eulogy for an Angel"     4:18
10. "Short Stories with Tragic Endings" (feat. Melanie Wells) From Autumn to Ashes, Melanie Wells 9:24
Total length:
47:52
Reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Reflections of Anguish on a Face so Beautiful"   5:17
12. "Trapped Inside the Cage of My Soul"   3:47
13. "A Lie Will Always Defeat the Truth"   3:11
14. "IV" (instrumental) 2:41
Total length:
62:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Benjamin Perri - screamed vocals
  • Francis Mark - drums, clean vocals, backing screams
  • Scott Gross - guitar
  • Brian Deneeve - guitar
  • Mike Pilato - bass
Additional personnel

Notes[edit]

  • The spoken dialogue at the beginning of "Take Her To The Music Store", which goes "You break my heart into a thousand pieces and you say it's because I deserve better?" and the spoken dialogue at the end of "Reflections", which goes "I can't stand it anymore. When I'm with you I feel like I'm nothing. I feel like am nothing. Thats why I flinch when you touch me, Why I never touch you why I don't even think of it 'cause when I do it only reminds me I am not good enough." Both quotes are taken from the break-up of Joey and Pacey in the Teen Drama Dawson's Creek and feature in the episode "Promicide."
  • "Take Her to the Music Store" is a reference to "getting fucked against one's will". Gross brought equipment to a local Long Island music store, Murphy's Music, for repair, only to get charged for labor expenses with them. They applied the title to a song about their friend's rape because their friend was literally "fucked against her will".[citation needed]It has also been said during stage banter at the Looney Tunes show/live album that the song is about a friend unknowingly getting ripped off on bad music equipment at Long Island's "Murphy's Music." The term "taken to the music store" became a slang amongst the band for getting "owned".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duk (May 7, 2002). "Punknews Review". Punknews. Retrieved February 24, 2014.