Very Proud of Ya

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Very Proud of Ya
Studio album by AFI
Released June 18, 1996
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 39:43
Label Nitro
Producer Michael Rosen and AFI
AFI chronology
Answer That and Stay Fashionable
(1995)
Very Proud of Ya
(1996)
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[2]

Very Proud of Ya is the second studio album by American rock band AFI. It was released on June 18, 1996 through Nitro Records.

Background[edit]

The liner notes of the album state that all the tracks are copyrighted to Anthems For Insubordinates, while the mailing address states the band's name as Asking For It. It is the last album to feature bassist Geoff Kresge, who illustrated the album cover as well.[citation needed] The album features future band member Jade Puget performing back-up vocals.

The tracks "Two of a Kind" and "Yürf Rendenmein" were re-recorded from their debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable. The title of "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" is a reference to the song of the same name by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster, although it is not a cover. A music video directed by Darren Doane and Ken Daurio was made for the track "He Who Laughs Last".

Track Listing[edit]

No. Title Length
0. "No Dave Party (pregap track)"   1:39
1. "He Who Laughs Last..."   1:50
2. "File 13"   1:48
3. "Wake-Up Call"   1:42
4. "Cult Status"   1:57
5. "Perfect Fit"   1:58
6. "Advances in Modern Technology"   1:40
7. "Theory of Revolution"   1:32
8. "This Secret Ninja"   2:20
9. "Soap-Box Derby"   2:25
10. "Aspirin Free"   2:45
11. "Fishbowl"   1:51
12. "Charles Atlas"   2:22
13. "Crop Tub"   1:50
14. "Consult My Lover"   1:35
15. "Take the Test"   1:46
16. "Two of a Kind"   1:35
17. "Shatty Fatmas"   1:46
18. "Yürf Rendenmein"   2:12
19. "Cruise Control"   1:11
20. "Modern Epic"   1:47

On iTunes, two songs were misspelled. "Fishbowl" was misspelled "Fishbool" and "Modern Epic" was mistakenly "Modern Epidemic" but those were later corrected.

Personnel[edit]

  • Producer: Michael Rosen, AFI
  • Engineer: Michael Rosen
  • Recorded At: TML Studios, Hayward, CA
  • Mastered At: Future Disc By Eddie Shreyer
  • Guest Guitarist on "No Dave Party": Paul Marchand
  • Cover Drawing: Geoff Kresge
  • Design: Winni Wintermeyer at 3:00 AM
  • Photography: Tom Audisio, Dayton Paiva, and BJ Papas

References[edit]