Watch Out! (Alexisonfire album)

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Watch Out!
Studio album by Alexisonfire
Released June 8, 2004
Genre Post-hardcore
Length 42:24
Label Distort, Equal Vision
Producer Alexisonfire, Julius Butty
Alexisonfire chronology
Brown Heart Skull Sampler
(2004)
Watch Out!
(2004)
The Switcheroo Series: Alexisonfire vs. Moneen
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HCS.net 3/5 stars[2]
NeuFutur 5/10 stars[3]
IGN (7.2/10)
Rockmidgets 5/5 stars[4]

Watch Out! is the second album released by the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire. It was released on June 8, 2004. The album debuted at No. 6 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 6,580 copies in its first week.[5] It was certified Platinum in Canada in April 2007.[6]

The cover art for this album is based on the lyrics from "That Girl Possessed", and was illustrated by Justin Winstanley, a tattoo artist who has done many of Dallas Green's tattoos.[7]

The tracks on this album cover a variety of subjects. "'Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama'" is about go-karting, and "White Devil" is about cocaine and the band's previous experiences with friends who used the drug. "That Girl Possessed" is mainly about the girl played by Linda Blair in The Exorcist, and what she experienced during her possession. "Happiness by The Kilowatt", "It Was Fear of Myself That Made Me Odd", and parts of "No Transitory" are based on short stories by Kurt Vonnegut from his collection entitled Welcome to the Monkey House. The stories are "The Euphio Question", "Report on the Barnhouse Effect" and "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow", respectively. In turn, No Transitory/Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow are both oblique references to a monologue in act 5, scene 5 of Macbeth.

Two songs from this album are covered by indie-rock band Moneen in a conjoined EP release, The Switcheroo Series: Alexisonfire vs. Moneen.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Alexisonfire

No. Title Length
1. "Accidents"   4:09
2. "Control"   3:43
3. "It Was Fear of Myself That Made Me Odd"   3:55
4. "Side Walk When She Walks"   4:22
5. ""Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama""   3:29
6. "No Transitory"   4:10
7. "Sharks and Danger"   4:39
8. "That Girl Possessed"   3:26
9. "White Devil"   3:35
10. "Get Fighted"   3:05
11. "Happiness by the Kilowatt"   5:12
12. "Sharks and Danger (Extended version)" (Bonus track on Japanese edition)  

Japanese DVD[edit]

  1. Accidents (Video)
  2. No Transitory (Video)
  3. LIVE IN JAPAN (from visiting Japan performance 2004 excerpt)*
  4. Offshot images*
  5. Cherishing photographs

* Unable to translate all of the information

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Platinum[6] 100,000

Personnel[edit]

Videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r694790/review
  2. ^ http://www.hardcoresounds.net/modules.php?name=Band_List&file=cdviewer&func=1365
  3. ^ http://www.neufutur.com/Reviews/alexisonfire.html
  4. ^ http://www.rockmidgets.com/releases.php?&id=315
  5. ^ "Alexisonfire Screams Into The Mainstream". Billboard. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum - April 2007
  7. ^ Interview With Alexisonfire - July 2004

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