After School Special (album)

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After School Special
3rdAlley-AfterSchoolSpecial.jpg
Studio album by 3rd Alley
Released 2005
Recorded 2005 at DM Gremlin Productions in Long Beach, California, and Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, California
Genre Rock, punk rock, dub
Length 55:40
Label Long Beach Records, InYaFace (Japan), Fond of Life Productions (Europe) and Long Beach Records Europe
Producer Zack Walters
3rd Alley chronology
After School Special
(2005)
Shiny Shady People
(2008)

After School Special is the 2004 debut album by the Southern California reggae rock band 3rd Alley. After School Special was completed with a budget of only $3000 and released in the U.S. by Long Beach Records. Shortly after the American release, 3rd Alley saw themselves quickly gaining a fan-base on an international scale when "After School Special" was released into European and Japanese markets.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme Song" (Lowther) – 1:58
  2. "I Need Sleep" (Walters) – 2:26
  3. "Grief" (Walters) – 3:23
  4. "New Year's Disappointment" (Buckley/Walters) – 2:55
  5. "Hoopla" (Walters) – 2:11
  6. "More of You" (Walters) – 2:39
  7. "American Dream?" (Walters) – 3:30
  8. "All Alright" (Walters) – 2:35
  9. "De Ja Vu" (Walters) – 2:56
  10. "Little Bohemia" (Walters) – 2:15
  11. "Hit Mix" (Walters) – 3:36
  12. "Sav-on Drugs" (Walters) – 2:27
  13. "I Slack Well" (Walters) – 2:22
  14. "Happy Tank" (Walters, Hampton, Volk) – 4:41
  15. "Sour Milk" (Walters, Lowther) – 2:03
  16. "Fame" (Walters) – 13:40
    • "Fame" ends at 1:53.

The final track also contains three hidden bonus songs

  • "War on the Blvd." (Morris) – 3:54 – 6:39.
  • "Sorority Centaur Woman" (Walters) – 6:40 – 9:03.
  • "Crack Killed My Social Life" (Walters) – 9:04 – 13:40.
  • "Sorority Centaur Woman" and "Crack Killed My Social Life" are both performed by Zack Walters.

Personnel[edit]

3rd Alley

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Connor Volk – Drums on "Happy Tank" and "Hoopla"
  • Spencer Hampton – Bass on "Happy Tank" and "Hoopla"
  • DM Gremlin – Synth on "All Alright" and bass on "More of You"

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Zack Walters
  • Engineering: DM Gremlin and Wyn Davis
  • Mastering: Ron Boustead @ Precision Mastering
  • Cover Art: RAS-1
  • Artwork: Brent Cheshire

References[edit]