Felons and Revolutionaries

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Felons and Revolutionaries
Dopefelonsandrevolutionaries.jpg
Studio album by Dope
Released September 14, 1999
Recorded 1999 at Greene Street Recording, NYC.
Genre Industrial metal, nu metal
Length 47:41
Label Epic
Producer Edsel Dope, John Travis
Dope chronology
Felons and Revolutionaries
(1999)
Life
(2001)
Singles from Felons and Revolutionaries
  1. "Debonaire/Sick"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Pig Society"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Everything Sucks"
    Released: 2000
  4. "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
CDNow 4.5/5 stars
CMJ (favorable)
NME 7/10 stars[2]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

Felons and Revolutionaries is the debut album by the American band Dope. The album was released in 1999 on Epic Records and has sold over 236,000 copies in the United States[4] being the best-selling album to date. It was re-released on July 18, 2000, with the single "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" (the band's track from the American Psycho soundtrack) as a bonus track. "Pig Society", "Everything Sucks", "Sick", and "Debonaire" were also released as singles, but did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Edsel Dope, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pig Society"   2:33
2. "Debonaire"   2:33
3. "Everything Sucks"   3:01
4. "Sick"   3:11
5. "Kimberly's Ghost"   3:18
6. "Spine for You"   4:39
7. "One Fix"   3:41
8. "Fuck tha Police" (N.W.A. cover) Ice Cube, MC Ren 4:04
9. "Intervention"   2:45
10. "America the Pitiful"   2:42
11. "Shit Life"   4:13
12. "Wake Up"   3:20
13. "I Am Nothing"   4:12
Total length: 47:41

The track listing on the back cover of some pressings does not list the song "Fuck tha Police" as appearing on the record. This is most likely due to a typographical error, censorship, or the producers using too much of the space on the back of the album for the artwork. The original pressing for the album's Canadian release does list the song on the back cover. There are also reports that some versions of the album actually did not contain this song.[citation needed]

On the later pressing that included "You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record)", the song "Everything Sucks" is actually the Andy Wallace remix version.

Appearances in other media[edit]

  • "Debonaire" is used during the SWAT assault scene in the movie The Fast and the Furious.
  • "Debonaire" was used as the entrance theme of the wrestler Rhino in ECW. It was also used as the opening song for their video game Anarchy Rulz. Also used in the movie Run All Night starring Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman.

Personnel[edit]

  • Edsel Dope - arranger, bass, guitar, guitar (rhythm), programming, vocal, artwork, design, digital editing, engineer, layout, mixing, producer
  • Simon Dope - keyboard, percussion, sampling
  • Sloane Jentry - bass
  • Tripp Eisen - guitar
  • Preston Nash - drums
  • Acey Slade - bass, guitar, vocals (background), engineer
  • Racci Shay - drums
  • DJ Lethal - screaming hummingbird on track 12
  • The N.Y.C. Dope Choir - backing vocals on track 8
  • Jordan Schur - executive producer and A&R
  • Chip Quigley - management and direction
  • John Travis - producer, engineer, recorder, mixing
  • Eric Too - assistant engineer
  • Derek Carlson - assistant engineer
  • Mr. Big Head - assistant engineer
  • Jay Baumgardner - mixing
  • Blumpy - mixing
  • Will Gibson - A&R coordination for Flip
  • Kaz Utsunomiya - A&R for Epic
  • Larry Robinson - business affairs
  • Joe Serling - legal representation
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Roger Lian - editing
  • John Ditmar - booking
  • Peter Ciccotto - design
  • Marina Chavez - photography
  • Chapman Baehler - photography
  • Mear at Conart - artwork

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1999) Peak
position
Top Heatseekers 25
Single
Song Chart (2000) Peak
position
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Felons and Revolutionaries". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ "Felons And Revolutionaries". NME.  (September 12th, 2005)
  3. ^ http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/33239/Dope-Felons-And-Revolutionaries/
  4. ^ Nielsen SoundScan sales figures