Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo

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Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 20, 2001
GenreChristian rock, alternative rock
LabelFive Minute Walk/EMI
ProducerFrank Tate
Five Iron Frenzy chronology
All the Hype That Money Can Buy
Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo
Cheeses...(of Nazareth)
Professional ratings
Review scores
CCM Magazine(Not rated)[1]
HM Magazine(Not rated)[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5[3]
The Phantom Tollbooth4/5[4]
Real Magazinenot rated[5]

Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo is the fourth full-length studio album of the band Five Iron Frenzy. It was released November 20, 2001 on Five Minute Walk records.


Five Iron continued their tradition of tongue-in-cheek lyrics on songs such as "Pre-Ex-Girlfriend" and "You Can't Handle This".[1] The album also tackles serious issues, elevating the social commentary to what HM characterized as a "new level of brutal honesty."[2] "Far, Far Away" was inspired by The Seekers song "Come the Day" and "The Day We Killed" by Dee Brown's book Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.[6] The latter song references Crazy Horse, an Indian chief, to speak about racism toward Native Americans.[6][7] Another theme visited on this album is consumerism in "Vultures" and "Blue Mix".[7] "Blue Mix" specifically addresses practices of the music industry which Roper sees as disparaging when copied within the Christian music industry.[8] Practices attacked include blue mixing, or limiting opening bands sound so that the headliners sound the best, and merchandising controls that raise profit margins at the expense of the band's freedom.[8] As Roper stated to HM: "It really bothers me how often that happens in the Christian industry... it's not okay to do that kind of stuff."[8] "Car" is dedicated to the memory of Carlos Ortega, brother of Leanor. It references a poem by E.E. Cummings to remind the listener that each day is a blessing to be cherished.[8]

According to the band, "the '2' in the title doesn't signify anything, it is simply a reference to 1984's breakdancing film, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo."[9]

Track listing[edit]

(Credits adapted from album's liner notes)

All lyrics are written by Reese Roper, unless noted otherwise.

1."Pre-Ex-Girlfriend" Dennis Culp, Micah Ortega, Roper2:53
2."Far, Far Away" M. Ortega, Culp, Roper3:30
3."You Can't Handle This" Sonnie Johnston, Culp, M. Ortega, Roper3:53
4."Farsighted" M. Ortega, Roper, Culp3:34
5."Spartan" Culp, Roper2:49
6."The Day We Killed" M. Ortega, Culp, Roper3:25
7."Juggernaut" Culp, Roper3:33
8."Plan B" Culp2:31
9."Blue Mix" Culp, Roper3:04
10."Vultures" Andy Verdecchio, Culp, Roper3:03
11."Car"Leanor OrtegaVerdecchio, Culp, Roper3:16
12."Eulogy"Roper, CulpRoper, Culp3:50
Total length:39:28

Music credits[edit]

Five Iron Frenzy
Additional musicians
  • Produced by Masaki Liu and Five Iron Frenzy
  • Recorded and mastered by Masaki with assistance from Micah Ortega, Bret Barker, and Bob Shively
  • Executive Produced by Frank Tate
  • Art direction and Layout by Aaron James
  • Photography by Melinda DiMauro


  1. ^ a b McCreary, David (December 2001). "Reviews". CCM Magazine. 24 (6): 62–63.
  2. ^ a b Bandoppler, Treble (November–December 2001). "Reviews / Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo". HM Magazine (92): 62.
  3. ^ "Five Iron Frenzy, "Electric Boogaloo" Review". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Five Iron Frenzy - a Review of The Phantom Tollbooth". Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Electric Boogaloo by Five Iron Frenzy - a ReView". June 9, 2008. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ a b Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo (liner). Five Iron Frenzy. Concord, California: 5 Minute Walk. 2001. FMD2409.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ a b Metteer, Chris (March 8, 2002). "Third Day needs to turn it up.(Reviews)". The Register-Guard. pp. T15.
  8. ^ a b c d Strole, L. Jeanette (November–December 2001). "A Tail of Boogaloo and Varmint". HM Magazine (92): 42–43, 76–77.
  9. ^ "Five Iron - Discography". Archived from the original on July 7, 2004. Retrieved November 9, 2006.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)