Hang-Ups (album)

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Hang-Ups
Hangups Album's (by Goldfinger) cover.jpg
Studio album by Goldfinger
Released September 9, 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre
Length 38:14
Label Mojo
Producer Jay Rifkin and John Feldmann
Goldfinger chronology
Goldfinger
(1996)Goldfinger1996
Hang-Ups
(1997)
Stomping Ground
(2000)Stomping Ground2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Hang-Ups, Goldfinger's second album on Mojo Records, was released September 9, 1997. Many of the album's tracks feature more of a ska sound than their debut. The album's first single "This Lonely Place" was not as successful as "Here in Your Bedroom", a single off their debut album, but it did gain them numerous talk show appearances and spins of the video, which parodies the 1979 film Alien.

Like their self-titled debut, the horns on the album are provided by several members of the Orange County ska scene, most notably Dan Regan and Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish on trombone and trumpet, respectively. The song "Carlita" features Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and vocals.

"Superman" was used in several scenes for the film Kingpin.[3] Also, two years after its release, the song "Superman" was featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater,[4] and again in 2012 in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD, a remake of fan-favorite levels from the first two games in the series.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Feldmann, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Superman"3:05
2."My Head" (Feldmann, Charlie Paulson, Simon Williams)3:03
3."If Only"2:25
4."This Lonely Place"3:19
5."20¢ Goodbye"1:58
6."Question"2:57
7."Disorder" (Feldmann, Paulson)3:13
8."Carlita" (Feldmann, Paulson)3:16
9."Too Late"2:20
10."I Need to Know"2:53
11."Authority"2:41
12."S.M.P."1:01
13."The Last Time"2:46
14."Chris Cayton" (The song "Chris Cayton" ends at 3:08. After 2 minutes of silence, at 5:08 begins the hidden track "It Isn't Just Me", that ends at minute 9:10. After 26 minutes and 50 seconds of silence, at 36:00 begins the hidden track "Chicken Mcnuggets".)36:31

Personnel[edit]

Goldfinger
Additional musicians
  • Keyboards – Paul Hampton, except "It Isn't Just Me" by Chris Johnson
  • Horns – Angelo Moore, Kip Wirtzfeld, Jonas Cabrera, Gabrial McNair, Scott Klopfenstein, Dan Regan, Garth Schultz, Mike Menchaca
  • Backing vocals – Angelo Moore, Chris Thompson
Production
  • Produced by Jay Rifkin and John Feldmann
  • Engineered by Chris Johnson, Kevin Globerman, and Slamm Andrews
  • 2nd engineers – Josh Achziger and Bruno Roussel
  • Mixed by Dave Jerden
  • Assisted by Annette Cisneros, Bryan Carlstrom, Elan Trujillo, and Bryan Hall
  • Mastered by Eddie Schryer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chesler, Josh (September 29, 2015). "10 Best Skate Punk Albums of All Time". OC Weekly. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Amazon.com: Kingpin Soundtrack= Amazon.com, Amazon.com, 1999, retrieved 2007-10-21 
  4. ^ "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater previews, preview", IGN, 1999, retrieved 2007-10-21