I Am the Movie

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I Am the Movie
Motion City Soundtrack - I Am the Movie original cover.jpg
Studio album by Motion City Soundtrack
Released 2002 (2002)
June 24, 2003 (re-release)
Studio Black Lodge Studios in Eudora, KS
Genre Emo, pop punk
Length 43:03
Label Self-release
Producer Ed Rose
Motion City Soundtrack chronology
Back to the Beat
(2000)
I Am the Movie
(2002)
Commit This to Memory
(2005)
2003 re-release
Singles from I Am the Movie
  1. "The Future Freaks Me Out"
    Released: November 17, 2003
  2. "My Favorite Accident"
    Released: December 9, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
IGN 7.5/10 stars[2]
musicOMH Favorable[3]
Punknews.org 3.5/5 stars (2002)[4]
4/5 stars (2003)[5]

I Am the Movie is the first full-length album by American rock band Motion City Soundtrack.

Production[edit]

Recording took place at Black Lodge Studios in Eudora, Kansas with producer Ed Rose, who also engineered and mixed the recordings. Don C. Tyler mastered the recordings at Precision Mastering in Hollywood, California.[6]

Release[edit]

It was released independently in 2002, and was remastered and re-released with four new tracks by Epitaph Records in June 2003. "The Future Freaks Me Out" was released to radio on September 16, 2003.[7]

Three different versions of this album exist. The original, unsigned release had eleven tracks. The first two versions of the album were housed in 5" floppy discs and their respective paper sleeves. The second floppy disc release also contains a credit card with a track listing. Four new tracks (marked with a *) were added for the Epitaph release. These new tracks replaced "1000 Paper Cranes", which is not found in the regular version (but is included as a "bonus track" on the vinyl LP, briefly available from the band's website, and on the Japanese import).

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Cambridge" – 2:30
  2. "Shiver" – 2:54
  3. "The Future Freaks Me Out" – 3:36
  4. "Indoor Living" – 3:47
  5. "My Favorite Accident" – 3:20
  6. "1000 Paper Cranes" – 2:20
  7. "Boombox Generation" – 3:07
  8. "Don't Call It a Comeback" – 1:51
  9. "Red Dress" – 2:36
  10. "Mary Without Sound" – 3:00
  11. "A-OK" – 3:47

Epitaph release[edit]

  1. "Cambridge" – 2:30
  2. "Shiver" – 2:54
  3. "The Future Freaks Me Out" – 3:36
  4. "Indoor Living" – 3:47
  5. "My Favorite Accident" – 3:20
  6. "Perfect Teeth" – 3:29*
  7. "Boombox Generation" – 3:07
  8. "Don't Call It a Comeback" – 1:51
  9. "Modern Chemistry" – 2:22*
  10. "Capital H" – 2:52*
  11. "Red Dress" – 2:36
  12. "Mary Without Sound" – 3:00
  13. "Autographs & Apologies" – 3:52*
  14. "A-OK" – 3:47
  15. "1000 Paper Cranes" (Japanese bonus track) – 2:20

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per 2003 edition booklet.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ IGN review
  3. ^ Punk News review
  4. ^ Punknews.org review
  5. ^ Punknews.org review
  6. ^ a b I Am the Movie (Booklet). Motion City Soundtrack. Epitaph. 2003 [First released in 2002]. 6679-2. 
  7. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 

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