Kings of Pop

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Kings of Pop
Home Grown - Kings of Pop cover.jpg
Studio album by Home Grown
Released June 25, 2002 (2002-06-25)
Genre Pop punk[1]
Length 45:49
Label Drive Thru
Producer Steve Evetts
Home Grown chronology
Act Your Age
(1998)
Kings of Pop
(2002)
When It All Comes Down
(2004)

Kings of Pop is the third and final album by the rock band Home Grown, released in 2002 by Drive-Thru Records. It was the band's first release with drummer Darren Reynolds and also their only release as a trio, having lost their second guitarist in 2000.

Release[edit]

Shortly after its release, however, Dan Hammond joined the band as their new second guitarist. He appears with the rest of the band in the music videos for the singles "You're Not Alone" and "Kiss Me, Diss Me". Between late June and mid-August, the group went on the 2002 edition of Warped Tour.[2] The band supported the album with several other tours. However, it would prove to be their final album as the band went on "indefinite hiatus" in 2005 after releasing the EP When it All Comes Down.

The album contains 3 hidden tracks which appear after "Disaster," at 7:30 into track 12. They are a 9-second "techno song," a short rap about "Asian flavor," and a short acoustic "song for Steve." There was also a single released for "You're Not Alone" which contained tracks "Break Me Down" and "Hope Sinks", which were B-sides from the album. "Kings of Pop" was released on clear vinyl by Drive-Thru Records, and was reissued in 2015 by Mutant League Records after being out of print for over a decade.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

It was the band's most successful release, reaching #189 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tomorrow" Adam Lohrbach 3:24
2. "I Love You, Not" John Tran 2:47
3. "Give It Up" Lohrbach 2:57
4. "Kiss Me, Diss Me" Tran 3:13
5. "You're Not Alone" Lohrbach 3:45
6. "I'll Never Fall in Love" Lohrbach 3:23
7. "Second Best" Tran 3:34
8. "Why Won't You Leave Me?" Tran 3:56
9. "Cannot Stop the World" Lohrbach 3:38
10. "My Time Alone" Tran 2:55
11. "Waiting on Me" Tran 3:32
12. "Disaster" (plus untitled hidden tracks) Lohrbach 8:45
Total length: 45:49

Personnel[edit]

Album information[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Album Billboard 200
2002 Kings of Pop 189

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.allmusic.com/album/kings-of-pop-mw0000660592
  2. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (January 30, 2002). "Warped Tour '02 To Feature Bad Religion, NOFX, New Found Glory, More". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved February 11, 2017.