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People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World

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People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007
StudioAudioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona[1]
LabelAsian Man Records
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People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World[a] is the second studio album by American folk punk band AJJ. The album was released by Asian Man Records on September 11, 2007.


The title is derived from a line in Kurt Vonnegut's novel Hocus Pocus[6] which itself is a reference to Barbra Streisand's song "People."[7] Sean Bonnette, AJJ's frontman and co-founder, told the Phoenix New Times the band was "heavily into Kurt Vonnegut Jr. at the time of the recording."[6]

The album was recorded and mixed by Jalipaz Nelson at Audioconfusion in Mesa, Arizona.[1] This was a change for the band which had primarily done home recordings previously.[6]

Ten years after its release, Ben Gallaty, AJJ's bassist and co-founder, observed the album's tempo was "really fucking fast" and that they "rarely had a spare moment in a song," especially when compared to the band's subsequent music.[6]

The album artwork was illustrated by Ryan Piscitelli.[7]

"People Ii: The Reckoning" features an interpolation of Simon and Garfunkel's song "Mrs. Robinson," and "Survival Song" features lyrics from Woody Guthrie’s "Do Re Mi."

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty; all music is composed by Andrew Jackson Jihad

2."Brave as a Noun"1:14
3."Survival Song"2:28
4."Bad Bad Things"1:59
5."No More Tears"1:02
6."Bells & Whistles"1:28
7."Randy's House"1:23
8."A Song Dedicated to the Memory of Stormy the Rabbit"3:04
9."People Ii: The Reckoning"4:08
10."Personal Space Invader"2:59
Total length:25:17


Andrew Jackson Jihad[edit]

  • Sean Bonnette - lead vocals, guitar, glockenspiel
  • Ben Gallaty - bass, electric guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
  • John De La Cruz - drums
  • Dylan Cook - mandolin, vocals

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Andrew Jemsek - accordion, vocals
  • Andrew Lane - trumpet
  • John Martin - vocals
  • Teague Cullen - accordion, violin, cello, singing saw
  • Tobie Milford - violin
  • Jeff Carroll - mastering
  • Jalipaz Nelson - recording, mixing, noise
  • Ryan Piscitelli - artwork, layout


  1. ^ Though the title is incorrectly listed as People That Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World on the original cover art, the album's subsequent pressings actually use Who, not That.


  1. ^ a b "People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People In the World, by AJJ". Bandcamp. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  2. ^ a b John (April 25, 2008). "Andrew Jackson Jihad - People Who Can Eat People Are the Luckiest People in the World". Retrieved January 13, 2021 – via punknews.org.
  3. ^ AbsolutePunk review
  4. ^ Gnerre, Sam (September 23, 2007). "On CD: Reviewing the Music". Los Angeles Daily News. Los Angeles. Retrieved March 4, 2023 – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ Sputnik Music Review
  6. ^ a b c d Young, Amy (August 16, 2017). "10 Years Later, A Look Back at AJJ's People Who Eat People..." Phoenix New Times. Retrieved August 31, 2023.
  7. ^ a b Aguilera, Selena (September 12, 2017). "AJJ's Sean Bonnette talks sophomore record's ten year anniversary tour". Detroit Metro Times. Archived from the original on September 12, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2020.