Phoenix (Zebrahead album)

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Phoenix
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Studio album by Zebrahead
Released July 9, 2008
Recorded March – May 2008
Studio Maple Studios, Santa Ana, California
Genre Punk rock, pop punk, rapcore, alternative rock, alternative metal
Length 55:02
Label Icon Mes
Producer Cameron Webb, Howard Benson
Zebrahead chronology
Not the New Album EP
(2008)Not the New Album EP2008
Phoenix
(2008)
Panty Raid
(2009)Panty Raid2009
Singles from Phoenix
  1. "Mental Health"
    Released: 2008
  2. "Hell Yeah!"
    Released: 2008
  3. "The Juggernauts"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (74%)[1]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

Phoenix is the seventh studio album released by American punk rock band Zebrahead. Shawn Harris of The Matches created the artwork for the album, as he did with the band's previous album Broadcast to the World.

Singles[edit]

  • "Mental Health" - released as the lead single from the album in June 2008. It peaked at number 16 on the Japanese charts, a music video accompanied its release.
  • "Hell Yeah!" - released as the second single in the fall of 2008; a music video accompanied its release.
  • "The Juggernauts" - released as the third and final single in winter–spring 2009; a music video accompanied its release.

The video was filmed in the summer of 2008. The video shows the band members playing at the swimming pool with a large number of visitors on holiday. At the end of the video all participants start to play a song under the water.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "HMP" 3:01
2. "Hell Yeah!" 3:36
3. "Just the Tip" 3:16
4. "Mental Health" 3:13
5. "The Juggernauts" 3:58
6. "Death by Disco" 3:23
7. "Be Careful What You Wish for" 3:11
8. "Morse Code for Suckers" 3:49
9. "Ignite" 3:26
10. "Mike Dexter Is a God, Mike Dexter Is a Role Model, Mike Dexter Is an Asshole" 3:36
11. "The Junkie and the Halo" 3:28
12. "Brixton" 3:07
13. "Hit the Ground" 3:20
14. "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right, But Three Rights Make a Left" 3:32
15. "All for None and None for All" 3:16
16. "Sorry, But Your Friends Are Hot" 3:50

Personnel[edit]

Band

Backing staff

Trivia[edit]

  • "HMP" stands for Heavy Metal Push-Ups and according to the band the name came about because playing the song gave their fingers a workout.[3]
  • "Mike Dexter is a God, Mike Dexter is a Role Model, Mike Dexter is an Asshole" is a reference to the character Mike Dexter from the movie Can't Hardly Wait.[4]

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Top Heatseekers 30
Japan Charts 10

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Japan July 9, 2008 CD, music download
Europe August 4, 2008
Canada August 5, 2008
United States
World wide March 28, 2014 Vinyl record[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zebrahead - Phoenix - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. 
  2. ^ "Phoenix - Zebrahead". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ "Way More Beer - Live in Germany". PledgeMusic. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ Ali from Zebrahead says Who is Mike Dexter. YouTube. 7 November 2008. Retrieved October 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Vinyl announcement". Facebook.com. Zebrahead. Retrieved 29 March 2014.