Press (album)

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Press
MU330Press.jpg
Studio album by MU330
Released February 1994
April 22, 1997 (Asian Man release)
Genre Third wave ska, ska punk
Length 43:27
Label NO Record Co.
Moon Ska Records
Asian Man Records
Producer David Probst and MU330
MU330 chronology
Press
(1994)
Chumps on Parade
(1996)Chumps on Parade1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Press is the debut album from American ska punk band MU330, released in 1994.

Overview[edit]

According to the band's website, Press was recorded in the basement of saxophonist Matt Knobbe's parents' house in late 1993. The album was first released independently in 1994 on the band's own label, NO Record Co., before being picked up and re-issued by Moon Ska Records later the same year. In 1997, when MU330 moved to Asian Man Records, Press was re-released with two additional tracks, both unrecorded Press-era songs recorded by the band's 1996 line-up.

Press was the only MU330 studio album to feature vocalist/trumpeter John Kavanaugh and saxophonist Matt Knobbe, who both left the band shortly afterwards. On December 31, 2011, the original Press-era line-up reunited at the Firebird club in St. Louis to perform the album in its entirety.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by MU330.

  1. "Hoosier Love" - 3:39
  2. "Fleeba" - 3:55
  3. "Stuff" - 3:08
  4. "Bagelbird" - 2:54
  5. "Spilled My Drink" - 4:49
  6. "Press" - 3:48
  7. "Didgits" - 3:55
  8. "Danska" - 3:35
  9. "Captain" - 4:43
  10. "Safety Boots" - 2:47
  11. "Kong"* - 4:04
  12. "Fist Fulla Nuts"* - 2:10
  • Tracks 11 and 12 are included on the Asian Man Records releases only.

Personnel[edit]

  • John Kavanaugh ("John Skavanaugh") - vocals, trumpet (lead vocals on tracks 2, 4-7, 9 and 10)
  • Dan Potthast - vocals, guitar (lead vocals on tracks 1, 3, 8 and 11)
  • Chris Diebold - bass
  • Ted Moll - drums
  • Rob Bell - trombone
  • Matt Knobbe - saxophone

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Matt McInerney and Dan Arens - backing vocals on track 1
  • Jason Nelson - vocals on tracks 11 and 12
  • Nick Baur - trumpet on tracks 11 and 12

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