Proof of Youth

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Proof of Youth
Proofofyouth.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 September 2007 (2007-09-10)
Recorded2006–07
StudioBrighton Electric (Brighton, England)
Genre
Length36:26
LabelMemphis Industries
Producer
  • The Go! Team
  • Gareth Parton
The Go! Team chronology
Thunder, Lightning, Strike
(2004)
Proof of Youth
(2007)
Rolling Blackouts
(2011)
Singles from Proof of Youth
  1. "Grip Like a Vice"
    Released: 2 July 2007 (2007-07-02)[1]
  2. "Doing It Right"
    Released: 3 September 2007 (2007-09-03)[2]
  3. "The Wrath of Marcie"
    Released: 19 November 2007 (2007-11-19)[3]
  4. "Milk Crisis"
    Released: 11 June 2008 (2008-06-11)[4]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic77/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[6]
Blender4/5 stars[7]
Entertainment WeeklyB[8]
The Guardian4/5 stars[9]
MSN MusicA−[10]
NME7/10[11]
Pitchfork7.2/10[12]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[13]
Spin3.5/5 stars[14]
Uncut4/5 stars[15]

Proof of Youth is the second studio album by English band The Go! Team. It was released on 10 September 2007 in the United Kingdom by Memphis Industries and a day later in the United States by Sub Pop.[16] Proof of Youth was preceded by two singles: "Grip Like a Vice", released on 2 July 2007, and "Doing It Right", released on 3 September 2007.

The first pressing of the album on Compact Disc includes a second disc, with six additional tracks in the UK or four in the US.

Composition[edit]

Proof of Youth encompasses various genres of music, including indie rock, hip-hop and dance. The album features vocal contributions from Bonde do Rolê's Marina Ribatski, Solex, the Double Dutch Divas, the Rappers Delight Club, and Public Enemy's Chuck D.[17]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Grip Like a Vice"
2:46
2."Doing It Right"
3:23
3."My World"Alan Parker2:08
4."Titanic Vandalism"
  • The Go! Team
  • Hearndon
  • Jackson
  • Griffin
  • Copeland
3:50
5."Fake ID"The Go! Team3:25
6."Universal Speech"
2:35
7."Keys to the City"
3:09
8."The Wrath of Marcie"
3:23
9."I Never Needed It Now So Much"
  • The Go! Team
  • Peter Gosling
  • Peter Scott
3:26
10."Flashlight Fight" (featuring Chuck D)2:49
11."Patricia's Moving Picture"
  • The Go! Team
  • Alfredo Ricardo do Nascimento
4:12

Sample credits[18]

  • "Grip Like a Vice" contains samples of "Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic", written by Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, and Ruth Copeland, and performed by The Politicians featuring McKinley Jackson; "Cosmic Blast", written by Ronald Greene, Taharqa Aleem, and Tunde Aleem, and performed by Captain Rock; and Beat This: A Hip-Hop History.
  • "Doing It Right" contains samples of "I'll Always Love You", written by Weldon McDougal and performed by Cindy Gibson; and "International Girl", written by Guy Hemric and Jerry Styner.
  • "My World" is a version of "The Free Life" by Alan Parker.
  • "Titanic Vandalism" contains samples of "Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic", written by Charles Hearndon, McKinley Jackson, Melvin Griffin, and Ruth Copeland, and performed by The Politicians featuring McKinley Jackson.
  • "Keys to the City" contains samples of "Out of Your Mind", written by Bill Leeder; "99 Donne, Seq. 3", written and performed by Bruno Nicolai; and I Was Made to Love Her.
  • "The Wrath of Marcie" contains samples of "Turn It Around in Your Mind", written by Jerry Reed Hubbard and performed by Glen Campbell.
  • "I Never Needed It Now So Much" contains samples of "Early in the Morning", written and performed by Peter Gosling and Peter Scott.
  • "Flashlight Fight" contains samples of "Blacula Strikes!", written and performed by Gene Page.
  • "Patricia's Moving Picture" contains samples of "Mulher Rendeira", written and performed by Alfredo Ricardo do Nascimento.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Proof of Youth adapted from album liner notes.[18]

The Go! Team

  • Jamie Bell – bass, glockenspiel, feedback
  • Sam Dook – guitar, drums, banjo
  • Ninja – vocals
  • Ian Parton – guitar, harmonica, drums, piano
  • Chi Fukami Taylor – drums, vocals
  • Kaori Tsuchida – guitar, vocals, glockenspiel, keyboards

Additional musicians

  • Joe Auckland
  • Chuck D – performance on "Flashlight Fight"
  • DJ Manipulate
  • The Double Dutch Divas – performance on "Universal Speech" and "Keys to the City"
  • Bob Dowell
  • Elisabeth Esselink – performance on "Fake ID"
  • Fierce Allstars
  • Gary Kavanagh
  • Myriam Megharbi
  • Robin Pridy
  • Rappers Delight Club – performance on "Universal Speech"
  • Ben Somers
  • Marina Vello – performance on "Titanic Vandalism" and "Universal Speech"

Production

  • The Go! Team – production
  • Gareth Parton – production
  • Streaky – mastering

Artwork and design

  • Sam Egarr – additional design
  • Kate Ferrier – artwork

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[19] 75
French Albums (SNEP)[20] 95
Irish Albums (IRMA)[21] 24
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[22] 79
Scottish Albums (OCC)[23] 21
UK Albums (OCC)[24] 21
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[25] 1
US Billboard 200[26] 142
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[27] 2
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[28] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grip Like a Vice – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Doing It Right – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "The Wrath of Marcie (7 inch Vinyl Disc – Memphis Industries #MI 0107S) – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Milk Crisis – Single by The Go! Team". United States: iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Proof of Youth by The Go! Team". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Proof of Youth – The Go! Team". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  7. ^ Walters, Barry (October 2007). "The Go! Team: Proof of Youth". Blender (63): 108. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  8. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (14 September 2007). "Proof of Youth". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ Costa, Maddy (13 September 2007). "The Go! Team, Proof of Youth". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert (February 2008). "Consumer Guide". MSN Music. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  11. ^ Haynes, Gavin (13 September 2007). "The Go! Team: Proof Of Youth". NME. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  12. ^ Mitchum, Rob (12 September 2007). "The Go! Team: Proof of Youth". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert (5 September 2007). "The Go! Team: Proof of Youth". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  14. ^ Peisner, David (October 2007). "The Go! Team: Proof of Youth". Spin. 23 (10): 104. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  15. ^ Jonze, Tim (4 September 2007). "The Go! Team – Proof of Youth". Uncut. Archived from the original on 23 October 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  16. ^ Phillips, Amy (18 June 2007). "The Go! Team Sign to Sub Pop, Name Album". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 21 June 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  17. ^ Thompson, Paul; Phillips, Amy (9 May 2007). "Go! Team Reveal Fun-Filled Second Album". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 30 August 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  18. ^ a b Proof of Youth (liner notes). The Go! Team. Memphis Industries. 2007. MI099CD.
  19. ^ "The ARIA Report: Issue 915 (Week Commencing 17 September 2007)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. p. 2. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  20. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Go! Team – Proof of Youth". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  21. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography The Go! Team". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  22. ^ "アルバム売上ランキング (アルバム)". Oricon. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  24. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  26. ^ "The Go Team Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  27. ^ "The Go Team Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  28. ^ "The Go Team Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

External links[edit]