Ready, Sex, Go

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ReadySexGo
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Studio album by Marvelous 3
Released September 12, 2000
Genre Rock, post-grunge,[1] alternative rock[1]
Length 48:09
Label Elektra
Producer Jerry Finn, Butch Walker
Marvelous 3 chronology
Hey! Album
(1998)
ReadySexGo
(2000)

ReadySexGo is the third and final album from Atlanta rock band Marvelous 3. It was released on September 12, 2000.[2] The album produced two singles, "Sugarbuzz" and "Get Over", that received moderate regional airplay. The album was the band's last, as they battled record label executives at Elektra.[3]

The album peaked at #196 on the Billboard 200 charts two weeks after its release.[4]

The recording sessions also yielded studio cover versions of "Always Something There To Remind Me" by Naked Eyes (a live staple of the band), "People Are Strange" by The Doors and Steely Dan's "Reelin' In The Years", which was used on the soundtrack of the Jim Carrey film Me, Myself & Irene. The band also appeared in the "Sight Unseen" episode of the television show Charmed, performing "Cold as Hell".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Butch Walker; "Cigarette Lighter Love Song" contain an interpolation of "All the Young Dudes" (written by David Bowie).[6][7]

  1. "Little Head" – 3:19
  2. "Grant Park" – 3:42
  3. "Get Over" – 3:57
  4. "Sugarbuzz" – 3:40
  5. "Supernatural Blonde" – 3:11
  6. "Radio Tokyo" – 5:14
  7. "Cold as Hell" – 3:10
  8. "Beautiful" – 4:04
  9. "I'm Losing You" – 3:18
  10. "This Time" – 3:13
  11. "Better Off Alone" – 2:46
  12. "I Could Change" – 3:29
  13. "Cigarette Lighter Love Song" – 4:47
  14. "Closing Credits" – 7:28 (includes "I'm Losing You Remix" as hidden track)

Guest musicians[edit]

  • Kevin Lawson - backing vocals
  • Yogi (courtesy of Buckcherry) - guitar (guitar solo in "Radio Tokyo")
  • Jeremy Popoff courtesy of Lit - guitar (harmony guitar solo in "Get Over")
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - piano ("Radio Tokyo" and "Cigarette Lighter Love Song")

Although mentioned in the credits, Brad Pitt, Paul Stanley, Jennifer Lopez and Jack Black did not sing gang vocals. When asked about these guest vocalists in interviews, Butch Walker admits it was a joke.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

The album received three out of five stars from MacKenzie Wilson of Allmusic. She said "The guitar hooks are catchy and energetic, but the album half-heartedly swings along the typical love betrayal and rejection found on Marvelous 3's first two albums".[1] In 2009 music critic Phil Jupp named the album third on his list of top ten favorite albums of the 2000s (decade).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wilson, MacKenzie. "ReadySexGo! Marvelous 3". Allmusic. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ Basham, David (August 16, 2000). "Marvelous 3 To Get Road "Ready" With SR-71, Tsar". MTV News. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (June 19, 2006). "Where Ya Been? Marvelous 3 Now Down To One, SWV End 10 Years Of Resting Their Voices". VH1 News. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  4. ^ "ReadySexGo! - Marvelous 3". Billboard. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Basham, David (September 13, 2000). "Marvelous 3 Is "Charmed" For TV Appearance". MTV News. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lazarus, Stephanie (October 19, 2009). "Gibson Interview with Butch Walker". Gibson. Retrieved November 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ Pegg, Nicholas (2006). The Complete David Bowie. Reynolds & Hearn. p. 22. ISBN 1-905287-15-1. Marvelous 3's 'Cigarette Love Song', a track on their 2000 album ReadySexGo, reused sections of 'All The Young Dudes' and duly gave Bowie a songwriting credit. 
  8. ^ Jupp, Phil (December 30, 2009). "NOUGHTY CLASSICS: Our critics' favourite albums of the decade". The West Australian. Retrieved November 2, 2011.