Rise or Die Trying

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Rise or Die Trying
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Studio album by Four Year Strong
Released September 18, 2007
Recorded Big Sky Audio, Springfield, PA; Mariano Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Label Decaydance, I Surrender
Producer Matt Robnett, Nik Tyler
Four Year Strong chronology
It's Our Time (2005) Rise or Die Trying
(2007)
Explains It All
(2009)

Rise or Die Trying is the second full-length album from American rock band Four Year Strong. The name "Rise or Die Trying" comes from a lyric to "Go Long Dad", a song from their first album, It's Our Time.

Production[edit]

The album was recorded and produced by Matt Robnett and Nik Tyler of Playwork Productions at Big Sky Audio in Springfield, Pennsylvania.[1]

Release[edit]

It was released on September 18, 2007.[2] From late January to early March 2008, the band supported Bayside on their tour of the U.S.[3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 85% [4]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars [5]
Punknews.org 2/5 stars [6]

It chart at number 31 on the Billboard Heatseekers album charts in 2007. The album has sold over 50,000 copies.

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Four Year Strong. All lyrics written by Alan Day and Dan O'Connor.[1]

No. Title Length
1. "The Take Over" 1:34
2. "Prepare to Be Digitally Manipulated" 3:07
3. "Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope" 3:33
4. "Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die" 3:36
5. "Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'Em" 3:12
6. "Catastrophe" 2:37
7. "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Hell" 3:06
8. "Bada Bing! Wit' a Pipe!" 3:22
9. "Beatdown in the Key of Happy" 3:03
10. "If He's Here, Who's Runnin' Hell?" 3:18
11. "Maniac (R.O.D.)" 3:08
Total length: 32:16
Bonus tracks

Personnel[edit]

Personnel per booklet.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rise or Die Trying (Booklet). Four Year Strong. Decaydance/I Surrender. 2007. ISUR 008. 
  2. ^ http://isurrenderrecords.com/releases/
  3. ^ Paul, Aubin (December 14, 2007). "Bayside / Straylight Run / Four Year Strong / The Status". Punknews.org. Retrieved July 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ link
  5. ^ link
  6. ^ Punknews.org review

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