Scrambles (album)

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Scrambles
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Studio album by Bomb the Music Industry!
Released February 15, 2009
Genre Ska-punk, Punk rock
Length 37:41
Label Quote Unquote Records
Asian Man Records
Producer Bomb the Music Industry!
Bomb the Music Industry! chronology
Get Warmer
(2007)String Module Error: Match not found2007
Scrambles
(2009)
Others! Others! Volume 1
(2009)Others! Others! Volume 12009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Punknews.org 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 5/5 stars[3]
Exclaim! (positive)[4]
WRPI (positive)[5]

Scrambles is an album by Bomb the Music Industry! which was released digitally on February 15, 2009 via Quote Unquote Records, free of charge. The album was also released physically on Asian Man Records. The physical version includes a 32-page zine by friends of the band including Latterman, Mustard Plug, Kaiju Big Battel, Bridge and Tunnel, and Cheeky.

In April 2008, several demos from Scrambles were posted on the Bomb the Music Industry! MySpace for a few days before being taken down. On October 4, 2008 the band entered the studio to start recording.[6] The album originally was due out in January 2009, but it was delayed to allow time for printing the zine.

In a Myspace blog post, frontman Jeff Rosenstock described the music as "lots of piano. lots and lots of it. not much punk, not much ska so might as well stop listening?" He added, "the next batch of songs will be about 68% as good as the last Defiance, Ohio record."

Reviews of the album have praised its perceived cohesiveness and clever lyrics.[7] One reviewer wrote that, "Rosenstock's songwriting, which has always been quirky and introspective, is at its best here, mixing the personal and the humorous, and finding the difficult balance."[8] Another reviewer declared that "Jeff Rosenstock is slowly becoming the only voice in punk that matters."[9]

A clip from Green Day's performance at Woodstock '94 is played at the end of "9/11 Fever!!!" A clip from Ol' Dirty Bastard's song "Dirt Dog" is sampled at the end of "25!" A clip from the movie Milk is played at the end of "It Shits!!!"

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cold Chillin' Cold Chillin'" – 1:45
  2. "Stuff That I Like" – 2:53
  3. "It Shits!!!" – 2:42
  4. "Fresh Attitude, Young Body" – 3:38
  5. "Wednesday Night Drinkball" – 2:30
  6. "25!!!" – 2:47
  7. "$2,400,000" – 5:58
  8. "Gang of Four Meets the Stooges (but Boring)" – 1:11
  9. "9/11 Fever!!!" – 1:43
  10. "(Shut) Up the Punx!!!" – 2:34
  11. "Can I Pay My Rent in Fun?" – 3:01
  12. "Saddr Weirdr" – 2:38
  13. "Sort of Like Being Pumped" – 4:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Sean Bonnette – vocals (track 5)
  • Neil Callaghan – melodica (track 13)
  • Mike Campbell – omnichord (track 1)
  • Chris Candy – trumpet (track 10)
  • Mike Costa – drums (all tracks except 1)
  • John DeDomenici – bass (all tracks except 1, 6, 7, 10)
  • Dino – vocals (track 3)
  • Kepi Ghoulie – vocals (track 3)
  • Joel Hatstat – sleigh bells (track 1)
  • Rick Johnson – theremin (track 7), bass (track 10)
  • Matt Keegan – trombone (tracks 1, 10, 13)
  • Christine Mackie – bells (tracks 1, 13), claps (track 4)
  • Tom Malinowski – guitar (tracks 4, 6, 8, 12)
  • Sean McCabe – trombone (tracks 1, 10, 13)
  • Jeff Rosenstock – vocals (all tracks), guitar (all tracks), piano (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6), saxophone (track 1), tenor saxophone (tracks 10, 13), keyboards (tracks 3, 10, 11, 12), claps (track 4), synthesizer (tracks 4, 6, 11, 12), wurlitzer (tracks 4, 5, 7), mellotron (tracks 5), key bass (tracks 6, 12), fuzz bass (track 7), bells (track 11)
  • Laura Stevenson – vocals, banjo (track 13)

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