The Church of Rock and Roll

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The Church of Rock and Roll
Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll.jpg
Studio album by Foxy Shazam
Released January 24, 2012
Genre Hard rock, glam rock
Length 36:27
Label I.R.S.
Producer Justin Hawkins
Foxy Shazam chronology
Foxy Shazam
(2010)
The Church of Rock and Roll
(2012)
Gonzo
(2014)
Singles from The Church of Rock and Roll
  1. "I Like It"
    Released: October 24, 2011
  2. "Holy Touch"
    Released: May 17, 2012
  3. "Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll"
    Released: August 21, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolutepunk.net (80%)[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[4]
BLARE 4/5 stars[5]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[6]
Paste Magazine (72%)[7]

The Church of Rock and Roll is the fourth studio album by Foxy Shazam. The first single was released on to their Facebook page on October 6, 2011, as a free download.

On December 5, 2011, the track listing, date and cover art for the album was posted.[8] On December 23, 2011, the song "Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll" was given as a free download to anyone who pre-ordered the album.[9] Rolling Stone began to stream the entire album on their website on 20 January, a few days before the official release date.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reviews were mainly positive for the album, with Judah Joseph of the Huffington Post describing the album as "music that sounds better being blared from an old Chevy than out of MacBook speakers."[11] Nicholas Moffitt's review for VZ Magazine says The Church of Rock and Roll is "A spectacle and a rumpus and a purely good time."[12]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Foxy Shazam.

No. Title Length
1. "Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll" 2:18
2. "I Like It" 2:48
3. "Holy Touch" 2:59
4. "Last Chance at Love" 3:17
5. "Forever Together" 3:18
6. "(It's) Too Late Baby" 4:01
7. "I Wanna Be Yours" 2:39
8. "Wasted Feelings" 3:42
9. "The Temple" 3:26
10. "The Streets" 4:36
11. "Freedom" 3:33
Total length: 36:27

B-sides[edit]

  • I'll Be Home Soon Mother Earth - (only on a limited tour edition 7" vinyl single of I Like It)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard Top 200 (Billboard) 115
US Rock Albums (Billboard) 35
US Alternative Albums (Billboard) 24
US Hard Rock Albums (Billboard) 12
US Top Heatseekers (Billboard) 2

Personnel[edit]

Foxy Shazam
  • Eric Nally - Vocals
  • Sky White - Keyboards
  • Daisy Caplan - Bass
  • Loren Turner - Guitar
  • Alex Nauth - Horns
  • Aaron McVeigh - Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Church of Rock and Roll Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Nassiff, Thomas (22 January 2012). "Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll". absolutepunk.net. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Foxy Shazam: The Church of Rock and Roll". Allmusic. Rovi Corp. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Metacritic Scores". 
  5. ^ Khan, Joseph (24 January 2012). "REVIEW: Foxy Shazam – "The Church Of Rock And Roll"". Blare. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Freed, Nick (26 January 2012). "Album Review: Foxy Shazam – The Church of Rock and Roll". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Saunders, Hilary (25 January 2012). "Foxy Shazam: The Church of Rock and Roll". Paste. Paste Media Group. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  8. ^ https://www.facebook.com/FoxyShazam/posts/206397146107665
  9. ^ https://www.facebook.com/FoxyShazam/posts/187053828056839
  10. ^ "Exclusive Album Premiere: Foxy Shazam's 'The Church of Rock and Roll'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Joseph, Judah (24 January 2012). "REVIEW: Foxy Shazam, The Church Of Rock And Roll". The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  12. ^ Moffitt, Nicholas (8 March 2012). "Foxy Shazam: Church Of Rock & Roll". VZ Magazine. Retrieved 20 February 2013.