The Gold Record

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The Gold Record
The Bouncing Souls - The Gold Record cover.jpg
Studio album by The Bouncing Souls
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded January 2006
Genre Punk rock
Length 44:24
Label Epitaph
Producer Ted Hutt
The Bouncing Souls chronology
Live
(2005)
The Gold Record
(2006)
20th Anniversary Series
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
ThePunkSite.com 4.5/5 stars link

The Gold Record is the seventh full-length album from The Bouncing Souls. It was released on June 6, 2006 which the band deemed 'the release of the beast'. This is in reference to its release date (6/6/06) being similar to the number of the beast (666).

The album includes two covers, of "Lean on Sheena" by Avoid One Thing and "Better Things" by The Kinks. "Letter from Iraq" is based on a poem sent to the band by Garett Reppenhagen, a soldier serving in Iraq.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Attonito, Pete Steinkopf, Bryan Kienlen, and Michael McDermott, except where noted.

The Gold Record
No. Title Length
1. "The Gold Song" 3:16
2. "So Jersey" 4:01
3. "Sounds of the City" 2:42
4. "The Pizza Song" 3:43
5. "Sarah Saturday" 3:46
6. "Better Things" (Ray Davies) 3:27
7. "The Messenger" 4:20
8. "Lean on Sheena" (Joe Gittleman) 3:20
9. "Letter from Iraq" (The Bouncing Souls, Garett Reppenhagen) 2:57
10. "The New Thing" 3:11
11. "Midnight Mile" 2:52
12. "For All the Unheard" 6:49
Total length: 44:24

Personnel[edit]

The Bouncing Souls
Additional musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 141
Top Heatseekers 5
Top Independent Albums 10