Viva la Internet/Blank CD

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Viva La Internet/Blank CD
Viva La Internet-Blank CD cover.jpg
Compilation album by Reel Big Fish
Released c.2000
Recorded Various
Genre Ska punk
Length 64:12
Label None (self-released)
Producer Various

Viva La Internet, later known as Blank CD, is an unofficial release by the ska-punk band Reel Big Fish.

It is a collection of songs and audio, mostly recorded live at various performances and radio shows, though some tracks were recorded in a studio. It compiles most of the band's covers through 2000, including Operation Ivy's "Unity," A-Ha's "Take On Me" and Lita Ford's "Kiss Me Deadly."

It was first made available at Reel Big Fish shows around 2000-2001 under the title Viva La Internet. It can now be found online under the name The Blank CD referring to the fact that the CD has no artwork or label on it, making it look like a blank CD-R. This CD is now available for purchase again through Reel Big Fish's online merchandise store.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Morning Show" - 1:18
  2. "Take On Me" - 2:54 (A-Ha cover)
  3. "Kiss Me Deadly" - 3:40 (Lita Ford cover)
  4. "Nothin' Like a Dame" - 4:33 (cover of Rodgers & Hammerstein from the musical South Pacific)
  5. "Bye Bye Miss American Thighs" - 2:27 (parody of Don McLean's "American Pie")
  6. "Gigantic" - 2:31 (Pixies cover)
  7. "Uniform of Destruction" - 3:05 (Suburban Rhythm cover)
  8. "Distracted By Love" - 0:54
  9. "Unity" - 2:21 (Operation Ivy cover)
  10. "Mele Kalikimaka" - 2:24 (Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters cover)
  11. "Gay Grant" - 1:23
  12. "Love Boat" - 1:32 (cover of the TV show's theme song)
  13. "Boys Don't Cry" - 2:12 (The Cure cover)
  14. "Radio Unfriendly" - 2:14
  15. "Hungry Like the Wolf" - 3:39 (Duran Duran cover)
  16. "All Over the Internet" - 0:28
  17. "Led Zeppelin" - 1:58
  18. "Fuck You Andrew" - 0:12
  19. "Reel Big Nuts" - 0:18
  20. "Ska Sucks" - 0:17 (Propaghandi cover)
  21. "Hair Appointment" - 0:28
  22. "Rash" - 0:54
  23. "Snaps" - 1:43
  24. "Take On Me (Live)" - 3:11 (live performance of the A-Ha cover)
  25. "Sexual Abuse" - 1:22
  26. "Punk Rock Karl" - 2:50 (parody of Dead Milkmen's "Punk Rock Girl")
  27. "Hungry Like the Wolf (Live)" - 3:19 (live performance of the Duran Duran cover)
  28. "Kissing Carlos" - 1:14
  29. "Boss DJ" - 2:47 (live Sublime cover)
  30. "Chill Out" - 5:34 (live parody of the band's own hit "Sell Out")
  31. "Thank You People" - 0:19
  • Many of the songs had been previously available on various film soundtracks and tribute albums, including "Take On Me" (BASEketball soundtrack), "Hungry Like The Wolf" (Duran Duran tribute), "Unity" (Operation Ivy tribute), and "Nothin' Like A Dame" (Welcome to Woop Woop soundtrack).
  • Some of the songs also appeared on compilation albums that have long since gone out of print. These include "Mele Kalikimaka" and "Uniform of Destruction".
  • "Kiss Me Deadly" first appeared on MetalliSKA, a compilation of ska bands covering metal songs. The original lyric in the recorded version which appears on this album was "Had to borrow ten bucks from Tavis' dad." After Tavis was fired from the band, the lyric is now sung "Had to borrow ten bucks from my old man." This lyric is featured on the band's live CD.