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Promotional Copy
Reggie And The Full Effect
[2000] [LP/LP Limited Edition]
Greatest Hits 84 - 87
Reggie And The Full Effect
[1999] [CD/LP]


Reggie And The Full Effect

Greatest Hits 84 - 87

Release Date: 1999
Format: CD


When Coalesce imploded in 1999, few expected the group's percussive beast James DeWees to pull a radical musical shift and join The Get Up Kids as their keyboard player. Fewer still expected him to form one of the most potent, humorous and honest units in the overcrowded punk, emo, pop continuum, but he did just that. Greatest Hits '84-'87 is comprised of equal elements of gut-wrenching music, pop sensibilities, humorous respites and vocal harmonies no drummer should have the right to sing, and keyboards, lots of keyboards. Opening with the self-explanatory "Drunk Guy At The Get Up Kids' Show," "Girl, Why'd You Run Away?" follows with a bombastic metallic onslaught before overdosing on saccharine vocals, chugging, metallic riffs, keyboards and innocent and honest lyrics that belie their intentionally clichÈ nature. The rest of Greatest Hits '84-'87 follows this effective thread: brilliantly simplistic emotional pop-punk songs inter-cut with humorous insanity to break up the pace, occasionally retreating into more brooding, introspective moments before re-emerging stronger and more irreverent than ever. The remarkable aspect of Greatest Hits '84-'87 is that while it never takes itself seriously, it still possesses the pathos, energy and honesty to balance its humorous nature.

Track Listing:
1. Drunk Guy at the Get Up Kids Show
2. Girl, Why'd You Run Away
3. Fiona Apple Kiss My Black Ass
4. What's Wrong
5. Props To Tha Queen of Pop a.k.a. Keep On Climbin' That Velvet Rope Baby
6. Your Girlfriends Hate Me'
7. Megan Is My Friend to the Max
8. My Dad + Happy Chickens (Kirksta Party to Go Mix)
9. Another Runaway Song
10. Drunk Guy Talks Chemicals to Us at the Get Up Kids Show
11. Your Boyfriend Hates Me
12. Pick Up the Phone Master P
13. Where's Your Heart?
14. Get to the Choppa!
15. Better For You
16. Everything's Okay *
17. Just a Reminder *
18. Brandi's Birthday Song *

* CD Bonus Tracks

Download MP3: Another Run Away Song