Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave (Vinyl)

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Debut studio album by the American rock band, originally released in 2003. The album produced three singles, including the minor success 'Grand Theft Autumn'. When the band was signed to Island Records, the label employed an unusual strategy that allowed them to sign with independent label Fueled by Ramen for their debut and later move to Island for their second album. Sean O'Keefe had helped with the band's demo, and they returned to Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin to record the bulk of their first album with him. Living on a stranger's floor for part of the time and running out of money halfway through, the band recorded seven songs in nine days, bringing them together with the additional three from the demo.mn/Where Is Your Boy', and has often been named as a vital blueprint for pop punk.

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Before they became one of the longest tenured relevant rock acts in current music (who would have thought?), Fall Out Boy were four dudes who knew what they had and delivered a brand of pop emo that changed the landscape of consumable rock music for the foreseeable future.

Take This to Your Grave comes in hot. Its production is clean and fully realized. Fall Out Boy emerged from the starting line fully formed. I know they technically have another LP before this, and one can argue Cork Tree is their real breakout, but there's no denying they showed up ready to go in 2003. "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" is the perfect embodiment of first era FOB; an earworm of a hook that's just wordy enough to be chanted at a show and function as an AIM away message, Stump's incredible voice, and the chunky guitars that defined bigger hits like "Sugar We're Going Down". I do think the guys hadn't quite perfected their formula yet though, so some of this does feel a few notches from perfection in regards to the ensemble truly coming together.

While they had all the tools of the trade and were working out little kinks here and there, the world just wasn't ready for them. Listening to this after spending 15 year with Cork Tree and the following LP's is like finding an old Star Wars toy you didn't know existed. You'd heard about it, but kind of doubted that it'd be as good as your Han Solo, but then you find it and look at it and really sit with it and it's just as cool.

By: DWinch


A1 "Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today"
A2 Dead On Arrival
A3 Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy
A4 Saturday
A5 Homesick At Space Camp
A6 Sending Postcards From A Plane Crash (Wish You Were Here)
B1 Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
B2 The Pros And Cons Of Breathing
B3 Grenade Jumper
B4 Calm Before The Storm
B5 Reinventing The Wheel To Run Myself Over
B6 The Patron Saint Of Liars And Fakes

Catalogue Number: 1-645943

Record Label: Fueled by Ramen