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Reggie and the Full Effect

Reggie and the Full Effect: Under The TrayUnder The Tray (2003)
Vagrant Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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Contributed by: Sean-Michael
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This album is coming with much anticipation from a lot of people. It has been almost three years since Reggie has released his last album, Promotional Copy, and it was well worth the wait. The album starts with "Your Bleedin' Heart", the heavy guitar intro into the song give the appearance of s.

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This album is coming with much anticipation from a lot of people. It has been almost three years since Reggie has released his last album, Promotional Copy, and it was well worth the wait.

The album starts with "Your Bleedin' Heart", the heavy guitar intro into the song give the appearance of seriousness, but that is shattered when the singing commences. The lyric "..go ask your mother because she knows what you need, let your heart open up, helping it bleed…" make you think about the story behind the song.

Next is a edited little, I don't know what. All I can say is another drunk, talking about, I don't know.

Next on the album is the tentative single, "Congratulations Smack & Kaity", another pop style/sounding song, with a nice blend of instruments, which doesn't disappoint. There is always talk about girls on any of Reggie's albums, and this one is no different… the chorus "girl you look bored…" makes you want to get up and dance. Don't ask me why. This album does weird things to me.

Next is another filler, which fills me with laughter. None of us are getting paid to dance.

Next is one of my favorite songs on the album, "MOOD 4 LOVE (featuring Fluxuation). The lyrics are funny and serious at the same time. The best line in my opinion on this album is: "when I smell your 'par-fum' it smells like D-O-O in doom" The song is sweet I would imagine its to Reggie (James Dewees) wife.

Next is "What Won't Kill You Gats Gas" I don't quite understand what its about. Yet that doesn't change the fact that this is a good song. I am in with the guitar and keyboard mix, it gives it an original sound, that nobody else is even attempting in emulate.

The drunk girl from above appears again on this track, appropriately entitled "Drunk Girl at The Get Up Kids Show (Tattoo'z, B-Day'z, Azz Beatin'z)" this track isn't edited increasing the hilarity factor immensely.

Track 8 is titled "Getting By With It", it also has a nice clean sound. The lyrics don't change from the rest of the album, they are funny, and clever. "I see your sister staring at me out of the window… and its all just a part of education, and we're tellin' kids across the na-tion" I don't know what its about, but it is catchy and I like it. This song also sounds kind of like a bad pop music song, but at the same time, it counters all of that.

Next is my favorite on the album, a mellow, funny song about lobsters(?). "Image is Nothing, Lobsters are Everything". The sound is different than the other songs on the album, its kind of mellow, dreary, and somber.

Track 10 is "Apocalypse WOW (featuring Hungry Bear)" starts off sounding like a harsh metal tune, but digresses to fit the rest of the album's song style. All the while is guitar sound front and foremost in the song.

"One time I was at a private school, and it costs like fucking $4,000 a year to go there, and a… and we where the shit kids…" The drunk girl from before makes her best appearance on this track.

"F.O.O.D. aka Aren't you Hungary (featuring Hungry Bear)" This track, by far the most odd and hilarious track on the album. That's all I can say.

Track 13 is titled "Happy V-Day" another half serious song. It blends computer altered voices, with hardcore guitars, and a clean piano to top it off. Once again, listening to the song makes you wonder the meaning behind it.

"Canadian's switching the letter P for the letter V Eh?" another sketch, which will annoy all the little MTV "punk rockers", Making fun of their idol and obsession.

Track 15 is The Common Denominator's 2nd song off their debut album here in America, entitled Linkin Verbs. Linkin Verbs are the words that connect the subject to the predicate, they are helping verbs aka linkin verbs.

Yet another Drunk Girl appearance, this one is edited and disappointing.

The high point of the album appears last. Track 17 is called Megan 2K2 (Even though its 2K3 now). The lyrics are sweet and gentile. The piano is simple and clean. Listening to this makes me think about what it is like to be on tour… all the time. The man behind Reggie, James Dewees, is constantly touring. Being they keys for The Get Up Kids, heading up Reggie, and what ever else he does… greatly limits his down time. All of this must have an imapact with his relationship with his wife, and my guess is that this is for her. Saying that he loves and misses her.

Overall this album is excellent. A nice blend of heartfelt melody and comedy that entices you to get up and dance and cry at the same time.

 

 
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davebrave4 (October 17, 2005)

Score is for the review. If the reviewer said next one more time, i'd find him and kill him. Oh, and scott and the other guy should fight.

I'm listening to the cd for the first time right now. So far it seems pretty boring.

Anonymous (March 13, 2003)

Happy chickens is the most hilarious song ever written. Saying this I accept full a total responsibility for being a dough bag. Its not so bad, smells a little but I'm doing a service for all those skanky hos and bitches everywhere. Which, I might add is more than anything most people do. Also, the album is good and the Riverside show was great! I love PACO, but miss Reggie.

CallingLondon (February 25, 2003)

"SCOTT -

you stated your thoughts in your review. ENOUGH. ok, hooray, you mentioned andy. whoopie. good for you. we saw. is that what you need to hear? there, we saw.

now, have a shred of dignity and let your review accept the criticism without qualifying or sticking your stubby dick in where it shouldn't be. WALK AWAY.

honestly. no one, and i do mean no one, cares. i mean, its funny to watch you fumble but...walk away before you get your ass handed to you AGAIN.

most people have the strength to let their words stand...often makes them more powerful -- BUT -- i have never seen ANYONE backtrack and qualify and defend themselves RELENTLESSLY after stating their opinions more than you.

again, walk...away. "

what are you talking about? he didn't defend anything, all he did was correct someone on a small fact. calm down, killer.

Anonymous (February 24, 2003)

Yeah, Happy Chickens...the next person to say that Happy Chickens is a "hilarious" song...is a giant douchbag. Just accept that I am right. Douchbag

BostonMusicGuy (February 24, 2003)

is it all together necessary to be that schmuck who CONTINUALLY interrupts just to ONCE AGAIN be heard spouting their redundancies? NO, it's not. Kinds funny since thats all you are doing. so yea, get a clue, dick. The score is for you. abooooooooooooooooo-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (February 23, 2003)

next

waste_elite (February 23, 2003)

who cares?

as for album...

9!?!?

are you insane?

...

this records is an 11!!!!

heh

FortyMinutesWest (February 23, 2003)

"scott NEVER just states his opinion. he qualifies it. ALWAYS. he just HAD to state he mentioned andy, as if it we didn't read it already in his poorly written diatribe. if the info is there, let it be there for the reader to find it. is it all together necessary to be that schmuck who CONTINUALLY interrupts just to ONCE AGAIN be heard spouting their redundancies? NO, it's not. "

All he did was point out to the person below him that he did mention Andy in his review. You sir, must have some sort of unhealthy vendetta against Scott, restraining order anyone?

Anonymous (February 23, 2003)

hey boston music guy ==

scott NEVER just states his opinion. he qualifies it. ALWAYS. he just HAD to state he mentioned andy, as if it we didn't read it already in his poorly written diatribe. if the info is there, let it be there for the reader to find it. is it all together necessary to be that schmuck who CONTINUALLY interrupts just to ONCE AGAIN be heard spouting their redundancies? NO, it's not.

so yeah, get a clue, dick.

el_provocateur (February 23, 2003)

Fucking goddammit! I missed the free Reggie show in Riverside. The fucking 91 freeway was fucking jammed all the way for hours!

Why did they choose 5:30 pm! No one (that works/goes to school) in the LA/OC area could even possibly have a chance to get out there in time.

WussEmoRock (February 22, 2003)

shit! I missed the show in riverside, I forgot about it because I somehow remembered it being towards the very end of the month. Iris_joo...how was it? Good turnout? tell me about it

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

"The ten is for Riverside , CA."
hahahaha 909 territory
I like how the newscasters call it the inland empire. It makes me smile. Hooray for being easily amused.

Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

Mostly filler and jokes. Don't get me wrong, the jokes are funny, but the music doesn't do anything for me this time around. In a word, disappointing.

BostonMusicGuy (February 22, 2003)

All he said was, "I did mention Andy Jackson." thats all. There was no defending his review. There was no bullshit answer to anyones criticism. There was just stating a fact. Hell it wasnt even his opinion the guy was criticizing on. It was just Scott making sure that the guy knew that he put an important piece of information in the review that he may have missed. No need to jump on him. Fucking idiot.Oh yea, I still dont know what this band is like. someone help me out here.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (February 22, 2003)

SCOTT -

you stated your thoughts in your review. ENOUGH. ok, hooray, you mentioned andy. whoopie. good for you. we saw. is that what you need to hear? there, we saw.

now, have a shred of dignity and let your review accept the criticism without qualifying or sticking your stubby dick in where it shouldn't be. WALK AWAY.

honestly. no one, and i do mean no one, cares. i mean, its funny to watch you fumble but...walk away before you get your ass handed to you AGAIN.

most people have the strength to let their words stand...often makes them more powerful -- BUT -- i have never seen ANYONE backtrack and qualify and defend themselves RELENTLESSLY after stating their opinions more than you.

again, walk...away.

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

"why'd you keep runnin girl cuz that was 2 records ago"

now thats a funny line from "Getting By With It's" (as long as you know Greatest Hits)...

I love this album

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

I love it when people write sarcastic reviews!

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

this is the dorkiest review i have ever read.

irish_joo (February 21, 2003)

These guys are playing at my local record store tonight Sounds like...., I hope they are good. The ten is for Riverside , CA. GO HIGHLANDERS.

FortyMinutesWest (February 21, 2003)

"though I think the ladder has the potential to grow on me "

The ladder is a great invention! I can reach anything I want now. I know the potential for falling and hurting yourself may be frightening at first, but like you said, it will grow on you.

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

The only songs I didn't like were "Linkin Verbz" and "Gettin by with it's" though I think the ladder has the potential to grow on me as a sub-par Reggie song. The Drunk girl will get old after awhile, but only one thing is on my mind: What kind of drunk-ass skank hoe is a fan of The Get Up Kids?

maverick (February 21, 2003)

To the guy 2 posts down-
Actually, I *did* make mention of Andy Jackson singing on the album. I didn't specify the exact song, but I said he did sing.

-Scott

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

Apocalypse WOW is fucking great.

Too bad it can't make up for all the filler in this shitty album. When the band tries, they kick ass.

It's a shame that they don't.

Anonymous (February 21, 2003)

No one has mentioned in either review of this album that Happy V-Day features Andy Jackson from Hot Rod Circuit on guest vocals.

On a personal note, I think this is the best Reggie album to date. I love the first two records, I found a lot of the songs very skippable. Under the Tray has a more focused feel to it, in my opinion, and comes together as a whole better.

But what the hell do I know.

pope_schlomo (February 21, 2003)

I still say this album has filler. I like "Apocalypse WOW" cuz its sounds like Coalesce, the best thing to come out of Kansas. If you want a Reg album, get Greatest Hits 84-87 and hear some happy chickens.

Ramo
(I hate Paco)

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