Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Let It Happen
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Christian
As obligatory as the greatest-hits package and tribute record for the retiring veteran artist is the rarities compilation for new artists moving from the underground to mainstream record-buying consciousness. That said, Le... more »
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As obligatory as the greatest-hits package and tribute record for the retiring veteran artist is the rarities compilation for new artists moving from the underground to mainstream record-buying consciousness. That said, Let It Happen, a collection of B-sides recorded by MxPx for Tooth and Nail Records before the band was signed away to A&M, comes off as a much stronger record than a simple attempt to cash in on a departing band. And, given that it contains 32 songs--clocking in at nearly 72 minutes--the value is certainly good, too. But the real strength of the CD lies in the short, aggressive, and unbelievably catchy pop-punk tunes MxPx churned out in spades. The songs they relegated as B-side material actually make for one of MxPx's more satisfying albums. And though these songs come from many different sessions stretched out over three years, the disc is surprisingly cohesive, thanks in no small part to new mixes by longtime MxPx producer Steve Kravac, whose sonic fairy dusting gives these tracks a Hüsker Dü-like roar. --Bradley S. Caviness
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Deserve more credit than they get.
Brian | Cleveland, OH | 12/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With the sudden explosion of Blink 182, you think this would pave the way for all punk bands. Well, as of yet, it hasn't. Bands like MxPx and Home Grown have just as much or better music than Blink 182. "Let It Happen" proves this. See for yourself. MxPx is great punk band!"
Unreleased and hard to find mxpx songs
Brian | 06/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"first off i'd like to let some of you know that this is not mxpx's follow up to slowly going the way of the buffalo.it's not new at all.all these songs have either been b'sides/outtakes/unreleased or just plain hard to find.alot of the songs are from the 7" mxpx released over the years.the cover songs(social d's sick boy,ritchie valens donna and a few others were on the 10"double lp for on the cover)alot of these songs are not new to mxpx fans.there are a few unreleased songs on here and a few cool alternate versions(want ad is better on the first mxpx album)and it's cool to finally have all these songs on one cd(and not have to go to the 7" to hear the songs)but this isn't really nothing new.but it is mxpx and it does rock and the songs sound way better,and clearer on cd than lp.if you're wondering mxpx has a live album,at the show(recorded at dc,i was there at that show and philly shows last september)out july 27th and are working on a new album now in seatle for release at the end of 1999-early 2000.-jason harshman"