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Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits
The Ataris
Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Blue Skies is the 2nd LP by the Ataris recorded for Kung Fu Records. Produced by Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, this release catapulted the band to the top of the pop punk heap in the late 90s and remains to this day their f...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Ataris
Title: Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kung Fu Records
Release Date: 4/13/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 610337876928

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Blue Skies is the 2nd LP by the Ataris recorded for Kung Fu Records. Produced by Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, this release catapulted the band to the top of the pop punk heap in the late 90s and remains to this day their finest work.

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A Foundation Album
Nicholas J. Palatucci | Williamstown, NJ | 04/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Well after reading the last review on here saying how So Long, Astoria was much better than this one and how anyone who disagreed doesn't know what good music is, I decided to add my two cents. This album was clearly The Ataris' stepping stone album. Anywhere But Here was great, but it blended in with many other bands at the time. Here, Kris Roe and the Ataris beautifully flex their story-telling, song writing muscle here. So Long, Astoria is their fourth full length, and most mature album to date. But without Blue Skies, it would be nothing. It is here where they adopted their style and built onto it with experience and the improving benefits of time. This is very heartfelt album with great stories to tell. Lyrically, Roe took from the usual "things were great, she broke my heart - life sucks" idea, incorporated it into his own experiences and wrote great relateable, not cliche, lyrics to it. Musically, the chord progressions and melodies are superb and un-matchable for the time, and even today. Just listen and read into songs like 1*15*96, the infamous San Dimas Highschool Football Rules, In Spite of the World and ESPECIALLY My Hotel Year, you'll get what I mean (and also read the book it was based on, Coupland's Life After God).

So for those who think this album sucks and So Long, Astoria is much better - you're entitled to your opinion. But respect the fact that this album was a foundation with which they would be nothing without."
Awesome cd
Drew | Earth | 05/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Ataris may be the most technical and musicly talented punk band ever.They create incredibly crunchy guitar riffs that you think could only come up in magical dreams,which are showcased on the standouts 1-15-96,San Dimmas High School Football Rules,Your Bouyfriend Sucks,and Angry Nerd Rock.All of the songs are very deeply emotional about relationships and breaking your heart,which is vocalized over spot-on perfect,creative melodies.In Angry Nerd Rock,the vocals sound submerged under water and then at the end are released with a breath of incredibly fresh air.My Hotel Year is the slow one on the cd and is arranged nicely with more awesome lyrics.My favorite songs though,in order are-1:Your Boyfriend Sucks-2:Angry Nerd Rock-3:San Dimmas High School Football Rules-4:1*15*96-5:Last Song I Will Ever Write About a Girl.Please check this one out for your own sake."
Amazing Album!
Nicholas J. Palatucci | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is awesome. Every single song is really catchy. If you're a fan of punk music and/or you like more popular bands like Green Day and Blink 182, you'll love this CD as much as I do."