Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies

Studio Album by released in 2005
Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies's tracklist:
Jimmy Neutron Theme
(Ready or Not) Omaha Nebraska
Greatest Day
...Baby One More Time
Here We Go
Undertow
Spanish Harlem
Li'l Red Riding Hood
Live It Up
Star Song
I Melt With You
Five O'clock World
Gilligan's Island Theme
Sometimes
Sick of Myself

Bowling for Soup Goes to the Movies review

Punky power pop outfit Bowling for Soup was formed in 1994 in Wichita Falls, TX, featuring lead vocalist/guitarist Jaret Reddick, guitarist/vocalist Chris Burney, bassist Erik Chandler, and drummer Gary Wiseman. The group really began to jell in 1997 when a heavy touring schedule helped broaden their fan base and landed them opening spots for nationally prominent punk and ska bands. The following year, they recorded a debut EP, titled Tell Me When to Whoa!; by now, their base of operations had been moved to Denton, TX. Later in 1998, Bowling for Soup issued their first full-length album, Rock on Honorable Ones!!!; both it and its predecessor proved popular around the state and the band ended up scoring a deal with Jive/Silvertone. For their 2000 major-label debut, Let's Do It for Johnny!, Bowling for Soup re-recorded some of the best songs from their indie records and added a few new tracks. Two years later, the band released Drunk Enough to Dance, and nabbed a Grammy nomination for the single Girl All the Bad Guys Want. Hangover You Don't Deserve followed in 2004, and Bowling for Soup landed another hit single 1985.

Movie and TV soundtracks and a few other nuggets are featured on Goes to the Movies

In 2005 Bowling for Soup returned and rounded up all the hard-to-get songs they've done for movie and TV soundtracks over the years, as well as a few other nuggets with Goes to the Movies. If you’re a movie buff, you’ll be shocked at how many of these you know! The album kicks off with the theme to Nickelodeon's Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and rolls happily along through songs that originally and un-ironically appeared in Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen movies (Greatest Day), Lindsay Lohan vehicles (their cover of ...Baby One More Time is from Freaky Friday), and as the theme to The Drew Carey Show (Bowling for Soup's trashy take on the Vogues' classic Five O'Clock World.) Besides Britney and the Vogues, Bowling for Soup tackle I Melt With You, a cover of Matthew Sweet's Sick of Myself, Spanish Harlem, and the theme to Gilligan's Island. Goes to the Movies also includes (Ready or Not) Omaha Nebraska, the band's theme song to ESPN's coverage of the College World Series, Here We Go from Scooby-Doo 2, as well as the unreleased track Sometimes.

Next studio project is due in mid-2006

Bowling for Soup have always supported their smart-alecky nature with solid hooks and plenty of good-natured humor. Seriously, you can't stay mad at these guys. They prove it again with Goes to the Movies. Reddick says originally the band had planned on releasing the new track Val Kilmer on Goes to the Movies. However, Jive liked what it heard and didn't want to give away a possible single from Bowling for Soup's next studio project, due in mid-2006. So instead, Reddick gave the label Sometimes. Other new songs the band is excited about include 99 Biker Friends and Tuesday Sucks. One thing fans shouldn't expect from the next disc is a sudden creative shift away from Bowling for Soup's quirky pop direction. "Absolutely not," Reddick says. "We're Bowling for Soup and we're going to make Bowling for Soup albums and Bowling for Soup songs. People expect us to brighten their day and they expect to hear a bunch of songs about my ex-girlfriend. And that's exactly what they're going to get. It's going to be a very happy album."

(17.01.2006)
Rate review4.66
Total votes - 6


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