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Reel Big Fish – Keep Your Receipt (1997) CD EP

Band: Reel Big Fish

Album: Keep Your Receipt

Release Date:

Music Genre: Rock Ska

Label: Mojo Records

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 10 Tracks CD EP

A ska-punk band from Huntington Beach, California. Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. The band was distinguished by their hyper-kinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997 when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the band's popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and songwriter Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was released in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the (...)


10 Tracks
1 Alternative Baby2:56
2 Why Do All Girls Think They're Fat?2:21
3 I'm Cool1:41
4 S.R.1:26
5.1 Unity2:22
5.2 (silence)2:00
5.3 I Want Your Radio0:45
Video1 Sellout (Video)5:41
Video2 Everything Sucks (Video)3:19
Video3 Trendy (Live Performance Video)2:29

Videos on ECD portion are from the previous album "Turn The Radio Off".

Track 5 contains a hidden track, 'I Want Your Radio' (track 5.3). 'Unity' (track 5.1) lasts for 2:22 before 2 minutes of silence. 'I Want Your Radio' is a lo-fi version of 'I Want Your Girlfriend To Be My Girlfriend Too', and also appeared on the 1995 release of Everything Sucks.

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