Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Get Up Kids

50 bands in 1 month. I figured #50 had to be something special. This band probably doesn't need an introduction, but here's one anyway. The Get Up Kids are a five-piece indie/alternative/emo/pop punk band from Kansas City, Missouri that formed in 1995 and broke up in 2005. They reunited three years later in 2008, and have been active ever since. Without a doubt, The Get Up Kids are one of the most seminal and influential bands to come out of the 90's, particularly on emo and indie in the next decade. From small, underground bands to very, very well-known names such as Pete Wentz and Mark Hoppus, The Get Up Kids have really made an impact on music. This is mostly due to one particular album, 1999's incredible Something To Write Home About, which features 12 insanely catchy pop songs that simply never get old.

Prior to Something To Write Home About, they had released a handful of material, including a great EP titled Woodson and another full-length, Four Minute Mile. This was fairly standard, catchy, 90's pop punk/emo fare, and their punk roots somewhat show. They gained a lot of attention in the following years as their sound grew more and more popular, until they made some huge changes in the early 2000's. On A Wire and Guilt Show found the band exploring new sounds, more in an indie/alternative range, with keyboards and a more mature approach to their music. After their reunion, this sound became even more prominent on their last album, There Are Rules, which is the last recorded material to date. It's all great stuff, so I highly advise checking all of it out, but Something To Write Home About is the clear essential here. Enjoy.

1. The Get Up Kids - Burned Bridges (Coalesce cover)
2. Coalesce - I'm Giving Up On This One (The Get Up Kids cover)

1. Woodson
2. Second Place
3. Off The Wagon
4. A Newfound Interest In Massachusetts

1. The Get Up Kids - I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
2. Braid - Forever Got Shorter

1. Coming Clean
2. Don't Hate Me
3. Fall Semester
4. Stay Gold, Ponyboy
5. Lowercase West Thomas
6. Washington Square Park
7. Last Place You Look
8. Better Half
9. No Love
10. Shorty
11. Michelle With One 'L'

1. One Year Later
2. Red Letter Day
3. Forgive And Forget
4. Anne Arbour
5. Mass Pike

1. Holiday
2. Action & Action
3. Valentine
4. Red Letter Day
5. Out Of Reach
6. Ten Minutes
7. The Company Dime
8. My Apology
9. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
10. Long Goodnight
11. Close To Home
12. I'll Catch You

1. The Get Up Kids - Central Standard Time
2. The Anniversary - Vasil + Bluey

1. Action & Action
2. Close To Me
3. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel (Demo)

1. Up On The Roof
2. Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
3. Central Standard Time
4. Close To Me (The Cure cover)
5. Forgive And Forget
6. Regret (New Order cover)
7. Beer For Breakfast (The Replacements cover)
8. Newfound Mass (2000)
9. Alec Eiffel (Pixies cover)
10. Impossible Outcomes
11. On With The Show (Motley Crue cover)
12. Ten Minutes (Demo)
13. Anne Arbour
14. Burned Bridges (Coalesce cover)
15. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel (Demo)
16. Shorty (Demo)
17. The Breaking Method

1. Overdue
2. Stay Gone
3. Let The Reigns Go Loose
4. Fall From Grace
5. Grunge Pig
6. High As The Moon
7. All That I Know
8. Walking On A Wire
9. Wish You Were Here
10. Campfire Kansas
11. Worst Idea
12. Hannah Hold On

1. Overdue
2. Stay Gone
3. Let The Reigns Go Loose
4. Take The Fall
5. Grunge Pig
6. High As The Moon
7. All That I Know
8. Walking On A Wire
9. Wish You Were Here
10. Campfire Kansas
11. The Worst Idea
12. Hannah Hold On
13. All Eyes On The Liar
14. The End Is In Sight
15. My Photographs
16. Wings And Wheels
17. Through The Haze

1. Hannah Hold On (acoustic)
2. Dreaming Underwater
3. How Long Is Too Long (alternate version)
4. Overdue (acoustic)
5. Let The Reigns Go Loose (alternate version)
6. Wish You Were Here (alternate version)
7. Grunge Pig (alternate version)

1. Man Of Conviction
2. The One You Want
3. Never Be Alone
4. Wouldn't Believe It
5. Holy Roman
6. Martyr Me
7. How Long Is Too Long
8. Sick In Her Skin
9. In Your Sea
10. Sympathy
11. The Dark Night Of The Soul
12. Is There A Way Out
13. Conversation

1. Man of Conviction (Piano Demo)
2. Man of Conviction (Acoustic Demo)
3. The One You Want (Robbie's House Demo)
4. Never Be Alone (Piano Demo)
5. Wouldn't Believe It (Robbie's House Demo)
6. Holy Roman (Acoustic Demo)
7. Holy Roman (Live at the Lodge Demo)
8. Martyr Me (Version #1 Demo)
9. Martyr Me (Version #2 Acoustic Demo)
10. While You Were Sleeping (Demo)
11. Martyr Me (Live at the Lodge Demo)
12. How Long is Too Long (Scott Litt Demo)
13. Sick in Her Skin (Robbie's House Demo)
14. Take The Fall (Demo)
15. In Your Sea (Robbie's Basement Demo Vocal #1)
16. In Your Sea (Robbie's Basement Demo Vocal #2)
17. Sympathy (Solo Acoustic Demo)
18. The Dark Night of the Soul (Piano Demo)
19. Is There a Way Out (Robbie's House Demo)
20. Conversation (Robbie's Basement Demo)

1. I'll Catch You (Acoustic)
2. Overdue (Ed Rose Mix)
3. Wish You Were Here (Demo)
4. Walking On A Wire (Ed Rose Mix)
5. Lost In The Light
6. Send Us A Saint

1. The One You Want
2. Sympathy
3. Never Be Alone
4. Holy Roman
5. Action & Action
6. Better Half

1. Coming Clean
2. The One You Want
3. Holiday
4. Action & Action
5. Stay Gone
6. Woodson
7. Martyr Me
8. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
9. Mass Pike
10. Campfire Kansas
11. Red Letter Day
12. Sick In Her Skin
13. No Love
14. Shorty
15. Ten Minutes
16. I'll Catch You
17. Don't Hate Me
18. Is There A Way Out?

1. Forgive And Forget (Demo)
2. Red Letter Day (Demo)
3. Close To Home (Demo)
4. Central Standard Time (Demo)
5. My Apology (Demo)
6. Holiday (Demo)
7. Valentine (Demo)

Note: Bonus downloads with 10th anniversary edition of the album

1. Welcome To Daytrotter
2. Sharin' Stone
3. Your Petty Pretty Things
4. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel
5. Overdue

1. Your Petty Pretty Things
2. Keith Case
3. Tommy Gentle
4. How You're Bound

1. Tithe
2. Regent's Court
3. Shatter Your Lungs
4. Automatic
5. Pararelevant
6. Rally 'Round The Fool
7. Better Lie
8. Keith Case
9. The Widow Paris
10. Birmingham
11. When It Dies
12. Rememorable


  1. Thank you so much for all you do

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  3. If I'm not mistaken, there's two versions of Four Minute Mile: the original release, and a remaster that was released in the early 2000s.

  4. Sorry to be pedantic - the last track in the Something to Write Home About file is the Cure cover, Close To Me, rather than the actual track, Close To Home.

  5. Thanks for upload discography The Get Up Kids

    Please...Upload full discography blink 182, motion city soundtrack, and Bowling For Soup

  6. I love you my friend

  7. full discograpy Reggie and The Full Effect .... please

  8. this is awesome! please also upload new amsterdams discography. matt pryor for the win!

  9. sorprendente aporte amido muchas gracias


  11. Thank

  12. Full discography of My American Heart, Midtown, The Juliana Theory, Thrice.