$wingin' Utter$ (album)

Swingin' Utters
Swingin Utters - Self-Titled cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000[1]
RecordedApril–May 2000 at Motor Studios, San Francisco
GenrePunk rock, folk punk, folk
Length36:38
LabelFat Wreck Chords 603 (CD and LP)[2]
ProducerSwingin' Utters,
Ryan Greene
Swingin' Utters chronology
BYO Split Series, Vol. 2
(1999)
Swingin' Utters
(2000)
Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]

Swingin' Utters is an album by the Californian punk rock band Swingin' Utters, released in 2000.[4][5] It was produced by Ryan Greene, and has a folkier sound than the band's previous albums.

Critical reception[]

The Pembroke Observer wrote that "the opening track, 'Pills and Smoke', is immediately so retro sounding that it could reel anyone back into the days of crash and burn English punk rock, whereas 'Watching the Wayfarers' is a superb rockabilly, country blues number that's complete with mandolin and upright bass."[6] The San Antonio Express-News wrote that the Utters "toss in elements of cow punk, folk/rock and melody ... [their] songs stretch boundaries with instrumentation such as upright bass, violin, piano, cello and mandolin."[7]

Track listing[]

All songs written by Darius Koski, except for where noted.

  1. "Pills & Smoke" – 2:34
  2. "Taken Train" – 2:11
  3. "Watching the Wayfarers" – 1:55
  4. "The Note" (Max Huber) – 2:51
  5. "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (Huber) – 2:33
  6. "Playboys, Punks, and Pretty Things" – 3:05
  7. "Second Skin" – 1:59
  8. "Eddie's Teddy" (O'Brien) – 2:44
  9. "Teen Idol Eyes" (Johnny Bonnel, Koski) – 2:25
  10. "The Green Glass" (Huber) – 2:00
  11. "Scum Grief" – 2:19
  12. "Another Day" – 1:58
  13. "Step Inside this Room" – 2:36
  14. "Little Creeps" – 2:00
  15. "My Glass House" (Aust Koski, Koski) – 3:28

Personnel[]

Additional musicians:

References[]

  1. ^ "Just Out". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. November 1, 2000 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Swingin' Utters". Fat Wreck Chords.
  3. ^ "Swingin' Utters - Swingin' Utters | Songs, Reviews, Crs". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Artist Biography by John Bush". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  5. ^ Masley, Ed (2 Nov 2000). "LOCAL MUSIC". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. E5.
  6. ^ "Swingin' Utters: Swingin' Utters". The Pembroke Observer. Entertainment. 27 Jan 2001. p. 11.
  7. ^ Beal Jr., Jim (March 30, 2001). "Night Lights". San Antonio Express-News. p. 15H.

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