Tribute To Good Charlotte / Various

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Review Text While it's attributed to the "United Punks of America," A Tribute to Good Charlotte's eager interpretations of the young quartet's songs are delivered predominantly in a British accent. It has the bizarre effect of placing pop-punk -- a distinctly American offshoot of the genre -- in league with its snotty Cockney forefathers. You can't reduce punk rock to an accent. But in the case of Good Charlotte, who blatantly cross U.K. acts like the Sex Pistols with hip-hop influences and latter day American punk revivalism in the form Green Day (themselves a copy of the Buzzcocks), it's worth noting how strange this covers album's principal accent sounds. Musically, Good Charlotte can't match the production fireworks of its namesake; the compression is weaker, and attempts at straight replication are heavy-handed. The performers here are better off when they play "Little Things" and "Anthem" as the simplistic, punk-influenced pop songs they are. The version of "Girls and Boys" that appears here might even be better, since it removes the annoying studio new wave sheen of the original. "Riot Girl" is another standout; the wispy-voiced vocalist sounds endearingly amateurish, adding to the scrappiness of the track. Unfortunately for Good Charlotte, "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" still sounds just like the theme from "The Monkees." Recommended for the avid fan only. ~ Johnny Loftus

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Little Things - 3:28
  2. 2. Festival Song - 3:04
  3. 3. Motivation Proclamation - 4:32
  4. 4. Screamer - 4:33
  5. 5. Anthem - 3:03
  6. 6. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - 3:16
  7. 7. Story of My Old Man - 3:40
  8. 8. Girls and Boys - 3:03
  9. 9. Riot Girl - 2:20
  10. 10. Young and the Hopeless - 3:26
  11. 11. My Bloody Valentine - 4:43
  12. 12. Movin' On - 3:25

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7/22/03 

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