After School Special (Album)


After School Special (Album)

Infobox Album | Name = After School Special
Type = Album
Artist = 3rd Alley


Released = 2005
Recorded = 2005 at DM Gremlin Productions in Long Beach, California, and Total Access Studios in Redondo Beach, California
Genre = Rock
Punk
Dub
Length = 55:40
Label = Long Beach Records, InYaFace (Japan), Fond of Life Productions (Europe) and Long Beach Records Europe
Producer = Zack Walters
Reviews =
This album = "After School Special"
(2005)
Next album = "Shiny Shady People"
(2008)

"After School Special" is the 2004 debut album by the Southern California reggae-rock band 3rd Alley. "After School Special" was completed with a budget of only $3000 and released in the U.S. by Long Beach Records. Shortly after the American release, 3rd Alley saw themselves quickly gaining a fan-base on an international scale when "After School Special" was released into European and Japanese markets.

Track listing

#"Theme Song" (Lowther) – 1:58
#"I Need Sleep" (Walters) – 2:26
#"Grief" (Walters) – 3:23
#"New Year's Dissapointment" (Buckley/Walters) – 2:55
#*Partial Cover of "New Year's Prayer" by Jeff Buckley
#"Hoopla" (Walters) – 2:11
#"More of You" (Walters) – 2:39
#"American Dream?" (Walters) – 3:30
#"All Alright" (Walters) – 2:35
#"De Ja Vu" (Walters) – 2:56
#"Little Bohemia" (Walters) – 2:15
#"Hit Mix" (Walters) – 3:36
#"Sav-on Drugs" (Walters) – 2:27
#"I Slack Well" (Walters) – 2:22
#"Happy Tank" (Walters, Hampton, Volk) – 4:41
#"Sour Milk" (Walters, Lowther) – 2:03
#"Fame" (Walters) – 13:40
#*"Fame" ends at 1:53.The final track also contains three hidden bonus songs
*"War on the Blvd." (Morris) – 3:54 – 6:39.
*"Sorority Centaur Woman" (Walters) – 6:40 – 9:03.
*"Crack Killed My Social Life" (Walters) – 9:04 – 13:40.
*"Sorority Centaur Woman" and "Crack Killed My Social Life" are both performed by Zack Walters.

Personnel

3rd Alley
*Zack Walters - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth, Beatbox
*Tyson Parrish - Bass
*Greg "Mudd" Lowther - Drums

Additional personnel

*Connor Volk - Drums on "Happy Tank" and "Hoopla"
*Spencer Hampton - Bass on "Happy Tank" and "Hoopla"
*DM Gremlin - Synth on "All Alright" and bass on "More of You"

Production

*Producer: Zack Walters
*Engineering: DM Gremlin and Wyn Davis
*Mastering: Ron Boustead @ Precision Mastering
*Cover Art: RAS-1
*Artwork: Brent Cheshire

References

* [http://www.MartianChurch.com Martian Church]
* [http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/3rdalley.com CDBaby]
* [http://www.longbeachrecords.com Long Beach Records]


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