Posts Tagged ‘Fall Out Boy’


The Ghostbusters reboot has been the source of controversy long before it ever went into production. And that controversy continued to swell as time wore on. The soundtrack did nothing but stoke the fire, as Fall Out Boy’s horrid rendition of the iconic Ghostbusters theme song tied up the awfulness of the movie in a nice little bow.

Yes, despite how bad the Fall Out Boy song is, I did buy this soundtrack for my Fall Out Boy collection, but I only spent $5 on it. How you ask? By taking a chance on an ebay mis-listing, where someone foolishly had the vinyl soundtrack listed in the CD category as a “used” CD without any pictures, and the item description stating “still factory sealed vinyl LP 2016 soundtrack.” It also helped that the seller had the listing titled as “Ghost blisters Spundtrack.” So I wound up getting the ” Ghost blisters Spundtrack” for a $3 BIN with $1.99 shipping. For that price I was willing to take the risk of a CD showing up. Retail price on this soundtrack is $20. But lo and behold, when the package arrived it was an LP mailer with a record inside. splurge to keep my Fall Out Boy collection somewhat complete. .

The soundtrack was pressed as a single LP and has two variants; red and black. Red was a Barnes & Noble “vinyl day” exclusive limited to an unknown amount of copies. Rarely does B&N release pressing info for any of their exclusives. Black is available everywhere else, even B&N now as they somehow managed to sell out of their exclusive color. Pressing info for the black has also never been released, and never expect it to be For those wondering “vinyl day,” a completely made up “holiday” was August 13, 2016, and I think B&N is the only place that does anything for it and they’re likely the ones who invented “vinyl day.”

The soundtrack for the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot features tweaked artwork from the original iconic artwork and Ghostbusters logo. Yet another thing done in a seemingly endless line of things that would piss people off. It was liked the powers at be went out of their way to piss people off. All copies come with an insert, and the download card is printed on the insert itself. There is a hype sticker, which is affixed to the top left corner on all copies. It’s tough to see it because the sticker itself is clear with slime green lettering. The B&N exclusive color has an additional hype sticker promoting their exclusive color.

 

 

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Fall Out Boy’s latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho is hands down their worst album. But the completist in me felt compelled to buy the album on vinyl despite that. The price for this record is on the high side for four reasons; the band is popular, the album sold well (digitally and CD)/is popular, it’s a major label release and lastly, morons have proven they will be things released on vinyl regardless of how high the price is.

With that said the retail price for this record is close to $20, could be slightly more than that or slightly less than that depending on where you buy it, but you get the idea. I waited until well after a year from the album’s release to buy it, and I did so from Bull Moose using my Bull Moose points, so I got this for half off. Not only that, I waited to buy it from them on Cyber Monday this year, when they lowered their price for American Beauty/American Psycho to $15 from their regular $18 price. So I bought this for $7.50, a price I am happy with to keep my Fall Out Boy collection up to date and continue the progress to getting it completed.

There two variants for this record for the U.S. pressing, and two for the UK pressing. It’s a bit odd for both pressings though, as there may or may not be multiple pressings for each of them. The record originally came out in both the U.S. and UK on the same color, then a few months after it was released on vinyl two retailers (one in the U.S. and 1 in the UK) started selling exclusive colors. Since these variants came out after the record was on sale for a while, it could be a new pressing. But the record remained in print before and after on the original color. So it’s anybody’s guess if these two different retail exclusives are new pressings or simply a variant that was pressed during the initial run of records.

As just mentioned; the bulk of the U.S. pressing was done on one color; blue/clear/ice blue/. The hype sticker on the cover says “blue” and all promo descriptions of the item online say blue. But every copy is essentially clear with blue, and is obviously translucent (this fact becomes important later on if you keep reading). It’s somewhere between clear and coke bottle. Some copies even have blue streaks and swirls mixed in. My copy has the most of this blue streaks/swirls that I have seen. You can decide on what color you want to call this record judging on the pics attached to this entry, just know every copy looks the same if you take out the blue streaks/swirls in my copy.

In September 2015 Newbury Comics announced they would have an exclusive color of American Beauty/American Psycho limited to 1,000 copies. This exclusive color is blue, but it’s not to be confused with the blue of the widely available copies. The Newbury color is royal blue. As of posting this (December 2015) the Newbury exclusive is still available. So it seems Newbury missed the boat for their typical price gouging on unnecessary re-presses/exclusive colors. The Newbury Comics exclusive cost $19.99, a run of the mill price for this record, which I admit is a bit unusual for Newbury but not expected trying to cash in on with a new color variant.

The widely available UK pressing is the same color as the U.S. pressing. The exclusive color was available from HMV, a entertainment retailer similar to FYE in the U.S. The HMV exclusive was a Father’s Day exclusive release only available in physical stores on Father’s Day in 2015. It was supposedly limited to 500 copies but the information was never officially released by any reputable entity, only copy and pasted on a messaged board from some email solicitation. Based on pictures of the variant the HMC posted on social media, their exclusive color appears to be the same color as the widely available U.S. and UK pressing, but is opaque instead of translucent.

Now down to the nitty gritty of this release. It comes in a gatefold jacket, which is pretty pointless all things considered. But it’s nice to have considering they would have charged just as much had it come in a traditional single pocket jacket. The gatefold artwork is a close up photo of a glacier. The jacket has a matte finish as well. An insert is included, which has the lyrics printed on one side and an alternate cover photo on the reverse side. A download code nor a CD copy are included, which in this day and age is completely unacceptable.

V/A – We Love Disney

Posted: February 2, 2016 in Vinyl
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We Love Disney is a comp released somewhat under the radar despite it being Disney related. And if never knowing of this comp’s existence wasn’t enough, the variants and all the pertinent info about them will drive you up the wall. There are no less than four different versions of this comp, with variants of some sprinkled in there. There is a collector’s edition box set, deluxe edition, standard edition and picture disc edition. To make things as easy to understand as possible I will dedicate at least one paragraph to each of those. And before I delve deeper into this rabbit hole, pressing info for most of the editions and variants has not been released and never expect it to be.

First off lets tackle the box set. It’s limited to 2,500 pieces and they make sure to note “for the first edition,” so they already have a second run planned. I’m not exactly sure how the box itself is constructed, mainly what it’s made of. My guess would be either wood or thick cardboard. I haven’t seen a picture or video of an actual box set, only an artist’s rendering and/or mock up for demo purposes. The box it light green in color and when you open it a Tinker Bell die cut piece folds out of the lid. The lid also has a pocket for the certificate of authenticity to slid into.There “hinges” of the box are lace.

The box set includes the following items; deluxe edition vinyl, standard edition vinyl, “limited edition” CD, standard edition CD,  four limited edition numbered lithographs (all of Tinker Bell), “The Magic Behind We Love Disney” DVD, digital deluxe album, “limited edition” t-shirt (only comes in size Large) in a One-Time Only Design (We Love Disney album art), tote bag (We Love Disney album art printed on it) and certificate of authenticity. Basically you get everything associated with this album minus the picture disc. The lithographs, t-shirt, tote bag and DVD are all exclusive to the box set. The price is flat out ridiculous for this, even by Disney’s standards; $400. With that price tag you should at least be able to pick your shirt size. Most Disney fans are not a Large.

Next up we’ll delve into the deluxe edition of the vinyl version. The deluxe edition is pressed as a double LP and has two more tracks than the standard version. They are dubbed bonus tracks and are tacked onto the end of the comp; “It’s Not Easy Being Green (From “The Muppet Show”)” by Brenna Whitaker and “A Whole New World (From “Aladdin”)” by Yuna. The deluxe edition has different artwork than than standard version, and I wouldn’t exactly call it exclusive. The only difference is the background color, which is grey instead of white. Another difference in the packaging is the deluxe edition comes in a gatefold jacket when the standard edition does not. An insert is also included, which is the identical to the insert included with the standard version. There are two variants for the deluxe edition; green, which is avaiable everywhere selling the deluxe edition, and gold, which is a Barnes & Noble exclusive. No word on pressing info for either variant of the deluxe edition. Price on the deluxe edition (green vinyl) is around $30 ($35 from official store), but the Barnes & Noble variant somehow costs $5-10 less at $25.

The standard edition of We Love Disney is also pressed as a double LP but only comes on black vinyl. It’s not housed in a gatefold jacket, instead it comes in one of those chintzy double LP single pocket jackets. Instead of the cover art having a grey background like with the deluxe edition, the standard edition artwork has a white background. A full color, double sided insert is included with the standard edition. The insert is the same for the deluxe and regular versions. The track listing is the regular track listing, it does not have any bonus tracks. Price on this is around $20 retail (although the official web store is charging $24), but if you wait to buy this you’ll likely be able to buy it for under $15.

The picture disc version is pretty much exactly what you think it is. It’s a double LP picture disc set housed in a picture disc sleeve. The track listing is the same as the deluxe edition, so it has the two bonus tracks. There is an insert included. From pictures on the official website for this comp it looks like the same insert that is included with the standard edition of the comp, but I can’t say with any certainty. I also haven’t seen any pictures of all sides of this version, only one side. That one side is a drawing of Tinker Bell against a green background. The only place selling the picture disc version is the official website for this comp, and the price is $40.

There is an entire website and store for this comp (welovedisneymusic.com). It’s not just amongst the label’s website or store. It has its own dedicated server and web address. Copies of the vinyl version are being sold at Disney Parks too. Because ff there is one place I definitely want to buy records it’s at an theme park.

Here is the track listing (* denotes exclusive bonus track on deluxe edition and picture disc version):

Side A

  1. NE-YO – Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
  2. Jessie J – Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
  3. Jason Derulo – Can You Feel The Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama (The Lion King)
  4. Gwen Stefani – The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)

Side B

  1. Ariana Grande – Zero To Hero (Hercules)
  2. Jhené Aiko – In A World Of My Own/Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)
  3. Fall Out Boy I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (The Jungle Book)

Side C

  1. Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas)
  2. Kacey Musgraves – A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
  3. Charles Perry – Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats)

Side D

  1. Jessie Ware – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
  2. Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts – Let It Go (Frozen)
  3. Various Artists – It’s A Small World
  4. Brenna Whitaker – It’s Not Easy Being Green (The Muppet Show) *
  5. Yuna – A Whole New World (Aladdin) *

 

 

Fall Out Boy – Immortals 7″

Posted: December 29, 2014 in Vinyl
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Fall Out Boy recorded a song for the 2014 Disney film Big Hero 6 entitled “Immortals.” The song received a 7″ single pressed as a picture disc. Initially the 7″ was only available through an exclusive package deal directly from Disney that also included the film’s soundtrack on CD. A few months after the pre-order went up the 7″ became available individually from Amazon, and shortly after a few other distros started carrying it. I picked this up from my local record store for free as part of a Christmas promotion for valued customers (I’ve spent at least $3,000 there the past few years). Supposedly this single/soundtrack version is different from the version going on Fall Out Boy’s upcoming new album American Beauty/American Psycho, so for those thinking I won’t have to buy this 7″ solely because it will be on the full length, you be wrong.

I don’t know how many copies were pressed, but it’s easily a couple thousand seeing as it’s Disney related. All copies were pressed as a picture disc and come in a picture disc sleeve with a sticker on the front denoting what the release is. Some places have this 7″ listed as a single sided 7″, but that is not completely accurate. While it has only one song on the record, it appears on both sides, so it’s not a true single sided record. Had there only been audio on one side of the record then it should be called a single sided record.

Retail on this 7″ is $10, and you won’t find this cheaper anywhere (minus purposely cheap to drive up sales online distros where shipping will bump it close to $10) for at least a few months, depending on how fast these move. I know next to nothing about Big Hero 6, but I think one side of the picture disc is the creature/animal/robot/thing from the movie’s face, whatever is not the person, and the other side is simply the title of the film printed on a red background.

 

 

 

Fall Out Boy – Pax-Am Days 2×7″

Posted: February 13, 2014 in Vinyl
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For  2013 Black Friday Record Store Day Fall Out Boy released a brand new EP as a double 7” entitled Pax-Am Days. The new material was a surprise since the band released a new album only a few months prior. The EP consists of  eight songs that harkens back to the band’s earlier material. The price tag was on the hefty side, around $14 depending on what store you bought it from.

There were 3000 copies pressed, all on black vinyl. The double 7” comes housed in a gatefold jacket, and each of the four band members are pictured on a center label. If you bought the EP on vinyl, there was a hidden track that was accessible via download. A number code was pressed into the matrix/dead wax of the Andy side of one of the records, which you had to enter into a special website in order to gain access to the song. This song is a cover of a Naked Raygun song, “New Dreams.”

I heard mumblings that this EP would be re-pressed, or at least see a widespread release after Black Friday RSD, but nothing official has been announced, and this record is quickly flying off store shelves, so it’s likely to go OOP sooner rather than later.


Fall Out Boy came back from hiatus/break up with one of the worst albums in recent memory let alone one of their worst albums. Despite what the title of the album states this record will never save rock and roll. I don’t think I heard one element of a band anywhere on the record, it was basically Patrick Stump’s terrible solo releases with the Fall Out Boy name slapped on it instead. All I heard was electronic nonsense, not one actual guitar note or drum hit anywhere. Even the cover “art” is terrible, one of the worst in history.

Even though I’m a completest and want to keep collections of bands I like complete by buying all their releases on vinyl, I probably would have no regrets over letting this record not hit my shelves. I wouldn’t even spend $1 on this. To be honest the only reason I even have it is because it was given to me for free on Record Store Day by the owner of my local record store since I was one of the first five people in line and got to choose one non RSD item under $20 for free.  To add some hilarity to the release of this atrocity, people actually debated whether or not this was pressed as a double 10″. They actually didn’t believe it when multiple people confirmed it was a 10″ instead of an LP. The record comes housed in a gatefold jacket with a matte finish and comes with an insert. The pressing info will likely never be announced since it’s on a major label, but so far all copies are on red vinyl, for the first pressing at least. In early 2017 this was re-pressed.


The Damned Things is a hard rock supergroup side project consisting of Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley and Josh Newton, Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley and Anthrax’ Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano. As expected each member plays what he plays in his main band and their style mixes elements from each of their bands as well. To date the band has only released one album with one 7″ single for “We’ve Got a Situation Here.” I think I remember seeing official pressing info for this 7″ around the time it was released about a year ago from writing this, but I can not remember exactly what it is. There were either 500, 1000 or 1500 copies of this record pressed, all on clear vinyl housed in a picture disc sleeve.