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Drew Beringer 11/09/12 01:53 PM

Say Anything To Release B-Sides & Rarities Collection
 
On January 22, Equal Vision will release Say Anything's All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities, collection of remastered B-sides and rarities. Check the replies for track listing, artwork, and more details.

Drew Beringer 11/09/12 01:53 PM

Say Anything To Release Collection of B-Sides and RaritiesOn January 22, Equal Vision Records will release Say Anything's highly anticipated collection of remastered B-sides and rarities: All My Friends Are Enemies: Early Rarities.

Before there was …Is A Real Boy, In Defense of the Genre, Say Anything, or their latest full-length album - Anarchy, My Dear, there was Baseball, Menorah/Majora, and Junior Varsity.

These early recordings were the start of Say Anything’s prolific, decade-plus long career, during which they’ve toured the world and sold nearly 500,000 albums.

"This release is over ten years in the making and something I've been dying to share with kids," expresses Say Anything frontman Max Bemis. "We have incredible fans who have taken the time to dig for these tracks in the past so I see this as my way of rewarding them for being so awesome and hardcore."

The three-disc release includes: Disc One - Baseball: An Album by Say Anything, Disc Two - Menorah/Majora EP and the Dormroom Demos, and Disc Three – Junior Varsity and Other Early Rarities. The first pressing of the release is limited to 5000 physical copies and includes detailed personal essays about the band and each album, written by Bemis. The complete tracklisting for each disc can be seen below.

In March, Say Anything released Anarchy, My Dear, which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard Current Top 200 - the band's best charting record to date. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, with …Is A Real Boy producer Tim O’Heir (Sebadoh, Superdrag) and has been praised worldwide by the likes of Billboard, American Songwriter, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

The band has just wrapped up their full US 'Say Anarchy Fall 2012' headline tour, which featured support from Murder By Death, The Sidekicks, and Tampa, FL's Tallhart. The tour followed recent runs in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States, filling venues to capacity around the world with massive shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, Sydney and more.

Disc One – Baseball: An Album by Say Anything
1. Colorblind
2. Showdown at P-Town
3. Into the Night
4. All My Friends
5. Ants in My Pants
6. The Ocean Liner Incident
7. Mackdaddy
8. Shameless
9. That’s That (Do What We Want)
10. Resounding
11. Rats
12. Manhattan
13. “Sure, Baby…Hold Back.”
14. The Last Great Punk Rock Song
15. Where the Hurt Is

Disc Two - Menorah/Majora EP and the Dormroom Demos
1. A Walk Through Hell
2. You Help Them
3. Try to Remember, Forget
4. By Tonight
5. Baseball, But Better
6. I Am a Transylvanian
7. I Want to Know Your Plans
8. For the Silent
9. All This Fashion
10. Until the Bombs
11. The Keg is Bleeding!
12. Signal the Riflemen
13. A Boston Peace
14. The Great Awakening
15. A Certain Type of Genius
16. My Bare Hands
17. Nudity

Disc Three – Junior Varsity and Other Early Rarities
1. Baseball, But Better (2012 Acoustic Version)
2. The Presidential Suite
3. Thoughts on a Liberal Education
4. A Boston Peace (Brett Gurewitz mix)
5. Consigliore
6. Jessie and My Whetstone
7. The Last Great Punk Rock Song (JV Version)
8. Dreaming of Manhattan
9. She Got Away
10. High School Low
11. All My Friends are Enemies
12. Sappy
13. Anti-Anti



scubacougar 11/09/12 01:54 PM

in before artwork.

Jeff_Ryan 11/09/12 01:56 PM

I have honestly not listened to anything pre-...Is A Real Boy so even if these aren't good I'm sure they're interesting

absolution 11/09/12 01:57 PM

sick choker

raptorz44 11/09/12 01:58 PM

awesome picture of max

theHECKLER 11/09/12 01:58 PM

Horrible album cover

RyanGarner 11/09/12 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Debut_Fin (Post 115238932)
I have honestly not listened to anything pre-...Is A Real Boy so even if these aren't good I'm sure they're interesting

Some of it is quite good but the production is pretty bad.

gabrielM 11/09/12 01:59 PM

so not on vinyl? :(

Alex DiVincenzo 11/09/12 02:00 PM

This is awesome

Keagan Ilvonen 11/09/12 02:00 PM

Trip down memory lane.

irthesteve 11/09/12 02:04 PM

3 discs holy shit!

SpyKi 11/09/12 02:05 PM

seems cool.

Keagan Ilvonen 11/09/12 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Debut_Fin (Post 115238932)
I have honestly not listened to anything pre-...Is A Real Boy so even if these aren't good I'm sure they're interesting

I wish these were re-recorded instead of just mastered because the songs all have ton of potential. Some of my favorite Say Anything work on these.

TheGrimSleeper 11/09/12 02:14 PM

So much 'fuck yes.' Copious amounts of so much everything.

EndlessPrisoner 11/09/12 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keagan Ilvonen (Post 115239562)
I wish these were re-recorded instead of just mastered because the songs all have ton of potential. Some of my favorite Say Anything work on these.

Yeah, agree. It's cool seeing the progression, but the material just SOUNDS so bad that it's hard to make a real judgment on it compared to the rest of the band's stuff.

himynameisjohn3 11/09/12 02:15 PM

i will be buying this.

theHECKLER 11/09/12 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alex DiVincenzo (Post 115239102)
This is awesome


Now EVR just needs to repress Through Being Cool on vinyl or do something similar with STD

Joey (J-Train) 11/09/12 02:16 PM

3 discs? Awesome.

Jeff_Ryan 11/09/12 02:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keagan Ilvonen (Post 115239562)
I wish these were re-recorded instead of just mastered because the songs all have ton of potential. Some of my favorite Say Anything work on these.

Cool cool. I'm looking forward to hearing it but I'm still honestly expecting it to be more interesting than entertaining, if that makes sense. Not that I doubt that there are good songs on here but yeah. I'm probably not making sense.

MattRM 11/09/12 02:23 PM

"Baseball, But Better (2012 Acoustic Version)"

Sweeeeet.

Bryan GribbIe 11/09/12 02:26 PM

I was totally sold on this until I realized that "But A Fleeting Illness", "We Will Erase All Life on Earth" and the-best-for-last "Slumming it with Johnny" are not on here. Say Anything's 3 best songs. Not here. Other than, this is incredible.

jenyay 11/09/12 02:27 PM

I can't wait to add this to my SA collection! Although like (7 or 8?) years ago I owned these, got them from a website. I'm pretty sure the downloads were legal, and posted directly by SA. Vague, I know. Does anybody else remember the website?

So-Crates 11/09/12 02:27 PM

cool

rawspinner 11/09/12 02:29 PM

I love the menorah/majora ep. Also, no "All Choked Up"? Even compared to recent work that's one of his strongest songs.

Alex DiVincenzo 11/09/12 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theHECKLER (Post 115239662)
Now EVR just needs to repress Through Being Cool on vinyl or do something similar with STD

STD already has a collection of older material, although I wouldn't mind having all the b-sides since then. And Through Being Cool repress is an excellent idea.

3GunGaz 11/09/12 02:32 PM

Some of my favourite Say Anything songs on there... I don't want to sound like one of THOSE guys, but I loved their 'old stuff'

Dreaming of Manhattan...

aolsux 11/09/12 02:33 PM

this is great, finally hopefully some cleanup on some of these better tracks like Sappy

Alex DiVincenzo 11/09/12 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bryan GribbIe (Post 115240062)
I was totally sold on this until I realized that "But A Fleeting Illness", "We Will Erase All Life on Earth" and the-best-for-last "Slumming it with Johnny" are not on here. Say Anything's 3 best songs. Not here. Other than, this is incredible.

All great songs, no doubt, but I'm sure Doghouse owns the rights.

bladerdude360 11/09/12 02:35 PM

Nice it would be great to have a better sounding version of these.

timmyonasis 11/09/12 02:43 PM

Love that he's wearing a Bears shirt on the cover!

nowFace 11/09/12 02:52 PM

Holy fuck, and it's not even that far away.

Gaugzilla 11/09/12 02:53 PM

Holy crap at that artwork. Can't wait for this.

thesinkingship 11/09/12 02:56 PM

Meh. Might pick it up just for my collection.

Alex DiVincenzo 11/09/12 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rawspinner (Post 115240192)
I love the menorah/majora ep. Also, no "All Choked Up"? Even compared to recent work that's one of his strongest songs.

Max says it will be on there.

logandallimore 11/09/12 03:18 PM

I have been waiting for this for ever!

glitchcannon 11/09/12 03:24 PM

sooo.... no vinyl

abusedcat 11/09/12 03:28 PM

Will buy, but seriously missing "We Will Erase..." and "Slumming it with Johnny".

blimpcityhero11 11/09/12 03:34 PM

Woo! Colorblind!

Mirrors Shatter 11/09/12 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jenyay (Post 115240082)
I can't wait to add this to my SA collection! Although like (7 or 8?) years ago I owned these, got them from a website. I'm pretty sure the downloads were legal, and posted directly by SA. Vague, I know. Does anybody else remember the website?


Probably aboutfalling.com?

randys950 11/09/12 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mirrors Shatter (Post 115242272)
Probably aboutfalling.com?


my money is on bsidesrus

whispered east 11/09/12 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RyanGarner (Post 115239012)
Some of it is quite good but the production is pretty bad.


Can't disagree. Everything Max has ever done is genius in my book but I've grabbed some of the pre "Is A Real Boy" songs off the web and it is some garagey sounding stuff. Super psyched for this though... if nothing else, having it for real instead of a degraded mp3 file should help with the quality.

Jake Gyllenhaal 11/09/12 03:50 PM

I got a copy of "For Sale..." from the first time I saw Say Anything back in February 2005, which I think was only sold at shows. Is that considered rare/worth anything?

airrwaves44 11/09/12 03:52 PM

where is joel on other planets, that is one of the best early songs

botDs-r 11/09/12 03:52 PM

"The Last Great Punk Rock Song" (off Baseball)is my all-time favorite Say Anything song!!

billyboatkid 11/09/12 03:58 PM

Gettin dis

dancelukedance 11/09/12 03:58 PM

So psyched for this. There's a plethora of material.

billyboatkid 11/09/12 03:59 PM

Is this gonna be a cd or just vinyl?

RyanGarner 11/09/12 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whispered east (Post 115242432)
Can't disagree. Everything Max has ever done is genius in my book but I've grabbed some of the pre "Is A Real Boy" songs off the web and it is some garagey sounding stuff. Super psyched for this though... if nothing else, having it for real instead of a degraded mp3 file should help with the quality.

Definitely. Colorblind is one of my favorite Say Anything songs but the production makes it difficult to listen to at times.

Drew Beringer 11/09/12 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billyboatkid (Post 115243062)
Is this gonna be a cd or just vinyl?

looks like just CD for now