"Pryor is referring to the backlash of critical distaste for The Get Up Kids’ On a Wire and Conley’s band’s release In Reverie. He says that both he and Conley get asked to play songs off both records, but it sometimes seems bitter sweet. “It’s like ‘thanks, could have used the praise earlier.’”
i loved that piece of the article as well.
seriously, i loved on a wire when it came out. and i still do. i think the only reason i love the album so much was because i bought it at downtown disney in FL the day it was released. i was vacationing with my family. c'mon.. Virgin Mega Store, FL (i'm from philly), vacation with family to disney world when it's not fun anymore. Get up kids made that trip a zillion times better. just walking around the hotel area listening to on a wire made me at ease with life.