Basic cardboard layout. No self-aggrandizing anecdotes. Heck, there isn't even a group shot. This collection was meant to let the music speak for itself. And for at least one disc, the collection unquestionably proves its merit. Two unreleased songs, "Blessed" and "Glue," are also featured, and they fit in perfectly with Set Your Goals ' fine blend of pop and punk sensibilities.
The live tracks, though a little grainy, further showcase these great posi-jams. Otherwise, it's all amicable punk rock tunes here. The model takes into account factors including the age of CIV - Secondhand Superstar (CD) rating, whether the ratings are from verified purchasers, and factors that establish reviewer trustworthiness. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Verified Purchase. If you, like me, stumbled upon this album because you enjoyed "Set Your Goals" and were looking for more CIV, don't bother with this one.
They really laid an egg with "Thirteen Day Getaway" though. The first few tracks are pretty good, but the album goes down hill quick. It is not bad enough for 1 star, because it is at least listenable, and I reserve that rating only for that which is unlistenable FYI, my copy is now sitting at the local CD exchage store because it just wasn't good enough for me to bother pulling out and listening to for only two or three songs once in a great while. One person found this helpful.
What happened to the grunge! Great album. I bought it as a replacement for one that went away, stuck in an old cars CD player. The hidden track CIV - Secondhand Superstar (CD) worth buying the CD and not getting the download. It is the worst possible kind of pop-punk. Sappy, ridiculous lyrics with a bland and over-produced sound.
This album is no different than anything Good Charlotte has put out. There is no edge or grit present at any level. It is mind boggling to me that this could be the same band that put out Set Your Goals. It's more than apparent that CIV was shooting for mainstream acceptance, but why fall so far from the tree? Couldn't there have been some sort of middle ground? Songs like "Big Girl" and "Secondhand Superstar" are gag worthy!
But really, those two songs alone can't sum up the overall wretched vibe Thirteen Day Vacation gives. It's CIV - Secondhand Superstar (CD) sad that a band with so much potential had to go out with a sissy-rock album like this. This is straight pop music and after the Set Your Goals album, this was highly disappointing. Sure, there are some catchy jams and I bet they figured they would hit it big and could make a little cash but that didn't quite work out Too bad this crappy music didn't take them to that kind of level.
Civ's first record "Set Your Goals" was an amazing piece of punk rock. It was a big departure from the Gorilla Biscuits sound which some fans were ok with, and others were not and ended up going on to sell 1 million copies in the U.
Atlantic based on this success felt that the band might be ready to take Civ to "the next level" and suggested the band might want to broaden their sound to sell more records. The idea was tossed around the band, and then finally agreed upon. In my opinion the new sound is [not good] What happened to the band I love?!!
In the end Civ gambled. He gambled that the bands new sound and apperance at the MTV Beach House in '98 would earn the band enough new fans to not have to worry about alienating the old ones. Smilios was replaced by Cache Tolman prior to the recording of their second full-length album, Thirteen Day Getaway. CIV is known for the single "Can't Wait One Minute More", which was released as a music video which was featured on Beavis and Butt-head and used in a Nissan automobile commercial during the middle of Lou Koller from hardcore band Sick of It All provided additional vocal tracks for the song.
Their early track " Et Tu Brute? Their track " So Far, So Good So What ", was featured CIV - Secondhand Superstar (CD) the soundtrack album to the cartoon series Mega Man which is based on the video game series of the same name by Capcomand it was also played during the end credits of the episode "Brain Bots".
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