Roll On (The Living End album)

Roll On (The Living End album)
Roll On
Studio album by The Living End
Released 2000 (Australia)
27 March 2001 (internationally)
Recorded July 2000 in Sing Sign Studios, Melbourne
Genre Punk rock, punkabilly
Length 47:57
Label EMI (AUS), Reprise (World)
Producer Nick Launay
The Living End chronology
The Living End
(1999)
Roll On
(2000)
Modern Artillery
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Roll On is the second album by Australian rock band The Living End, released in Australia and New Zealand on EMI in 2000, and internationally on Reprise/Warner Brothers in 2001.

Musically, the album marked a change from the sound of their debut album, The Living End. Roll On had a notably more polished sound (as compared to the more garage-y sound of the previous album). Horn sections featured on numerous songs, such as Uncle Harry and Killing The Right. Whereas the previous album had displayed punk and rockabilly influences (by artists such as Green Day and Stray Cats), Roll On showed more Australian rock influences, particularly artists of the 80s Pub Rock era. The album even garnered comparison, by a few critics, to seminal punk band The Clash's creative breakthrough, London Calling.[3] The album was recorded with producer Nick Launay, who had previously worked with artists such as Silverchair and Midnight Oil.

It also marked the last major work featuring drummer Travis Demsey. In the downtime following the album's release and subsequent tour, he would leave the band, to be replaced by Andy Strachan.

ARIA publicised that Roll On had officially achieved 2x Platinum status in Australia in November 2007. This was a great achievement as all of their other album releases were simultaneously awarded a higher accreditation. These new figures, however, indicated that sales of Roll On had been topped by the band's fourth studio release, State Of Emergency. This now means that the Roll On album now takes the position as the band's third most successful release.

The song 'Carry Me Home' from the album was also featured in the video game Guitar Hero II as a playable song.

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Cheney.

  1. "Roll On" – 3:09
  2. "Pictures in the Mirror" – 3:18
  3. "Riot On Broadway" – 2:56
  4. "Staring At the Light" – 4:08
  5. "Carry Me Home" – 3:12
  6. "Don't Shut the Gate" – 3:04
  7. "Dirty Man" – 3:36
  8. "Blood On Your Hands" – 4:14
  9. "Revolution Regained" – 2:46
  10. "Silent Victory" – 3:35
  11. "Read About It" – 3:16
  12. "Killing the Right" – 4:21
  13. "Astoria Paranoia" – 3:05
  14. "Uncle Harry" – 3:24
  15. "Prisoner of Society" (Live) (US bonus track) – 4:37

Singles

Personnel

Band members

Additional musicians

  • Jack Howard – trumpet
  • Aidan McArtney – trombone
  • Jeremy Smith – French horn
  • Butch Lee – percussion
  • Cameron Baines (from Bodyjar) – backing vocals
  • Grant Relf (from Bodyjar) – backing vocals
  • Tom Read (from Bodyjar) – backing vocals
  • Jon Toogood (from Shihad) – backing vocals
  • Tom Larkin (from Shihad) – backing vocals

Production

References


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