This Is Only a Test is the sixth studio album by the Chicago-based pop punk band the Smoking Popes, released March 15, 2011 through Asian Man Records. It was produced by Matt Allison and is their first album with drummer Neil Hennessy, who joined the band in 2008. It is a concept album, with all of the songs written from the perspective of a single teenage boy dealing with the growing pains of adolescence
Series: This Is A Test – Part 1. Format: Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Mixed, Unofficial Release, Red Labels.
Various – This Is Only A Test! Label: Razormaid Records – SP-013. Series: This Is Only A Test! – Format: 3 Vinyl, 12", Transparent. Blue Savannah" by Erasure is a special mix constructed using the promo only Shep Pettibone Remix and Dub, including reversing some instrumental sections. Also issued in pink marbled vinyl. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All.
For This Is Only a Test, Smoking Popes' second studio album since reuniting in 2005 and sixth overall, the band have decided to eschew all that for an album dedicated to the exuberance of youth. This is a concept album written from the perspective of a teenage boy. Adolescence is all over this album, right down to the school bus on the cover. Lyrically, the album hits a lot the main points of one's high school years (getting mono; trying to make the team; the anxiety that arrives before leaving for college). In taking a youthful vantage point, a few of the songs end up sounding more.
The term Various Artists is used in the record industry when numerous singers and musicians collaborate on a song or collection of songs. fm, compilation album tracks appear under the name of Various Artists erroneously because the individual artist is not listed in the album's ID3 information.
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