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Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music

Split

Jade Tree 1067

Released on January 22, 2002

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After touring together on the successful and socially conscious Plea for Peace tour, ALKALINE TRIO and HOT WATER MUSIC have once again combined forces, this time for a split release of unprecedented magnitude. Chicago natives ALKALINE TRIO pick up where their latest Vagrant Records release From Here to Infirmary left off, offering a dose of pop influenced punk rock enveloped in the shadow of death and despair with slivers of light penetrating the seams to tender a glimmer of hope and consolation. All that and a HOT WATER MUSIC cover as well. Gainesville, Florida favorites, HOT WATER MUSIC are still hot off of their recent Epitaph Records release A Flight and a Crash. With their contribution, which includes 2 ALKALINE TRIO covers, the band treads on familiar ground, churning out the type of raw and intensely passionate songs that have helped make them one of the most beloved bands around the globe. Both band's contributions are brand new and exclusive to this release.

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Average Customer Rating: 4 with 44 reviews (See Below)
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Song Titles
# Song Name Popularity
1 Alkaline Trio - Queen Of Pain Voted #1  32%
2 Alkaline Trio - While You're Waiting Voted #2  20%
3 Alkaline Trio - Rooftops Voted #3  13%
4 Hot Water Music - "God Deciding"  10%
5 Hot Water Music - Russian Roulette  4%
6 Hot Water Music - Radio  13%
7 Hot Water Music - Bleeder  8%
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David from Hagersten, Sweden 
Aug 31 2008 Rating: 4/5 Stars

What can I say? Two great bands! "Queen Of Pain" and "While You're Waiting" are some of the Trios best songs. And the "Rooftop" cover is good as well. "God Deciding" is one of HWM's best songs. So how can this not be good?

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Brian from Kilwinning, United Kingdom 
Aug 27 2008 Rating: 4/5 Stars

There's one reason I didn't give this a 5... I have all the good tracks elsewhere. I'm more of a Trio fan than a fan of Hot Water Music, but these tracks are all good in my opinion. I don't think the covers that HWM have done of the Trio songs are as good as they could be, but interesting nonetheless. I would recommend this CD to anyone, but be aware that if you have Remains by Alkaline Trio then you already have their tracks.

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Isaac from Linwood, ON Canada 
Oct 20 2007 Rating: 2/5 Stars

A mistake! Because I already have Remains by Alkaline Trio, which has those 3 songs-which are OK (Queen of Pain is good, but stupid lyrics). Where have all the great songwriters gone...long time passing. The two songs by HWM haven't stuck to me-YET. I'm a moderate fan (only enjoy Caution). HWM's covers of Radio and Bleeder are...well...not that great. Earlier Alkaline Trio sucks anyways.

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James from Poole, United Kingdom 
Dec 13 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Really...c'mon...what do you expect me to say? Two of the worlds BEST bands playing their own tunes and covering each other...stop reading this and just bloody buy it, you bleedin' twat! BTW HWM versions of the Alk3 tunes are, actually, unbelievably BETTER than the originals, I sh*t you not...

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Stephen from Las Cruces, NM 
Sep 17 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

really cool cd! I bought it because I heard queen of pain on the show must go off dvd and loved it. hot water music was really good also. but i don't think they did a very good job with bleeder. It was cool to hear it acoustic though. at first i thought it was kind of a lot for only seven songs, but It is well worth the dough.

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Andy from Crestview, FL 
Aug 16 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

A really good cd to invest in. Hot water is awsome as usuall and Alk3 is good too. Most say Alk3 is better on this album, but I disagree. HWM is the shizat!!!

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Josef from Nutley, NJ 
Jul 25 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

Alkaline Trio. Hot Water Music. Together on the same album and it't not a compilation?? YES. That is whay they're trying to tell you. You just won't realized it until you buy this album. Do it. :)

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Barry from Clevedon, United Kingdom 
Jul 16 2005 Rating: 5/5 Stars

A great split CD. Quite long for an EP and with no filler tracks; unlike most split CDs neither band clearly outshines the other as both on here are great - recommended for fans of either band

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Rachel from Olympia, WA 
Nov 23 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

While You're Waiting and Queen Of Pain could probably make it in the top five Alkaline Trio songs.

definitely worth buying.

the Trio can do no wrong.

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Michael from Selinsgrove, PA 
Jun 9 2004 Rating: 5/5 Stars

I'm a die-hard Alkaline Trio fan and I'll tell you that this is some of the best material they've ever done. If you like Alk3 even a bit and pass on this album, then I pity you.

I also enjoy HWM quite a bit. The stuff on here is good, but not their best effort. Pick up Never Ender or Caution if you want great HWM material.

Oh, and contrary to what many have said HWM's covers of Bleeder and Radio are quite good and did not make me cringe at all. So what if they changed a few words around in Radio? It's not like it changed the mood of the song.

 
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