Bowling For Soup are gearing up to release an 18-track compilation album featuring new recordings of 18 old tracks.
Songs People Actually Liked Vol 1: The First Ten Years was funded by a successful pledge campaign, and sees the pop-punk outfit revisiting material originally laid down between 1994 and 2003.
And they decided to re-record as a way of escaping a legal loophole after falling out with their former record label.
BFS explained: “A few years ago we got dropped. A few weeks after this happened ‘The Man’ released a greatest hits on their own. We didn’t even know the album existed until months later. So we decided to do it right!”
They emphasised that the original arrangements have been kept, but add: “We really wanted a chance to bring our older material to life with better recordings – not to mention the fact that we sorta know how to play our instruments now!”
Frontman Jaret Reddick says: “It’s been so cool to hear these songs come to life again, and all in one place. It’s amazing what 20 years of playing, singing and technology can do – everything sounds amazing!”
Songs People Actually Like Vol 1 is launched on January 26.
The Last Rock Show
Girl All The Bad Guys Want
You and Me
The Bitch Song
Punk Rock 101
Life After Lisa
Dance With You
Pictures He Drew
20 Years (That’s a Lot Of Beers)