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Classic Album Review: The Get Up Kids | Eudora

The Kansas City emo outfit collect 17 odds and ends — including some cool covers.


This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Punk rock is a record collector’s dream — between singles, B-sides, soundtracks and compilation tunes, you can have a grand old time tracking down every tune by your favourite band.

Or, if your favourite band happens to be Kansas City emo outfit The Get Up Kids, you can just track down Eudora, their new collection of 17 odds and ends from their five-year recording career. It comes with a slew of rare originals — many from long out-of-print singles — featuring the band’s signature blend of churning guitars and heart-on-your-sleeve passion. For sheer fun, though, you can’t beat the clutch of cover tunes included here and there, including a propulsively glammy version of David Bowie’s Suffragette City, a suitably boppy take on The Cure’s Close To Me, a ragged romp through The ReplacementsBeer For Breakfast and even a scarily spot-on rendition of Mötley Crüe’s On With The Show. That’s worth getting up for all by itself.