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Bad Football

The Takeovers

Released: 06/01/2007
Format: CD
Label: Off Records
Catalog #: OFF 1001
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 12
Front Cover
Back Cover
Original Release Notes: Welcome to the 2nd dose of The Takeovers. Following up their 1st album, Turn To Red, the world famous ROBERT POLLARD (of GUIDED BY VOICES) and the less so CHRIS SLUSARENKO (also of GBV) continue their musical mission of bombastic post-punk, fragile acoustic beauty and pop quirk. The new album, Bad Football, finds the boys with another drink in their hand but also with a perversely more catchy and anthem oriented album.

Cheap Trick whore action like "Pretty Not Bad" rub shoulders with the Verlaines aloofness of "I Can See My Dog" while the bass player from Wire looks down from heaven. Calling on likeminded bedfellows such as Stephen Malkmus (PAVEMENT), Tad Doyle (TAD), John Moen (THE DECEMBERISTS) and Dan Peters (MUDHONEY) to help follow their tuneful and psychedelic hearts the Takeovers waste no time pushing aside the sophomore curse. In fact if you like Plastic Ono John, Wistful Paul, the fore mentioned bass player from Wire and/or Guided By Voices you’re in good hands with Bad Football.

Original mention of a release date was 6/12/2007 but it went on sale early 5/17/2007 with an anticipated ship date of 6/1/2007.
Bad Football
1.   You're At It 3:26
2.   Little Green Onion Man 2:35
3.   Father's Favorite Temperature 2:07
4.   Molly & Zack 2:05
5.   Pretty Not Bad 3:21
6.   Smokestack Bellowing Stars 2:33
7.   I Can See My Dog 3:35
8.   The Jester Of Helpmeat 1:04
9.   Kicks At The Gym 2:12
10.  Music For Us 4:50
11.  The Year Nobody Died 2:35
12.  My Will 3:53
Total Length: 34:16
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Off Records - OFF 1001 [LP] (U.S.A.) 12

Album Credits
Role Name
Collage - Front Cover Robert Pollard
Collage Name - Front Cover "You Were Saying?"
Cover Chris Slusarenko
Cover Robert Pollard
Layout Rich Turiel
Role Name
Bass Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Drums And Percussion Chris Slusarenko
Guitar Chris Slusarenko
Keyboards Chris Slusarenko
Vocals Robert Pollard
Role Name
Engineer (Music) Brian Berg
Engineer (Music) Chris Slusarenko
Engineer (Vocals) Robert Pollard
Engineer (Vocals) Todd Tobias
Producer (Music) Brian Berg
Producer (Music) Chris Slusarenko
Producer (Vocals) Robert Pollard
Producer (Vocals) Todd Tobias
Role Name
Thanks All The Wigstompers
Thanks Skyline
Thanks Zach White