To celebrate nearly twenty years of tomfoolery, the Lawrence Arms is releasing a hulking 29-song best-of compilation album on Fat Wreck Chords on March 30. For We Are the Champions of the World, Neil, Brendan, and Chris reached into the TLA catalog to pick their favorite tunes, and threw in five previously unreleased tracks for great measure.
Like the song “Black Snow”, an unreleased song from the Oh! Calcutta! studio sessions.
Brendan Kelly eloquently describes what is was like to find this song after so many years:
It’s like when you find an old Polaroid of how beautiful your dick used to be before you got old and gave up, and let flies lay eggs on it and stuff. I’m sure you relate.
Also, weird to put out this release where songs that didn’t even make it onto the old records are now the singles. It’s like your grandma said: you’re ugly now, but everyone gets ugly as they get old but at least you’re clever. You’ll be the most desirable boy at the nursing home.
We Are The Champions of the World Track List:
01. On With the Show
02. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
03. Alert the Audience!
04. 100 Resolutions
05. The Devil’s Takin’ Names
06. Beautiful Things
07. Quincentuple Your Money
08. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
09. Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, God
10. Right as Rain Part 2
11. Seventeen (17th and 37th)
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
13. The Ramblin’ Boys of Pleasure
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
15. Like a Record Player
16. You are Here
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
18. Brick Wall Views
19. Sixteen Hours
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
22. The Northside, the L&L, and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
23. Porno & Snuff Films
25. The Rabit and the Rooster *
26. Catalog *
27. Black Snow *
28. Laugh Out Loud *
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) *
* = Previously Unreleased
Buy the album here!
Don’t forget to see the Lawrence Arms at Metro on April 12, with Banner Pilot, and Sincere Engineer!