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No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls

Simple PlanAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (829 customer reviews)

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One day last year, Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau were sitting in the recording studio trying to come up with lyrics for a track they planned to include on their new album, Get Your Heart On!. Not only did they want to write a song about the emotional power music can have in one’s life, they also wanted to capture the sentiment behind the thousands of pieces of mail ... Read more in Amazon's Simple Plan Store

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  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • Original Release Date: 2002
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lava
  • ASIN: B000060P79
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (829 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,048 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'd Do Anything
2. The Worst Day Ever
3. You Don't Mean Anything
4. I'm Just A Kid
5. When I'm With You
6. Meet You There
7. Addicted
8. My Alien
9. God Must Hate Me
10. I Won't Be There
11. One Day
12. Perfect
13. Grow Up

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You can tell a lot about a band by the company it keeps. Simple Plan's close chums include Good Charlotte and Blink 182, giving one a fair hint of the sound the group's debut, though, judging by song titles like "I’m Just a Kid," "The Worst Day Ever," and "God Must Hate Me," it’s clear these Canadian pop-punkers are aiming for a younger demographic still. Ignore the bikini-clad babes that festoon the sleeve--there’s none of Blink 182’s smutty double-entendres here. Frontman Pierre Bouvier writes about skipping school, crashing dad’s car, and lusting after girls that don’t know he exists. "Every day," he sob, "is the worst day ever." The music itself is far from glum. "I’d Do Anything" is a beaming Green Day-style chugger, while "When I’m With You" is a tale of obsession and heartbreak that owes more to the Go-Go's than Rancid. Seasoned punk fans will be put off by the excessive juvenilia, but the new wave should lap this up. --Louis Pattison

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The punk-pop combo known as Simple Plan are unquestionably one of the most exuberant and exciting outfits of the day. Since getting together back in 1998, the Montreal-based quintet - Pierre Bouvier: vocals; Jeff Stinco: lead guitar; David Derosiers: bass, backing vocals; Chuck Corneau: drums - has been knocking out crowds across the Great White North with storming gigs. Now Simple Plan are ready to tear up the Lower 48 with their much-anticipated Lava/Atlantic debut album. Produced by Arnold Lanni (Our Lady Peace, King's X), NO HELMETS NO PADS...JUST BALLS features 12 irresistible anti-anthems of adolescent alienation, each one fit to burst with unstoppable hooks, melodic punk vocalizing, and shout-it-out-loud choruses.

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff November 6, 2002
Format:Audio CD
If you like Blink 182, Sum 41 or Green Day, you really can't miss with this band. A solid first album with great hooks and nice harmony. Don't expect anything real deep, but fans of pop-punk should really enjoy this. Keep an eye out for another new band called Good Charlotte
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No gimmicks, just Simple Plan August 4, 2002
By Pauline
Format:Audio CD
Hey everyone. I got this CD about 2 and a half weeks ago. I've spun it about 55 times. I haven't gotten tired of it and I doubt I will. This is a disc that you won't want to stop listening to. There's a flow to it where the song before and after the one you're listening to relates to it somehow. I think it's great! These guys are polished musicians and the vocals are awesome. The sound is crisp but still has a live feel to it, which you need in any CD that you wanna rock out to. This album features guest appearances from members of Blink-182 and Good Charlotte. The songs tackle the areas of teen heartbreak, friendship, girl-chasing, hopelessness and just plain old teen angst. Oh.. not to mention the goofball song My Alien. My favorite tracks are the last 3, "I Won't Be There", "One Day", and "Perfect", Perfect being #1 on my list. They're songs about unsupportive parents who are unsupportive of their kid's creativity, aspirations, and free-thought. I can personally relate to them. So this is a record that reflects the everyday lives of all youth. It's an awesome CD, so pick it up either here, or at your local CD retailer. Peace Out!
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35 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-captured teen angst combined with catchy music October 31, 2003
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Simple Plan captures nicely--and perhaps takes to extremes--the emotion felt by adolescents on the edge of adulthood, when it seems to them that the world is falling on them, that their lives are the worst ever lived, and that they are alone and stand little chance of establishing any emotional connection with anyone. Combine that with catchy melodies, good vocals, and a nice beat, and Simple Plan has come up with a, um, simple plan for talking to the darkness and insecurity that lurks in the heart of everyone from junior high through college age, and even older.
Each of the songs takes the point of view of a lonely kid who has reached the edge of adulthood, only to find that things aren't all they were cracked up to be. It may be a kid who can't find or who has lost a girlfriend ("Addicted" or "Meet You There"), or who has entered the working world and feels the loss of childhood ("The Worst Day Ever")or whose parental relationships have frayed in bitterness ("Perfect" or "One Day"). But each kid is alone, without anyone to share his hurt, and without much ability to put his hurt into perspective, therefore such titles as "The Worst Day Ever" and "God Must Hate Me" (decried in some reviews) do sum up what the person is feeling--and what we sometimes feel in our hearts, however grown up we may happen to be.
Contains two bonus tracks from the earlier version of the CD, which are songs much more juvenile than the others, "One By One", and "Grow Up" (the character doesn't wanna).
Each song uses simple, often powerful language, to express the depression and angst. Yet, on balance, we feel that the characters are going to get past this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Plan...true punk/pop April 5, 2003
By Dan Yu
Format:Audio CD
I'd Do Anything - this song is simple plan's first single .Good song, teen-ish lyrics about doing anything just to get a girl, and features Mark Hoppus for about 2 seconds. 5 of 5
The Worst Day Ever - another good song which is a good way to end I'd Do Anything. Lyrics are kinda weird, sounds like he hates his life, but the sound of the song makes it the opposite. 5 of 5
You Don't Mean Anything - One of my favorite songs on the album. Very good lyrics if you feel like making a girl understand that you dont like them. Great guitars and backing vocals by Good Charlotte. 6 of 5
I'm Just a Kid - Lyrics are eh, talks about how none of his friends wanna hang out with him. Starts off slow, then explodes into guitars. 4 of 5
When I'm With You - Eh, this song is most likely to be skipped most of the time. I dont like the guitars and the lyrics. Its an ok POP song though. 2 of 5
Meet You There - Another favorite of mine. Slow song, but GREAT singing by Pierre. He's just amazing with his voice. awesome lyrics and not much guitar but i like it. 5 of 5
Addicted - This song is Simple Plan's second single. I started cracking up because of the lyrics. ... Kind of a medium tempo song. Once again, GREAT singing by Pierre. 4 of 5
My Alien - Eh..the lyrics are kind of [bad]. Talks about how a girl relates to an alien and [stuff]. The beginning of the song is ok, starts out with a Blink 182-ish type solo, then into some good guitars. 3 of 5
God Must Hate Me - Good guitars,slow/fast song, lyrics are about how his life is coincidently always getting bad and Pierre, its not cuz God hates you. God loves everyone :)....4 of 5
I Won't Be There - Another song i would always skip.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Meg
Format:Audio CD
This CD is awesome in every sense of the word. Songs like "Worst Day Ever" and "I'm Just A Kid" are definitely something teens my age to relate to. My personal favorite-"I'd Do Anything," the ultimate upbeat punk love song. It features vocals by Mark Hoppus. the bassist from punk giants Blink-182. I have honestly never heard an album this honest and this pure. I can totally relate to almost every song, and it's a great sound to hear at the end of a long day. I highly recommend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars simple plan was my all time favorite band as a teenager
simple plan was my all time favorite band as a teenager. i feel like this able helped me get through high school. i felt like each and every song was about a lonley kid. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Ashley Donley
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album
I Love this Album it never disappoints! It was my favorite when i was a teen! Will buy again when i loose my copy.
Published 3 months ago by jasmin
5.0 out of 5 stars hardcore music is my life style is my bad religion my gasoline my...
simpleplan are amazing hardcore punx fever and bad guy a lot bad guys that hate school family system and the world like me and other punk guys that want to break free against the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by fabioblu
4.0 out of 5 stars Punk on their own terms
The funny thing is that when punk became a genre it was a genre that broke all the rules. There was no standard to what was punk. Read more
Published 7 months ago by KA L.
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome CD
Good CD.. A lot of the songs I can relate to.. "I'd do anything" is my favorite song followed by "Worst Day Ever."
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Helmets
I joined Amazon just to say how sucky this piece of crap album is. A co-worker of mine listens to this at work and then he cries all day because he can't figure out why he likes... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Alan Dehart
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
It is a good album plus I like the band. this was a good purchase so i would recommend it.
Published 13 months ago by Jorge Hunzelmann
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece to the Pop Punk Scene
Simple Plan is my favorite band in the entire world (tied to some others, of course), and this is one of the few albums that has every song this good. Read more
Published 13 months ago by kylerawks10
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Though I know Simple Plan can be fairly emo, I do like their music. I have a few of their albums, and always enjoy listening to them, especially on road trips.
Published 16 months ago by NoVa ER LVT
1.0 out of 5 stars No balls here, just castrated, talentless, overpaid morons
HAHA...balls, exactly what the band DOES NOT have. If they did, they'd play better music. Oh wait, ACTUAL music
that actually has a MESSAGE
Published 16 months ago by jacobthemick
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