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  • Audio CD (November 7, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Immortal
  • ASIN: B00005064Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,379 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Starlit Eyes - Serj Of System Of A Down
2. Take It Back - Jonathan Of Korn
3. I Know Where You're At - M.C.U.D. Of (Hed) P.E.
4. Catch A Spirit - Max Of Soulfly
5. Until Next Time - Jason Of R.K.L.
6. Divided (An Argument For The Soul) - Brandon Of Incubus
7. Ozzy Speaks - Ozzy Osborne
8. Angel's Son - Lajon Of Sevendust
9. Forever - Fred Of Limp Bizkit
10. Funeral Flights - Dez Of Coal Chamber
11. Requiem - Corey Of Slipknot
12. Reaching Out - Mark Of Sugar Ray
13. Absent - Snot
14. Sad Air - Lynn Straight Of Snot
15. Bonus Track - Straight Up (Explicit)

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Snot singer James Lynn Strait had a lot of friends, if this intensely emotional tribute is any indication. Strait died in a December 1998 car accident, with Snot on the verge of breaking big, thanks to critical kudos and a stint on Ozzfest '98. Strait Up features a dozen of heavy rock's most prominent singers, including Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Korn's Jonathan Davis, Incubus's Brandon Boyd, and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath paying homage to the late frontman. In 1998, Snot's Mikey Doling and John "Tumor" Fahenstock had music awaiting lyrics from Strait, who passed away before beginning the album. So the singers on Strait Up wrote their own lyrics to Snot's heavy music and recorded with the surviving members of Snot. The results are impressive. System of a Down's Serj Tankian offers up a eulogy in "Starlit Eyes": "The first to accept, the last to disappoint / Now you are free to roam the skies." Slipknot's Corey Taylor turns in a melodic but aggro "Requiem," singing: "I see the loss every time someone says your name." But it's the mellow emotion exuded by Sevendust's Lajon Witherspoon in "Angel's Son" that is the standout on a powerful album full of poignant triumphs. --Katherine Turman

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It's a really good song for what it is and the lyrics are good too.
Shelley D. Bowen
All the songs you can feel the emotion they put into it and know that this album had alot of work put into it.
chris ruiz
This album is a great tribute to Lynn Strait, the late singer for the band Snot.
Edward Ray Mix

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rubin Carver on February 21, 2006
Format: Audio CD
On December 11, 1998, Snot vocalist Lynn Strait was on his way to Los Angeles to work on the second Snot album when he got in a car accident that claimed his life. Meanwhile, the rest of the band had just finished demoing the music for 9 new songs when they got the call that Lynn was gone.

There are really two ways to look at this album - as a tribute to Lynn from his friends and bandmates, and as a glimpse into the aborted second Snot album, which with Lynn's death was doomed never to happen. Obviously it is a very touching gesture and a testament to how many lives Lynn affected. However, Lynn's death was also the death of one of the best metal bands of the era and while the lyrics are in many cases a heartfelt send-off for a good friend, the music is a scrapbook providing a glimpse into what Snot could have become.

First, lyrically, there are some very touching lyrics. What is interesting is how many different reactions Lynn's death incited - from Serj's poetic celebration of Lynn's virtues to Jonathan Davis's anger and feelings of betrayal and Corey Taylor's shock. Among the more disappointing deliveries is Fred Durst's inane ranting on "Forever"... on one hand, it can be seen as a reaction to the self-rightous a-hole DJ's and music critics who dismissed Lynn as just another worthless drug casualty, which is an honest enough reaction. But at the same time, why sully Lynn's memory by calling out his enemies on this tribute? Also, "Reaching Out" has mostly nonsense lyrics, even though the tune is one of the best on the album musically.

Seen as a glimpse into Snot's aborted second album, Strait Up is both fascinating and massively frustrating. What is immediatly clear is that Snot's music was becoming significantly more dark and serious.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Good ol Days on November 9, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is truely a tear jerker of an album for fans of Lynn Strait. I found myself brushing away tears or smiling at certain moments of songs that recount the exploits of the metal outfit Snot. Snots lead singer and his beloved dog Dobbs were killed in a multiple car pileup on a California interstate. The album is almost entirely a roaring metal masterwork but there are moments such as "Angels Son", a haunting ballad-esque song performed by the remaining members of Snot and several members of Sevendust. Lajons(Sevendusts lead singer) vocal and lyrical talents are a force to be reckoned with. The video is even more touching with his mother, his girlfriend, and members of bands who once toured with Lynn Strait coming together. Bradon Boyd of Incubus puts in his two bits as well with "Divided(an arguement for the soul)" a more aggressive song that mourns Lynns passing. The most compelling tracks come from Serj Tankian(System of a Down) "Starlit Eyes" and John Davis(Korn) "Take it Back" who seemed to have befriended Lynn on a personal level, and sang of his exploits and his lust for life. One of the most haunting and powerfull tracks however is performed by Snot as a whole, before Lynns passing. The song is titled "Absent" first appearing on the Strangeland soundtrack(the best version of the song, it starts with a gut wrenching scream from Lynn before diving into the song.) The Strangeland soundtrack has most of the artists on this tribute cd as well. It is a must have for fans of the metal genre as a whole. Take a look at it on Amazons search engine. Other artists who contribute to the tribute album include Mark Mcgrath of SugarRay, Dez of Coal Chamber, Corey of Slipknot, M.C.U.Read more ›
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Erickson on November 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Lynn Strait was going to make a huge impact on the music world, I just don't think this was the way he had in mind. This album has the great musical structure that any Snot fan will love, plus the variety of vocals from many good metal bands out there today. I think Dez from Coal Chamber, Jon from KoRn, and Lajon from Sevendust sing the strongest songs on the album. All the songs are great tributes, except one that I have not yet listened to the whole way through. The song Fred Durst sings is supposed to be a tribute, but before he gets anywhere in the song, he makes sure to plug himslef and his band. Basically, that's a slap in the face to Lynn and everyone who put their hearts into this album. The point was to remember a friend, not for the possibility of personal gain. Other than that, this album captures the life and power of Lynn on every track. Including the song 'Absent' (from the Strangeland soundtrack) only adds to the album. R.I.P Lynn and Dobbs.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By The New and Improved Great One on March 20, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Well, everyone has heard what has happened to Lynn Strait by now and how great he was. So after the funeral, the remaining members of Snot made this. When i heard about it, I planned on buying it right away. i just reviewed it cuz I actually have time on my hands. This thing has all of his friends singing and writing the lyrics with great results! Here's the summary of each track:
1. Starlit Eyes - Serj Tankian: Serj mainly talks through this one. It's a starter on who Lynn was.
2. Take It Back - Jonathan Davis: One of my favorites. Jon Davis always likes to talk about his pain in his songs. This time, it's no exception. He oviosley misses Lynn a lot.
3. I Know Where You're At - M.C.U.D.: MCUD and DJ Product team up for this for a softer melody. It was okay, another song about the pain.
4. Catch A Spirit - Max Cavalera: A high-powered song with high-powered lyrics that also kind of shows how Soulfly sounds (with 2 of the members). Talks about Lynn's spirit above us.
5. Until Next Time - Jason Sears: This is a fast-talking ballet (like all of RKL's songs). This is one of those songs I like for the beat also along with "Take it Back."
6. Divided (An Argument For The Soul) - Brandon Boyd: One of the best songs wheather you like it or not. It's the best song for comforting. You see when someone dies, they're really not gone.
7. Ozzy Speaks - Ozzy Ozbourne: well, since Ozzy dosen't sing Metal-Rap, Ozzy makes a :13 appearence on this track. It's a little note of Ozzy wishing his dear friend goodbye.
8. Angel's Son - Lajon Witherspoon: No wonder why this one was a single! It was the song completely made for the album. It talked about how much pain Lynn went through his whole life. 9.
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