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Through Being Cool [Original recording reissued]

Saves the DayAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

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Deranged and Desperate


Life has its share of ups and downs and no one knows that better than Saves The Day frontman Chris Conley. For the past seventeen years Conley has been bearing his soul and reinventing his musical identity with each successive step, a process that is clearly culminating with Saves The Days seventh full-length Daybreak. The third part of a trilogy that also includes 2006’s Sound The Alarm ... Read more in Amazon's Saves the Day Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 2, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: November 2, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Equal Vision Records
  • ASIN: B00001WRMI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,834 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All-Star Me
2. You Vandal
3. Shoulder to the Wheel
4. Rocks Tonic Juice Magic
5. Holly Hox, Forget Me Nots
6. Third Engine
7. My Sweet Fracture
8. The Vast Spoils of America (From the Badlands Through the Ocean)
9. The Last Lie I Told
10. Do You Know What I Love the Most?
11. Through Being Cool
12. Banned from the Back Porch

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INSPIRING April 11, 2000
By Cali
Format:Audio CD
Saves the Day is by far the best band I have heard in a long time. I agree with most reviews - it is heartfelt and poetic. One person mentioned it not being catchy or meoldic. I couldn't disagree more. Through Being Cool is both a catchy and melodic album, totally heartfelt and poetic. Amazing lyrics and exceptional vocals are driven by extremely talented musicians who really KNOW their instruments. Chris Conley displays knowledge beyond his years. His lyrics have both made me laugh and choked me up. Over the last five months, the CD has rarely left my stereo, and even then, only for roadtrips.
If you like the Get Up Kids, face to face, with a little Down By Law, you will LOVE Saves the Day. This album is FANTASTIC. I recommend it without reservation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saves the day rocks May 28, 2001
Format:Audio CD
i had heard 1 saves the day song before i bought this cd, "holly hox, forget me nots" off a vagrant sampler and wasn't impressed. but i was looking for a new cd and when i came across this one w/ the guys on the cover i thought i'd give it a shot. BEST thing i've ever done for myself musically. the first thing i thought was that chris sounded a little like Jordan from NFG but after a few listens he evolved into his own person. he just has the most awesome emo voice. and his lyrics aren't dumb, you can actually listen to them and think, wow, that really is beautiful, and they actually have meaning. so if you are looking for something original or just want something new DO pick up this cd, you will NOT regret it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Roots of carbon copys July 28, 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is a true representation of what the word "emo" and "punk" should mean. Those words are consistently thrown around to any band whose singer/songwriter has been dumped once or twice by his girlfriend. To me pissing and moaning doesn't exactly turn into melodic gold. In a genre filled with a new band each week sounding like the band you just heard last week these guys and a few others make it worth listening to. I bought this album a few years ago after buying "Stay What You Are". I couldn't imagine a better album, but I was treated to a fury of 35 minutes of some of the best music I had ever listened to. The riffs aren't wholly original but work just the same. The lyrics and the way Chris sings them are what makes this album a treat. Lyrics such as "Let me take this awkward saw/ run it against your thighs/ cut some flesh away, I'll carry this piece of you with me" had me floored. For anyone who likes the emo genre and wants to hear a band that doesn't sound like all the rest, mostly because most try to sound like them. Give this album a try and stop wasting your time on bands that don't put the effort in you deserve.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Probaly their best October 15, 2001
By Alucard
Format:Audio CD
This is Saves the Day's most popular cd, and for good reason, It's probaly their best one. It's slower, cleaner, and more enjoyable then their previous cd, "Can't Slow Down". The main change is the formation. The band now has 3 different people carrying it. The changes are the 2 guitar players and the bass player, all were not on CSD. This is for the better though, as the band's overall sound is much improved.
While it does have it's small problems, it's still worth a purchase, especially for punk-emo fans. Still, this might be a little too light for even NFG fans. This is a good cd though. Chris's voice is filled with emotion, much better and cleaner than on CSD.
The standouts here are "You Vandal", "Shoulder to the Wheel" and "Rocks Tonic Juice Magic", this is Saves the Day at their best. Chris's voice is excellent on these songs, not to mention the excellent drum work.
However, the main problem with TBC is still the problem that hampered CSD. The uneven gutaring and basslines. Sure, it's overall much cleaner than on CSD, but still, the majority of the songs don't have a steady rythum to them. The thing that keeps it together is the drum work. Still, it sounds a lot better than it did on CSD.
So, I do recomend this cd to most fans of emo-punk. It's sure going to please them. Still, this might be a little to soft for fans of most of the pop punk out now. It's not a real problem though, If you like what you hear, go ahead and buy it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite band of all time... May 5, 2004
By Lauren
Format:Audio CD
Ok, you can declare that this album is great. But seriously if you go intensely into it (the music, lyrics, meaning, metaphor, expressions, emotions) you'll realize just how more than great this CD is. I know theres like 100 reviews on here but I had to add my input. Saves the Day is like this secret band that I hold onto as my own... ya know. I feel like its my great secret. But saves the day should get out there and make themselves known to other unfortunate people who have never heard of them. Anyway... This was the first saves the day CD I ever bought and the first time I heard them. This whole CD...every song every line of every lyric, I LOVE. I've had it for years and I listen to it almost everyday, even right now. It NEVER gets old. His voice is wonderful and one of the best voices of emo/punk/pop out there, one of the greatest. Listening to it makes me feel so many emotions and when you listen to Saves the Day your own emotions get caught into their songs and when you play them back... you'll feel them all over again. It's my drug. This album is most definantly one to go out and buy with your own money. As the albums go on...Stay What You Are and In Reverie, they mature so much and their lyrics become so much more emotional and complicated and expressive... their wonderful. Although Through Being Cool is the one I mostly listen to... I love every single one of their works because you can just pop them in and get so many emotions flooding into you. You'll never skip a song on this album. His voice and lyrics give you such feelings and imagery. You can interperet his songs in whatever way it makes you feel. Chris and his band are so intensely good at what they do.
You'll loBe it!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Emo Album
This is classic Saves The Day. This album is just flat-out a GREAT Emo album. From Shoulder To The Wheel, Third Engine, The Last Lie I Told, Through Being Cool, Banned From The... Read more
Published on August 3, 2010 by Louis Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Era defining
A great deal of people who have heard this album probably first heard it when they were in high school. Read more
Published on January 10, 2010 by E. Keenan
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockstar Prodigies!
Saves the Day absolutely rocks my socks off with incredibly intelligent lyrics, music and rhythm. Being smart on so many levels happened to these guys when they were really young,... Read more
Published on July 3, 2008 by Old Emo
5.0 out of 5 stars Early Saves the Day is simply stupendous!
Saves the Day's early work is absolutely amazing. You must buy this CD. It tops just about all the trash people put out now a days! Read more
Published on June 20, 2008 by Reagan K. Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars Why didn't they stay like this?
Another band that has a great start...and then changes direction.
I like every track on this release for different reasons, and thought 'what a great sound - like 'Emo' but... Read more
Published on May 9, 2008 by M. Castle
5.0 out of 5 stars The absolute best CD ever.
6th grade, what a weird stage in my life. My older brother would always burn me CD's that I never liked but he was my older brother so I always said i liked it. Read more
Published on May 12, 2006 by Mike DeCicco
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Album Ever
If you are into the whole emo scene not only should you own every saves the day album but in particular this one. Read more
Published on February 10, 2006 by D. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars I agree with everyone...
I bought this album when I was a senior in high school and was going through a complete 360 with my life. Read more
Published on October 18, 2005 by M. Whelan
5.0 out of 5 stars More well crafted than it seems
My experience with the cd is actually the exact opposite of the guy whose review is below mine. I got the CD senior year of high school, and now I am a senior in college. Read more
Published on August 8, 2005 by armodillo17
3.0 out of 5 stars Catchy but ultimately you'll grow out of it
I got this CD my senior year of high school and I was in love with it. There's a lot to love here- infectious melodies, nice harmonies, and a pretty upbeat, driving CD. Read more
Published on July 11, 2005 by Matthew Hersh
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