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So Long, Astoria


Download links and information about So Long, Astoria by The Ataris. This album was released in 2003 and it belongs to Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 56:48 minutes.

Artist: The Ataris
Release date: 2003
Genre: Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 56:48
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No. Title Length
1. So Long, Astoria 3:22
2. Takeoffs and Landings 3:53
3. In This Diary 3:50
4. My Reply 4:13
5. Unopened Letter to the World 2:39
6. The Saddest Song 4:15
7. Summer '79 3:58
8. The Hero Dies In This One 4:06
9. All You Can Ever Learn Is What You Already Know 3:32
10. The Boys of Summer 4:18
11. Radio #2 3:27
12. Looking Back On Today 3:54
13. Eight of Nine 3:25
14. I Won't Spend Another Night Alone 3:47
15. The Saddest Song (Acoustic) 4:09



Kris Roe, leader of the Ataris, would seem a little young for nostalgia, but So Long, Astoria (its title referring to Astoria, OR, the town in the 1985 film The Goonies) is his musical version of a memory play, a series of reflections on his youth in the late '70s and '80s. Roe, who grew up in Anderson, IN, and moved to Santa Barbara, CA, to pursue his rock & roll dreams, reminisces fondly about adolescence in songs like "Summer '79" and addresses his own young fans in "My Reply." The Ataris' fourth full-length album of new material and their major-label debut on Columbia Records, So Long, Astoria is, musically, a collection of speed punk tunes, similar to the work of Green Day and blink-182. Roe's lyrical identity makes the band's songs stand out; his sentimentality stands in contrast to the music's aggression. Includes a cover Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" as a punk anthem, revising the famous line about the "Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac" by referring to Black Flag instead.