American Tragedy

American Tragedy

by Hollywood Undead


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After their debut, Swan Song, went gold, the six masked members of Hollywood Undead went back to their home studios and started pre-production on a follow-up. With some new tracks in tow, Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Funny Man, and new recruit Daniel "Danny" Murillo (a former American Idol contestant who replaced Aron "Deuce" Erlichman) reunited with former Hollywood Undead producer Don Gilmore and recruited four other producers (Griffin Boice, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, and Kevin Rudolf) to broaden their sound. They succeed and they don't, on this level. With more contributors, the group shows a wider range of influences, from mainstream pop, to Southern rap, to the usual riff-hearty rap-rock songs with big, shiny, Good Charlotte-style hooks, but at the core of the band, little has changed. The crew is still intentionally misogynistic and profane, sounding like caricatures of Eminem or Kid Rock as they rap and sing about gangsta clichés like puffing blunts, drinking Patron, getting booty, and flossing. Still, suburban youth won't care if the material is stock. It's a big, overstated album fit for moving car subwoofers, and even though it's more layered with keyboards and digital gloss, the active rock appeal is there, even when they depart from the machismo and deliver the introspective rap ballads "Pour Me" and "Coming Back Down."

Product Details

Release Date: 04/05/2011
Label: A&M / Octone
UPC: 0602527621418
catalogNumber: 001527502
Rank: 25751

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hollywood Undead   Primary Artist
Ben Grosse   Keyboards
B.C. Smith   Keyboards
Dorian Crozier   Drums
Dean Butterworth   Drums
Sean Gould   Bass,Guitar
Dave Katz   Guitar
J-Dog   Piano
Charlie Scene   Guitar
John Lowery   Guitar
Daren Pfeifer   Drums
Matt Mayes   Vocals
Jeff Halatrax   Guitar
Griffin Boice   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums
Jamie Muhoberoc   Keyboards
Petra Christensen   Vocals
Will Hunt   Drums

Technical Credits

Don Gilmore   Composer,Producer
Ben Grosse   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
B.C. Smith   Programming
Mark Kiczula   Engineer
Sam Hollander   Composer,Programming
Ken Dudley   Engineer
Sean Gould   Programming,Engineer
Kevin Rudolf   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Paul Pavao   Engineer
S*A*M   Producer
Dave Katz   Composer,Programming
J-Dog   Composer,Engineer,Additional Production
Charlie Scene   Composer
Johnny 3 Tears   Composer
Funny Man   Composer
Da Kurlzz   Composer
Bart Hendrickson   Programming
Jacob Kasher   Composer
Grant Michaels   Programming
Jeff Halatrax   Producer
Griffin Boice   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jeff Halavacs   Composer
Sean Curiel   Drum Engineering
Rogelio Hernandez   Art Direction

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