Strait Up

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Strait Up
Strait up.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 7, 2000
Recorded1998—2000
Genre
Length50:17
LabelImmortal
ProducerMike Doling, John "Tumor" Fahnestock, Jim Wirt
Snot chronology
Get Some
(1997)
Strait Up
(2000)
Alive!
(2002)
Alternative cover
Snot Strait Up.jpg

Strait Up is the second studio album by the American nu metal band Snot, released on November 7, 2000. The album features appearances by various alternative metal musicians;[3][1] the album was released as a tribute to Snot's lead singer Lynn Strait, who was killed in a car accident on December 11, 1998.[3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200.[5] CMJ called the album "A vivid cross section of nu-metal styles."[2] Melody Maker gave the album 4 stars out of 5 and said that "The riffs are diamond hard and magnificently driven... the best of the band is found in their quieter moments."[6] It won a 2000 Metal Edge Readers' Choice Award for Hits/Compilation/Live Album of the Year.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Starlit Eyes" (featuring Serj Tankian of System of a Down) (2:58) (Mike Doling, John Fahnestock, Jamie Miller, Serj Tankian)
  2. "Take It Back" (featuring Jonathan Davis of Korn) (3:03) (Doling, Fahnestock, Jonathan Davis, Nathan Cox)
  3. "I Know Where You're At" (featuring M.C.U.D. of Hed PE) (4:39) (Doling, Fahnestock, Jared Gomes)
  4. "Catch A Spirit" (featuring Max Cavalera of Soulfly) (3:55) (Doling, Fahnestock, MaxCavalera)
  5. "Until Next Time" (featuring Jason Sears of R.K.L.) (3:11) (Doling, Fahnestock, Lynn Strait, Jason Sears)
  6. "Divided (An Argument for the Soul)" (featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus) (3:46) (Doling, Fahnestock, Brandon Boyd)
  7. "Ozzy Speaks" (a spoken word track featuring Ozzy Osbourne) (0:16)
  8. "Angel's Son" (featuring Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, and Morgan Rose of Sevendust) (3:49) (Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery)
  9. "Forever" (featuring Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit) (2:55) (Doling, Fahnestock, Fred Durst)
  10. "Funeral Flights" (featuring Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber) (2:59) (Doling, Fahnestock, Dez Fafara)
  11. "Requiem" (featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot & Stone Sour) (3:36) (Doling, Fahnestock, Corey Taylor)
  12. "Reaching Out" (featuring Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray & Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe) (4:39) (Doling, Fahnestock, Mark McGrath, Whitfield Crane, Stan Frasier)
  13. "Absent" (one of only two completed tracks for Snot's unfinished second album (appears on Strangeland's soundtrack featuring backing vocals by Aimee Echo)) (5:30) (Strait, Doling, Fahnestock, Miller, Sonny Mayo)
  14. "Sad Air" (a spoken word track featuring Lynn Strait, with backing guitar by Snot guitarist Sonny Mayo) (2:11) (Mayo)
  15. "Strait Up" (a hidden track that is mixed by DJ Lethal) (5:58)

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from album’s liner notes.[8]

Snot

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Review of Strait Up". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  2. ^ a b 12/00, p. 70
  3. ^ a b Iannini, Tommaso (2003). "Snot". Nu metal (in Italian). Giunti. pp. 78–79. ISBN 88-09-03051-6.
  4. ^ Jeffries, Vincent. "Biography of Snot". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  5. ^ "Charts and awards for Strait Up". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
  6. ^ 11/21/00, p. 58
  7. ^ Metal Edge, June 2001
  8. ^ Strait Up (booklet). Immortal. 2000.