Smoking Popes discography

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Smoking Popes discography
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Left to right: Eli Caterer, Neil Hennessy, Josh Caterer, and Matt Caterer in 2012
Studio albums 6
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 1
Music videos 4
EPs 6
Singles 5
Other appearances 2

The discography of the Smoking Popes, a Chicago-based pop punk band, consists of six studio albums, two live albums, two compilation albums, six EPs, five singles, one video album, and four music videos.

The Smoking Popes were founded in 1991 by brothers Josh and Matt Caterer, with Josh on vocals and guitar and Matt on bass guitar.[1] With drummer Dave Martens they released their debut EP Inoculator through local Chicago label Radius Records. Martens was then replaced by Mike Felumlee and the band released the EPs Break Up (1992) and 2 (1993) themselves. Josh and Matt's brother Eli Caterer then joined on second guitar and the band signed to local label Johann's Face Records, releasing their debut album Get Fired in 1993.[1]

The band's second album, Born to Quit, was released in 1994 through Johann's Face.[2] The Smoking Popes then signed to major label Capitol Records, who re-released Born to Quit in the summer of 1995.[2] It became their only release to chart, reaching #37 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart, partly on the strength of the single "Need You Around" which reached #35 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3][4] Destination Failure followed in 1997.[1] They next recorded an album of cover songs titled The Party's Over, but Capitol rejected it and the band broke up in December 1998.[1]

Following the Smoking Popes' breakup Josh and Eli Caterer and Mike Felumlee performed together in Duvall. Felumlee also founded Double Zero Records and released several albums of previously recorded Smoking Popes material: the compilation 1991–1998 appeared in 1999, followed by Live in 2000 and a release of the Capitol-rejected The Party's Over in 2001.[1]

In November 2005 the Smoking Popes, with drummer Rob Kellenberger, reunited to play Chicago's Flower 15 festival.[1] The performance was recorded and released as the CD/DVD package At Metro through Victory Records in February 2006.[1] Ryan Chavez drummed on the band's fifth studio album, Stay Down, released in 2008 through Curb Appeal Records.[1] Neil Hennessy of fellow Chicago punk rock band The Lawrence Arms became the Smoking Popes' permanent drummer prior to the album's release.[5] In February 2010 Asian Man Records released the compilation album It's Been a Long Day.[1] The band's sixth studio album, This Is Only a Test, was released March 15, 2011 through Asian Man.[6]

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
Heatseekers
[3]
1993 Get Fired[7]
1994 Born to Quit[8]
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Johann's Face
  • Formats: CD
37
1997 Destination Failure[9]
  • Released: August 26, 1997
  • Label: Capitol (CDP724383821723)
  • Formats: CD
2001 The Party's Over[10]
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Double Zero (DZ0012)
  • Formats: CD
2008 Stay Down[11]
  • Released: August 5, 2008
  • Label: Curb Appeal
  • Formats: CD
2011 This Is Only a Test[6]
  • Released: March 15, 2011
  • Label: Asian Man
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums

Year Album details
2000 Live[12]
  • Released: April 25, 2000
  • Label: Double Zero (DZ0003)
  • Formats: CD
2006 At Metro[13]
  • Released: February 28, 2006
  • Label: Victory (VR295)
  • Formats: CD/DVD

Compilation albums

Year Album details
1999 1991–1998[14]
  • Released: August 17, 1999
  • Label: Double Zero (DZ001)
  • Format: CD
2010 It's Been a Long Day[15]
  • Released: February 16, 2010
  • Label: Asian Man (AMR0192)
  • Format: CD

EPs

Year Album details
1991 Inoculator[16]
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Radius
  • Format: EP
1992 Break Up[17]
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: none
  • Format: EP
1993 2[18]
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: none
  • Format: EP
Smoking Popes / Groovy Love Vibes[19]
1997 Egg Nog[20][I]
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Capitol (7PRO-11335/11336)
  • Format: 7"
2012 Complete Control Recording Sessions[21]

^ I Egg Nog is a promotional holiday release limited to 1,500 copies. Its A-side is a cover version of "O Holy Night" recorded for Richard Milne's 1995 Christmas Eve Show on WXRT-FM, while the B-side is a cover of "Pure Imagination" taken from Destination Failure.[20]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US
Modern Rock
[4][22]
1995 "Rubella"[23] Born to Quit
"Need You Around"[24][25] 35
1997 "I Know You Love Me"[26] Destination Failure
"Before I'm Gone"[27]
2007 Alkaline Trio / Smoking Popes[28] n/a
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
"n/a" denotes singles that are not from albums.

Video albums

Year Video details
2006 At Metro[13]
  • Released: February 28, 2006
  • Label: Victory (VR295)
  • Formats: DVD/CD

Music videos

Year Song Director Album
1995 "Rubella"[29][30] Born to Quit
"Need You Around"[29][31]
1997 "I Know You Love Me"[29] Destination Failure
2011 "Punk Band"[29][32] This Is Only a Test

Other appearances

The following Smoking Popes songs were released on compilation albums. This is not an exhaustive list; songs that were first released on the band's albums, EPs, or singles are not included.

Year Release details Track(s)
1993 Achtung Chicago! Zwei![33]
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Underdog
  • Format: EP
1997 An Instrumental Thing[34]
  • "Ft. Stockton, TX"

^ I Denotes songs that were re-released on 1991–1998.

^ II Denotes songs that were re-released on It's Been a Long Day.

References

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  4. ^ a b "Smoking Popes Charts & Awards: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  5. ^ Paul, Aubin (2008-04-28). "Neil Hennessy of Lawrence Arms joins Smoking Popes". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
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  8. ^ "Born to Quit". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Destination Failure". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  10. ^ "The Party's Over". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  11. ^ "Smoking Popes: Stay Down". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  12. ^ "Live". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  13. ^ a b Apar, Corey. "Smoking Popes: At Metro". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  14. ^ Wiznitzer, Ari. "Smoking Popes: 1991–1998". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  15. ^ Allen, J. "Smoking Popes: It's Been a Long Day". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  16. ^ "Inoculator". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  17. ^ "Break Up". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  18. ^ "2". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  19. ^ "Smoking Popes / Groovy Love Vibes". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  20. ^ a b "Egg Nog". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  21. ^ "Complete Control Recording Sessions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  22. ^ "Smoking Popes Charts History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  23. ^ "Rubella". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  24. ^ "Need You Around (CD)". Smokingpopes.net. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  25. ^ "Need You Around (7")". Smokingpopes.net. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  26. ^ "I Know You Love Me". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  27. ^ "Before I'm Gone". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  28. ^ "Alkaline Trio / Smoking Popes". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  29. ^ a b c d "Media". smokingpopes.net. Smoking Popes. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  30. ^ "Rubella". MTV. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  31. ^ "Need You Around". MTV. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  32. ^ Yancey, Bryne (2011-03-01). "Videos: Smoking Popes: 'Punk Band'". Punknews.org. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  33. ^ "Achtung Chicago! Zwei!". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  34. ^ "An Instrumental Thing". Smokingpopes.net. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
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