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Buddha

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    The Vandals met Blink 182 at a show they both played with Unwritten Law many years ago. Mark, Tom, and then drummer Scotty, were impossible not to get along with and so The Vandals started putting Blink on a lot of Vandals shows to help Blink break out beyond the San Diego punk scene. Other bands like Pennywise and NOFX were also doing this because everyone liked these guys. Blink later rewarded The Vandals' label with Buddha which, as you can imagine, is Kung Fu records' biggest seller.

    Buddha's rough and punk yet cute - and sometimes really funny - material, provides an early window into what we now know as a world wide phenomena.

    From allmusic.com
    .... Blink-182's first album, Buddha, may be a little generic, but it's nevertheless a solid skatepunk record that illustrates the group's flair for speedy, catchy hooks and irreverent humor. There are a few weak cuts, but on the whole, it's a promising debut.
    Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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    Kung Fu records is proud to be home of Blink 182's very first album "Buddha". This is the record that Mark and Tom used to sell on cassette (themselves!) at their merchandise booth at their earliest shows in San Diego, California.

    The Vandals met Blink 182 at a show they both played with Unwritten Law many years ago. Mark, Tom, and then drummer Scotty, were impossible not to get along with and so The Vandals started putting Blink on a lot of Vandals shows to help Blink break out beyond the San Diego punk scene. Other bands like Pennywise and NOFX were also doing this because everyone liked these guys. Blink later rewarded The Vandals' label with Buddha which, as you can imagine, is Kung Fu records' biggest seller.

    Buddha's rough and punk yet cute - and sometimes really funny - material, provides an early window into what we now know as a world wide phenomena.

    From allmusic.com
    .... Blink-182's first album, Buddha, may be a little generic, but it's nevertheless a solid skatepunk record that illustrates the group's flair for speedy, catchy hooks and irreverent humor. There are a few weak cuts, but on the whole, it's a promising debut.
    Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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    Kung Fu records is proud to be home of Blink 182's very first album "Buddha". This is the record that Mark and Tom used to sell on cassette (themselves!) at their merchandise booth at their earliest shows in San Diego, California.

    The Vandals met Blink 182 at a show they both played with Unwritten Law many years ago. Mark, Tom, and then drummer Scotty, were impossible not to get along with and so The Vandals started putting Blink on a lot of Vandals shows to help Blink break out beyond the San Diego punk scene. Other bands like Pennywise and NOFX were also doing this because everyone liked these guys. Blink later rewarded The Vandals' label with Buddha which, as you can imagine, is Kung Fu records' biggest seller.

    Buddha's rough and punk yet cute - and sometimes really funny - material, provides an early window into what we now know as a world wide phenomena.

    From allmusic.com
    .... Blink-182's first album, Buddha, may be a little generic, but it's nevertheless a solid skatepunk record that illustrates the group's flair for speedy, catchy hooks and irreverent humor. There are a few weak cuts, but on the whole, it's a promising debut.
    Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Kung Fu records is proud to be home of Blink 182's very first album "Buddha". This is the record that Mark and Tom used to sell on cassette (themselves!) at their merchandise booth at their earliest shows in San Diego, California.

The Vandals met Blink 182 at a show they both played with Unwritten Law many years ago. Mark, Tom, and then drummer Scotty, were impossible not to get along with and so The Vandals started putting Blink on a lot of Vandals shows to help Blink break out beyond the San Diego punk scene. Other bands like Pennywise and NOFX were also doing this because everyone liked these guys. Blink later rewarded The Vandals' label with Buddha which, as you can imagine, is Kung Fu records' biggest seller.

Buddha's rough and punk yet cute - and sometimes really funny - material, provides an early window into what we now know as a world wide phenomena.

From allmusic.com
.... Blink-182's first album, Buddha, may be a little generic, but it's nevertheless a solid skatepunk record that illustrates the group's flair for speedy, catchy hooks and irreverent humor. There are a few weak cuts, but on the whole, it's a promising debut.
Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

credits

released February 6, 2014

Mark Hoppus - Bass / Vocals
Tom De Longe - Guitar / Vocals
Scotty Raynor - Drums

Original Recording Executive Produced By Pat Secor

Re-mixed by Warren Fitzgerald and Jon St. James
at Formula 1 Studios in La Habra, California

Art Direction: Grace Walker
Release dates:
January 1994 (original)
October 27, 1998 (re-issue)
Recorded January 1994 at Doubletime Studios, Santee, California

For more info on this release:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddha_%28album%29

Here's a note from us:
We read the above wikipedia entry and learned things we never knew about the history of this release before it came to our label.

There's a bit of a controversy over it but what we can say for sure is that if we didn't put this out, MCA / Universal Records was going to bury it with all their legal might.

Kung Fu, owned by one attorney, hired another attorney, and spent tens of thousands of dollars to prevent the death of these recordings. The original label never would have been able to do that, and given the choice, would not have even contributed to the legal fund necessary to pull it off.

We fought like hell to keep it from MCA ( so Blink fans could enjoy it) and we have proudly paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in royalties to the band (including Scott Raynor) over the years. We have no reason to disbelieve the band's version of the history of these recordings. We are proud to have this as part of our catalog because of the music, it's historical significance, and how hard we worked to keep it.

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Track Name: Carousel
I talk to you every now and then
I never felt so alone again
I stop to think at a wishing well
My thoughts send me on a carousel

Here I am standing on my own
Not a motion from the telephone
I know not a reason why
Solitudes a reason to die

Just you wait and see
As school life is a
It is a woken dream
Aren't you feeling alone?

I guess its just another
I guess its just another
I guess its just another night alone

Now as I walk down the street
I need a job just to sleep in sheets
Buying food every once in a while
But not enough to purchase a smile

A tank of gas is a treasure to me
I know now that nothing is free
I talk to you every now and then
I never felt so alone again

Just you wait and see
As school life is a
It is a woken dream
Aren't you feeling alone?

I guess its just another
I guess its just another
I guess its just another night alone
Track Name: T.V.
When I'm at work, ya, I always rush right home for lunch
So I can check out what's up on the Brady Bunch
And when I'm walking through the front door at night
I gotta see who's winning on The Price is Right, oh

I never dreamed that I'd spend my days
Staring at some tube emitting cathode rays
I need my TV

What's happening in this world, I don't care at all
But it better not pre-empt Monday Night Football
I can't even come up with my own views
I'm taught how to think from the evening news, oh

I never dreamed that I'd spend my days
Staring at some tube emitting cathode rays
I need my TV

La la la...
Track Name: Strings
I would do anything and that's
What scares me so bad
Don't want to live my life alone
Don't want to go back to what I had

Don't want to spend my life without
All those special things
Don't want to walk around being tied to
Anyone else's

Strings, strings, strings, strings

I would do anything and that's
What scares me so bad
Don't want to live my life alone
Don't want to go back to what I had

Don't want to spend my life without
All those special things
Don't want to walk around being tied to
Anyone else's

Strings, strings, strings, strings
Strings, strings, strings, strings
Track Name: Fentoozler
At the risk of sounding rude
Just who the fuck do you think you are
To tell me what you expect of me today?

Well, you can take your attitude
You're out of luck, you've gone way too far
If you think there's any chance I'm gonna stay

How long can I string you along?
How little of myself can I give
And still make you believe I care?

At the risk of sounding trite
Why the fuck do you think you're right
About every little thing that you say?

And do you think that it is right
For Tom to spend another night
Writing songs about all the people he thinks are gay?

How long can I string you along?
How little of myself can I give
And still make you believe I care?

How long can I string you along
How little of myself can I give
And still make you believe I care?
Track Name: Time
When the clock strikes two
There's so much to do
and I cant explain what i need

Jobs and social group
Hearing the latest new
keepin your reputation clean

And I dont wanna worry
about being on time
I see the way you hurry
and time runs your like again

The difference between east and west
monney means so much less
and objects aren't so important to buy

I wish that earth clock
could often just be stopped
and then we look into the time

And I Don't wanna worry
about being on time
I see the way you hurry
and time runs your life again
Track Name: Romeo & Rebecca
Walking through the grass
Another blade next to you from the ground
As the wind does pass
I notice as you feel the breath of my shout

Your words are kind
The kind that repeatedly say no
But that's alright
I'm older than you so I've got time

What have you said, reach out your hand
There's a black shadow on my wall
But as I look into my mind
I can see that girls are a waste of time

We've all seen the bridge
A broken seam and a girl on one side
You think your words will work
They only work when you lay down and close your eyes

I thought of all the lines
All the right ones used at all the wrong times
But that's alright
Depression's just a sarcastic state of mind

What have you said, reach out your hand
There's a black shadow on my wall
But as I look into my mind
I can see that girls are a waste of time

I don't want to live alone
I don't want to live in
My broken dreams of you

I don't want to live along with
My broken dreams of you
I don't want to live along with
My broken dreams of you
Track Name: 21 Days
My mind wanders as I'm trying not to fall in love with you
'Cause everytime I wake I ponder on my mistakes of
what I said, and it's always my esteem that I sure lose
playing those stupid games as I always end up chasing you..

[Chorus]
I can't help myself anymore
rehearsing my thoughts as I'm to scared to come to your door
I pushed it all aside just stand next to you
Now you won't talk to me for something I didn't do
It's not going to work

And I'm trying not to think of you
I'm all confused as I think of the things that I would do
I'm all shook up as I get all nervous inside
My emotions are something that I will always hide away
Track Name: Sometimes
Oh, how I wish that they would last
Moments of peace that just slip through me so fast
Just when I think that they are gonna stay
Everything inside me just starts fading away

Sometimes it seems like all I hope for
Just gets thrown down on the floor
And then it seems like you don't love me anymore
Sometimes I wish that I could run away
Sometimes I wish I just had something to say

She looks at me and doesn't know the words to say
But it's not you, I just don't feel quite right today
All these things I say and do were never planned
But how the fuck am I supposed to make you understand that

Sometimes it seems like all I hope for
Just gets thrown down on the floor
And then it seems like you don't love me anymore
Sometimes I wish that I could run away
Sometimes I wish I just had something to say
Track Name: Point Of View
Two different people, two different places
Through a one way window with two different faces
Agreements are not reached, faces are forgotten
The other person's shoes, you've not got in

Stubborn minded enclosed to your own world
Wake up and see someone else's morals
What right to you
Might be true

It's a different point of view to you
You cannot see things that are different to me
And I can't understand why you cannot see
The things that I cannot see

I see what you don't see
I see what you don't see
Turn around and the shadows are all around me

Two different people, two different places
Through a one way window with two different faces
Agreements are not reached, faces are forgotten
The other person's shoes, you've not got in
Track Name: My Pet Sally
I'm gonna wanna see myself with someone too
Friends I don't pay are friends i never knew
So I took the chance and got some help from a few
And got a long and skinny friend to talk to

Cause I have the time and the liberty
To play with my pet sally
Please don't go away, sally please

No more lonely showers and uneaten foods
My salamander has hygiene too
And he thinks of me the way I think of you
The only next step is for him to say I do

Sally please don't go away
I won't be living in yesterday
The lonely nights
Getting beat up by gays in bar fights
Track Name: Reebok Commercial
You are better than me,girls,money,and everything I try to compete with you,
but you beat me at everything i do
I see in you the things that I would like to be
But im different from you,

So you will have to be like me!

I cannot be bought my personality is what I choose
I was brought up without a silver cup I wont
covet the things owned by you

For all the world material things are now more and more
jealousy for you and me
I won't covet the things owned by your store
Track Name: Toast & Bananas
Do you wanna know what I think of you?
'Cause you're not the way I thought you should be
Do take back what you said
It's time to fix, it's time to fix your head

And now all alone, one's less than two
I've never been better off living lonely
To listen to what you say
I couldn't care less of what you say

What did you think of me acting this way
I guess you never really thought at all
Is that what you call your brain?
Is that why I call you hang up on me?

I wanted to know, I didn't want to lose
And now I'm a man who's just living small
Listen to what you say
I couldn't care less of what you say

To me as I walk alone I'd
Much rather be riding prone, then
To be just another one you are lame to

I wanted to know, I didn't want to lose
But now I'm a man who's just living small
Listen to what you say
I couldn't care less of what you say

To me as I tune you out of my mind
Won't bend over backwards or
Take another step ahead to
Hear from you again

Don't talk to me as I walk alone, I'd
Much rather be riding prone, than
Be just another one you are lame to

Don't talk to me as I tune you out of my mind
Won't bend over backwards or
Take another step ahead to
Hear from you again

Don't talk to me as I walk alone, I'd
Much rather be riding prone, than
To be just another one you are lame to
Track Name: The Girl Next Door
White girl living in the big city
In a big apartment house
She's living with her boyfriend now

She drives off every day for school and work
She washes dishes now
And watches tv on the pull out couch

And every day's the same

White girl moved back to the suburbs
And she finally found a man
Who knows how to take care of her

She bought the perfect little house
And the lawn's well manicured
And she'd never missed a day of work

And every day's the same

White girl couldn't go on knowing
She was just here wasting her time
She drowned in the lake last night

They found her bloated body floating
But she still walks around
Performing all her daily chores

She still don't know what life's about

Cause every day's the same
And she's got no one to love
Track Name: Don't
There was a time long ago
But it seemed like yesterday
When all I wanted was you
And now you make a segway
As you turn your face away
And I know your words aren't true

And I don't want your lies
And I don't think that I'm
better than you inside

And you can take off your disguise
Cause I can see the truth that's hidden
Behind your eyes

And all those words that you don't say
just mean less and less each day
you can't make me shed a tear

I think about tomorrow
Another day of sorrow
But I don't think that I'll be here