Midtown Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by irthesteve, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Midtown was a band from New Jersey from 1998 – 2005 and three shows in 2014 who consisted of
    Gabe Saporta, Tyler Rann, Heath Saraceno and Rob Hitt.

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    Save the World, Lose the Girl (2000)
    Living Well Is the Best Revenge (2002)
    Forget What You Know (2004)
     
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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I've always loved all their albums, but re-visiting Forget What You Know again right now and I do think it's one of the better albums to come from the "scene" during that time period. I wish that they continued to make music, but at least we got what we did!
     
  3. troyplaysbass

    reunion tour Supporter

    I dig most of Save the World, but I haven't spent much time with the other two. "Just Rock and Roll" is head and shoulders above anything else I've heard from them.
     
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  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    It's totally worth giving a full listen to Forget What You Know, they definitely expanded their sound and scope and it worked very well
     
  6. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Living Well Is the Best Revenge is my personal favorite. Glad I got to see this band live before they disbanded.
     
  7. jorbjorb

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    are they doing anything anymore?
     
  8. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Nah, just the 3 shows in 2014. Cobra Starship just broke up though, so Gabe is essentially a free man. The rest of the band is busy with other life/jobs though, so I doubt anything that lasts long would end up happening, maybe some more shows every so often
     
  9. tucah

    yep! yep! yep! Prestigious

    Forget What You Know is by far their best record, really wish we could have gotten more from them in that vein.
     
  10. atranslantic

    aka PeeDster

    forget what you know was their best album that i listened to less then the others...go figure...

    Got the chance to hang out with Gabe back in 03 for a half hour or so, lovely chap. (along with the movielife dudes)

    Can't stand the Cobra stuff.
     
  11. rebecca

    Newbie

    I listened to Forget What You Know recently, it's such a good album. It's a shame they broke up so soon after they released it, I think they could've made a bigger impact if they had recorded a few more albums.
    I got into them because I liked Cobra Starship in high school and ever since I listened to them it always bothered me that Cobra Starship was more successful. More people should know about Midtown.
     
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  12. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Prestigious

    It's unfathomable to me that even Gabe would like Cobra material, but that's just my opinion. Midtown's, "A Faulty Foundation," came on shuffle earlier and blew me away. I wonder what they'd sound like if they were still active.
     
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  13. bd007h

    chorus.fm's resident Meg Myers fan #GoSabres/Bills

    I'm still holding out for a full-fledged reunion now that the god-awful Cobra Starship has run it's course.
     
  14. atranslantic

    aka PeeDster

    Faulty Foundation is my favourite track of theirs.
     
  15. Zac Djamoos

    goodness, present and hallowed Prestigious

    Ah, Midtown
     
  16. t_papaccio

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

    Fucking great band
     
  17. Connor

    I want to vanquish evil but my mojo’s gone Supporter

    Ah Midtown, a time in the past when Gabe Wasn't desperately trying to be Justin Timberlake.... I wish they would get back together for something more substantial than a few shows
     
  18. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Prestigious

    @fenway89 Given the current trend, I wouldn't be surprised if this happened.
     
  19. t_papaccio

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

  20. Connor

    I want to vanquish evil but my mojo’s gone Supporter

    Oh they really would have. Now I'm sad nobody made this happen. The only band I'm not stoked on the tour is Taking Back Sunday... For whatever reason I'm just kind of tired of them at this point.
     
  21. t_papaccio

    It's way too late, or much too early Prestigious

    Yep I could absolutely care less about TBS honestly. This tour would have been so sick if Jimmy Eat World was there instead of TBS. JEW would be main headliner, then Dashboard under them.
     
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  22. ChrisCantWrite

    A1R FORCE ONE Prestigious

    @t_papaccio @fenway89 Ahhh Midtown/Jimmy would've been great additions. I could pass on TBS being that I've seen them more than any other band live, but I have fun every time. I'm going to the Philly date with The Starting Line and Early November. SOO excited.
     
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  23. Connor

    I want to vanquish evil but my mojo’s gone Supporter

    @t_papaccio @ChrisCantWrite It really would be so much better JEW might be the funnest show I've seen. Maybe because for years I had never seen them until they toured for Damage. I'm jealous you get to see The Starting Line. I haven't seen them since their farewell show. Hopefully one day I'll see them again. And I'll hold out hope for seeing Midtown one day.
     
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  24. HueyLewis

    Regular

    Random request, but does anyone have a link to their absolute punk interview about Drive-Thru records?
     
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  26. Kennedy

    loomasleep.bandcamp.com Prestigious

    Havnt listened to these guys in yeeeeears but holy wow junior high nostalgia just thinking about it
     
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