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Yellowcard is a 5 piece rock and roll band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band came together in high school a few years ago and has recently signed their first record contract with Lobster Records. You can get more info at Lobster Records. Yellowcard's latest album, "One For The…more

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  • one of the best bands

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    Yellowcard is a 5 piece rock and roll band from Jacksonville, Florida. The band came together in high school a few years ago and has recently signed their first record contract with Lobster Records. You can get more info at Lobster Records. Yellowcard's latest album, "One For The Kid's", was released in April 2001 on Lobster Records. Here is a run down on the members of YC: Ryan Key The lead vocalist and he helps out in the guitar department. Often referred to by friends and bandmates as, "Emo", Ryan wears geeky glasses and dresses funny. He is influenced by the likes of Green Day, Weezer, and Ben Folds Five. Ryan plays Gibson guitars and Marshall amplifiers. Ben Harper It's hard to find a day where Ben doesn't have a smile on his face, Harper is sort of the morale captain of Yellowcard. He is quite possibly the happiest most mellow guy you will ever meet, and he rips at guitar. Who could ask for anything more!?!? Ben's axe of choice is a Gibson Les Paul and he uses Mesa Engineering amplifiers. Ben likes Lagwagon, Ben Folds, Saves the Day, Incubus and many more. Sean Mackin The violin player. Yes, violin. Yellowcard has always caught people's ears with their addition of a violin to the group. In a review of the latest full length, "Where We Stand" the violin was praised as "working more often than one would think." Sean digs all kinds of music including Strung Out, Millencolin, Craig's Brother, and The Get Up Kids. Sean plays a Fender electric violin through a Fender Pro Sonic amplifier. Warren Cooke He is often looked up to as father by the boys in YC. He keeps their asses in line and they love him for it. He plays the bass in the band and is currently the only member who can get a girl to like him for more than a week. He's got rad tats, that must be how he does it. Warren enjoys the sounds of Lagwagon, Good Riddance, the Ataris, and The Police to name a few. He uses Ibanez basses through SWR amplifiers. Longineu Parsons This young man was playing the drums before he was potty trained. Much of the muscle in Yellowcard's sound comes out of this guys creativity. He is into everything from Beer Bong to Slipknot, Pantera type stuff. Two band members already have hearing aids because L.P. has trouble striking his drum heads lightly. He pounds on Pearl drums and Sabian cymbals.moreless
  • Yellowcard: a five man band that keeps switching up members. Great sound, great lyrics. What's not to love?

    9.5
    When at first you don't like, try and try again.



    This is what I did when my sister first received Ocean Avenue as a gift. The first time I played the CD, I thought it was boring because I didn't end up listening to it. After a few more times of repeating the CD, I began to really listen to the lyrics on that album. Yellowcard was singing exactly how I was feeling that year.



    I fell in love with their music.



    'Empty Apartment', 'Only One' and the bridge for 'California' are all excellent songs from Ocean Avenue. In addition, I love 'October Nights', 'Rough Draft' and 'Powder' from their older albums.



    Yellowcard is a special band in my opinion because it's the only band I know (or can think of right now) that has a solid violin player. Sean plays the violin beautifully and makes me wish that I still played too. Ryan has good vocals. However, to be superficial for just a moment, he's ugly. Ryan is not the typical pretty boy lead singer. He's the ugly boy who has strong enough vocals to work through Ocean Avenue's emotional lyrics - wishful, hopeful, angry, depressed. It's filled with things that I felt at that first year I listened to the album.



    However, Lights and Sounds disappointed me very much. It lacked the rock sound and they came up with a softer pop sound. I found it rather boring because of that. Maybe it has to do with the fact that Ben left. I will go and cry in my corner now. It's the only reason why I didn't rate Yellowcard a perfect 10. This album had maybe 3 or 4 stellar songs that I enjoyed. The lyrics were odd so I didn't like them a lot. Love loss can make for good songs but for some reason it just didn't work for Ryan's writing skills.



    Ocean Avenue was about friends, death, heroism, family. There wasn't a lot about ex-girlfriends and their love lives.



    No matter how many times I rotate the songs on Lights and Sounds, I won't come to enjoy most of them. The title track is my favourite along with 'How I Go' and 'Down on my Head'.



    Otherwise Lights and Sounds is a waste of money. Yellowcard can do a better follow-up to Ocean Avenue. I know they can. Or else the band needs to rethink about which band members made Yellowcard great.moreless
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