Hand Over Your Loved Ones
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Studio album by
Released8 September 2003
14 February 2005 (Suck Fony)
RecordedJune 2002-June 2003
GenrePop[1]
Length48:48
55:52 (Suck Fony)
LabelColumbia
Montauk Mantis (Suck Fony)
ProducerBrendan B. Brown
Wheatus chronology
Wheatus
(2000)
Hand Over Your Loved Ones
(2003)
Lemonade
(2004)
Suck Fony cover
WheatusSuckFony.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic (Suck Fony)[2]
entertainment.ie (Hand Over Your Loved Ones)[1]
The Guardian (Hand Over Your Loved Ones)[3]
Leeds Music Scene (Suck Fony)[4]
Melodic (Hand Over Your Loved Ones)[5]

Hand Over Your Loved Ones (re-released as Suck Fony) is the second studio album released by American rock band Wheatus.

Background

Hand Over Your Loved Ones, according to frontman Brendan B. Brown, is "a really glossy pop record that had a lot of radio friendly singles on it."[6]

Release

The album was released on 8 September 2003 by Columbia Records. Due to conflicts between the band and their record label, the album was poorly promoted, failed to sell well and only one single, "American In Amsterdam", was released from it. Free from their contract with Sony, Wheatus released five songs from the album on iTunes as The Lemonade EP in 2004.

The album was re-released on 14 February 2005 under the name Suck Fony,[7] on the band's own record label Montauk Mantis Productions, after they decided to leave Sony BMG.[8] The re-released version includes two new tracks, including the original composition "William McGovern", and the Pat Benatar cover "Hit Me with Your Best Shot". The album is currently available directly from the band's official website for $10, and is available to download in various formats using a 'pay what you want' donation system where the customer can donate any amount to purchase the album. The album's title is a spoonerism of the phrase "Fuck Sony". A T-shirt was available for a period of time from the band's website with the album logo on the front.[9]

Track listing

Hand Over Your Loved Ones

  1. "American in Amsterdam" – 3:58
  2. "The Song That I Wrote When You Dissed Me" – 4:04
  3. "Anyway" – 4:09
  4. "Freak On" – 4:44
  5. "Lemonade" – 3:22
  6. "The Deck" – 2:38
  7. "Fair Weather Friend" – 3:25
  8. "Randall" – 4:18
  9. "Whole Amoeba" – 3:07
  10. "Dynomite Satchel of Pain" – 14:57

Suck Fony

  1. "The Deck" – 2:37
  2. "Lemonade" – 3:23
  3. "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" – 3:22
  4. "Anyway" – 4:08
  5. "Freak On" – 4:44
  6. "William McGovern" – 3:48
  7. "American in Amsterdam" – 3:57
  8. "Fair Weather Friend" – 3:25
  9. "Randall" – 4:18
  10. "Whole Amoeba" – 3:08
  11. "The Song That I Wrote When You Dissed Me" – 4:02
  12. "Dynomite Satchel of Pain" – 4:17
13. "The Song That I Wrote When You Dissed Me" (Demo #1) – 3:21
14. "The Song That I Wrote When You Dissed Me" (Demo #2) – 3:45

Personnel

Band

Other

References

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". entertainment.ie. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Hand Over Your Loved Ones at AllMusic
  3. ^ "CD: Wheatus: Hand over Your Loved One". 8 August 2003.
  4. ^ "Wheatus | Suck Fony". Leeds Music Scene. March 10, 2005. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Roth, Kaj (November 17, 2003). "Wheatus - Hand Over Your Loved Ones". Melodic. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Brendan B Brown of Wheatus | Interview | Feature".
  7. ^ Suck Fony (Sleeve). Wheatus. Montauk Mantis Productions. 2004. none.((cite AV media notes)): CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ "American In Amsterdam" music video Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Official Suck Fony microsite Archived 2012-09-22 at the Wayback Machine