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Pop Has Freed Us

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Released  August 19, 2003
Artist  Papas Fritas
Label  Minty Fresh
Length  55:57
Release date  19 August 2003
Genres  Pop music, Indie rock
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Producer  Papas Fritas (individual tracks), Anthony Musiala (compilation)
Similar  Buildings and Grounds, Helioself, Papas Fritas

Pop Has Freed Us, a compilation/career retrospective by Papas Fritas, contains eight songs from their studio albums and nine rarities, and comes with a DVD featuring three music videos ("Afterall," "Hey Hey You Say," and "Way You Walk"). It was released in the summer of 2003 on Minty Fresh after "Way You Walk," a track from the band's third LP, Buildings and Grounds, garnered mainstream exposure in a TV commercial for Dentyne Ice.


Track listing

  1. "Way You Walk" (Tony Goddess) – 3:48
  2. "Smash This World" (Goddess) – 4:08
  3. "Lame to Be" (Goddess, Shivika Asthana) – 3:24
  4. "Flash Lightning" (Tom Verlaine) – 3:00
  5. "High School, Maybe" (Goddess) – 1:31
  6. "Passion Play" (Goddess) – 3:04
  7. "TV Movies" (Asthana, Goddess) – 3:57
  8. "Holiday" (Goddess) – 2:48
  9. "Hey Hey You Say" (Asthana, Goddess, Keith Gendel) – 3:15
  10. "Let's Go Down to the Town Oasis" (Goddess) – 3:06
  11. "Do the Move" (Goddess) – 3:32
  12. "Say Goodbye" (Asthana, Goddess) – 4:05
  13. "Book of Love" (Lindsey Buckingham, Richard Dashut) – 3:17
  14. "Vertical Lives" (Gendel) – 3:46
  15. "People Tell Me Not to Worry" (Goddess) – 3:39
  16. "Questions" (Goddess) – 3:18
  17. "Love Just Don't Quit" (Goddess) – 2:19

1, 14, 16: from Buildings and Grounds; 2: from the Friday Night 7" single, 1994; 3: from the Passion Play 7" single, 1995; 4: previously unreleased (c. 1994); 5: bonus track from international releases of Papas Fritas; 6-8: from Papas Fritas; 9, 12: from Helioself; 10: from the Vertical Lives CD single (2000, Belgium) and Tape Op: A Compact Disc of Creative Music Recordings (2000, US); 11: from the Far From an Answer CD single (2000, Australia); 13: A-side of Kindercore Records Single of the Month, October 2000 (7"); 15: from The Men From O.R.G.A.N. (2002, Italy; originally titled "Solodisco" and credited to Tony Goddess); 17: from In Our Lifetime, Vol. 3: The Revenge of Boston (2002, US) and POPvolume#3 (2002, France)


  • Shivika Asthana: drums, vocals
  • Keith Gendel: bass, vocals
  • Tony Goddess: guitar, piano, vocals
  • Derek Brain: trumpet on "Let's Go Down to the Town Oasis"
  • Bryan Hanna: toms and maracas on "Hey Hey You Say"
  • Tom Swafford: string arrangement on "Passion Play" (Swafford and Kathleen Derbyshire, violins; Heather Morehouse, viola; Sarah Thompson, cello)
  • Samantha Wood: background vocals on "Let's Go Down to the Town Oasis" and "Do the Move"
  • Songs

    1Way You Walk3:48
    2Smash This World4:09
    3Lame to Be3:24


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