The Wynona Riders

How to Make an American Quit

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Swiping its name from an otherwise largely forgotten chick flick starring the Wynona Riders' titular inspiration, How to Make an American Quit is a career-spanning compilation collecting songs from their sole full-length album, 1996's J.D. Salinger, along with singles, EPs, and compilation tracks. Although it's not a complete collection, it's certainly all but the most devout fan of this not untalented but definitely third-string pop-punk band will ever want. Highlights like "No, You Suck" and the Bay Area scene anthem "Union Square" are catchy pop-punk along the lines of the Smugglers or other Lookout! Records bands, but with a more garagey sensibility closer in spirit to classic Young Fresh Fellows, but too many songs lack the lyrical smarts or melodic heft to be more than unfinished-sounding sketches.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 0:09
2 1:09
3 2:46
4 1:47
5 0:04
6 2:45
7 0:21
8 2:24
9 2:32
10 0:59
11 2:05
12 2:32
13 1:42
14 2:36
15 1:51
16 3:33
17 3:05
18 0:48
19 2:12
20 3:17
21 4:31
22 2:13
23 3:16
24 3:42
25 0:32
26 3:29
27 2:58
28 2:25
29
30 3:24
31
2:30
32
2:46
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