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Limited 180gm colored vinyl LP pressing. In 1997 Goldfinger returned with their sophomore album Hang-Ups which took their tight, cohesive sound and added a drop more ska to the ska-punk-metal-pop mix that won them acclaim on their self-titled 1996 debut. Amidst crashing guitars and occasionally cacophonous vocals by John Feldmann, Hang-Ups offers wonderfully engaging surprises like a sweetly unexpected sense of melody, an unshakable twisted wit, and a newly expanded horn section which contributes to the album's full, vivid sound. "If Only" stands out both for it's typical Goldfinger humor ("If only I was eighteen/And had the courage of the A-Team/Maybe then you'd be with me") and it's gentle, melancholy lyrics and vocals. Feldmann's ability to let his voice go from punk-sinister to soft and charming is one of the many strengths of this engaging album.