Open the Door (Magnapop song)
"Open the Door" Single by Magnapop from the album Rubbing Doesn't Help A-side "Open the Door" B-side "True Love"
Released April 15, 1996 Format Compact Disc, 7" Recorded November–December 1995, City Lab Recording, Los Angeles, California, United States Genre Pop punk Length 3:38 Label Play It Again Sam Writer(s) Linda Hopper, Ruthie Morris Producer Geza X Magnapop singles chronology "Lay It Down"
"Open the Door"
Promotional cover Music sample"Open the Door"The chorus, urging a friend to live.
"Open the Door" is a 1996 single by Magnapop released by Play It Again Sam Records as a Compact Disc maxi-single (catalogue number 450.0297.22 - BIAS 297 CD), two-track Compact Disc (450.0297.24 - BIAS 297 CDS) and 7" on red vinyl (450.0297.40 - BIAS 297-7). A promotional Compact Disc (DPRO 30054) and 10" (SPRO 30054) were released by Priority Records. Live recordings of the song appear on the German edition of 2005's Mouthfeel and the live album Magnapop Live at Maxwell's 03/09/2005. A music video was created for the song in 1996.
The song chronicle's songwriters Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris' struggle with the deaths of mutual acquaintances. The music video for the song was censored by MTV for its depiction of drug abuse.
All songs written by Linda Hopper and Ruthie Morris
- Compact Disc
- "Open the Door" – 3:38
- "True Love" – 1:56
- "Re-Hab" – 2:37
- "Open the Door" – 3:38
- "Re-Hab" – 2:37
- Promotional Compact Disc and 10"
- "Open the Door" (Edit) – 3:20
- "Open the Door" – 3:36
- Linda Hopper – lead vocals
- Ruthie Morris – lead guitar, backing vocals
- Shannon Mulvaney – bass guitar
- Additional personnel
- Josh Freese – drums
- Geza X – production, engineering
- Eddie Shryer of Future Disc – mastering
- Thom Wilson – audio mixing
The single spent nine weeks on the charts, peaking on June 22, 1996, at 28.
Chart (1994) Peak position US Modern Rock Tracks 28
The song has been covered by Eels for the single "Flyswatter"—it would later be collected on Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996–2006. They performed the song several times on their Electro-Shock Blues Show tour in support of Electro-Shock Blues. Karaoke versions of the song were released by Stingray Digital through the iTunes Store on January 15, 2008.
- Eels personnel
- ^ Powers, Ann (October 1996), "Magna 'Tude: Magnapop proves that spirited pop can pack a serious punch", Spin
- ^ Harris, Carter (November 1995), "Station Identification", Vibe (United States: Vibe Media Group) 3 (9): 80, ISSN 1070-4701
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (January 1, 1996) (paperback), Rock Tracks, Record Research Inc., p. 204, ISBN 0898201144
- ^ Magnapop > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles, Allmusic, http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p26688/charts-awards/billboard-singles, retrieved 2009-06-16
- ^ "Welcome to Atlanta: A hometown mix-tape". Creative Loafing. 2003-04-23. http://clatl.com/atlanta/welcome-to-atlanta/Content?oid=1241386. Retrieved 2010-12-21.
MagnapopMembers: Linda Hopper · Ruthie Morris · Scott Rowe · Chad Williams
Former members: Brian Fletcher · Tim Lee · David McNair · Shannon Mulvaney · Mark Posgay · Johnny Rozas · Greg Urbaitis
Albums EPsSugarland (1992) · Kiss My Mouth (1993) · Big Bright Cherry (1994) · Fire All Your Guns at Once (1996) Singles Related articles
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