Rooney - Rooney

by Modern Legend, LLC.


Limited gold colored vinyl LP pressing. Rooney (named after the principal in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) was formed in high school by singer-songwriter Robert Schwartzman, whose list of celebrity connections is long: brother to actor Jason Schwartzman, cousin to actor Nic Cage and director Sofia Coppola, and nephew of Francis Ford Coppola. But it wasn't just celebrity that turbocharged Rooney's rise; songs like "Blueside," "I'm Shakin'," and "I'm a Terrible Person" blend power pop with British Invasion and punk influences to create a sort of rock and roll classicism in the best sense of the word. That's why none other than Johnny Ramone selected them for the Ramones tribute album We're a Happy Family, and why the band were tabbed to tour with such cult faves as Weezer, The Strokes, and The Donnas. That's also why their 2003 self-titled debut (produced by Jimmy Iovine among others) sold a cool half million copies... but somehow it's never been out on LP. Our Real Gone release comes in metallic gold vinyl housed inside a jacket with printed inner sleeve. Another one of those early aughts records that's way, way overdue for wax.

  • - Disc 1 -
  • 1 Blueside
  • 2 Stay Away
  • 3 If It Were Up to Me
  • 4 I'm a Terrible Person
  • 5 Popstars
  • 6 I'm Shakin'
  • - Disc 2 -
  • 1 Daisy Duke
  • 2 Sorry Sorry
  • 3 That Girl Has Love
  • 4 Simply Because
  • 5 Losing All Control