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The IPO Incident?
Studio album by The Remington Steelers
Released August 1, 2008
Recorded Screenmusic Studios, Studio City, California
Genre Rock, Heavy metal, Alternative rock, New Wave, others
Length 76:27
Label Arista
Producer(s) Moby
The Remington Steelers chronology
In 3-D
(2007)
The IPO Incident?
(2008)
The Harsh Reality
(2009)

The IPO Incident? is the ninth studio album by The Remington Steelers. Like the band's more recent albums, it is available in both explicit and clean versions.

BackgroundEdit

After Tour de America in 3-D concluded on August 21, 2007, trouble awaited the band in the form of an IPO mob. For those who don't understand this acronym, it stands for "Impersonating a Police Officer". Because the IPO mob struck on August 26, 2007, Rupert Grint had to go into hiding in Kyoto, Japan, and masquerade as a meganekko transfer student named "Sakura Watanabe" until the LAPD cleaned up the mess back home. Coincidentally, Emma Watson, who was at the time a third-year student at her high school, was in the same school and classes "she" was in.

When Rupert and Emma finally came back to Los Angeles on October 14, 2007, Rupert suggested, "The IPO Incident?" and explained that the IPO mob tried to kill him and that he named the album after the incident because it made cross-dressing an everyday part of his life. They immediately started work on a new marathon-length album. They got a couple of requests for songs from anime, so they recorded "Ne-ni-ge de Reset" (partly because three of the members were working on the live-action Lucky Star motion picture) and "Sakura Kiss" first.

They recorded 16 more tracks, including a few more tracks written and/or previously recorded by Guns N Roses, including "14 Years", which on this album was a duet between Daniel Radcliffe and Robert Knox, the latter who was murdered by Chav muggers on May 24, 2008, and "Right Next Door to Hell". The other two tracks, "Think About You" and "Sk8er Boi", were originally Emma Watson solos; "Think About You" was recorded as the opening theme for "Magical Pokémon Journey", while "Sk8er Boi" was originally recorded for Emma's second solo album, "Got Those Rhythm and Blues".

Shortly after recording finished, Robert Knox, as explained earlier, was stabbed to death by Chav muggers while protecting his younger brother. This occurred just hours after he finished shooting the "14 Years" music video at Leavesden Studios with the band. Moshers all over England attended his funeral, and the band performed "Taps", "Live and Let Die", and "Civil War". Consequently, hidden messages were included in the special thanks section (see below), and the song "14 Years" was dedicated to his memory.

ArtworkEdit

The front cover showed the band in front of a police car. This cover is notable as it's the first of a studio album to feature Rupert Grint in drag, as well as the first to feature a cross-dressing Emma Watson; both posed for the cover as P.I.G.S. of the opposite sex, while Daniel Radcliffe, Izzy Stradlin, and Kay Panabaker posed as P.I.G.S. of their own sex. Like with their more recent albums, the explicit version also featured a Parental Advisory label in the bottom-left corner. The liner notes once again featured the lyrics and production credits. The quote of the album is "How could she be so cool?" Because of the aforementioned murder, hidden messages were placed in the special thanks section reading "Fuck You Chavs!" and "Rest in peace, Robert Knox". The photography once again shows the band at work and on the road.

Track listingEdit

Disc R, Side REdit

# Title Length Original writers
1 "Anything Goes" 3:26 W. Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Chris Weber
2 "Right Next Door to Hell" 3:02 W. Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Timo Caltio
3 "Look at Your Game, Girl" 2:03 Charles Manson
4 "My Sharona" 4:55 Berton Averre
5 "It's Still Rock N Roll To Me" 2:57 Billy Joel

Disc R, Side SEdit

# Title Length Original writers
6 "Don't Damn Me" 5:18 W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson, Dave Lank
7 "Back Off Bitch" 3:36 W. Axl Rose, Paul Tobias
8 "Dead Horse" 4:17 W. Axl Rose
9 "14 Years" 4:21 W. Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin
10 "Think About You" 3:51 Izzy Stradlin

Disc S, Side REdit

# Title Length Original writers
11 "Sakura Kiss" 3:40 Chieko Kawabe
12 "Down on the Farm" 3:29 Alvin Gibbs, Charlie Harper, Nicholas Garrett
13 "Ne-ni-ge de Reset" 4:33 Kaori Fukuhara
14 "Dancing Queen" 3:51 Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Stig Andersson
15 "We Didn't Start the Fire" 4:49 Billy Joel

Disc S, Side SEdit

# Title Length Original writers
16 "TNT" 3:34 Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young
17 "Sk8er Boi" 3:24 Avril Lavigne, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards
18 "Garden of Eden" 2:41 W. Axl Rose, Saul Hudson
19 "Bad to the Bone" 4:56 George Thorogood
20 "Nice Boys" 3:44 Ian Rilen, Peter Wells, Dallas Royal, Robin Riley

PersonnelEdit

SongsEdit

Rupert Grint - lead vocals (1-7, 14-16, 18-20), backing vocals (9), keyboards (13, 14), lead guitar (3, 4, 15), rhythm guitar (7, 8, 16, 18)
Emma Watson - lead vocals (10, 11, 13-15, 17), backing vocals (2, 5-7, 16, 18, 20), keyboards (9), synths (5, 13-15, 20), drums (10), lead guitar (1, 2, 6-9, 11, 12, 16-20), rhythm guitar (4), and 6-string bass (2)
Daniel Radcliffe - lead vocals (9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 14-16, 18, 20) and bass (1, 2, 4-9, 12-16, 19, 20)
Kay Panabaker - backing vocals (5, 7, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20) and drums (1, 2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-20)
Izzy Stradlin - rhythm guitar (1, 2, 6, 9, 12, 18, 20) and backing vocals (2)
Robert Knox - lead vocals (9)
Slash - backing vocals (7)
Moby - nutcracker (8)
Buckethead - lead guitar (10)
Steven Adler - rhythm guitar (10)
Duff McKagan - bass (10, 11, 17)
Rob Gardner - drums (17)

ProductionEdit

Moby - producer and engineer
Bill Price - mixer
Bob Clearmountain - mixer
Emma Watson - mixer
Gene Kirkland - photography
Robert John - photography
Ed Goodreau - assistant engineer
John Aguto - assistant engineer
Mike Douglass - assistant engineer
Buzz Burrowes - assistant engineer
Chris Puram - assistant engineer
Leon Ganado - assistant engineer
Jason Roberts - assistant engineer
Craig Portelis - assistant engineer
L. Stu Young - assistant engineer
George Marino - master

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