Killed or Cured
is an album by The New Amsterdams
recorded during the breakup of The Get Up Kids
and released via the internet in part in 2005 and in full in 2006.
The album was originally recorded after Worse for the Wear
, the band's third album. It was written primarily in 2004 after the release of The Get Up Kids album Guilt Show
while that band was on its world tour.Alternative Press
Issue 204 "Say Goodnight, Mean Goodbye: The Oral History of The Get Up Kids" Several songs, chiefly "Wears so Thin" and "Watch the World Cave In" were written about the tensions in the band at the time that led to the group's eventual breakup. In fact, the song "Drinking in the Afternoon" was written in a hotel room during the Japan leg of the tour the night before Pryor quit the band after the tour was over. The events surrounding the album's writing led to a much darker and foreboding tone than on previous releases.
After The Get Up Kids went on hiatus after their 2004 world tour, Pryor turned his focus to The New Amsterdams, who started recording the first version of Killed or Cured. They initially recorded a more stripped-down acoustic version of the album, with many songs featuring only Pryor on vocals and guitar. In 2005, The Get Up Kids formally announced their breakup, and that they would be doing one final tour before splitting up permanently on June 2. Because of this Vagrant Records
, the label to... Read More