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#15401 caley

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:28 AM

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Pretty much one of my favourite albums of the 90s.


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#15402 PopTodd

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

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Just started reading his autobiography. Gave me the hankering to hear this.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:28 AM

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Indie songwriter/singer whom I discovered online at a site where I posted some of my own songs. Great, haunting tunes and a voice that is more than a little magic: ragged and road-worn and full of soul.

Try this song out, if you have any inkling of an interest:

"As the Water Started to Rise"

(I get nothing out of this, other than the pleasure of knowing that I have shared a wonderful artist.)


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:14 AM

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#15405 PopTodd

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

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Disc 4 of the 4-disc set is the career-spanning overview of one of my favorite bands of all time. Allow me to grace you with my Amazon review, will you?:

Joy Knows No Bounderies --
Shrimp Boat are simply the most joyous band on the planet. Or at least they were... they broke up back in 1993 or so, after only three proper albums. So, thank God for this collection!


The chronologically sequenced set spans the band's entire career, starting with their early home-recorded sound experiments (when they could barely play their instruments), and tracking their evolution as they explored and blended virtually every style of music on the planet. From Eastern European folk music, to Zappa-esque freakouts, to Carter family-syle Appalacian folk/country, to free jazz skronking, to Soul and R&B... usually blended seamlessly. Hell, they even do a cover of "Those Were the days" (from All in the family), on the Bonus Album!

The live cuts are particularly vibrant, as the sound of dancing and laughing crowds in the background and the obvious fun the band is having on stage really comes through. I missed seeing SB live, despite being from Chicago myself. It makes me long to go back in time and catch just one show.

Sam Prekop's voice is even more slurred here than it is in The Sea and Cake, but there's no denying its source. And he has yet to play with another guitar player as propulsive and explosive as Ian Schneller could be.

The only reason I am detracting a star at all is because the early experiments, while interesting and good to have in my collection, are not all successful.

Any fan will want this set -- it completes the legacy of one of the greatest bands to ever fly under the radar. For the uninitiated, I would recommend starting with either of their final two albums -- Duende or Cavale. (Both are 5-star recordings, IMO.)
--4/5

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:06 PM

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My first-ever listen to this one.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:38 PM

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Chicago power pop heroes from the 80s. This is one of those records that, once you discover it, you feel pretty cool about being in the know. Deserving of so much more success than they achieved. Thankfully, Jeff Lescher is still putting out records. And, if you can find them, you'll hear that they're still pretty damn good.


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#15408 PopTodd

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:49 PM


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:30 AM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:22 AM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:22 AM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 11:10 AM

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Further evidence that Rod the Mod is one of the biggest wastes of talent in the history or popular music.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:12 PM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:01 AM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

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Say what you will about the band, but this Matthew Sweet-produced 2011 release is a beaut. A return to form and sounds, to me, a lot more like the great little Paisley Pop band that they were on their first EP and first album than anything they've done since then. Excellent originals and smart, interesting cover choices (Utopia, The McKinleys).


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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:47 AM

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