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Industrial Jazz Group / Leef
Album:Leef Collection:Jazz
Artist:Industrial Jazz Group Added:05/2008
Label:Evander Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-29 Pull Date:2008-08-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 Aug24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug3 Aug20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 13 Jul 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
4.Fri, 22 Aug 08:Wedge
Memory Select
2.Fri, 26 Sep 08:Red West
5.Fri, 15 Aug 08:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Fri, 29 Aug 08:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Tue, 05 Aug 08:Wedge
Streams, Highways Redux

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-25 
Iconoclastic big band with rollicking charts, tight playing, and solid vocals that include swearing. Lots of fun. Occasional free-jazzy solos, but it's mostly accessible, with quick-paced tunefulness in multiphased songs that keep you on your toes. Mostly sourced from '50s R&B/doo-wop sounds, mixed with traditional swing. It doesn't sound like Frank Zappa's large bands but is coming from a similar place. Weird little interludes add a surreal touch (2,5,7,12).

vocals: 9,13(FCC),14(FCC),17,18

1/2- Lengthy, silly intro with crowd noise.
3: Cool, catchy riff with lots of off-kilter horns
4- Sneaky start, into big bouncing instrumental
5- Helium-voiced interlude
6- Multiphased. Fun but less manic than 3 or 15. Faux opera intro.
7- (spoken blip)
8- Off-balance horn lines, then kind of a mariachi chase scene. Goofy "yes I'm bad" vocals at the end.
9- Snarky stage-musical feel, about getting a real job
10- *FCC* i think... Interlude: randomness including words
11- Drunken swing. Maybe touches of klezmer.
12- Weird interlude
13- *FCC* many times. New agey piano; goofy narration
14- *FCC* one "what the fuck" ; Sultry song about getting chased by a truck. Crazy punk/clown drive at the end.
15- '50s doo-wop riff, into a fun fast instrumental. SEGUES:
16- Really goofy beer-hall warbling over piano. Ends with Zorn-like sax attack and lotsa applause.

17- Radio-safe version of 14
18- Edit of 9, although I think 9 is radio-safe to begin with

Track Listing
1.Ladies And Gentlemen 10.The Hotdog Hat
2.And Go 11.Howl
3.Don't Let 'em Getcha 12.Big Ass Preview
4.Pdx Lix Lax 13.Richardson's Road Poem
5.My Guitar 14.Big Ass Truck
6.Bongo Non Troppo 15.Fuck The Muck, Part 1
7.What's Industrial Jazz? 16.Fuck The Muck, Part 2
8.What's In Anne's Icebox? 17.Big Ass Truck (Radio Edit)
9.The Job Song 18.The Job Song (Radio Edit)