Gonzales / Presidential Suite
Album: Presidential Suite   Collection:General
Artist:Gonzales   Added:Mar 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-06-23 Pull Date: 2003-08-25
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10 Jul 20 Jun 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 18, 2003: Radio Red Well
Shameless Eyes
4. Jul 16, 2003: press and release
1000 Faces
2. Aug 13, 2003: Bite and Hide
Bottom of the Pops
5. Jun 26, 2003: Audio.Pulmonary.Recitation.
3. Aug 07, 2003: Civil Society
Salieri Serenade
6. Jun 25, 2003: Bite and Hide
1000 Faces

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-06-12
German popster gets down with funky beats. Some very clever songs here but also a little filler.

1. Funny rap about the difference between an artists self-conception and his audience's ideas about him
2. "Shameless Eyes"; ironically, a shameless ripoff of the old standard "Baby Face ... You've got the cutest little baby face ... "; but a nice song and an amusingly cruel twist of lyrics
3. Bouncy instrumental
4. "Bullshit"; snarly and snotty rap over rapid-fire and mocking synth
5. Great burbly bassline, sparse guitar, and a lively rap
6. Silly rap and a sort of bland G-funk track
7. "Shit"; super-catchy bass-heavy sassy pop-rap; interestingly, the second straight song that mentions having three testicles
8. Stabbing and sparse instrumentation; rap by Gonzales and Peaches ... not nasty though
9. Brilliant evocation of corporate ladder climbing life! As a snare beats out a relentless march and the background singers sing "Decisions, decisions" ad infinitum, Gonzales runs down the tradeoffs between the perks and the life payments, hitting all the corporate noises (e.g., "think out of the box", "the brass", cell phone ringers)
10. And now it sounds like the Muzak(tm) that would accompany the corporate stooge drinking himself into oblivion in his sterile house (see description of track 9)
11. Ironic crooning - is there any other kind these days?
12. "Don't stop, don't stop 'til you drop to the bottom of the pops" is the new dancing boy-band anthem!
13. Switched-on mix of Salieri and hip-hop
14. Snippet of Sugar Plum Fairies in a graveyard rap
15. Melodica coda

Track Listing
1. So Called Party Over there   8. The Joy of Thinking
2. Shameless Eyes   9. Decisions
3. Scheme and Variations   10. Chilly in F Major
4. You Snooze You Loose   11. Starlight
5. 1000 Faces   12. Bottom of the Pops
6. Political Platform Shoes   13. Salieri Serenade
7. Take Me to Broadway   14. Headstone Park
  15. Melodika