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Gonzales / Presidential Suite
Album:Presidential Suite Collection:General
Artist:Gonzales Added:03/2003
Label:Kitty-Yo 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-23 Pull Date:2003-08-25 
Week Ending:24 Aug17 Aug10 Aug20 Jul29 Jun
Airplays:11113

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 18 Aug 03:Red West
Radio Red Well
4.Wed, 16 Jul 03:crisco jones
press and release
2.Wed, 13 Aug 03:hedgehog
Bite and Hide
5.Thu, 26 Jun 03:Gabe
Audio.Pulmonary.Recitation.
3.Thu, 07 Aug 03:Harry Inman
Civil Society
6.Wed, 25 Jun 03:hedgehog
Bite and Hide

Album Review
Gabe
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