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Ramona the Pest / Contrary Sanctuary
Album:Contrary Sanctuary Collection:General
Artist:Ramona the Pest Added:Mar 2003
Label:Pestilent Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-02 Pull Date:2003-08-04 
Week Ending:Jul 20Jul 6Jun 29Jun 15Jun 8

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 04, 2006:What's In the Icebox
4.Jul 02, 2003:press and release
Song From Last Night, Hey
2.Jul 19, 2004:Cleanup on Aisle You
5.Jun 27, 2003:In the Leaves
15 Yeah
3.Jul 18, 2003:Memory Select
Itsy Bitsy Spider
6.Jun 11, 2003:Brownian Motion
15 Yeah

Album Review
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Reviewed 2003-06-04 
Ramona the Pest - Contrary Sanctuary

East-bay punk/popsters at times reminiscent of the Pixies/Breeders or PJ Harvey. Catchy guitar riffs, power bass lines, slight surf-rock influences. Quite varied and good - songs range from folky slow ballads, punky power pop to covers of children's songs. Fronted by Valerie Esway, whose vocal range is quite impressive, from dark angst to a singsong quality. Picks: 2, 9, 5, 11, 13,

1. heavy repeated guitar riffs, anti-consumerism, phone operator sample
2. driving rocker - somewhat surfy - high school tale
3. Pixies bass line + voice - about having a bad day
4. slow/mid - vocals with drum, percussion sounds
5. folk/country influences - ballad
6. classic lullaby with a toy piano
7. Pixies cover - slow, moaning guitars, different spin with female vocals
8. big guitar riffs - pop melody
9. version of "itsy bitsy spider" - good guitar solo in the middle + finger snaps!
10. somewhat springsteen-esque
11. slow acoustic ballad - guitar + accordion
12. big bass lines
13. slow/mid - slow guitar, then feedbacky

Track Listing
1.Skymall 7.Hey
2.15 Yeah 8.Song From Last Night
3.Some Days Are Wrong 9.Itsy Bitsy Spider
4.Contrary Sanctuary 10.Skeleton Woman
5.All the Pretty Birds 11.Pet Parrot
6.Lullaby for a Sad Day 12.Shiny Things
 13.Wait for the Rain