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Ramona the Pest / Contrary Sanctuary
Album:Contrary Sanctuary Collection:General
Artist:Ramona the Pest Added:03/2003
Label:Pestilent Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-02 Pull Date:2003-08-04 
Week Ending:20 Jul6 Jul29 Jun15 Jun8 Jun
Airplays:12144

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 04 Aug 06:Kristle
What's In the Icebox
4.Wed, 02 Jul 03:jones de crisco
press and release
2.Mon, 19 Jul 04:J Skillet
Cleanup on Aisle You
5.Fri, 27 Jun 03:Eric K!
In the Leaves
3.Fri, 18 Jul 03:Wedge
Memory Select
6.Wed, 11 Jun 03:Your Imaginary Friend
Brownian Motion

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