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Awesome Cool Dudes / Awesome Cool Dudes
Album:Awesome Cool Dudes Collection:General
Artist:Awesome Cool Dudes Added:09/2003
Label:Independent 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-08 Pull Date:2005-01-10 
Week Ending:12 Dec28 Nov21 Nov14 Nov
Airplays:1211

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 07 Dec 04:Mor
All This and Mor: Going Down Under
4.Wed, 17 Nov 04:Mr. Sparkle
Mr. Sparkle Challenge
2.Thu, 25 Nov 04:Riina & Murray
Fiction Romance - Thanksgiving Marathon
5.Wed, 10 Nov 04:Red West
Dross
3.Mon, 22 Nov 04:Murray
Slipcover Cheroot
6.Thu, 02 Sep 04:Katy & Murray
Hello Kitten

Album Review
Murray
Reviewed 2004-09-03 
Neo-psychedelic weirdo pop/turntablism. Male vocals, often bizarre or demented. Highly varied. Many songs follow a pinball-like trajectory across multiple genres. A young quartet that met at Indiana University and now based in Austin. Start with 3, 4, 8, 10. FCC: 2, 7.
http://awesomecooldudes.com/

1. Mid-tempo. Neo-psych folk rock with cheesy drum machine.
2. FCC: “Shitty.” Mid-tempo. A pathetically/humorously poignant ballad with synthetic instrumentation and scratchy samples in the background. After a minute looses percussion and becomes instrumental and quiet for three minutes, then gets raucous before end.
==> 3. Mid-tempo. Begins with sampled intro (from ’50s?). Then ’30s-ish/telephone-like vocals in call and response, plus all-percussion/scratched instrumentation. Now this is getting strange.
==> 4. Mid-tempo, noisy. Demented, all-over-the-map song... reminds me of recent music by Krakatoa and Rapider Than Horsepower. Slow fade.
5. Mid-fast. Starts with percussion loop. Bouncy, sing-song vocals. Middle gets rather experimental with flashes of world music, turntablism, and electronic noise. Fades into next song.
6. Mid-tempo, trippy. “In the beginning...” spoken word adult/child vox. Metamorphoses into ridiculously happy lord’s prayer sendup, then more samples. Ends with a strangely normal guitar strum.
7. FCC: “Fuck,” “fuckin’.” Mid-tempo. Starts with percussion. Harmony sing-song vocals. “I’m searching for you mamacita!” Demented, dynamic, latin-tinged hip-hop/pop.
==> 8. Mid-tempo, dreamy. Multiple fake endings. Starts with voice and cheesy synth. Becomes a noisy, opiated pop song. Then some perky harmonica? Yup. Watch out for the multiple fake endings.
9. Mid-tempo. Synthetic strings & acoustic guitar, sleepy vox. A drugged-out love ballad. Warning: track marker is in the wrong place. You may want to face before the percussion that starts the next song.
==> 10. Mid-tempo. Demented fake country that slips into electric psychedelic blues. Then it gets weird. Several secs of silence at end.
11. Mid-tempo hip-hop, awesome-cool-dude style. Suggestion: play with MC Lars.
12. Mid-tempo. Trip-salsa. A tasty, low-caffeine genre-blend! Laid-back and pretty.
13. Mid-tempo. Nearly normal folk rock. But there are well-placed dog barks.
14. Mid-fast. FCC: “shitting.” Moo’s (as in cows), then a jaunty little acoustic blues-rock number with flashes of insanity.
15. Various tempos. FCC: “shit,” “fuck.” Long track, about 18 minutes. Someone left a tape recorder running at a party, or something. Mostly ambient. Keeps changing, remains interesting. Ends with several seconds of silence.


Track Listing
1.Redealt 8.Choke on Your String
2.Soma 9.All Women Are Evil
3.Lovely Thing 10.Jammin Blues
4.Thirteen Hours 11.Pyramid
5.Birth of Poopy Fart 12.Mind Away
6.Our Father 13.Shit Machine
7.Solito 14.Bart in Jail
 15.Name and Occupation