Band on the Run / Band on the Run
Album: Band on the Run   Collection:General
Artist:Band on the Run   Added:Dec 2003
Label:The Smack Shire  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-09 Pull Date: 2004-04-12 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Apr 11 Mar 21 Mar 14 Feb 29 Feb 22 Feb 15
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 04, 2009: Brownian Motion Sub
4. Jan 05, 2005: Brownian Motion
Band on the Run
2. Aug 17, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Helen Wheels
5. Apr 07, 2004: Brownian Motion
3. May 18, 2005: Brownian Motion, Strangest Music Distillation
6. Mar 17, 2004: Browninan Motion

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2004-02-04
This may very well be one of the strangest records, concepts, I’ve ever heard (and I’ve heard a few). As a “thirty year tribute” these guys have “re-recorded” Paul McCartney and Wings’ smash hit album, track for track. Songs, er, pieces carry the minimum vestige of the originals. Mostly collage, sample art, they’ve twisted into a sick disturbing sight what is considered one of the fluffiest non-committal sachharine infused works every created by “the cute beatle”. My only question is: god, why? Great stuff.

1) title track, sound collage, blippy
2) starts quietly, mostly vocal/lyric manipulation of Jet, moves into dark noise
3) interesting “chill” version of the sappiest AM hit to come out of the record
4) more vocal treatment, minimal sound addition, mostly synth
5) mostly just vocs, add some soundbed and you’ve got a winner
6) mostly minimal sound collage intro, darker stranger mix, unrecognizable as wings
7) spacey minimal intro launches into driving loopy sounding electro w/ soaring effects, turns spacey again and back
8) old country western samples turn into more messed-up-ness freak show- what the fug?!
9) very chill electro/tabla 2+ min intro, turns slow weird long
10) smarmy TV soundtrack jazz feel w/ bizarre effects, vocs

Track Listing
1. Band on the Run   6. Mamunia
2. Jet   7. No Words
3. Bluebird   8. Helen Wheels
4. Mrs. Vandebilt   9. Picasso's Last Words
5. Let Me Roll It   10. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty