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Noonday Underground / Surface Noise
Album:Surface Noise Collection:General
Artist:Noonday Underground Added:12/2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-31 Pull Date:2004-08-02 
Week Ending:1 Aug11 Jul4 Jul27 Jun20 Jun13 Jun6 Jun

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-04-12 
A revisit of very '60s mod pop -- echoey vocals, some Beatlesque frills (3), lots of Motown influence (6,8), and a very British feel. Toe-tapping and nostalgic, with crashing modern beats backing it all up.

Noonday Undergound is the brainchild of Simon Dine of Adventures in Stereo. He uses a variety of vocalists, mostly female, with Paul Weller singing on 8 and 13.

All tracks mid/fast unless noted.

1- Spooky-style instrumental, into upbeat fuzz
2- Minor-key, echoey psych-pop
3- Happy, with touches like harpsichord & trumpet
4- Hi-stepping go-go pop; a rework of "Happy Together"
5- Midtempo. Sad.
6- Poppish R&B
7- Jumping jazzy blip
8- Soulful sound, w/Paul Weller singing
9- Minor key, strong cloudy-day melody
10- Same as 7
11- Slowish, soft
12- Mod/retro pop trip, mostly instrumental
13- Midtempo, mysterious
14- Mid/slow with strings, a loungy closer. Spaced-out middle segment.

Track Listing
1.The Surface Noise 8.I'll Walk Right on
2.Go It Alone 9.When I Fall
3.That Noonday Sun 10.Friends of the Garden Pt 2
4.Nobody but You 11.Barcelona
5.Windmills 12.Hitch Your Wagon to the Stas
6.Boy Like a Timebomb 13.Thunder Park
7.Friends of the Garden Pt 1 14.Closing Time