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Lovethugs, the / Playground Instructors
Album:Playground Instructors Collection:General
Artist:Lovethugs, the Added:12/2003
Label:Rainbow Quartz 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-01-05 Pull Date:2004-03-08 
Week Ending:22 Feb25 Jan18 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 16, 2004:Adventures in Volume
A Little Bit of Something
3.Jan 12, 2004:Dollar Bin
A Little Bit of Something
2.Jan 20, 2004:Eclectica
A Little Bit of Something

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2004-01-05 
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, the Lovethugs (what a name?) are RETRO PSYCH-POP. 60s Brit psych verse (think early Bowie) and Kinks-que vocal melodies and choruses. Psych guitar riffs. Elusive guitar dissonance, angularity and repetition carry remote Sonic Youth references. The band can really do without the super-annoying guitar solos. This CD starts great but the band doesn’t deliver to its full potential. If these guys lay off the guitar solos and become more creative vocally-wise, they will be just awesome! Play with the Cuts and bands of the “new old pyshe” pop sound. Good stuff.
PLAY: 1, 7, 6, 5, 10, 3
1. Love this. Awesome. Mid tempo. Catchy! The Kinks, 60s Brit psych.
2. Playful. Pop chorus. Guitar leads range from catchy to annoying.
3. Melodic attacks on vocals borrow from the Beatles. Early Bowiesh lyrics.
4. Upbeat. Heavy guitar/bass.
5. Medium tempo. Nostalgic. Emotional. Nice chorus and synth.
6. Epic track. This rocks. Got punk edge and psych playfulness. This funky instrument’s called Mardangerfiddle and sounds great. If only those annoying solos did not appear in the track.
7. Nice key and guitar work
8. Heavy guitar/bass. Same formula though. Nice chimes/bells.
9. Spacey folk psyche tune. More bells.
10. Nice lyrics. Playful and grungy guitars

Track Listing
1.A Little Bit of Something 6.You Are My Bird
2.Nervous Little Boy 7.Bringing It Down
3.Drawing the Curtains 8.Nice Out Here
4.Know Where to Go 9.I Must Walk Alone
5.What's the Season? 10.Welcome to My Castle
 11.Playground Instructor