Microphones, the / Live in Japan
Album: Live in Japan   Collection:General
Artist:Microphones, the   Added:Mar 2004
Label:K Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-04-05 Pull Date: 2004-06-07
Week Ending: Jun 6 May 23 May 16 May 2 Apr 25 Apr 18 Apr 11
Airplays: 1 4 2 2 4 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 02, 2018: Traditions
My Favorite Things
4. Apr 25, 2007: Sign My Yearbook!
Great Ghosts
2. May 30, 2015: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Climb Over, After N. Young
5. Apr 11, 2007: I once was canadian
Great Ghosts
3. Jun 29, 2008: Undrinkably Bad Oddities
The Blow PT2
6. Mar 13, 2007: The Witching Hour
After N. Young

Album Review
The Bawd Of Euphony
Reviewed 2004-04-05
THE MICROPHONES - Live in Japan (K Records)
The Microphones were, are, is Phil Elvrum along with whichever buddy is in town that week. This record documents the newer direction Phil is heading with his heralded project. We see a more stripped down acousticy songwriting Phil than we are used to. Gone are the layers of odd instrumentation and chorusÍ of voices, but then again this is a live record. What shines here is the realization that without all the fancy studio trickery, Phil Elvrum is an amazing songwriter. Too band his drunk friends mess up half the songs on this record. Overall Im a bit disappointed, especially after seeing him live recently and being blown away. But the whole thing is worth it for the first 2 tracks. Dig.

**1-(4:00) This song is beautiful. Just PhilÍs voice and his acoustic guitar. Amazing!
**2-(2:15) Classic Microphone tune from ñthe Glow Pt2î. Again Phil and a guitar. Beautiful!
3-(11:00) Phil with band, very loosey goosey, epic and sloppy. Phil, loose the band!
4-(1:50) Phil alone again. Good song, little more lo-fi
*5-(0:50) Phil singing the melody of My Favorite Things. Sounds like he made up the words on the spot!
*6- (0:50) PhilÍs rendition of silent night with new words by him. again sounds like he winged it
7-(1:11) Phil solo again. Nice song
8-(3:43) Fear the band, they are back. This is a great song but the band blows
9-(5:00) Spooky and dark but a chorus of bad voices by the band hurts me. Great song ruined
*10-(3:00) Odd tuning, loose guitar, quite beat, not bad so far. Best band track on the CD
11-(3:40) Imagine the brilliant Neil Young backed by little tommies 7th grade garage band.. poo

Track Listing
1. Great Ghosts   6. Silent Night
2. The Blow PT2   7. After N. Young
3. Universe Conclusion   8. Climb Over
4. We Squirm   9. "I Love You So Much!"
5. My Favorite Things   10. I Have Been Told that My Ski
  11. Thanksgiving