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Jay Walk Snail / Drunken Driver/Save Long L, th
Album:Drunken Driver/Save Long L, th Collection:General
Artist:Jay Walk Snail Added:Jul 2004
Label:Nmc Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-06 Pull Date:2004-11-07 
Week Ending:Nov 7Oct 24Oct 10Oct 3Sep 26Sep 12

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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-08-21 
Jay Walk Snail - The Drunken Driver / Save Long Lane
Lo fi mellow pop with Elliot Smith and Grandaddy as heroes. Jay Walk Snail is Oren Lahav from Israel. Home produced (but still sounds great), quiet and mellow, personal and often boyish/obscure lyrics. There are some beautiful tracks here, check them out!
[Tech note: these are two albums released in one case. Related rant: he shouldn’t have spread himself thin like that; the best moments from both would make one excellent album, the rest could be thrown away...]
Track Listing and picks by album:

Drunken Driver (picks: 3, 7, 1, 4, 10)
(1) * "Rich" lo-fi: guitars, strings, keyboard, flutes. Catchy line, mid/slow tempo. *
(2) Dream pop feel, slight prog elements, mid tempo.
(3) ** Boyish tune, fun for the entire family! Mid tempo. **
(4) * Sweet tune about Carolina. Sparse keys and distant guitar. Echoes Nirvana’s Unplugged. *
(5) Mid/slow tempo, childish. (6) Heavy on the keys, blurred vox, mid tempo.
(7) ** Charming 1-2-3 accordion pop. Mid/slow tempo. **
(8) Spacey keys, guitars. Mid tempo. (9) Slow, drony, heavy.
(10) * Delicate, slow, piano and guitar strumming, lyrics are mostly repeated "Jaguar". *

Save Long Lane (picks: 2, 15, 19, 20)
(1) Mid/slow, very characteristic and thus a good opener. Guitars, faint drums, processed vox.
(2) ** Excellent track! Surprisingly rich, slow/mid tempo, great tune, PLAY **
(3) Bouncy bridge, keyboards. (4) Echoed vox, strumming intro. (5) Louder. (6) Quiet, soft picking. (7) Mid/slow, multiplied vox, guitar, gets louder. (8) Mid tempo, bouncy. (9) Slow, steel guitar sound. (10) Slow tempo. (11) Organ-style synths, almost church-like. Slow. (12) Slow/mid. (13) Slow/mid, louder. (14) Mid tempo. (15) * 60’s feel in a 2003 wrapping. Brief. * (16) Slow, drony synths. (17) Mid/slow, piano keyboard. (18) Very short, slow, acoustic guitar. (19) * Drony, synth-heavy, turns into a dark folk tune at –2:10. * (20) * Only dreamy vox and synths. Short, beautiful. *

Track Listing
1.Holly Scott and the Aerial 16.Brave Captain
2.The Grammer Policeman 17.Then Napoleon Starts Trembli
3.Rocket Boy 18.Stand Up and Dance
4.State of Roxanne 19.J. Kennedy Was Flying Far Be
5.My God How About Us 20.I Won't Call You Tv Anymore
6.The Boy Gets Lonely 21.Don't Be Like Them, John
7.I Saw Kevin 22.Government
8.The Stars Are Bright I See Y 23.So Sad
9.Cousin Wake Up Workaholic 24.On the Bus
10.My Jaguar 25.On a Saturday
11.The Stationary 26.She Will Get the Crowd Off M
12.All I Wanted Was to Call Ind 27.They Sell Me for the Truth
13.When My Friends Go Dum Dum D 28.I've Got Your Smile
14.And I See You Come and Go (I 29.Blue Carnival NO.2/ this Is
15.Telephone Boy 30.There's Something Going on W