|Billy Nayer Show, the / Goodbye Straplight Sarentino,|
|Album:||Goodbye Straplight Sarentino,||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Billy Nayer Show, the||Added:||08/2004|
|Label:||Big Sam's Giant Records|
|Add Date:||2004-09-27||Pull Date:||2004-11-29|
|Week Ending:||21 Nov||7 Nov||31 Oct||24 Oct||17 Oct||10 Oct||3 Oct|
|1.||Mar 03, 2018:||Music Casserole |
The Smallest Star, Here Comes You Know Who
|4.||Nov 16, 2004:||All This - And Mor! |
|2.||Dec 30, 2015:||Music Casserole |
Head of a Cat
|5.||Nov 03, 2004:||press and release |
|3.||Apr 25, 2015:||Music Casserole |
Head of a Cat, Here Comes You Know Who
|6.||Nov 02, 2004:||All This - And Mor! |
The Billy Nayer Show / Goodbye Straplight Sarentino, I Will Miss You|
Bizarreness at its most marvelous glory! fun album from veteran Local/NYC band; the genre is indie rock, but the style is unclassifiable. I want whatever drugs these guys are on! Often dark, bizarre, psychedelic in a way, and this goes for both the music and the lyrics. I am lost for other adjectives. This is a double CD but it doesn't spread thin, almost every track is worthwhile. Try them.
Incidentally, the band, led by Cory McAbee, also made a movie (The American Astronaut) and its soundtrack of course.
FCC: CD1 track 4. Recommended: CD1 tracks 1, 4, 6 and CD2 tracks 1, 6, 7.
1. * Upbeat indie-rocker, roaming vocal delivery. *
2. Dramatic, distorted bass growl, low-key vox, explodes with multiple saxophones.
3. Strumming and buzzing, mid tempo classic tune, playful vox.
4. ** FCC (shit) Dramatically delivered demented tale of three monkeys living on a giant triangle eating each other’s shit. Really. Give me those drugs! **
5. Rockabilly touch, deep vox, mid/uptempo more and more layers added until all dropped for accordion.
6. * Slow, dramatic; not your usual guitars, drums and bass shoegazer– strange lyrics, two male vocals, anti religion? Great. *
7. Mid tempo. Simple autoharp strumming with dramatic vox, other instruments enter.
8. Mid/slow autoharp strum with dramatic backdrop. Ends with "wind" sound effect (30 secs)
9. High pitched strum/pick with Chinese touch turns into moody sax solo. Instrumental.
10. Levels set on 11. Uptempo, noisy,
11. Starts loud and transitions (a-la Deerhoof) to quiet bit with “angelic” vox; takes a turn into a long George Harrison-like guitar solo.
1. *Prog soundscape, repetitive religious-chant-spoof like lyrics, distant vox, mid tempo. *
2. Strumming, slow/mid, Billy Bragg like pompous delivery, silly backing vox, could also be a religious spoof again (“I got a message to give to you”).
3. Gently picked slow folky tune.
4. Short filler/outro, bass/drum and other sounds.
5. Mid/uptempo, ukulele and percussion, gets louder midway, not much in way of lyrics.
6. * Loud, heavily distorted, dramatic, short instrumental except a shout – “I love you” – at the end. *
7. * Driving guitar riff, unintelligible stuttered syllables, rock & roll! *
8. Gentle picking and singing, I guess it’s a love song, but strange.
9. Ukalele, mid tempo strum, acoustic guitar.
10. Music intro, then spoken lyrics, then guitars come back with semi-spoken lyrics. Mid/slow.
11. Slow, drums, touch of electric guitar, some build up, quiet ending. Life story.
12. * Farewell song, starts acoustically, turns quirky cabaret-like, quiet again, neo-folk ending. *
|1.||Dreamland Massacre||12.||Here Comes You Know Who|
|3.||Don't Worry Honey||14.||The Promise|
|4.||Three Monkeys||15.||Angel Projector|
|6.||Head of a Cat||17.||Love Waltz|
|7.||Angel in a Tree||18.||Knitting Favorites|
|8.||It's Love||19.||My Cat|
|9.||Bees||20.||Sad Girl 2|
|10.||Sad Girl||21.||Coward's Paradise|
|11.||The Smallest Star||22.||The Day I Died|