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People Like Us / Abridged Too Far
Album:Abridged Too Far Collection:General
Artist:People Like Us Added:11/2004
Label:<No Label Info> 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-01-30 Pull Date:2005-04-03 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:13 Feb6 Feb

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 14, 2014:Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Abridged Too Far
4.Jan 31, 2007:Baptism of Solitude
Close to You
2.Oct 05, 2011:Buford J. Sharkley's Themeless Escapades
Ach Du
5.Jul 20, 2006:Cognitive Overload
Retreat to Fade
3.Jan 13, 2011:Buford J. Sharkley's Battalion of Kazoos
Abridged Too Far
6.Feb 11, 2005:Distraction Limited
I've Got You

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-02-01 
People Like Us mixes up old music often off of vinyl with familiar yet jarring results. Almost easy listening, but something is always jabbing you. A collection of tracks broadcast live on WFMU and on a John Peel session. Sounds a lot like her recent WFMU album, Nothing Special, which makes sense. A few tracks are from previous seven-inches.

1) Mellow spring day with vocal snippets 2) goofy remix of lots of uptempo tracks, and funny noises. Even a little yoddling. ((3)) Mash up of a number of old tracks: Que Sera Sera, I’ve got you under my skin, etc. nice end result. 4) Short track, with blips of electronic noise over a track with men singing and a little trumpet. 5) Piano, violin track modulated by the speed. Makes me feel a little queasy. 6) Whistling, plodding track, snippets of treated male vocals whirl about. ((7)) Dolly Parton: Dolly Parton track that goes backwards with “um, um, um, w, w, w, w”. One of my favorite tracks from Stifled Love. 8) long track that goes through several goofy songs via electronic noise. Funny vocals at one point: “no, no, no” and “she’s too fat for me, it’s alarming” 9) Short track with ringing bells. Pretty, guitar and just the start of vocals help out. ((10)) Melancholy. Simular to a track on the Nothing Special album. Rainy day music. ((11)) Off tune cowboy vocals, harmonica. Nice. ((12)) Kazoo, yoddling, weird, very nice. 13) German version of Downtown mash up. 14) Slow loungey song, digital manipulation, and brass ((15)) Beautiful, soft, with edges of digital manipulation. Excellent. (((16))) Carpenters, Close to you, remix. Noisey. Excellent and dark. I’m getting visions of barfing Barbies. Turns into PLU’s When I was Young track featuring Elton John samples. Wow! ((17)) Goofy version of We All Live in a Yellow Submarine. Pretty great! ((18)) Whistling song turns into full fledged noise. Very nice. Almost fire alarm quality. 19) Pretty light music with some woman speaking in a whispy voice. ((20)) Mellow light music with xylophone, some female vocals, male vocals reminding us that we will all die. ((21)) Choppy mash up with lots o’ sources. Has a everything, but the kitchen sink feeling.

Track Listing
1.Nothing 11.Cattle Call
2.The Doody Waltz 12.Abridged Too Far
3.I've Got You 13.Bier Bier Bier Downtown
4.Gesundheit! 14.Sedimental Journey
5.Who Cares 15.Swinglargo
6.Ja Ich 16.Close to You
7.Dolly Parton 17.Retreat to Fade
8.Ach Du 18.Happy Wanderer
9.Listen to the 19.Downtown Once
10.Tiny Labyrinth of Distractio 20.Do or Diy
 21.Nobody Does