Grabs, The / Sex, Fashion And Money
Album: Sex, Fashion And Money   Collection:General
Artist:Grabs, The   Added:Sep 2005
Label:The Grabs Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-13 Pull Date: 2006-01-15
Week Ending: Jan 15 Jan 8 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20
Airplays: 2 1 1 6 5 4 4

Recent Airplay
1. May 24, 2009: Conan Eat Your Heart Out
Good Man
4. Aug 23, 2006: Stirling's Motion
Trails Of Mystery
2. Jun 18, 2008: The Afterthought
Take The Streets
5. Jan 18, 2006: asymptotic subbing for Blu G
I Wanna Live
3. May 08, 2007: Lost and Found
Good Man
6. Jan 14, 2006: Hangtime
Good Man

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-11-06
Holy crap! An LA super-group of sorts including Nigel Harrison (Blonde) and the guitarist from chamber-pop pioneers/masters W.A.C.O. and none other than the finest chanteuse on lead vocals/guitar, miss Eleni Mandell. Wow! And it works wonders, bringing to mind, indeed, the simple 70’s art pop of Blonde and Television, Joe Jackson, but with beautiful soaring vocals of Eleni. I guess it can be argued that anything she touches turns to gold, however with solid musicianship like this how can it fail. A decidedly retro tone in that it reflects what those late 70’s “new wavers” were channeling, simple rock/pop of the 50’s and 60’s. The same stuff that bands like Aisler Set so blatantly and unabashedly smash you over the head with these guys covertly and sexily slip inside your front pocket while youre busy checking out the band.

1) simple upbeat plod beat w/ beautiful melodies, vocs
2) lush indie pop feel
3) retro 70’s mod jangle dark pop, killer guitar and sassy vocs
4) jangle power pop a la blonde, with cool male backup vocs
5) slower more ballady swing, sexy vocs
6) simple driving stripped down pop with sex/fashion/money lyrics and strange samples underneath
7) slow grind hip-swinging dark pop with an exotica retro undercurrent
8) retro 60’s pop undertow this time, simple near twee-pop with “ba ba pah” backups
9) 50’s high school sock hop slow dance under the star ball feel
10) beatle’s “don’t let me down” melody, slow ballady
11) simple jangle pop a la velvet underground
12) a bit more driving, perfect hooky pop
13) triplet ballady pretty

Track Listing
1. Already Forgotten   7. Let's Say Goodbye Again
2. Inside Outside (All Over)   8. Movie Star
3. Good Man   9. Hope Is For The Hopeful
4. Cold Enough To Snow   10. Trails Of Mystery
5. Take The Streets   11. This Life
6. Sex, Fashion, And Money   12. Trouble Ahead
  13. I Wanna Live