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Various Artists / Records Of The Damned
Album:Records Of The Damned Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2005
Label:Records Of The Damned 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-02-19 Pull Date:2006-04-23 
Week Ending:Apr 16Apr 9Mar 26Mar 19Mar 12Mar 5Feb 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 30, 2007:final ducks
Magical 8-Bit Tour
4.Dec 13, 2006:Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks
Magical 8-Bit Tour
2.Apr 23, 2007:Ducks as a metaphor - sunny day
5.Dec 13, 2006:Noon Swings
Magical 8-Bit Tour
3.Dec 30, 2006:Multiple Personality Disorder
Magical 8-Bit Tour
6.Oct 30, 2006:Carrots & Sticks...But Mostly Sticks
Mother Od Larrabee

Album Review
The Pittsburgh Pirates
Reviewed 2006-02-15 
coll:Records Of The Damned Records Of The Damned
A peculiar grab-bag of Iowan & Japanese bands on the label above. FCC clean. The bands:
1,7 - "YMCK" Swingle Singers/Chordettes turn into 2 Japanese girls that sound 13, add 8-bit nintendo, subtract drums, bass, and Bach.
2,6 - "Old Scratch Revival Singers" From Iowa. Bluegrass? ragtime? musical? tongue-in-cheeck? Americana? slightly creepy.
3,8. - "Eel" Electric/synthy Japanese girl-pop.
4,9. - "Mummy the Peepshow" Simple Japanese girl rock. Retro-70s "punk". Poorly enunciated english lyrics.
5,10. "Hugs" Iowan emo-core, and they do a surprisingly good/faithful job.

***1. bubbly! brief Tatum pastorale on nintendo. good interplay between overdubbed vox and nintendo. (2:38)
***2. medium bluegrass bounce. ragtime banjo. fiddle and clarinet counter melody, tuba is the bass. vox nicely buried. Get your Jazz Hands ready. (1:57)
3. fast, synth rockish. In japanese. (2:14)
4. med/fast "School Girl Pop" = crappy "Blitzkrieg Bop"? vapid "yeah yh yh yh"s (2:08)
**5. slow churning intro. good rhythms. classic emocore vox, (1:55)
*6. Slow. 6/8. Last 50 sec. almost silence! Almost a musical. About a haunted house. melancholy + "spooky". Spare. Tambourine, banjo, drums, clarinet. Male & Fem vox. (5:16)
7. bubbly. variant on rhythm changes. 1 is far superior. (2:10)
8. Fast. Walking bass, comp. vox, sirens, changes to chirpy beat, guitars. comp. noises(3:11)
*9. Med. with sloppy, slow 3/4 hook. depressing lyrics, but it is not clear they translated their japanese lyrics correctly?!? (3:24)
**10. Nice rhythms from drummer. Lyrics are intelligible. (1:30)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.YmckMagical 8-Bit Tour
2.Old Scratch Revival SingersBlackberry Brandy
4.Mummy The PeepshowSchool Girl Pop
5.HugsLost In The Wilderness
6.Old Scratch Revival SingersMother Od Larrabee
8.EelStart It Up!
9.Mummy The PeepshowIn A Hospital
10.HugsMike Witry Was A Good Kid