Jack O' The Clock / How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us?
Album: How Are We Doing And Who Will Tell Us?   Collection:General
Artist:Jack O' The Clock   Added:Feb 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-04-03 Pull Date: 2011-06-05
Week Ending: May 8 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10
Airplays: 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 19, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Ultima Thule
4. Apr 22, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Back To The Swamp
2. Oct 21, 2012: The Mongrel's Stoop
Schlitzie, Last Of The Aztecs, Lodges An Objection In The Order Of Things
5. Apr 18, 2011: Your Alibi
Blue Tail Fly
3. May 01, 2011: lost and found
Ultima Thule
6. Apr 15, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Blue Tail Fly

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-03-25
Five-piece band out of Oakland. Lots of stuff going on including jazz, rock, folk, experimental, avant-garde. Instrumentation includes guitar, bass, drums, bassoon, violin, marimba, dulcimer, etc. Lots of influences like Jethro Tull, Yes, Seals And Crofts, lots of ’70’s stylings. Adventurous and fun, Jack O’ The Clock will surely delight. FCC’s on #3 an #9 (play the radio-edit disc accompanying).

*My Favorites*: 1, 6, 7, 9. 12.

1. *(9:06) Slow / Mid. Marimba madness, ominous, spacey, trippy. Foreboding lyrics. Then with 4:56 remaining horns ablaze and full-on avant-garde jazz phrase. Cool phrase of male / female vocal chants with orchestral sounds in the background.
2. (5:40) Slow / Mid. Slow, quiet start. Banging on pots and pans, killer bassoon, dulcimer. Far-out. Story-song.
3. (5:48) FCC (play the radio-edit disc accompanying) Slow. Violin, vibes. Mellow. Brushes on drums. Seals And Crofts vibe.
4. (1:13) Mid. Ethereal, spacey, moody INSTRUMENTAL.
5. (10:00) Mid. Jazzy, improv intro. Bluesy phrase with electric guitar. Jamming. Mashup of different genres. Flutes a la Jethro Tull. No lyrics until 5:55 remaining. Guitar solo. With 3:15 remaining, song appears to end and another begins.
6. *(2:39) Mid. Carnival time, with accordion, flute, piano ending. INSTRUMENTAL (except for some voices at the end).
7. *(6;07) Slow / Mid. Banjo intro. Playful yet ominous. Song picks up tempo as it progresses. Long fade out. Very accessible, the least ‘experimental’ song on the album (as is #12).
8. (3;51) Slow. Minor key piano. Heavy, ominous song. Piano, dulcimer and voice. Vocal effects phrase. Long fade out.
9. *(7:46) FCC (play the radio-edit disc accompanying). Mid. Some funny stuff. ‘You’ve got snot all down your face - get out of mine’. Jazzy, driving and upbeat. Really cool jamming stuff. Coda with 0:55 remaining.
10. (2:11) Slow / Mid. Hollow and sparse, spacey. Echoey vocals. Nice piano. Ominous, minor key.
11. (4:17) Slow. Trippy, lots of strings with piano, bassoon. even an accordion. Spoken vocals. Foreboding.
12. *(7:14) Mid. Playful and dangerous. Starts off with ‘bring me a knife. And bring me a wet stone’. Banjo and glockenspiel predominate. Beautiful.

Track Listing
1. Blue Tail Fly   7. Back To The Swamp
2. Schlitzie, Last Of The Aztecs, Lodges An Objection In The Order Of Things   8. Looking In
3. Shrinking   9. Last Of The Blue Bloods
4. Deepwater Horizon Burning   10. Search
5. First Of The Year   11. Novaya Zemlya
6. Manifesto   12. Ultima Thule