- Audio CD (Feb. 8 1994)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: WM
- ASIN: B000002IXP
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
|1. River Valley|
|2. Stuck In The 90's|
|3. B.J. Don't Cry|
|4. Video Bargainville|
|5. Fell In Love|
|6. The Lazy Boy|
|7. My Baby Loves A Bunch Of Authors|
|8. The Drinking Song|
|10. King Of Spain|
|11. Darlington Darling|
|15. Gulf War Song|
You have never heard of this band before. You were just browsing around on-line and you came across this page. Or you heard the name "somewhere", you can't remember where, and you came here to check it out.
You're desperately searching for that next album you can fall hopelessly in love with. You want to learn all the words. You want to sing them at the top of your voice. You want an album that you can hardly even listen to *without* singing along.
You want to find your new favorite band. You want them to have a deep back catalog from which you can slowly but surely fill out your collection, and you want to be shocked over and over again with each additional disc you buy to find that you love it as much as the first.
You're sick to death of artists who got famous based on their hipness, their image. Shouldn't musicians have to have *talent* to sell records?, you lament. You don't necessarily want a band to be dorky, but you want them to not care whether you think they're dorky or not, and just make great music.
You may or may not be a fan of They Might Be Giants, but you've heard their more "quirky" songs, and you aren't put off by them.
You love the Beatles.
You don't want "epic soundscapes" or "phat beats" or any kind of soulless genre exercise. You hunger for the kind of band where every song they release is unique and special and worthy of your love.
Maybe you're six years old. Maybe you're sixty.
I think you know where this is going.
Moxy Fruvous is the band you're looking for! And Bargainville is their best album. It's an excellent cross-section of all the many things that make them a truly great band.
I cannot believe that music like this can be had for ...bucks.
This album is the high point for the band. The album is much more raw than their later efforts and delivers a very clean sound that will be unique to most listeners.
The highlight of this album, like ALL Fruvous albums, is the bands wonderful vocal arrangements. Every song on the album features all four of the members' voices singing some of the best harmonies you'll hear in modern music.
Pick up this album. You'll not be disappointed.
1. River Valley: One of my favorite tunes on the cd, this is an acoustic, folky tale of lament dealing with the declining government, and the sacrifices we must make now that we're in an industrial age.
2. Stuck in the 90's: A rather comical look at what everyone's obsessed with, and full of hilarious cliches. Somewhat gimmicky, but the song comes back with so many great rhymes that its impossible to get it out of your head.
3. B.J. Don't Cry: A funny tale of a poor fellow with many romantic problems. Poor BJ can't do anything right, and all of his loves don't really love him.
4. Video Bargainville: A song begging people to rent more and more videos. "Rent them now, before program-your-own TV", says the song. Of course, whatever happened to the prospects of program-your-own TV?
5. Fell in Love: Another one of the great softer songs on the disc, a tale of two completely different people falling in love, this has a great melody to it.
6. Lazy Boy: A song about the notorious Lazy Boy quality inspectors, who get paid to sit in chairs all day long. More great rhymes, although this is one of the gimmickiest songs on the disc.
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