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Brushfire Fairytales


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  • Audio CD (April 9 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Group
  • ASIN: B00005V8PZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Inaudible Melodies
2. Middle Man
3. Posters
4. Sexy Plexi
5. Flake
6. Bubble Toes
7. Fortunate Fool
8. The News
9. Drink the Water
10. Mudfootball
11. F-Stop Blues
12. Losing Hope
13. It's All Understood

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Fans of Willy Porter, Ben Harper, and G. Love will all want to check out Jack Johnson's engaging folk- and blues-inflected pop. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Johnson, a former surfer and film-school graduate, has a knack for acoustic ballads whose calm surfaces hide a subtle but strong lyrical undertow. "It seems to me that 'maybe' pretty much always means 'no,'" sings Johnson on "Flake," which features crony Harper on slide guitar. Production by J.P. Plunier (who also handles Harper's recordings) is simple and uncluttered: acoustic guitar and drum tracks share the foreground with Johnson's easygoing vocals, which evoke everyone from G. Love (who recorded Johnson's "Rodeo Clowns" on his Philadelphonic album) to Nick Drake to Willy Porter. And while Johnson may not have Porter's guitar chops, these songs have a relaxed beauty and understated depth that reward repeated listening. --Bill Forman

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Fans of Willy Porter, Ben Harper, and G. Love will all want to check out Jack Johnson's engaging folk- and blues-inflected pop. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Johnson, a former surfer and film-school graduate, has a knack for acoustic ballads whose calm surfaces hide a subtle but strong lyrical undertow. "It seems to me that 'maybe' pretty much always means 'no,'" sings Johnson on "Flake," which features crony Harper on slide guitar. Production by J.P. Plunier (who also handles Harper's recordings) is simple and uncluttered: acoustic guitar and drum tracks share the foreground with Johnson's easygoing vocals, which evoke everyone from G. Love (who recorded Johnson's "Rodeo Clowns" on his Philadelphonic album) to Nick Drake to Willy Porter. And while Johnson may not have Porter's guitar chops, these songs have a relaxed beauty and understated depth that reward repeated listening. --Bill Forman

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Format: Audio CD
Jack Johnson is everything Jon Mayer wishes he could be. No offense to any of the John Mayer fans out there because most Mayer fans are also Jack fans, but Mayers' music does not remind you of being out on the beach, staring into the stars. This album really does make you want to live out on the beach, and it is alot more upbeat than the albums that come after.
I'll admit that the first time I heard Brushfire Fairytales, I wasn't too pleased with it because at the time it came out his kind of music was not the music my life at the time was calling out for, if that makes sense, but yeah, so I missed out on Brushfire Fairytales, forgive me please. It's been a year since the first time I've heard the album and I think its safe to say that I am in love with this album and his other albums. Every song is great, and the standout tracks for me include Mudfootball, where he claims "We used to laugh alot, but only because we thought that everything good would always remain, nothings gonna change there's no need to complain." Drink the Water is another favorite of mines in which I think he is singing about the hardships he faced when he surfed professionally. The first track off the album basically glues your ears to your cd player, it really is that good. Inaudible Melodies is probably my favorite track of all time by him because one, it sets the mood for the whole cd, and two its just catchy and the lyrics are great and the drums and bass can't be forgotten.
This album reminds me of all the good times and the bad times of summers gone and summers still to come. It would be a great duty for you all that have not yet experienced Jack Johnson to buy this album first and work your way up from here.
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Can you dig it? I ran into this music by sheer chance. Lucky me! This stuff is great. Intelligent, laid back, vibrant, and breezy. I wonder if this is what the Red Hot Chili Peppers would sound like had they not experimented with drugs, and took a long vacation to the Carribean of Hawaii, perhaps. This is the kind of stuff barbeques and beach parties were made for. A great bunch of songs here that can help even this overworked underpaid NYC native chill out. For real. This is better than therapy. Iced Corona, flip flops, hot dogs, optional. Brushfire, a must.
By the way, I think he's performing at Central Park Summerstage this Summer.
(For the person who said Jack Johnson sounds like how Jimi Hendrix would sing, for your information, the voice on Jimi Hendrix records IS Jimi Hendrix. I understand the confusion, because when I first heard Jimi Hendrix I thought Jimi was the guitar player and Hendrix was the lead singer. Little did I know it was the same person. By the way, I got a nice piece of the Brooklyn Bridge to sell you. Ha!)
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I was in a rush and grabbed the wrong cd out of my friend's car one night. When I got home, I realized my mistake, but threw "Brushfire Fairytales" on anyway, just to check it out. I wound up listening to it three times in a row and became an instant fan.
Jack Johnson's voice will invoke many feelings in the listener, from wanting to fall in love, to wanting to spend the day on the beach, to missing a lover, to packing up and taking a roadtrip. Whichever feeling it arouses, one thing is constant: Johnson's voice will get into your bones and stay there.
Stylistically, you can hear shades of many different artists in his music. For instance, you can't help but think of the Chili Peppers in songs like "Poster", or Sublime in the song "Sexy Plexi", or G. Love (who Johnson frequently performs with) in the nostalgic "Mudfootball", but you never feel like Johnson is copying them; rather paying tribute.
Lyrically, I haven't been this excited about a contemporary artist since I discovered David Gray. Johnson hides some pretty introspective lyrics under deceptively simple, often upbeat melodies. For instance, upon first listen, "Bubble Toes" could pass as just another catchy pop tune, but the lyrics (She's got a whole lot of reasons/She cant think of a single one/That can justify leaving/and he got none but he thinks he got so many problems/ Man he got, too much time to waste) prove otherwise. Another example is the addictive "Flake," (It seems to me that maybe/It pretty much always means no).
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Format: Audio CD
Length - 46:17
I first heard about Jack Johnson per another group I really enjoy, G. Love & Special Sauce. On one of their albums, Philadelphonic, Jack Johnson is featured playing his lush, sweet-sounding chords on the best song of the album, Rodeo Clowns (If you have never heard that song before and you like this album, I highly recommend picking up Philadelphonic for that track). I'm so glad I finally got around to picking up this album, because it's even better than the aforementioned Philadelphonic. Actually, it's much better. From the opening notes of Inaudible Melodies, I was hooked, realed in, and beached with listening pleasure. What a great opener! It starts off slowly, beautifully, starts to rock, then slows to a sway, sweeping and simmering to a graceful finishing chord. Middle Man is a little less inviting than its predecessor, but a good song nonetheless. Posters blows me away. With sensational chord progressions and a blissful, ebullient hook, it's one of those tracks that reminds you why music is such a great thing. Sexy Plexi follows with a different vibe, a darker, sexier one. I don't really like this number too much, but it's only two minutes long and doesn't take away from the overall quality of the disc. Flake is a beauty. With a warm, emotive harmony and a fantastic refrain, it refreshes my heart time after time. Bubble Toes, which from what I read seems to be the fan-favorite, is another excellent song. Probably the most hummable tune, it starts off softly, then flows into a super smooth rhythm sing-a-long chant, something like "La duh da duh da duh, La duh da da." Fortunate Fool follows with the most laidback feel of all the tracks. It's a very chill, very nice number. The News is a rueful, somewhat biting song about cold news reporters and all the badness in the world.
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