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Comfort Eagle

Cake Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
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When two-fifths of Cake defected to form Deathray after the release of their sophomore album, Fashion Nugget, some wondered if Sacramento's answer to Camper Van Beethoven would disappear into the land of one-hit wonders--especially since Cake's lone hit, "The Distance," had been penned by departing guitarist Greg Brown. But true to bandleader John McCrea's deadpan cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Cake turned around and repeated their success with 1998's Prolonging the Magic and its infectious hit, "Never There." Now comes Comfort Eagle, and, with it, news of drummer Todd Roper's departure (which probably explains the addition of drum programming to McCrea's ever-expanding credits). Like Beck, McCrea's self-sufficiency is only matched by an overriding ironic sensibility. It serves him well on the title track where, above mock Middle Eastern drones, he takes on all poseurs ("Now his hat is on backwards, he can show you his tattoos / He's in the music business, he is calling you 'dude'"). By comparison, "Short Skirt/Long Jacket," a song that dates back to McCrae's coffeehouse years, sounds formulaic (which probably explains its selection as the album's first single). No matter, tracks like "Long Line of Cars" and "Meanwhile, Rick James..." are sufficiently intriguing to make up for it. Factor in the distinctive trumpet embellishments of Vincent DiFiore, the band's other original member, and Comfort Eagle seems guaranteed to ensure that, no matter what happens, Cake will survive. --Bill Forman

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5.0 out of 5 stars What Took Me So Long? Dec 7 2003
Format:Audio CD
I absolutely love this album. Admittedly I was never a huge fan of Cake before. All I had heard was the singles on the radio, and I had never been too enthused. Perhaps I was too young to get their unique sound, or maybe I just didn't take the time to give them a close enough look. Either way, after hearing this album all the way through I'm definitely a converted man.

There is something infectuous about this release that truly cannot be denied. Tracks such as "Meanwhile, Rich James...", "Love You Madly", and "Shadow Stabbing" are criminally catchy and bouncy and you can't help but nod your head along with the beat. These tracks are different than the singles you hear on the radio, because for the most part they are entirely devoid of the spoken-word preaching vocal style that I had assumed was all Cake had to offer. While this style is still present in many of the tracks (Short Skirt Long Jacket, and the extremely well done title track), I'm definitely impressed with the singing vocals found here.
Let me also say how much I enjoy the short intermission type track that is "Arco Arena". I find myself listening to it several times over each time I listen through the album. Truly a little gem.
Anyways, the point is that this is a great album. People who have enjoyed Cake for years now will undoubtably like it because a lot of the sound is similiar, but those who haven't checked out Cake before, or think they haven't liked what they've heard, I urge you to check again. There is something here for everyone.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Songs BUT... July 2 2004
Format:Audio CD
The ever strange Cake deliver an album of very well done songs but listining to the entire album gets boring. Pop it in listen to the songs individualy over a few days. This would make two great EPs but as an album, it gets old after Comfort Eagle and somtimes before that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculously Tight June 18 2004
By Corvo
Format:Audio CD
I've always loved Cake's special outlook on the world. It's here again on this album. "Pretty Pink Ribbon" is a good example of this - great take on girls, kind of similar in message to No Doubt's "Just a Girl".
At any rate, the instrumentals on this album rock. The harmonies are tight, as always. Get it.
Anyone know when we'll see another Cake album?
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5.0 out of 5 stars underrated totally underrated Feb. 4 2004
Format:Audio CD
even if you are a hardcore KORN or 311 fan youll get a strange joy out of this album (god knows some of my friends did!) my appreciation of this album cannot be placed into paragraph form so ill do it in bullets
the band sounds ultra-cool,the choppy retro guitar, tight synth-like drum. heaping loads of vintage keyboards (MOOG's rule!) the steady, bouncing ball style of bass, i mean who could resist!
lyrically, this band reminds me of TMBG(They Might Be Giants) quirky lyrics about love,(love you madly, obviously!)anything off the top of their heads(opera singer) completely morbid and/or macabre topics but meanwhile remaining able to sound upbeat and poppy(pretty pink ribbon)the music biz(comfort eagle)and Complete nonsense(meanwhile Rick James...)
all i have to say is BUY IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised by this disc! Feb. 2 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I enjoy all the previous Cake CDs - however I always felt half the tracks were fillers - although the solid tracks made up for this. Now I get Comfort eagle expecting the same - NOT SO! Certainly their most complete effort through and through. Of course this CD is worth whatever price just for the title track - but the addition of so many other solid tunes makes this one of those rare CDs where everything just comes together. Enjoy - I know this one will be in steady rotation in my player for many years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Let them eat Cake Oct. 1 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love my Cake. I am a 37 year old mom who has a few Black Flag and Husker Du and Jesus & Mary Chain albums stuck back in the closet but I've turned around(somewhat). I love Cake because they are different and fresh and no one else sounds like them. Comfort Eagle is a great CD. I love the rest, though, as well.
Love the tounge in cheek sarcasm and really downright funny lyrics. Ever think about the true meaning of the lyrics "Sheep go to heaven/Goats go to hell"?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cake rocks Sept. 30 2003
By J. Tan
Format:Audio CD
Cake has gotta be one of the best bands of all time. This CD rocks. You can listen to it over and over again and never be bored with it. It has such a unique sound. Go buy it or if you dont have the money, ask your friend to get it for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Opinion, Plain and Simple Aug. 26 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I own all of Cake's CD's and I love every one of them in varying degrees.
This one is my favorite.
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