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Motorcade Of Generosity
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Digitally remastered and enhanced edition of Cake's 1994 debut album features enhanced previously unreleased, rare live performance footage from the band's first headline tour plus a special Motorcade decal insert. Motorcade Of Generosity was forged during a specific era of the worldwide music scene. While all the tracks were completely accessible to anyone who was paying attention to the radio, the album was a strong reaction to the surging, heavyhanded guitar rock that listeners were accustomed to hearing during the mid/late '90s.
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Cake is unique. They are country and western punk with Tijuana brass fusion. They remind me slightly of that group, who was a group before they were Cracker...Camper Van Beethoven. If the rest of the album held up to the brilliance of such gems as "Jolene", "Rock N' Roll Lifestyle" and "Mr. Mastodon Farm" this work would be pretty incomparable. As it is though it's an anachronistic Wild West Saloon listen...a damn fine one at that. The lyrics and music if you brought it down a couple of notches could be labeled eccentric. As it is though it would have to be labeled as almost controlled manic. When McCrea starts to scream in Jolene, "Get Down, Please get down!!" with fevered intensity, he turns a rock n' roll linguistic phrase usually denoting "shake your booty vigorously" to a frantic command to get your ass right on down 'cuz there's bullets whizzing through the air. Welcome to the new Wild West Saloon.
Go wander the plankway sidewalks of old Sacramento with your Discman and this CD in. Turn the volume up all the way to "11" and punk walk around and watch people stare. It'll be fun, just like this CD.
Two songs that were dismissed by other reviewers happen to be faves of mine, "Pentagram" and "Commanche." These songs have seen the light of day several times in my car, at work, and at home. My absolute favorite is "You Part the Waters." One of the most intriguing parts of listening to McCrea's music is trying to figure out what kind of "instrument" he is currently discovered to use in his songs.
Try this band if you have not already, maybe even start with one of their more recent, then bactrack, so you can get the true feel for the band and their wide range of musical talents...
Not to say that "Motorcade of Generosity" doesn't contain a few gems. My favorites are
Ruby Sees All - very good tone to it, nice sound
Pentagram - A nice country-sounding song about ... umm... human sacrifice
Jolene - Alt. Country with a splash of folk... pan pipes are used in this song for reasons beyond me.
Mr. Mastodon Farm
Haze of Love - nice song about a guy realizing he's sick of his signifigant other.
I'd suggest that if you own their newer works, that you should definately check this album out, if only for a listen at their humble beginnings.
Most recent customer reviews
Motorcade is a great cd. This is the first of Cakes cd's and with Motorcade, you really get a great sense of what this band is all about. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Amazon Customer
Yeah, this band rules. I still haven't gotten around to picking up some of their newer material, but this disc smokes. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Grant McKee
Probably my favorite of all 4 CAKE CD's, but it's hard to say, as I love every track they have put out. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2003 by Stephen
This is Cake's first album and it gets better as is goes along. It's pretty standard Cake fair but a little more uneven and polished than some the next two albums. Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2003 by Surface to Air Missle
this is the last of the 4 cake c.d.'s that i purchased. the first of which i purchased for absolutely no good reason (other than a friend had "fashion nugget. Read morePublished on April 14 2003 by Eric
I prefer the playful and stripped-down sound of MOTORCADE OF GENEROSITY to the We-Are-A-Serious-Rock-Band sound of FASHION NUGGET. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2003 by David Bradley
Motorcade of Generosity is a fun album to listen to. The music can best be described as lazy drinking music, film soundtrack music, and whatever makes you happy music. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2002 by Amazon Customer
I love Cake. This album is a good starting album for them. Their other albums, however, have better songwriting and a more polished sound. Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2002 by Fizzy: the real one
Cake's first work maybe be their best, but I think it's all good, and so saying best is tough. I have heard it referred to as ultra lo-fi and that it is, but it's the earthy,... Read morePublished on Oct. 1 2002 by Aron T. Kuch