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Top Customer Reviews
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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But before you think, "Oh, a fun record! Let's buy it!", a word to the wise. While Fruvous has some flippin' hysterical songs, some of them are, in fact, tragic. And Bargainville is absolutely no exception. Fruvous likes to have fun, true, but they rarely miss an opportunity for outspoken politics and biting social commentary. They also write brilliant love songs. These undertones, which you don't hear if you casually listen to Fruvous, make fans think, and bands that make people think usually aren't that popular in mainstream music.
So don't miss what they're -really- saying in songs, especially listen for: *Laika (This song has such stinging desperation in it...it's all in the lyrics. One of the best Fruvous songs, hands down) *Video Bargainville (of course fun, but a great commentary on independent businesses) *The Drinking Song (live, this song is even more incredible, but the slight humour is only trying to soften the blow of a senseless death)
If you're willing to really listen to some good music, with pointed lyrics that never waste words, incredible harmonies, and good old-fashioned fun (how many other accordian solos have you heard lately?), then try Bargainville. Or any other Fruvous album...you can actually be rewarded for thinking about life.
I know that's not much help for those of you who aren't MF fans, but bear with me, it needed saying. IF you are not a Moxy Fruvous fan, then please, for the love of whatever Supreme Being you believe in (or don't, whatever) why have you not bought them yet? Maybe you're not into clever, folky rock? Maybe you're not into catchy tunes like "Bargainville" or "River Valley" which combine beautiful musicianship with an intelligent take on public discourse and environmentalism? Maybe you don't like fun renditions of the "Spiderman Theme" or the nostalgic and soulfull "Gulf War Song"? Fine. If you don't, that's fine. You probably don't like They Might Be Giants, either. Philistine.
Most recent customer reviews
Have liked this CD since I received it as a Christmas Present on tape many many years ago. Have lost the cassette and have had it on my wish list for a while now.Published on Jan. 15 2014 by Anne Marion
moxy fruvious is a great band ! some of there later albums are serious, sad or rhetorical. Barganville being there first album is full of youthful zing, I really can not explain... Read morePublished on May 18 2004
I am addressing this review to you.
You have never heard of this band before. You were just browsing around on-line and you came across this page. Read more
Moxy Fruvous is one of those bands that is difficult to describe. They are silly, smart, politically charged and witty songwriters and write catchy tunes laden with harmony,... Read morePublished on May 15 2003 by Chicago Cliff
I originally became interested in Moxy Früvous because I knew they were well-liked by fans of my favorite band, They Might Be Giants. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2002 by Nathan M DeHoff
I was driving home from work and "The Lazy Boy" came on the radio. I sat there in disbelief that people could get airplay with such stupid songs with such pointless... Read morePublished on May 12 2002 by Brian
Moxy Fruvous should be famous for much the same reason the Barenaked Ladies are.
Canadian origins aside, both bands offer songs packed with pop-culture references and... Read more
This is album is just plain fantastic.
After letting a friend borrow this for a while, I popped it back in and forgot how great it was. Read more
I can see that this goes significantly against the flow but...I don't get the attraction. Yes, they can sing tight harmony, yes they can play their instruments. Read morePublished on March 28 2001 by Max
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