Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Pure Acid Park
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Not my fave, but still worth it.
Ken | Youngsville, LA USA | 04/27/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For even really weird bands can surprise everyone with a really weird album. I didn't expect this from them, to say the least. A banjo? Well, I wouldn't have put it past them. For the relatively few people who HAVE heard of them, Alice Donut always leaves a psychedelic mark. I don't know how to describe them - other than "The Pixies on acid," perhaps. This trippy critter, especially with "Pure Acid Park," threw conventional rock in the can and had a heck of a lot of fun doing it. There's a bit more melody and smoothness to these tunes compared to their other releases. They obviously toned down the quirkiness to put a little more focus on rock-anthem-ness, but with lyrics that you'd probably feel silly making anthems out of... and that is the genius of Alice Donut at work. Far from being my favorite Donut record, this is still good, nonetheless. When rock-n-roll gets boring, put on "Pure Acid Park" to rock out and wobble yourself dizzy. After this CD and an obscure split EP, the Donut was unfortunately silenced, so "Pure Acid Park" is the full-length farewell to an unsuspecting world. Sadly, Alice doesn't live here anymore."
First timers, buy other Alice Donut albums before this one
Richard Thomas | 09/02/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Do not get me wrong, this is a very good album, only compared to "Revenge", "Mule", "Buckefuls", and "Untidy"(and even "Donut Comes Alive") this album has to be considered the worst. When you listen to the Alice Donut albums in the order that they came out, you can see the changes in music style that they make on each.(Not one album sounds like another, except "Pure Acid Park". With this album, I found myself thinking that Alternative Tentacles collected all of the leftover tracks that were not good enough for "Untidy" and put them on a cd to sell. Still, overall, it is a descent album and after hearing the other Alice Donut albums, you will become a Alice Donut fan and have to buy this cd as I did.(I remember being so exciting when it was first released and extremely disappointed after listening to it.) Still, it is digestable."
A very graceful exit
J. Lieberman | Los Angeles, CA United States | 05/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buried in the liner notes of this album is, "1995 - The year punk broke my heart."Green Day and Offspring, fresh on the heels of Nirvana, were sucked up by corporate labels and the word punk became as meaningless as "alternative". Alice Donut, one of the most brilliant and important bands in punk decided to do something different for their swan song. This seminal East Village abnd pulled out their banjos and hollow guitars (Plus that trombone) and wrote a memorable and beautiful album dealing with the end of the millenium. You will be even more impressed with their Dynamiscm when you contrast this record with their penultimate realse, the 7" Nadine, which is very musically brutal for the Donut.Highlights of this album? The Roky Erichson cover, I Walked With A Zombie. Not only does it have Sissy singing, but it is beautiful. Insane is a really great song. Powerful, prefect chorus, all that. Millenium is also very good. So is The Unspeakable Pleasure of Being Me. Big Cars & Blow Jobs and The Senator and The Cabin boy are classic Alice Donut wit. In short, not a bad song on here.I really like this record."