Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Boston pop surrealists Baby Ray were formed in 1996 by singer/guitarist Erich Groat (also a satellite member of the Willard Grant Conspiracy) and guitarist Ken Lafler, who previously teamed in the little-known Brain Helico... more »
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Boston pop surrealists Baby Ray were formed in 1996 by singer/guitarist Erich Groat (also a satellite member of the Willard Grant Conspiracy) and guitarist Ken Lafler, who previously teamed in the little-known Brain Helicopter. Subsequently recruiting drummer Nathan Logus and bassist Paul Siminoff, the group recorded a demo tape which found its way to the offices of indie label Thirsty Ear, which released Baby Ray's debut album Monkey Puzzle in 1998.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"They have class, but they have no style - no one style, that is. If you have heard one song, you do not know Baby Ray. They have much more in store for you than any other band. They call it pop rock, but they spread out from there. They are best experienced live and rockin' because they are performance artists, but the CD is still a great bang for your buck. These guys are good, they got it goin' on and they're tight. They are accomplished musicians who know words and music and put them together in unexpected shapes and sizes. Baby Ray appeals to a lot of different people because each song takes you on a whole new trip. You don't know where it's going, but you're enjoying the ride. This is the best local band i've seen in a while. Give us more!"
Probably the most unique recording of 1998.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Is there something wrong with the speakers of the stereo? As the opening song ping pongs from one side of the room to the other I am quite certain that I am beginning a sensory delight.Favorite Groat ditties (his voice sweeps you away...) Trainwreck, The Ballad of Baby Ray (all bands should write about themselves) The sad Thing Called Springtime and the action packed Porky's Prey. I love this CD. you will play it many times."