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Daddy's Highway
Daddy's Highway
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Bats
Title: Daddy's Highway
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mammoth
Release Date: 3/8/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Australia & New Zealand
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 035498007125

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Unassuming catchy indie pop
Matt Duane Griffin | MA United States | 03/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like the Feelies, you ought to give this a whirl. I bought this when it first came out and I've always loved it. Simple, direct, this record has a kind of small town charm that almost speaks more to a folk sensibility than to alt-rock. No member of this band is a great musician, which is kind of the point, and definitely something that's used to advantage. The bass player is chattily busy, the guitars are chimey & understated, the drummer is a little bit surfy but has a groove recognizeably his own, and the vocals are rendered in an unmodulated, everyman style. You can picture Robin in his plaid shirt and glasses, earnest but mild mannered, delivering these songs with a shrug and a smile from stage right in some little Christchurch pub. And what songs they are -- some of these have never left my head in the ten years I've had this record."
Endearing, catchy, guitar-driven pop
Matt Duane Griffin | 05/12/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As with any release from The Bats, "Daddy's Highway" has more than a handfull of infectious tunes that you will catch yourself humming for the rest of the day. "Treason", "Round And Down", "North By North" and "Made Up In Blue" especially stick in the mind. For a twelve-year-old album, it still wears well and easily surpasses the offerings of many new bands. It isn't my favorite Bats release, but it is filled with enough tantalizing selections to keep you humming until you finally break down and buy another release from this group."
Gorgeous New Zealand kiwipop!
Joe Sixpack -- | Middle America | 03/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best late '80s indiepop albums ever made."