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Early Hi-Ball Years
Coctails
Early Hi-Ball Years
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Reissue of the first Coctails release on CD & the first release on Carrot Top. To celebrate the label's 10th Anniversary, we thought we'd reissue this CD, buy a 6 pack of Coors & watch the Bears game on Sunday. Combines th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Coctails
Title: Early Hi-Ball Years
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Carrot Top Records
Release Date: 5/1/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 789397000120

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Reissue of the first Coctails release on CD & the first release on Carrot Top. To celebrate the label's 10th Anniversary, we thought we'd reissue this CD, buy a 6 pack of Coors & watch the Bears game on Sunday. Combines the long out of print "Hip Hip Hooray "& "Here Now Today" LP's, the "Songs for Children' EP & a few goodies. 24 songs & 61+ minutes of unadulterated fun. At the time, CMJ said, "Unlike any group before or since, The Coctails play subcompact jazz-rock with a garage twist, each song a celebration of beatnik intensity & free-spirited improvisation, all housed within the more conventional chassis of a 2 minute song structure." Yup, and they were only getting started

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CD Reviews

A great overview of a great band
Melissa Bratcher | Council Bluffs IA | 06/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the most inventive but sadly underheard bands of the early 90's, the Coctails skillfully wove a blend of influences into a cohesive, tight brilliant package. From the ska-like "Road Hog", to the 60's garage pop of "Talkin Bout My Baby", to the smooth jazz of "Wet Suit," to the shambolic greatness of "Old Gray Mare," genres are dipped into and played with great skill and humor. The live version of "Waiting for Godot" merely hints at their brilliance live. Don't miss this record!"
A clever cornucopia of influences.
Melissa Bratcher | Council Bluffs IA | 06/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Coctails are one of the great unsung bands of the 90's, never really reaching the heights attained by lesser talented peers. Peers? What peers? The Coctails effortlessly pull bits of jazz, bluegrass, 60's pop and children's music into a cohesive, intelligent, yet fun mix. From the ska of "Road Hog", to the crisp jazzy blues of "Wet Suit", to the shambolic version of "Old Grey Mare", the Early Hi-Ball Years is an excellent representation of a truly brilliant, sadly overlooked band. The live version of "Waiting For Godot" merely hints at their genius. Don't hesitate. Buy. Now."