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|Dave's True Story|
Dave's True Story
Genres: Jazz, Pop
A collection of 15 quirky songs, 11 originally released in 1994, now newly remastered from the original mixes with 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. This CD features the songs "Crazy Eyes" and "Sequined Mermaid Dress" ... more »
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A collection of 15 quirky songs, 11 originally released in 1994, now newly remastered from the original mixes with 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. This CD features the songs "Crazy Eyes" and "Sequined Mermaid Dress" from the hit film KISSING JESSICA STEIN.
Well-Crafted and Goofy Fun
Rodney Meek | Austin, TX | 12/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Many people are content to listen to songs whose lyrical complexity ranges all the way from "Ooh, baby" to "Ooh, baby, ooh". And there's nothing wrong with that. But sometimes it's nice to have a change of pace and try something a little more daring and sophisticated. With Dave's True Story, you'll find references to Tutankhamen, mermaids, and rocks impacting skulls. And also eggs made of "rare Siberian wood". I'm still not quite sure about that last one, but evidently it has something to do with bondage. So I guess this album deserves an adult rating.David Cantor writes the lyrics, Kelly Flint provides the vocals. (Cantor also takes an amusing vocal turn on "Flexible Man", an ode to kink.) He notes his influences as including Tom Waits, Lyle Lovett, and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen. Together, Cantor and Flint create a smoky and sly sound with retro jazz/standards roots, music that doesn't take itself altogether seriously but that rewards the careful listener who wants to feel their college education counted for something.This release features some bonus tracks, including an updated version of "Crazy Eyes". (Evidently, this song and "Sequined Mermaid Dress" were featured on the soundtrack to "Kissing Jessica Stein", an indy film of a year or two ago.) I did not find their covers of "Fever" and "Blue Moon" to be too compelling, but I did like the instrumental work on the former.Be that as it may, if you're looking for something a little bit intellectual, a little subversive, and a little naughty, this is an excellent album to buy. Just let me know about those rare Siberian wooden eggs..."
Exceptional, unique, cool music...
todoortobe | menlo park, ca USA | 08/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cannot find enough superlatives to describe this cd. That I waited so long to get acquainted with this group's unique music is my loss! Not easily characterized, other people have described this as jazz/noir/lounge music. It doesn't really matter what you call it; I haven't stopped listening to it since I first heard it at a local store's listening station last week. David Cantor is an expert songsmith. He MUST be the best lyricist in contemporary America. Witty, intelligent language that he even manages to rhyme! Many of the songs are perfect little gems of human stories. And in his music, he has created the perfect accompaniment to his words. Furthermore, Kelly Flint wraps her voice around the words and music so well that you feel as if she's living each song. She has impeccable phrasing, timing, and inflection. What a great song interpreter! Besides Mr. Cantor's songs, the standards "Blue Moon" and "Fever" are included here. Ms. Flint's version of B.M. is the first one I've been able to listen to without cringing. As for "Fever," Peggy Lee's and Shirley Horne's versions pale to Ms. Flint's. If you're temperature doesn't rise when you hear this track, you'd better check your pulse to see if your heart is still beating!"
Just the best!
Kirk Alex | 10/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Kelly Flint and Dave Cantor! Wow! Love the hypnotic sound. The lady can sing. If you're having a bad day and are stressed out (not a good thing at all, as we know by now) this is the kind of mellow-sounding rock that can take that stress away and make you feel pretty good about things after all.
I only wish that these talented artists would create a few more albums.
Own three of their CDs and love all three!"