Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Ryan S. from FAIRFAX, VA
Reviewed on 6/19/2007...
Ignore the other review, this is a great, underappreciated grunge band...and note that I am NOT writing this trying to unload the CD, I do not have it for trade.
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Who is your OrangeWorker?
diro | Atlanta, GA | 09/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While most rock bands of the 90's will sell themselves off as going through "hell" to reach their stardom, the band For Squirrels went through it but unfortunately didn't come out the other side. Simply put: this band is the best band you've never heard of had it not been for a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of all but one of the band's members. The band knew how to mix energy, harmony, and lyrics in a blend which would make many of today's "one hit wonder" rock-bands crumble under the sound of For Squirrels. Despite receiving air time on MTV and plenty of radio air-play, much of the bands best music was *never* released. These include 8.02pm, OrangeWorker, Under Smithville, Disenchanted, and Eskimo Sandune. The band also had enough of a 'pop' blend to it's music which would allow them plenty of crossover to mainstream radio stations. Straight rock, and almost a punk-like feel can also be experienced in the textures created by Example. This CD is my favorite 'rock' CDs that I own and it's depth and breadth would rival such albums as Radiohead's OK Computer and U2's The Joshua Tree. From top to bottom, Example is an amazing testament to the talent which this band displayed. The band was robbed of their lives and music fans were robbed of additional music from this underappreciated and unknown band. (PERSONAL DISCLAIMER: A personal friend of mine died in the accident that claimed the lives of most of the band. Whether this detracts or adds to my review's credibility, I'll leave that up to each individual reader to determine) Moving in Stereo - d.i.roberts"
A sonic masterpiece
W. D. Rupy | Mestrino, PD, Italy | 05/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so grateful I found this album. It remains one of my all-time favorite CD's, and shows off the great variety and talent these guys possessed (to do both a frantic screamer like 'Long Live The King' and a happy bouncy song like 'Under Smithville' for instance.) I have not heard "Baypath Rd." which was the collection they released BEFORE this one, but I understand it was very good - If it ever is re-released, I will definitely snap it up. I sincerely hope this CD remains a word-of-mouth favorite of an increasing number of happy listeners for a very very long time - it surely deserves to be. (As others have said here, it should have been much, much more famous and well-known - Proof I suppose of the quirkiness of our existence on earth, the hopeless least-common-denominator attitude of the mainstream music industry, or perhaps both.)"