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Bad Boys of the Arctic
Gary Lucas
Bad Boys of the Arctic
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Gary Lucas
Title: Bad Boys of the Arctic
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Enemy Records
Release Date: 9/20/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 748072014623

CD Reviews

Press Releases
(5 out of 5 stars)

"FOR BAD BOYS OF THE ARCTIC:"HIS TALENT IS ABSOLUTELY BLISTERING...he uses his abilities for more than just technical amazement purposes...he's assembled elegant and beautiful songs." CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT,"
Lucas' Electric Music for Mind and Body
BB | Whitmore Lake, MI USA | 01/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD offers Lucas in band settings, with guest vocalists. Some titles have their origins in T.S. Eliot and Shakespeare, and lyrics tackle subjects from the decadence of the too-rich to vampires of various stripes. Lucas is no light-weight, but there is light and air in his music: the female vocals on "Out from Under" and "Jericho," among others, are down-right beautiful; the big-lug sing-along sound of "Let's Go Swimming" is gleeful, and all the music is sewn tightly together with the quirky and brilliant guitar parts---one part electric blisters, one part musical irony---Lucas creates again and again. Lucas is of course a great guitarist, and an interesting song-writer, but as time passes he shows that his conceputal abilites, in composition, arrangements and the overall schemes of his albums, are becoming as impressive as his burn-down-the-night guitar-playing. This is the earliest of his CDs to show all these strengths working together. You can simply listen if you like---even dance now and then---but there's plenty more here if you're of a mind. . . ."