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Ready Steady Go
Holiday
Ready Steady Go
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

While modern-rock radio is dominated by so-called "alternative" one-hit-wonders and novelty acts, genuinely inventive and idiosyncratic pop bands continue to make endearing and infectious music in the margins. Sloan is a q...  more »

      
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All Artists: Holiday
Title: Ready Steady Go
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: What Are Records
Original Release Date: 7/30/1996
Re-Release Date: 8/6/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744626302321

Synopsis

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While modern-rock radio is dominated by so-called "alternative" one-hit-wonders and novelty acts, genuinely inventive and idiosyncratic pop bands continue to make endearing and infectious music in the margins. Sloan is a quartet from Halifax, Nova Scotia, that released several discs of hypnotic, lulling, and unabashedly romantic guitar rock on Geffen. One Chord to Another is a major leap forward, adding uplifting horn parts and George Martin-style studio trickery to the mix on tunes such as "Everything You've Done Wrong." Alas, the band and Geffen parted ways, and it's available only as an import. Holiday is a like-minded group of four New Yorkers who record for Chicago's tiny independent March Records. Ready, Steady, Go collects 14 of the band's heartfelt love songs-including offbeat ditties like "Prostitutes In Town"-that succeed in part because of lush arrangements featuring trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, organ, and Moog synthesizer. I'll take music like this over Bush and Marilyn Manson any day. Jim Derogatis
 

CD Reviews

Exuding Cuteness
J. M. Brooks-Renaud | Motown | 12/03/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Holiday look so cute, sound so cute... They exude cuteness. They are so poppy and good. Their two minute songs are like the Magnetic Fields devoid of sarcasm and melancholy. Too bad these guys broke up."