Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Wanna Be Your Pants
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
By the end of the '90s, the term "alternative rock" had been so abused, misused, and misapplied that its original meaning was twisted beyond recognition. Despite those semantic challenges (and having nearly called it qui... more »
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By the end of the '90s, the term "alternative rock" had been so abused, misused, and misapplied that its original meaning was twisted beyond recognition. Despite those semantic challenges (and having nearly called it quits after being unceremoniously dumped in a major-label purge cycle after releasing their prophetically titled previous album We've Been Had Again), Philadelphia's Huffamoose proudly shoulders its own distinctive vision into the 21st century on their third album. As any number of alt-rock pretenders have shown, it's no easy feat to be lyrically clever but not precious, musically off-center without being grating; the band makes it across that artistic tightwire with hardly a wobble here. Singer Craig Elkins (the more prolific of the band's two mainstays) draws on both the mundane and mendacious, coloring his spare, quirky takes on life with a novelist's eye for the odd, telling detail. And guitarist Kevin Hanson--his weary romanticism no less cynical, if seemingly just a bit more melancholy--complements Elkins perfectly by turning a title song fraught with novelty expectations into a tender, gently goofy ode to devotion and friendship. This is an intelligent, gently intoxicating album that reveals new details on every listen. --Jerry McCulley
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Kacey H. Kowars | Powell, ohio USA | 07/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The first 5:56 of Huffamoose's third album, I WANT TO BE YOUR PANTS, is the most exciting six minutes of new music I've heard in a long time. Full out rock and roll. These two gems are followed by a wonderful ballad, "Isn't it remarkable." And so the CD progresses, an eclectic blend of rock, jazz, and ballads. If you have never listened to the band before you are in for a treat. Make sure you pick up their first two CD's as well. I have seen the band perform live on two ocassions and can only hope they tour to support this new CD. They are awesome in concert, and with the new CD they capture the excitement of their live shows. How can you not love a band with a song titled " A Johnny Depp Day." These guys are the real thing. I hope this CD finds them the audience they so richly deserve."
Best album cover ever
Matt Splain | Cheshire, CT USA | 07/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Buy It. Besides the outstanding cover art, this is very excellent collection of goof rock, and I don't mean to be pejorative. The lyrics are funny, singable, and memorable. What stands out here is the original chord progressions and song structures full of chromatic lines and interesting changes. The band has a nice modern-rockish sound (slightly remeniscent of Cake but much better), good vocal talent, and is complimented by a perfect dash of incidental keyboard spice. The acoustic flavoring really keeps the album from getting boring, and "rock" heavy. In any case, Johnny Depp Day is destined to be a classic so you should buy it just for that. Enjoy"