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Wolf Songs for Lambs
Jonathan Fire Eater
Wolf Songs for Lambs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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With songs as sharp as their looks, Jonathan Fire*Eater are poised to shake things up on their debut, Wolf Songs for Lambs. Relying on the Kinks, Rolling Stones, the Who, and Dave Clark Five for their musical references, J...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Jonathan Fire Eater
Title: Wolf Songs for Lambs
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Dreamworks
Original Release Date: 10/7/1997
Release Date: 10/7/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 600445002425, 5021289054923, 600445002449

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With songs as sharp as their looks, Jonathan Fire*Eater are poised to shake things up on their debut, Wolf Songs for Lambs. Relying on the Kinks, Rolling Stones, the Who, and Dave Clark Five for their musical references, JF*E add their own tales from the circus of urban horrors. Singer Stewart Lupton turns more than one clever phrase, and his delivery of songs like "These Little Monkeys" can whip a song into a wicked hip-shaker. "Station Coffee" has Lupton doing his best Jagger, while "When the Curtain Calls for You" casts a chilling tone, thanks to the whirling fog of a Farfisa organ. Jonathan Fire*Eater may take their cues from the British Invasion, but Wolf Songs shows they've got enough imagination to raise themselves above the wave of cheap imitations. --Steve Gdula

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Eerie, atmospheric, rockin' CD
clococo | Oakland, CA | 07/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw them in concert and they put on a great show despite the poor turn-out ( in freezing weather on a Wednesday night in Western Mass. Not a good combo). They are great performers and their CD is haunting and weird. I love it, but I recognize that it is a bit off-beat. Still, they are definitely worth it, if only for their lyrics that are so strange that sometimes you do a double take....one of my personal favorites: "I will hire an assasin just to kill the time." Check them out! The organ is so cool!"
An excellent album
M. Bruder | St. Louis, MO | 08/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being a Walkmen fan, I decided to check this CD out, as it is incredibly cheap. I was not disappointed one bit. A Velet Underground-type sound with ? and the Mysterians-like organ makes for a very enjoyable listen. It probably should be rated 4.5 stars, but I rounded up. Sue me.

I also agree that this band was ahead of its time. Had this come out in '02, I have no doubt that Fire*Eater would have been the indie rock craze. Alas, 'twas not to be. Buy this album today. It's well, well worth the $4. The opening organ note on "I've Changed Hotels" is worth $4 on its own."
Superb, not Pretty Good....
MEWZIK | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Pretty Good, but not superb..., June 19, 1999
Reviewer: A music fan"

I was just checking to see if this was still in-print, since Walkmen have been doing ok for themselves.

Wolf Songs For Lambs was WAY WAY ahead of it's time. You could have release this record one year ago and seen every trendy indie wearing a JFE shirt, and the drummer would have been dating Drew also. The songs "blend" - so what? They don't get lost between tracks. To me, they were doing what The Strokes were aiming to do. The only difference is JFE has a nice Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street vibe and their guitar changes in some songs are very interesting decisions. Most great records need a couple times to listen to before you get the greatness - this is one of them, no doubt.......Oh, the reviewer that mentioned the band PULP...they are about as deep as a kid's pool. That band is very girly.


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