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King Missile
KING MISSILE
King Missile
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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King Missle has never grown much beyond its original premise: Presenting John S. Hall's offbeat poems over the shifting musical background constructed by a trio of veteran New York art-rockers. The group's self-titled sixt...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: KING MISSILE
Title: King Missile
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 4/19/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678258916, 075678258923, 075678258947, 603497200566

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King Missle has never grown much beyond its original premise: Presenting John S. Hall's offbeat poems over the shifting musical background constructed by a trio of veteran New York art-rockers. The group's self-titled sixth album tries to turn these music-and-poetry set pieces into more conventional songs, and the monotone Hall even tries to sing on "What If" and "Pigs Will Fly." But ultimately, the focus is on the words, and even if you enjoy them (which I do), King Missile albums are like other comedy recordings: After a listen or two, you file them away and forget about them. --Jim DeRogatis

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Never believe music critics...
spk68 | Riverhead, NY USA | 09/15/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I guess I must be in a minuscule un-intellectual minority, since I have never managed to file away this "comedy" CD after two spins through my CD player as Mr. DeRogatis suggests. Rather than dismissing this CD as another "comedy" album, I would point out John Hall's humor is more satire than comedy. Who knows...perhaps the aforementioned critic missed the literature class where the Professor explained the difference between the two genres. No matter really. Being a stubborn Irish sort that appreciates satire (O! Jonathan Swift!) I'll keep listening to the CD. Give it a try and prove yet another music critic wrong."