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Fever in Fever Out
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
It's a leap forward, a document of growing self-awareness, and it actually contains the word "narc." The rare Daniel Lanois production collaboration that doesn't smother his clients in gauze, Fever In Fever Out finds Lusci... more »
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It's a leap forward, a document of growing self-awareness, and it actually contains the word "narc." The rare Daniel Lanois production collaboration that doesn't smother his clients in gauze, Fever In Fever Out finds Luscious Jackson peaking in their attempt to meld funk, French film music, lite rock, and Latin influences into a languid whole that achieves real force and sexiness. The radio hit "Naked Eye," with its warm-blanket vocal hooks, is best, but the Jacksons, particularly singer-multi-instrumentalist Jill Cunniff, explode little grabbers all over these 14 songs. And most of the time, the occasional hyperearnest lyric works for, not against, the group. (Cunniff's "Why Do I Lie?" is a close call, but its blatant lift of Earth, Wind and Fire's "Fantasy" melody smartly diverts the ear. --Rickey Wright
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Hey Ladies!...get fun-ky.
Jeff Williams | Schwenksville, PA | 05/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well here's one of the most promising bands today, and they also have one of the most original sounds of any band. This ain't no Go-Gos kids, and Luscious Jackson makes The Bangles sound like bubble-gum pop, which, well, they are.These girls have Rhythm, and bring something sorely lacking in the music scene today...a little funk. Well, actually, they're a little on the pop side, but a "pop"-ish funk band is a pretty good idea, and besides it works much better than a "pop"-ish ska band (No Doubt, I'm looking your way...) If you haven't got hooked in by the catchy "Naked Eye" song, then check your pulse. Unless of course you're sick and tired of hearing it on almost EVERY single movie preview on television. The album is full of catchy little songs that are actually more funky than their hit. I think that "Under Your Skin" and "Why Do I Lie?" are actually the best songs on the album. "Take A Ride" was actually recorded via a time machine, which the band took back to the year 1968 to record that one song. That is, as far as I can tell, a true story!I really enjoyed this album, but I can sense a bit of a change in the band when they alternate their lead singers. I think the Jill Cunniff songs work really well, while the Gabrielle Glaser songs plod along a little slower. That's a little discouraging for a band when there is such a dramatic difference in tempo when the two bandmates switch roles. Possibly this band is being led by two very talented women who may want the band to go in slightly different directions. This may actually hurt the band as they gain in popularity...its not a good sign for a talented young band to still be searching for the right "sound."Overall this album is fun, and I would be proud to put it on at a party. Hey, its not George Clinton, and it certainly isn't Stevie Wonder circa 1972, but its as close to mainstream as funk is going to get. And this band has a lot of talent, but can't seem to live up to the potential that they show. This is a good album, but it could and should have been a great album. This band has either got a classic in it, or will eventually break up trying to record it, but for the time, they deserve to be listened to just because they're trying something different, and God knows that we NEED music that will break up the horrible stuff thats out there now."
The Best of the Best, And Sexy Too
Jerry J. Davis | McKinney, TX USA | 03/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For me, this album was an impulse buy. I am SO GLAD I bought it! Rarely do I buy an album for a single song (Naked Eye) and then end up liking every song on the CD. That's what happened to this one ... and it was because I had no idea what to expect.These ladies have pure musical genius and it's a terrible shame they broke up the band. They mixed honey-sweet vocals, hot funky rhythm, spacey Pink Floyd-esq sequences, and added in a healthy dose of attitude. The music, blended, became more than the sum of it's parts. It's different! Alive! Erotic! It's one of those albums I can listen to over and over. And it's hard to classify, because it's not really rock, or punk, or hip-hop, or jazz. It's unique, and for that reason alone, it should be coveted, enjoyed and celebrated.Luscious Jackson, get back together PLEEEEEASE!"
Fever In, Fever Out
P. Nolan | Dublin | 10/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In Ireland we have a late night radio DJ called Dave Fanning who will play stuff that won't ordinarily get airplay during the day. He was supposed to be playing a Portishead gig at 9 one night. Being a BIG Portishead fan I set the cassette player to record it and went off for the night. By chance that night he was late starting the gig so when I played back the tape next morning I caught the last minute of a song called "Naked Eye". Fortunately Dave mentioned the bands name as well, Luscious Jackson. I spent ages listening and relistening to that tailend of the song thinking "this band sound like somebody I've heard before" but could never figure who. With time I played the Portishead gig to death and moved on.Weeks later in a record shop I went looking for Luscious Jackson and found "Fever in, Fever Out". Looking at the cover I though oh crap its a girlband, but if they can make Naked Eye then they're worth the risk. For the next 2 months it lived in my CD player and nearly drove my girlfriend at the time mad, she liked it too, but not as much as me.Since then Amazon.com has become my prefared record store so I've slowly built up my LJ collection as well as picking up the Dusty Trails & Kostars albums. Fever In, Fever Out still remains my favourite and is simply one of those albums that grabs and carries you along at it's own pace. You can let it wash over you or you can listen deeply to the lyrics and feel what they're at. Either way it's a very enjoyable way to pass 40 minutes. Such a talented group of women, what a pity they don't all work together anymore."