Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You Will Go to the Moon
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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In response to Michael B Baer
Raymond Weidner | Stony Brook, NY USA | 03/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think your review says more about the reviewer than the product. Although you are quite right that Michigan Militia refers to an American phenomenon, the other songs you mention do NOT. Perhaps you think all conservatives are American (Your New Boyfriend)? Or only we get plastic surgery (Incredible Medicine Show)? I have to admit that Canadians aren't going to the moon on their own any time soon. However, the song (You Will Go To The Moon) is still not a specific critique of American lunar landings, but the general (and international) phenomenon of exploiting space, and the pointless pursuit of Progress for its own sake. Imperialism, you say? Not once did they mention conquest or colonies, so you are misusing that term.As for the forementioned Michigan Militia, did you know that there actually IS a Michigan Militia? They are one of the most prominent right-wing militias in the 'States. Not only that, but being in Michigan they are proximate to Canada, so no doubt the Canadians may be more aware of them than they are of other such groups. Now this critique is squarely aimed at Americans, but I hesitate to call it 'anti-American'; not all criticisms of America reflect anti-Americanism, whether issued by natives or foreigners. Personally, I am not a fan of these groups, so at least they are not part of MY America.Nevertheless, confusing those other songs for anti-American rhetoric demonstrates an embarrassing cultural egocentricity on YOUR part (I'm not going after America, just you).That being said, this is an excellent album. We already know that Moxy Fruvuous are masters of vocal harmony and catchy songs, and their lyrics alternate between the overtly political and purely whimsical. However, on this album they tackle a wide variety of musical styles, including Indian and Arabian music (No No Raja for the former, the standout Sahara for the latter). I bought this album not long after it came out, and it still gets spins in my player (or rather has a place on my winamp playlists).Some people won't be able to enjoy this music. If you're conservative, it is understandable that you will find the politics annoying and disagreeable. Some people will be turned off by the whimsical style of Moxy Fruvuous, especially the kids who can't enjoy a song unless someone gets lyrically shot or ass-raped, or the eternal angst of suburban youth finds its voice. However, if you like straight-up melodies, endeniable hooks and artists who don't take themselves too seriously, this is the stuff."
Good to The Last Drop
Mary Mathews | Clinton, NY USA | 12/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"YWGGTM, I must admit, is my favorite früvous album - and I own them all! For those of you who have not yet heard Früvous, you don't know what you're missing... for those of you who have, you know their incredible range of style. From the upbeat - ("King of Spain", My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors) to the beautifully bittersweet ("Fly", "Sad Girl"), and of course the witty political commentaries (The Greatest Man in America, The Ballad of Cedric Früvous and many more!) Früvous combines musical genius with engaging, clever lyrics... who could ask for more?
This album combines the best of it all. From the very first note (the opening riff of Michigan Militia is unforgettable) to the exotic sounds of "Sahara" and "No No Raja", the haunting melody and sweet vocals of "Lee", the beatles-esque "Get in The Car" and "Your New Boyfriend" (beatles with a kick, I might add) every song on You Will Go To The Moon is a listening experience and well worth every minute!"
Probably my favorite Moxy album
Joe | Wynnewood, Panama | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was already a confirmed fan when I purchased the album, and this is a great addition to my collection.If you think you like Moxy Früvous, then this is a no-risk purchase."