Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Freedom Cruise, Lisa Germano, Noise Addict|
Red Hot + Bothered/Indie Rock Guide To Dating
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Little that's come out of the rock underground since the alternative revolution has been of a distinctly sensual nature. Indie rockers dance around romantic entanglement, but seldom cut in. That's the case with this "Red H... more »
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Little that's come out of the rock underground since the alternative revolution has been of a distinctly sensual nature. Indie rockers dance around romantic entanglement, but seldom cut in. That's the case with this "Red Hot" compilation, which doesn't mean much of it doesn't have it's own pitiable appeal. A case in point is the album's opener, Freedom Cruise's "Sensational Gravity Boy," a characteristically tuneful and verbose Guided by Voices number that finds the new rock darlings working in tandem with the Breeders' Kim and Kelley Deal. Shayne Carter, ex of Straitjacket Fits, teams up with New Zealand countrymen the Verlaines on "Some Fantasy." Lois Maffeo and Rebecca Gates team on "Sotto Voice," one song that is baldly sexual, though no one's going to get it mixed up with "Let's Get it On." Two interesting one-man bands, Stephen Merritt (here billed as Future Bible Heroes) and F.M. Cornog (East River Pipe) come up with album highlights-a catchy updating of techno pop and a understated elegy for Kurt Cobain, respectively. --Steven Stolder
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of of those CD's that I got out of the bargain bin - which I frequently do just to look for something new and caught the Jay Farrar/Kelly Willis duet on the back of the jacket. That alone was worth the 4 bucks in my book. Anyway - wasn't expecting too much and have been pleasantly blown away by what I found. Would highly encourage anyone who's even thinking of buying it to do so - you won't be disappointed. Highlights for me were tracks - 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, & 17 though not necessarily in that order. Much depends on my mood. Oh yeah - have never heard guitars like the ones on the Verlaines track - just and outstanding raucous celebration. Like standing on a pile of dead rock stars...."
Secret GBV/Breeders one-off track!
TheUnseenHand | USA | 08/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All by itself, one track makes this comp a must-own: "Sensational Gravity Boy", recorded by Freedom Cruise, which was basically a Robert Pollard song recorded by an early-90s style Guided by Voices lineup (Pollard/Sprout/Greer) with guest vocals by Kim and Kelley Deal of The Breeders. Is this among the truly great GBV songs not included on Bee Thousand or Alien Lanes? Yes. For sure.
Yeah, wisenheimer, the song is available elsewhere. But be "with it" and own it the way it first appeared and was lost to the scatter and flood of 90s independent rock."