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|The Young Fresh Fellows|
I Think This Is
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
O.G. Seattle rockers and the reverends of the irreverent the Young Fresh Fellows are back with I Think This Is, their first full album since 2001, and 25 years since the release of their ground-breaking first LP, Fabulous ... more »
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O.G. Seattle rockers and the reverends of the irreverent the Young Fresh Fellows are back with I Think This Is, their first full album since 2001, and 25 years since the release of their ground-breaking first LP, Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Before grunge and way before indie was so indie, Fellows Scott McCaughey, Tad Hutchison, Jim Sangster and Chuck Carroll (and later, Kurt Bloch) were issuing their signature shotgun blasts of punk energy and wry lyricism. I Think This Is is no exception. Produced by Robyn Hitchcock, the album is a compendium of punk, college rock and 60's pop, from the propulsive guitar rawk of ''Shake Your Magazines'' and ''After Suicide,'' to the psych-tinged melancholy of ''The Guilty Ones'' and ''Never Turning Back Again.'' With I Think This Is, the YFF remind us that two guitars, bass and drums, plus a barrel of beer is still the perfect recipe for success. Or maybe failure. But that's cool.
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+1/2 -- The Young Fresh Fellows stock up on irreverence
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 07/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Seattle's Young Fresh Fellows return with their first album since 2001's Because We Hate You. With band leader Scott McCaughey having joined REM as an auxiliary member and turning out albums with the loose-knit Minus 5, the Fellows have become something of a side project. Add to that the late-80s departure of co-founder Chuck Carroll, and the band's irreverent ethos is more of a thread than whole cloth, stitching things together rather than organically binding twenty-somethings who live and play with one another on a daily basis. The new songs, two by guitarist Kurt Bloch, two by drummer Tad Hutchison and the rest by McCaughey, capture the band's loony humor if not its early fraternal bonds. There are a few newly minted Fellows classics here: "Go Blue Angels Go" is the theme song for a yet-to-be-created hydro-plane themed limited animation TV show. "Let the Good Times Crawl" is a convincing Sunset Strip garage rocker sent back from 1965, and "Lamp Industries and "Suck Machine Crater," whatever their inside jokes are about, are bouncy pleasures. The foursome still delivers wacky songs stretched across a deep love of pop, punk and rock sounds with simple punch and energy. 3-1/2 stars, if allowed fractional ratings. [©2009 hyperbolium dot com]"