Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Am an Elastic Firecracker
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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B. Jason O. (panicBoy) from MANCHESTER, NH
Reviewed on 4/20/2007...
Hippy, poppy, punky, nerdy... hooray! Meet the flannel-draped stomp-box side of the mind behind The Polyphonic Spree. Good and good for you.
It's not just one song
J. Rossi | Downers Grove, IL | 02/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes this album has "I got a girl" on it, Tripping Daisy's minor left field, alternative radio pop smash. Reviews prior to this one seem intent on degrading this album because of the 'cutesiness' of the band name and song titles. Clearly these people have no clue.
Tripping Daisy isn't supposed to elicit playful boy/girl images. One listen to this or any of their albums will reveal their intent: to play the most twisted amalgam of pop music this side of the moon.
"Rocketpop" isn't about playing with H.R. Puffnstuff, it's about halluncinogeninc dimentia and the soundtrack to the perfect trip. "Trip Along," "Same Dress, New Day," and "Noose" are the real gems on the CD. The man who said he listened to this album thoroughly and still didn't like it probably went crazy from the head rush that this music supplies. A band and album criminally neglected."
One of the best
Buzz Bradley | KC MO USA | 01/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album sits right in the middle of my top ten albums of all time. Musically, the guitar playing, drumming, and vocals are all top notch and give you plenty to aspire towards. While at times some of the guitar lines are nothing technically amazing, they are creative and fit perfectly with the song. The drumming is the gem on this album and I love every minute of it. The vocals are uniquely Tripping Daisy's own and make this band stand out from the crowd.
Part pop, part hard rock, and mostly a perfect blend of the two, this album provides you with enough types of sound to keep you interested, but keeps them woven together so that it does not sound out of place.
"I Got a Girl" is of course the "hit" from the album, and by all means is the only reason I heard of this band in the first place. But I must say, "I Got a Girl" is the worst song on the album even though it has its moments instrumentally speaking. My favorites are "Motivation" - much quiter than most songs on the album but just beautiful in every way, "Step Behind" - very fun catchy song, but unique in its structure/arrangment, "Prick" - long prog rock style song with sick guitar riffs and some of the most amazing drumming on the album, and "High" - a nice peaceful song with some beautiful guitar lines which I have been told, although cannot confirm, was not originally a song to be on the album, but just a bit of a jam in the studio that was caught on tape, who knows (the lyrics to this song are the only ones missing in the album notes)?
That being said, every song is worth listening to and I have played this album start to finish in entirety hundreds of times. Other Tripping Daisy albums are good and worth listening to, but none of them capture the mix of hard rock, pop, and psychedelic sounds like this one does."