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Moon Over the Freeway
Ditty Bops
Moon Over the Freeway
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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"Combining a magical attic?s worth of dusty musical idioms, iridescent golden harmonies and a quirky lyrical worldview, The Ditty Bops provide a refreshing antidote to the misbegotten, soul-grinding notion of thinking you...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Ditty Bops
Title: Moon Over the Freeway
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 5/23/2006
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093624411024, 093624411062

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"Combining a magical attic?s worth of dusty musical idioms, iridescent golden harmonies and a quirky lyrical worldview, The Ditty Bops provide a refreshing antidote to the misbegotten, soul-grinding notion of thinking you know what happens next.... Abby DeWald (guitar) and Amanda Barrett (mandolin/dulcimer) embody the simple Saturday afternoon pleasures?of thrift store finds and getting lost in the library?with their amalgam of ragtime, jazz, vaudeville, Western swing and folk, but it would sell the Bops short to lump them in with nostalgia-driven absolutists." (Austin Chronicle) The Ditty Bops are different, way different, and that makes the singing-songwriting-playing duo of Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald special. On their second album, Moon Over The Freeway, co-produced by Mitchell Froom (Suzanne Vega, Crowded House, Elvis Costello) as was their 2004 self-titled debut, The Ditty Bops are strangely, wonderfully captivating.

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Reviewed on 8/15/2010...
Consistent with their other work ... light, whimsical, melodic.

CD Reviews

It's The Ditty Bops' World (We're just along for the ride)
Anne R. Eason | Deep Gap, NC USA | 05/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As I write this review, the intrepid Ditty Bops are beginning their bike and music tour from LA to NY. Go Amanda! Go Abby!
I caught the Ditty Bops on the dance stage and Americana stage at MerleFest last month in Wilkesboro, NC. Totally smitten, I bought their debut album, produced by none other than Mitchell Froom. My wife then purchased for me the Ditty Bops risque Bikes & Bikinis 2006 Calendar. I speak for both of us when I say, "Va-va-voom!"
Moonlight Over the Freeway continues the Ditty Bops' collaboration with Froom, a producer (Suzanne Vega, Los Lobos) who knows how to put his own stamp on a project while letting the musicians do their thing. Amanda Barrett and Abby DeWald are amazing singers but it is their songwriting which has really taken off since the debut album. Their unique 21st century cabaret sound soars on cuts like "Nosy Neighbor" and "Aluminum Can." The instrumentation is clear and nearly 100% acoustic with odd accordions, toy pianos and lap steels joining the guitar/mandolin party. The album has 13 cuts, not a clunker in the bunch. The sole cover is a sweet harmonious version of the Everlys "Bye Bye Love."
As a final note, The Ditty Bops are complete entertainers. They enjoy the entire process--from the music to the costumes to the stage presentation. They also have the best website of any new act out there. Check out the Femme Fatales of Fun! You'll be glad you did."
A thing of beauty
Cap'n Phealy | Vallejo, CA | 05/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I heard the Ditty Bops' "Ooh La La", from their first album, was on the radio. A caller promptly berated the DJ for playing something which didn't fit the station's rock and roll format. I wanted to box the guy's ears, since he obviously wasn't really using them, anyway.

When I loaded this CD into my iTunes, the genre listed was "Unclassifiable". Amen to that - the Ditty Bops' "everything, including the kitchen sink" approach to music is a true joy. There are elements of pop, folk, jazz, country, even music hall. It's all too much fun for people who need their music quantified into strict labels.

Oh, and good luck to the ladies on their bicycle tour."