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...And His Orchestra
...And His Orchestra
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Fastbacks
Title: ...And His Orchestra
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Popllama
Original Release Date: 7/31/1991
Re-Release Date: 9/17/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053254080328

CD Reviews

Lulu, Lulu, Lulu
(5 out of 5 stars)

Great girl vocal power pop songs
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Fastbacks have been around Seattle since their high school days in the seventies and are still together some 20 years later with 10 fantastic albums to their credit. see where it all began on this CD. A great compilation of all their early stuff which stands the test of time as well as any Beatles songs. I first heard this back in '92 and it made a fastbacks junkie out of me - I'd bet it does the same to you !"
In The Beginning...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My introduction to the Fastbacks, and not a bad one either. I would give it four and a half stars if possible, because it's not a total masterpiece but it is really, really good and probably one of my all time favorite CDs. Their music only gets better from here on, but this CD has a unique charm to it. It's very low-fi and simple. But the songs are catchy as hell and the delivery is enthusiastic, contrasting the sometimes dark and disillusioned lyrics. It's very pop-punk, but delivered with child-like female vocals and heavily influenced by 70s rock. Highlights, for me, include "Seven Days", "Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!", "In The Winter", and "See and Say". "K Street" is a classic, made famous by the excellent live version included on the documentary HYPE! (which is better, but the recording here aint bad either). Nice covers of "Set Me Free" and "Midnight Confessions" spice it up, too. The actual album 'And His Orchestra' is only eleven songs and fairly cohesive. This CD version is 20 tracks long, as they tack on a couple early EPs the band released at the end. As a result, it may seem a bit overlong, but I personally never tire of them. After this CD, I got ZUCKER, which is an excellent album of theirs too!"