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Pay the Girl
Pay the Girl
Pay the Girl
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Essentially singer-songwriter stylings performed by a rock quintet, Pay the Girl?s debut mines catchy pop in the vein of Lifehouse and Collective Soul. The Spin Doctors-like "Beverly" is a bouncy tune with charming lyrics ...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Pay the Girl
Title: Pay the Girl
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Tvt
Release Date: 3/4/2003
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Adult Alternative, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016581235021

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Essentially singer-songwriter stylings performed by a rock quintet, Pay the Girl?s debut mines catchy pop in the vein of Lifehouse and Collective Soul. The Spin Doctors-like "Beverly" is a bouncy tune with charming lyrics about unrequited love. The band also fares well on the moodier, keyboard-infused "Clueless." The Cincinnati-based rockers, oddly enough, cowrote some songs with Hedwig & the Angry Inch mastermind Steven Trask, as well as with Jeff Pence from Blessid Union of Souls and Default guitarist Jeremy Hora. Still, Pay the Girl forge their own style, churning out radio-ready rock songs that break no new ground, but are clearly heartfelt. --Katherine Turman

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Mind-blowing debut from pay the girl
sickcycle | philippines | 03/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this new band will definitely go a long way if they keep producing this kind of music! this cd is awesome. all the songs are capable of being released as a single. wonderful lyrics combined with great vocals will make the songs stuck in your head for days...if you like lifehouse, mb20 and goo goo dolls.. you'll certainly love pay the girl's kick-[*] music!"
Give It Time...
Thnairg | Oregon, USA | 04/08/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I won't lie to you: I bought this CD at full retail awhile ago, and it didn't impress me, so I traded it in about a year ago. But just recently, thanks (unfortunately) to a going-out-of-business sale, I picked it up again on a whim from the same store for almost nothing. Now that I've had a few weeks to re-acquaint myself with Pay The Girl, I must say I'm glad I did.

There's really not a bad song on this CD. "Beverly" is a good solid rock song reminiscent of Nine Days' "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)", except that it's marred by the painfully cliche'd line, "I wanna be your Romeo". Possibly the best song on the album is the exquisite ballad "Clueless". Other great tracks include the rocker "All You Are", the first-rate power-ballad "In Between", and the closing track, "We Both Lose". Jason Phelps' lead vocals not only sound a bit like Jon Bon Jovi's, but also give this group's sound the same complementary, propulsive energy.

Sure, there's nothing about them that's particularly groundbreaking or unique, and their "radio-friendly" production values might make them seem a bit bland and even turn off some listeners, but as far as debut albums go, Pay The Girl put out a pretty darn decent and enjoyable CD. If you're not impressed at first, give it time ... you may find yourself warming to it like I did."
Refreshing, and untainted by radio!
Darrell R. Owen | Texas United States | 09/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have started using Amazon's recommendations to get some new music in our lives without ClearChannel's involvement (who seems to own all radio stations nowadays). Pay the Girl has turned out to be one of the best things we have via this method! The music is refreshingly unique, the lead singer's voice is soothing and the lyrics are exciting. If I were to try and compare them, I would put them in a class with the Goo Goo Dolls or even SR-71, but make no mistake - they are independently unique. If you are looking for something new, give Pay the Girl a try - we can't wait until their next release.
As for best tracks, 'Traded' is a super-smash hit. It is unfortunate that they do not have a clip for that track available. 'Clueless' and 'Gravity' are also unique tracks that make for a tremendous CD.
Get it! It won't take but a few listens and you will be hooked!"