Do you like Big Star, Cheap Trick and/or early R.E.M.? Then let me tell you about...

Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by Cheese Grits, Nov 7, 2010.

    Nov 7, 2010
  1. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    The Orange Humble Band. :cool:


    I picked up this album yesterday out of the "Richard's Power Pop Recommendations" bin at my buddy's now-dead record store (God rest its corporate soul). I was told that I would "like it" if I "liked Big Star," and then Donnie (the clerk) dumped it into a stack of CDs I was holding. I actually ended up with lots of CDs this way, but I digress.

    I DO like Big Star, and I DO like this album for lots of the same reasons. There are lots of good harmonies, vocal hooks and poppy, lush, jangly rhythm guitars. Because the record is more modern than Big Star by a couple decades, the production sounds nicer, but the overall style and quality is very similar. According to a number of sources, they recruited some Big Star members to help with their second record. So, there you go. Also, my wife likes it, so it passes that test.

    Here is the Allmusic page with some streaming clips:

    Here is one of the few YouTube clips I found:

    If you see a copy of this record somewhere, I would recommend it even at full price... unless the full price is in the ballpark of what this disc apparently sells for on Amazon. Hint, it's between $55 and $125 depending on who you buy from! :eek:

    If you to borrow my copy, hit me up. :)
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  3. Mark Wein :mad:

    They kind of remind me of Fountains of Wayne, too!
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  5. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    I don't think I've ever heard a Fountains of Wane song. Maybe I'll have to head over to YouTube and check them out.
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  9. Mark Wein :mad:

    I just realized I need to find my copy of this album :weebz:
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  11. Cheese Grits Kick Henry Jackassowski

    I didn't realize that was the "Stacy's Mom" band. I'll have to check out some of their other stuff, because I had kind of written them off based on their radio play. :cool:

    In related news, we're going to have to recruit my buddy Doug to poast here. His comment from this thread's doppelganger over at Facebook:

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  13. Mark Wein :mad:

    It sounds like he'd be pretty cool to have around :)
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  15. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Velvet Crush is another great power pop band and pretty unknown. Matthew Sweet produced one or two of their releases. I will check this songs out later...
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  17. huskerdude Not Rocket Appliances

    Speaking of Big Star and Teenage Fanclub, I've known a couple who thought this was a Big Star song the first time I played it for them:
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  21. Dew Knot Hump Sausager

    That would be a mistake, Fountains of Wayne rule. The only negative aspect of that band is that fanuvbrak is a big fan. :cheese:
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  25. Sad Navigator Banned

    That Orange Humble stuff is pretty alright.

    Fountains of Wayne makes me wanna feed 'em into a woodchipper. Don't know why. Doesn't help that > 70% of REAL LIFE FoW fans I've ever met have been total fuckfaces. Like Weezer fanbois crossed with accountants and Dawkins obsessives. Don't know exactly why, but a totally obnoxious fan base.
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  27. huskerdude Not Rocket Appliances

    That is such a great song.
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