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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Timbuk 3 - Eden Alley (USA 1988)

Roddus Album Of The Day

1 Tarzan Was a Bluesman 1:26
2 Easy 4:31
3 Reckless Driver 5:45
4 Dance Fever 2:44
5 Sample the Dog 3:19
6 Too Much Sex, Not Enough Affection 3:15
7 Welcome to the Human Race 3:17
8 Eden Alley 3:30
9 Reverend Jack and His Roamin' Cadillac Church 4:13
10 A Sinful Life 3:37
11 Little People Make Big Mistakes 2:07
12 Reprise (Don't Stop Now) 0:57

I'm sure many of you well remember "The Futures So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" and "Life is Hard" back in the late 80s by this neat male/female duo. Both those songs from their first album were played on the radio here and I had the album on vinyl back then, This is their second album of well crafted Beatlesque pop songs. Nice, well written quirky pop infused with Americana, with little stories and social commentary. Has a slight melancholy feel to it,  dealing with people just the other side of the tracks."Easy" is a classic and the title track also a highlight. With no real weak tracks on this wonderful laidback effort, these guys proved they were much more than a two hit wounder. A very enjoyable album and my rating 4/5.

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