Album Info

RELEASE
January 18, 2000
LABEL
Kill Rock Stars
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Album Review

Well, here's a somewhat unexpected CD. Three songs each from two pop faves who float just a bit beneath the radar of the elusive star-making tastes of America's mass audience. First up is Boston's Mary Lou, whose God-given way with cover songs involves a propensity for diluting nearly any song she chooses; she's a musical food processor with one speed: liquefy. A prime example is the way she smoothes the edge right off of Lucinda Williams' "Hard Road," transforming it from a savory Southern pecan pie to a cutesy, gelatinous marshmallow puff. Her short list of original compositions isn't added to here either; Lord's three songs, including the aforementioned "Hard Road," are all covers. Sean Na Na fares a bit better, scoring one of his biggest hits here with "Princess and the Pony," a charismatic song in which Tillman ruminates on his eventual funeral party blowout. Tillman also tries his hand at songwriter "Lucky" Jeremy Allen's "My Old France," arranging a full band around Allen's spare, acoustic song.
Bryan Carroll, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Bang Banghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/bang-bang/id2819343?i=2819307&uo=5
  2. Hard Roadhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hard-road/id2819343?i=2819309&uo=5
  3. Aim Lowhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/aim-low/id2819343?i=2819311&uo=5
  4. Princess and the Ponyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/princess-and-the-pony/id2819343?i=2819313&uo=5
  5. Stretch Markshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/stretch-marks/id2819343?i=2819331&uo=5
  6. My Old Francehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-old-france/id2819343?i=2819341&uo=5
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