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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Volcano Suns followed their best album, The Bright Orange Years, with a set that is decidedly less melodic and more rambunctious -- less sing-along hyper-folk and more, well, noisy but still fun. The slight change could be attributed to the increased participation of Jon Williams and Jeff Weigand in the songwriting; half the album features full involvement of the whole trio, while Peter Prescott is the lone writer on only four songs. Prescott seems to make up for this reduction with a much greater frequency of whooping and bellowing -- no problem there. The noisier abandon is immediately apparent from Jon Williams' nasty abrasion at the beginning of "White Elephant," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Volcano Suns followed their best album, The Bright Orange Years, with a set that is decidedly less melodic and more rambunctious -- less sing-along hyper-folk and more, well, noisy but still fun. The slight change could be attributed to the increased participation of Jon Williams and Jeff Weigand in the songwriting; half the album features full involvement of the whole trio, while Peter Prescott is the lone writer on only four songs. Prescott seems to make up for this reduction with a much greater frequency of whooping and bellowing -- no problem there. The noisier abandon is immediately apparent from Jon Williams' nasty abrasion at the beginning of "White Elephant," undeniably sounding much like some of Roger Miller's more memorable antics in Mission of Burma. And with that song, as with The Bright Orange Years' "Jak," the band once again sticks their catchiest and funniest song at the very beginning, as if to grab the listener by the throat, and the grip here never really slackens. Aside from the near-ballad "Room with a View" and the schizo tempo shifts in "Blown Stack," the first side -- also highlighted by the charmingly sloppy neo-rockabilly of "Cans" and the hurtling "Walk Around" -- whips by at breakneck speed, while the second side is slower yet no less rowdy or welcoming.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: Merge Records
  • UPC: 673855033723
  • Catalog Number: 50337
  • Sales rank: 18,807

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 White Elephant (2:57)
  2. 2 Cans (2:22)
  3. 3 Room with a View (3:17)
  4. 4 Blown Stack (1:43)
  5. 5 Engines (2:12)
  6. 6 Walk Around (2:22)
  7. 7 Sounds Like Bucks (3:20)
  8. 8 Four Letters (2:56)
  9. 9 Dot on the Map (4:04)
  10. 10 Village Idiot (3:07)
  11. 11 Ride the Cog (3:32)
  12. 12 Polythene Pam/Greasy Spine (3:33)
  13. 13 Journey to the Center of the Mind (3:36)
  14. 14 Jazz Odyssey (1:50)
  15. 15 Walk Around Dub (2:36)
  16. 16 Sounds Like Bucks (4:07)
  17. 17 The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins (2:47)
  18. 18 Time Off (5:25)
  19. 19 Magic Sky (3:01)
  20. 20 Curse of the Name (3:08)
  21. 21 Junior (3:06)
  22. 22 Superhappyfunmysterybonustrack2009 (8:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Volcano Suns Primary Artist
Peter Prescott Group Member
Jeff Weigand Group Member
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Ted Nugent Composer
Volcano Suns Audio Production
Steve Farmer Composer
Lou Giordano Engineer
Charles Randolph Grean Composer
Peter Prescott Composer
Derek Smalls Composer
Jeff Weigand Composer, Cover Photo
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