Goldfly

Goldfly

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by Guster
     
 

Bursting on to the sonic scene with the driving "Great Escape," Guster's major-label debut quickly mellows into the insightfully deceptive "Demon" and the island chock of "Perfect" before revving back up to the strikingly produced "Airport Song." Though the album has many high points, this first single is the highest. Drifting in like a distantSee more details below

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Bursting on to the sonic scene with the driving "Great Escape," Guster's major-label debut quickly mellows into the insightfully deceptive "Demon" and the island chock of "Perfect" before revving back up to the strikingly produced "Airport Song." Though the album has many high points, this first single is the highest. Drifting in like a distant storm, this cryptic offering erupts into a seething and impressively arranged explosion. Combining the trio's competent guitar, bass, and hand percussion with a variety of accents ranging from strings to screams (not to mention a Ping-Pong ball coda), "Airport" is a shut-up-and-crank-it song which grabs the listener by the ears and reveals itself further with each triumphant listening. Fortunately, the album does not give up after this early peak. Though many of the songs are ambiguous in terms of verse-chorus contiguity and overall meaning, the rich and simple vocal and instrumental layering is clear and effective. Combining peppy sways and dances like "Perfect" and "Grin" with wild antic raves such as "Bury Me" and the gentle closer "Rocketship," Goldfly leaves little doubt as to why the band continues to sell out venues in their New England home and beyond.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/1998
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0614992000629
catalogNumber:
20006
Rank:
174809

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Performance Credits

Guster   Primary Artist
Davey Faragher   Bass
John Ferraro   Drums
Steve Lindsey   Organ,Synthesizer,Hammond Organ
Adam Gardner   Guitar,Vocals
Ryan Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Brian Rosenworcel   Percussion,Vocals
Andy Happel   Violin
Rudy Dicello   Cello

Technical Credits

Steve Lindsey   Producer,Contributor
David Schiffman   Engineer
Leanne Ungar   Engineer
Andy Happel   String Arrangements
Andre Champagne   Engineer
Amiru Mino   Poetry
Robert Hamilton   Art Direction
David Bryant   Engineer

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