Greetings from Imrie House

Greetings from Imrie House

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by The Click Five
     
 

Although they've already established their pinup credentials through tours with Ashlee Simpson and the Backstreet Boys, the debut album from this Boston-based pop combo proves that they're far more than just another bunch of pretty faces. Schooled at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, the members know their way around their instruments, but more important,…  See more details below

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Although they've already established their pinup credentials through tours with Ashlee Simpson and the Backstreet Boys, the debut album from this Boston-based pop combo proves that they're far more than just another bunch of pretty faces. Schooled at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, the members know their way around their instruments, but more important, they know their way around the kinds of classic pop hooks that have run through four decades of chart hits. As such, they can channel a sleek new wave vibe (in the Cars-styled "Just the Girl") as readily as they can layer five-part harmonies worthy of the Beach Boys (on the sunny "Catch Your Wave"). Frontman Eric Dill has a lot to do with the band's fluidity; he knows when it's time to strut his stuff with rock star attitude -- as he does on "Angel to You (Devil to Me)," which was co-written by Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley -- and when to turn on the puppy-dog pop charm that fuels "I'll Take My Chances." It's hard to fault Click Five's skill in knowing where to turn for help -- bringing in Fountains of Wayne mainman Adam Schlesinger to collaborate on a pair of tracks and raiding the Thompson Twins' catalog for a cover of "Lies" -- but Greetings from Imrie House offers plenty of evidence that they'd be just as capable of flying without co-pilots. Listen up -- and, as that old ad campaign once advised, don't hate them because they're beautiful.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
After selling 10,000 copies of its debut EP on the road as opener for disposable pop chanteuse Ashlee Simpson, Boston's Click Five brings forth its own recipe of hookified pop with Greetings From Imrie House. Claiming to draw from Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, a listen to the band's song cycle actually finds them closer to a hybrid of slick popsters the Calling and the much more credible Fountains of Wayne. Once learning that the band's first single "Just the Girl" was penned by the latter's Adam Schlesinger -- who also wrote the album's other hit-contender, "I'll Take My Chances" -- it all makes sense. Although this suit-clad group has a radio-ready, '80s-inspired sound thanks to producer Mike Denneen (Fountains of Wayne, Aimee Mann) that also recalls the Cars', much in part to guitar assistance in the studio from that band's axe-master Elliot Easton, the band still feels far more disposable than the Knack did back in 1979. That's not to say strong, punchy rockers like "Pop Princess" won't reap them instant acclaim.
Entertainment Weekly - Gary Susman
The missing link between Backstreet Boys and Fountains of Wayne. (B)

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2005
Label:
Lava
UPC:
0075679382627
catalogNumber:
93826

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Click Five   Primary Artist
Elliot Easton   Guitar
Ruth Collins   Violin
Eric Dill   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Joe Guese   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ethan Mentzer   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ben Romans   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Joey Zehr   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Larissa Scherer   Cello,Background Vocals
John Powhida   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Denneen   Producer,Engineer
Carl Plaster   Drum Technician
Andy VanDette   Mastering
Wayne Sharpe   Executive Producer
A. Bailey   Composer
Christina Dittmar   Art Direction
Matt Beaudoin   Engineer
Eric Dill   Composer
Joe Guese   Composer
Ethan Mentzer   Composer
Ben Romans   Composer
Wayne Sharp   Executive Producer

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Greetings from Imrie House 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's probably about one or two good songs on here. Not worth purchasing, just download them on kazaa or limewire lol.
Guest More than 1 year ago
click five is a modern imitation of the classics: beatles and the rolling stones. even though the band is quite new, their songs are terrific. a cd totally worth buying :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this CD is awesome. Unlike the last person who wrote a review, I think almost all the songs are good. I would purchase it. If you like things like a mix of things like the 80s and All American Rejects, you'll love this CD too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the click five! They are amazing live and i listen to their songs nonstop. I have been completely taken over by this band as have many other girls. I highly recommened their debut album Greetings from Imrie House.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a good cd!!! They are a really good band! If you are debating whether to get this cd you should definetely get this one!! Good Day and Just the Girl are great songs...and so are all the other ones!
Guest More than 1 year ago
been a fan since hearing them live in March. I know these guys are being marketed to little girls, but if you like energetic pop bands ranging from The Get Up Kids, Marv 3, Fountains, Weezer, Knack, you'll dig this record. Plus it's got a Paul Stanley tune! Starchild, woo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is awesome! It is one of the best "roll-your-windows-down-and-blast-from-your-car" albums ever! Great for the summer all the songs are catchy and easy to pick up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This new band has great retro 80's music and sounds amazing. I highly recommend this CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greetings from imrie house is worth owning. The Click five knows how to make great music and it's worth listening to it over and over again for hours. rating - 5 stars and 2 thumbs up.. way up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love click five!!! Fave songs would have to be good day, just the girl, catch you wave, i'll take my chances, and pop princess. You gotta get this cd!!! Great songs...new band...this is a must get!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD rocks, totally worth buying. Pretty much every song is great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of you, who haven’t heard of The Click Five, consider yourselves deprived of true music. The Click five are bringing back what it means to be a real band. They are a group of five young talented men who sing and play all of the instruments used in their songs. They give a fresh spin on rock/pop music. They are like the Beach boys meet the Beatles, with a hip young twist. All 11 songs are fresh and fun. The songs are about heartbreak, love, and life as we know it. Also, the fact that all 5 band members are handsome, young, and talented, doesn’t hurt either! It’s an awesome CD and I would recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wether im mad, sad or just plan hyper, one of these songs ALWAYS goes to my mood. Click Five Rocks so much that I decorated my whole binder with click five lyrics and pictures. They totally disserve better, cuz most of my friends say they are just a bubble gum band, or going to turn right into the Backstreet Boys...NO THEY ARE NOT! lol Click Five is so radical, that me and my friend listen to their music NONE STOP! If u have never even heard the words to I'll take my chances with you or Pop Princess, is TOTALLY wacko...Happy Listening!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All i have to say is i absolutely love the click five. This CD is definitley worth buying and always a good listen. My favorite songs are "Friday Night", "Good Day", "just the Girl", and "Time Machine".
Guest More than 1 year ago
Greetings from Imrie House is one of the first albums (in awhile, I think) in which I liked all of the songs. All of the songs have strong meanings that can easily be understood if you listened through them a few times. All of the songs are connected with one another as well. The best part is that all of the songs are catchy in their own little way. If you like at least one song on this album, I'm sure that you'll like most, if not all, of the rest! And don't think that it's mostly just drums and guitars - there are keyboards in there, and even tamborines played by the drum player. This band is quite amazing, and this is a VERY good first album for the group. I recommend this for anyone who might like their popular songs "Just the Girl" and "Catch Your Wave", and those who may like some catchy boyband music that's different from that of Backstreet Boys or Nsync! In my opinion, they are a better boyband than the two, at least in our current times!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought rhis CD when it first came out and it was da bomb!!!!! TCF is the best rock/pop band of all time!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the songs have great, easy to understand lyrics, matched to awesome tunes that you never tire of. Every type of song to fit whatever mood you're in, a must buy for any of those who enjoy feel-good music. Can't get enough of them!
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