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Happiness Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch

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Our Lady Peace follows its breakthrough second album, Clumsy, with a third that continues its hard-rock approach. The guitar-bass-drums team of Mike Turner, Duncan Coutts, and Jeremy Taggart here augmented by guest guitarist/keyboard player Jamie Edwards gets a full sound clearly influenced by late '60s bands like the Who and Led Zeppelin and you can tell they've listened to late Beatles songs like "Helter Skelter," too, but with the harsh attack and sudden stops and starts common to grunge. The result is an intense, sometimes majestic sound more listenable than, but just as compelling as, some of the rap/metal hybrids the group is competing with on radio and the road,...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Our Lady Peace follows its breakthrough second album, Clumsy, with a third that continues its hard-rock approach. The guitar-bass-drums team of Mike Turner, Duncan Coutts, and Jeremy Taggart here augmented by guest guitarist/keyboard player Jamie Edwards gets a full sound clearly influenced by late '60s bands like the Who and Led Zeppelin and you can tell they've listened to late Beatles songs like "Helter Skelter," too, but with the harsh attack and sudden stops and starts common to grunge. The result is an intense, sometimes majestic sound more listenable than, but just as compelling as, some of the rap/metal hybrids the group is competing with on radio and the road, and in the record stores. Curiously, the band's weak link is lead singer and lyricist Raine Maida, whose mannered vocals, reminiscent of early David Bowie with unexpected, pointless swoops into falsetto and odd emphases, and adolescent, nihilistic words don't match the music's quality. Of course, Maida's sentiments may appeal to his potential audience, who may find lines like "Everyone you meet today is feeling useless & ashamed" "Happiness & The Fish" and "Goodbye, the future's sold out" "Is Anybody Home?" observations with which they can identify. Legendary jazz Elvin Jones is credited with additional drums on the album closer, "Stealing Babies," but his participation is not readily audible.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972447629
  • Catalog Number: 724476

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Man Army (3:22)
  2. 2 Happiness & The Fish (3:34)
  3. 3 Potato Girl (4:27)
  4. 4 Blister (3:57)
  5. 5 Is Anybody Home? (3:37)
  6. 6 Waited (3:33)
  7. 7 Thief (4:01)
  8. 8 Lying Awake (4:02)
  9. 9 Annie (4:03)
  10. 10 Consequence of Laughing (3:16)
  11. 11 Stealing Babies (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Our Lady Peace Primary Artist
Elvin Jones Drums, Track Performer
Jamie Edwards Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Arnold Lanni Composer, Producer, Engineer
Raine Maida Composer
Angelo Caruso Engineer
Arnold Lannie Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't miss

    This is, in my opinion, the best cd Our Lady Peace has made. Happiness and the Fish is my favorite song on this cd, the lyrics being of typical OLP style; that is deep and meaningful. Maida also uses his voice as an awesome instrument on this cd, with odd yet sexy effects to highten the listening pleasure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Our Lady Peace CD Ever

    I own every Our Lady Peace CD including the new one Gravity, and I can tell you that Happiness is not a Fish That You Can Catch is by far the best CD. The best OLP song ever in my opinion is Potato Girl, and that song is among the other great songs on this CD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    5 Stars baby

    It doesn't get much better than this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Ever

    This is the best cd i've ever heard. I'm one of the many Canadian OLP fans, and plan to stay one for ever. I strongly recomend this album to anyone and hope it serves you as well as it has me, if you like this one go and get their others (also great stuff) aswell check out other get Canadian band such as Matthew Good Band, Tea Party, The Hip, and so on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This album rules!!!!!!!

    This is so good. I bought it the day it came out I've listened to the WHOLE album every single day so far, as a matter of fact, I'm listening to it as I type!!!!!! A must hear!!!

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