Hey Hey My My Yo Yo [US Bonus Disc]

Hey Hey My My Yo Yo [US Bonus Disc]

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by Junior Senior
     
 

Junior Senior's second album is a dour, measured affair that pits subdued instrumentation against introspective lyrics and restrained vocals. Now, you didn't believe that, did you? As with their debut, Hey Hey My My Yo Yo is a Technicolor blaze of maximalist glory packed with over-the-top vocals, nonsense lyrics, woozySee more details below

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Junior Senior's second album is a dour, measured affair that pits subdued instrumentation against introspective lyrics and restrained vocals. Now, you didn't believe that, did you? As with their debut, Hey Hey My My Yo Yo is a Technicolor blaze of maximalist glory packed with over-the-top vocals, nonsense lyrics, woozy performances and dancefloor ready summer jams. And handclaps, you can't forget those. Jeppe "Senior" Laursen's production leaves no room for subtly which is fine because Jesper "Junior" Mortensen's vocals have none. He's a classic shouter firmly rooted in the Fred Schneider tradition (which makes the Cindy Wilson/Kate Pierson sung "Take My Time" seem just right) and while the album relies as much on the guest vocals (from all three members of Le Tigre, Anna Køster and amazingly, Motown girl group the Velvelettes) as it does his, his exuberant sensibility fills the proceedings with unhinged joy. On the songs he doesn't lead, you can picture him shaking his stuff with a huge grin on his face as the tapes roll. The record is filled with songs that should be hits; "Can I Get, Get, Get" (with Le Tigre's J.D. on vocals) is a disco ball floor filler, "We R the Handclaps" is the Jackson 5 on helium, "I Like Music (W.O.S.B.") is wonderfully hooky, space age Northern soul. Really you could pick any song on the album for that list of highlights; the record is that strong. There are few bands on the scene in 2007 that are filled with such light-hearted love of music and life without even a slight trace of irony or fakery. Their heavenly mix of mix of giddy silliness, pop smarts and pop culture overload makes Hey Hey My My Yo Yo a fun-filled joyride from beginning to end.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2007
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431092725
catalogNumber:
10927

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Junior Senior   Primary Artist
Kate Pierson   Vocals
Cindy Wilson   Vocals
John Hoyle   Background Vocals
Peter Lindgard   Horn
Sven Andersson   Horn
Rasmus Kihlberg   Drums
Jens Lindgard   Horn
Filip Runesson   Strings
Lars I Lommen Vognstrup   Hand Clapping
Thomas Troelsen   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Harpsichord,Hand Clapping
Bjorn Jonsson   Drums
Jesper "Junior" Mortensen   Synthesizer,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Harpsichord,Kazoo,Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Bernie Grundman   Mastering
Jens Lindgard   Engineer
Thomas Troelsen   Producer,Drum Fills
Jesper "Junior" Mortensen   Composer,Producer

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