Local Band Does O.K.

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All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
The material on Umphrey's McGee's first studio album, Local Band Does O.K., is progressive in the sense that -- like early Phish -- it places an emphasis on complexly interlocking, deftly executed instrumental parts. It is music that is obviously challenging to play and seems to make a point in reveling in itself, though it is decidedly not challenging to the listener. There is little dissonance or sonic experimentation. That said, the band's sprawling excursions, which flip between arranged and improvised, are quite enjoyable. There is an easygoing, expansive quality to the band's melodies, which certainly don't rush, but don't quite feel vital or emotional either. Though...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jesse Jarnow
The material on Umphrey's McGee's first studio album, Local Band Does O.K., is progressive in the sense that -- like early Phish -- it places an emphasis on complexly interlocking, deftly executed instrumental parts. It is music that is obviously challenging to play and seems to make a point in reveling in itself, though it is decidedly not challenging to the listener. There is little dissonance or sonic experimentation. That said, the band's sprawling excursions, which flip between arranged and improvised, are quite enjoyable. There is an easygoing, expansive quality to the band's melodies, which certainly don't rush, but don't quite feel vital or emotional either. Though the band is occasionally supplemented by a trumpet or an alto saxophone and a few acoustic guitars turn up in the mix, there is really little to suggest that Local Band Does O.K. is little more than what the band's live performances are like. The music mixes the usual jam band influences: progressive rock, Latin grooves, hints of electronic beats, funk, jazz fusion, and humor. For those who prefer the Frank Zappa strain of jam bands to the funk or Americana approaches, Umphrey's McGee are fine exemplars of the style, and Local Band Does O.K. is a solid, straight-up document of that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2003
  • Label: Sci Fidelity Records
  • UPC: 662102102022
  • Catalog Number: 1020
  • Sales rank: 53,691

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Andy's Last Beer (5:30)
  2. 2 Uncle Wally (4:16)
  3. 3 Hurt Bird Bath (6:01)
  4. 4 Headphones & Snowcones (2:27)
  5. 5 Ringo (4:20)
  6. 6 Blue Echo (6:08)
  7. 7 The Empire State (1:10)
  8. 8 White Man's Moccassins (6:55)
  9. 9 Prowler (5:23)
  10. 10 2nd Self (4:45)
  11. 11 Roulette (4:49)
  12. 12 Dough Bro (1:52)
  13. 13 Water (5:28)
  14. 14 Nothing Too Fancy (10:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Umphrey's McGee Primary Artist
Richard Cohen Alto Saxophone
Brendan Bayliss Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Joel Cummins Organ, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Vocals, Kalimba, fender rhodes
Mike Mirro Drums, Marimbas, Vocals
Ryan Stasik Rainstick, 5-string Bass, Jaw Harp
Andy Farag Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Timbales, Rhythm
Jake Cinninger Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, Djembe, Box
Technical Credits
Dan Stout Mastering
Umphrey's McGee Arranger, Composer, Producer
Brendan Bayliss Composer, Sound Effects
Joel Cummins Composer
Mike Mirro Composer
Ryan Stasik Composer
Jake Cinninger Composer
Rob Heimbrock Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Local band does better than OK...

    Umphrey's McGee is great, and this album is but a wee taste of how good they are in person. The B&N review is incorrect, this is not a studio album. From what I understand, it was recorded live during a rockin' good concert in a converted train station in Oklahoma City (thus the title). Buy this play it as loud as you can, and then go see them live, dance your @$$ off - repeat as necessary!!

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