Men, Women & Children

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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Whoops. Seems someone forgot to give Men, Women & Children the memo. Didn't disco pretty much die with the '70s? Well, consider the negligence a blessing in disguise, as the excuse to bust that orange leisure suit out of your closet has finally arrived. That's right, on their dance-ready self-titled debut, Men, Women & Children balk at the overly serious bands of the new millennium and have come for nothing more than fun and partying under the bright lights. All of the electro beats, synth loops, strings, and funk attitude -- used to maximum effect -- make one wonder if all the years founding guitarist Todd Weinstock spent in the alternative metal/hardcore group ...
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All Music Guide - Corey Apar
Whoops. Seems someone forgot to give Men, Women & Children the memo. Didn't disco pretty much die with the '70s? Well, consider the negligence a blessing in disguise, as the excuse to bust that orange leisure suit out of your closet has finally arrived. That's right, on their dance-ready self-titled debut, Men, Women & Children balk at the overly serious bands of the new millennium and have come for nothing more than fun and partying under the bright lights. All of the electro beats, synth loops, strings, and funk attitude -- used to maximum effect -- make one wonder if all the years founding guitarist Todd Weinstock spent in the alternative metal/hardcore group Glassjaw resulted in the severely repressed booty-shaking that he's now just realizing (similar to fellow Glassjaw alum Daryl Palumbo's dance/post-punk outfit Head Automatica). The discotheque glitter ball is sparkling bright from the opening of "Dance in My Blood," and there's no question what they'll be doing into the wee hours of the night -- especially with a literal chorus that proclaims "You don't need a reason to get out on the dancefloor/And we can get it on and on all night long." Lyrics like this appear throughout the rest of the album -- since really, it plays as just one big party -- in songs with such great titles as "Photosynthesis (We're Losing O2)," "Who Found Mister Fabulous?," and "Monkey Monkee Men" (which includes lines like "We're monkey monkee men/And we'll eat all your friends"). Resemblances to other bands and movie soundtracks are littered throughout the mix, as "At Night We Like to Fight" sounds like VHS or Beta playing Franz Ferdinand's guitars and "The Name of the Train Is the Hurricane" has moments of Michael Jackson posturing. And it's almost certain that Kevin Bacon is dancing to the opening '80s beat of "Monkey Monkee Men" somewhere. Pretty much, this record is some of the most fun to be had from a band in 2006. Men, Women & Children are sure to bring at least a little hop to the most uptight of steps, and trying to control spontaneous boogying may prove to be a problem for anyone with a sense of fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2006
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624995326
  • Catalog Number: 49953
  • Sales rank: 218,174

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Men, Women & Children Primary Artist
Lenny Castro Percussion
Chantal Kreviazuk Background Vocals
Todd Weinstock Guitar, Drums, Group Member
TJ Penzone Vocals, Group Member
Rick Penzone Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Group Member
Nick Conceller Synthesizer, Keyboards, Group Member
David Kaplan Drums
Technical Credits
Danny Kalb Engineer
Raine Maida Producer
Ryan Williams Engineer
Josh Abraham Producer
Emily Lazar Mastering
Mike Mogis Producer, Audio Production
Sean McCabe Art Direction
A.J. Mogis Engineer
Mike Sapone Engineer
Todd Weinstock Composer
Jason Lader Producer
Men, Women & Children Composer
TJ Penzone Composer
Nick Conceller Programming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    These guys are insane!!

    When I first saw this band I was actually misjudging them and thinking that they were going to be another bad band with terrible style and no talent. I'll never judge on appearance again, these guys were crazy! They were so upbeat and all over the place you just couldn't take your eyes off of them. Incredible stage presence. Their music was an interesting mix of techno background with funk and rock. All of the songs they played were stuck in my head for hours. A no-question recommendation for those looking for an in-your-face energetic rock group

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This defines Fun

    I recently went to see the band Motion City Soundtrack, and Men, Women & Children were the opening act. At first they sounded like the worst band that i've ever heard. I mean the singer was wearing an army vest. The drummer had an Adam Morrison-70's-mustache. and the guitarist had a Full House-like afro with a ruffled green shirt under a plaid vest. And at the end of their playing they were still the worst band to ever walk to planet. but by the end i had loosened up and gotten past the terrible initial sound. they made me dance and just act completly stupid. it was a great time. i just hope now that they don't sell out like other dance/synth/pop bands of late like Panic! At the Disco.

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