Mistaking Airplanes for Stars

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On their full-length debut, Athens, GA's Gritty Kitty gleefully presents the band's sugary brand of indie pop. The disc starts off with Jason Taylor's vocals leading on "I-85," an ode to the highway out of the band's hometown. Polly Hanson and Jessica Slavich join as a vocal backdrop to Taylor's subdued vocals on "Rock Show." The song appropriately gives way to "Rock City," one of the disc's most unrestrained rockers, led by John Hart's opening guitar line. Hanson leads on vocals on "Radio Towers" and "Crushworthy." Her vocal style is modest and reserved, serving as a sublime ingredient to the band's normally festive and amiable pop sound. Slavich checks in on vocals on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cramer
On their full-length debut, Athens, GA's Gritty Kitty gleefully presents the band's sugary brand of indie pop. The disc starts off with Jason Taylor's vocals leading on "I-85," an ode to the highway out of the band's hometown. Polly Hanson and Jessica Slavich join as a vocal backdrop to Taylor's subdued vocals on "Rock Show." The song appropriately gives way to "Rock City," one of the disc's most unrestrained rockers, led by John Hart's opening guitar line. Hanson leads on vocals on "Radio Towers" and "Crushworthy." Her vocal style is modest and reserved, serving as a sublime ingredient to the band's normally festive and amiable pop sound. Slavich checks in on vocals on the disarming "Icing." Taylor leads the way on most of the other tracks, except for the Casio-driven "Kickball," on which Hart sings a melancholy lead vocal. "Spica" and "When I Saw You" are probably the best evidence of the band's choral and bright pop sound, with each member adding layers to the power pop songs. The disc comes to an end on the orchestral "Indie Rock Love Song." After an extended introduction, Taylor's passionate vocals resonate over the most full-sounding instrumentation of the disc. The disc ends with the bonus track, "Dark Matter," on which Taylor croons passionately on a song recorded with his wife, Julie Taylor, on a karaoke machine. Most of the songs on the disc were recorded by Kincaid's Greg Harmelink in Athens.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/28/2000
  • Label: Kindercore Records
  • UPC: 675818001626
  • Catalog Number: 16

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I-85
  2. 2 Rock Show
  3. 3 Rock City
  4. 4 Radio Towers
  5. 5 Be My Monopoly
  6. 6 Icing
  7. 7 Transport Beaches
  8. 8 Crushworthy
  9. 9 Let's Have a Parade
  10. 10 Ida and Dactyl
  11. 11 Kickball
  12. 12 Spica
  13. 13 Porchswing
  14. 14 One If by Train, Two If by Train
  15. 15 Tommy Gun
  16. 16 When I Saw You
  17. 17 Matilda
  18. 18 Indie Rock Love Song
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gritty Kitty Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Jason Taylor Guitar, Vocals
Polly Hanson Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Jessica Slavich Drums, Keyboards, Tabla, Vocals
John Hart Guitar, Harmonica, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Technical Credits
Paul McCartney Composer
Jason Taylor Engineer
Julie Engineer
Gritty Kitty Engineer
Greg Harmelink Engineer
Davey Wrathgabar Mastering
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