Rock Spectacle

Rock Spectacle

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by Barenaked Ladies
     
 
As if to acknowledge that Barenaked Ladies' third album, 1996's Born on a Pirate Ship, was a blunder that wouldn't do much to advance the Canadian group's U.S. image, Reprise Records quickly followed it up with the live set Rock Spectacle. This was a

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As if to acknowledge that Barenaked Ladies' third album, 1996's Born on a Pirate Ship, was a blunder that wouldn't do much to advance the Canadian group's U.S. image, Reprise Records quickly followed it up with the live set Rock Spectacle. This was a wise move, as years of nearly nonstop touring had helped the group transform from a jokey folk-rock group into a talented pop group with both musical chops and stage presence to burn. Though the album doesn't include much of what makes Barenaked Ladies such a unique live act, singer-guitarists Steven Page and Ed Robertson are masters of improvisational humor, and a good chunk of any Barenaked Ladies show is given to often hilarious extemporaneous bits -- it certainly makes the point that the group is an underrated source of pure pop delights. This album's superior live take of 1992's "Brian Wilson" became Barenaked Ladies' first U.S. radio hit, setting the stage for the across-the-board success of 1998's excellent Stunt.

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Release Date:
11/19/1996
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0093624639329
catalogNumber:
46393
Rank:
66335

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Rock Spectacle 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, this is the first album by BNL that I ever bought. It made me hunger for more and now I own every album! They can transform themselves into completely differnt bands with a different sound with every song they sing, with some sort of surprise in every song. They are musically gifted, humorous, serious, and the best band around today. I highly recommend this album. Ok, I highly recommend every BNL album. One warning- you either get BNL or you don't. If you do get them, you will love them!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Also for me...this is the best album I own. They shocked me: Steven's voice is unbelievable, he has an excellent tecnique as well. The bass player is very very talented.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey BNL fans!!! I have been a fan of BNL for about a year and a half now. I have to admit One Week did get me hooked. So I went out and bought Rock Spectacle. About a week later I ordered Born On A Pirate Ship, Maybe You Should Drive, Gordon, and Stunt. They arrived and I am still listening to them a year and a half later. I am a little upset because I cannot find their other four CD's. My favorite song is Old Apartment. If I do not listen to BNL everyday I go through withdrawels. BNL BNL BNL BNL BNL!!!!!!!
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