The Silver Gorilla

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All Music Guide - Jason Damas
The Gravel Pit returned again in 1999 to put "power" back into power pop. This Boston foursome's loud pop-punk recalls the early days of Cheap Trick, when loud not just fuzzy, but loud guitars could exist in catchy pop songs. And catchy is a good way to describe the Gravel Pit's brand of loud pop; the album's speedy opener "I Climb Up His Tree" sets the tone and the album rarely slows down throughout. "Connecticut" Jed Parish's distinctive strained vocal style and Farfisa organ touches give the band an added touch of personality, especially on songs like the first single, "Favorite." The Elvis Costello influences are still undeniable, but that only helps enhance the disc, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Damas
The Gravel Pit returned again in 1999 to put "power" back into power pop. This Boston foursome's loud pop-punk recalls the early days of Cheap Trick, when loud not just fuzzy, but loud guitars could exist in catchy pop songs. And catchy is a good way to describe the Gravel Pit's brand of loud pop; the album's speedy opener "I Climb Up His Tree" sets the tone and the album rarely slows down throughout. "Connecticut" Jed Parish's distinctive strained vocal style and Farfisa organ touches give the band an added touch of personality, especially on songs like the first single, "Favorite." The Elvis Costello influences are still undeniable, but that only helps enhance the disc, especially since the songs are far from retreads. While this disc moves a little more out into left field than The Gravel Pit Manifesto, it still maintains the band's pop roots, most notably on the Boston radio hit "When Will Our Bucket Come up Dry?" That song, with its swinging countrified choruses is a true diamond in the rough gem. Altogether, this album is likely to please fans of the Gravel Pit's prior releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1999
  • Label: Q-Division
  • UPC: 746834101123
  • Catalog Number: 1011
  • Sales rank: 199,183

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Gravel Pit Primary Artist
Kay Hanley Vocals
Joe McMahon Bowed Bass
Jon Lupfer Tenor Saxophone
Richard Marr Vocals
Pete Caldes Drums, Vocals
Ed Valauskas Bass, Vocals
Jamie Arentzen Baritone Saxophone, farfisa organ
Technical Credits
Mike Denneen Producer, Engineer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Alphabet Arm Art Direction
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