This Feeling's Called Goodbye

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unlike their jam band peers and predecessors, who tend to trace their musical influences to old-time country, blues, and rock & roll, Philadelphia quartet Brothers Past displays lots of pop, rock, and dance music influences of the 1960s, '70s, and early '80s on its third album, This Feeling's Called Goodbye. They do fit into the jam band category in the sense that they seem more comfortable playing than constructing songs. Even though no track here lasts longer than six minutes, the songs clearly sound as though the music came first while the lyrics, full of insecurity and lovelorn angst, came second and were shoehorned into existing riff patterns. And when the ...
See more details below
CD (Digi-Pak)
$9.01
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (6) from $2.18   
  • New (4) from $7.21   
  • Used (2) from $2.18   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Unlike their jam band peers and predecessors, who tend to trace their musical influences to old-time country, blues, and rock & roll, Philadelphia quartet Brothers Past displays lots of pop, rock, and dance music influences of the 1960s, '70s, and early '80s on its third album, This Feeling's Called Goodbye. They do fit into the jam band category in the sense that they seem more comfortable playing than constructing songs. Even though no track here lasts longer than six minutes, the songs clearly sound as though the music came first while the lyrics, full of insecurity and lovelorn angst, came second and were shoehorned into existing riff patterns. And when the band takes the occasional moment or two for an instrumental break, for example in "Simple Gift of Man," you can tell how much they want to go on for another five or ten. But from the first moment, keyed to Tom McKee's bright synthesizer sounds, Tom Hamilton's quick strumming, and the energetic rhythm section of Clay Parnell and Rick Lowenberg, this is sparkling pop music that fearlessly mixes up its influences. "Forget You Know Me" employs a synth pop pattern that could be programmed next to Donna Summer's "I Feel Love," but then there's an acoustic guitar part that recalls Simon & Garfunkel's "I Am a Rock." The instrumental "Exhale," with its acoustic guitar playing and found sounds, also channels Paul Simon, this time mixed with Pink Floyd. And such songs as "State Police" and "Too Late to Call" suggest at least a nodding acquaintance with Beatles '65, if not to the many '80s power pop bands who played in much the same style. Amazingly, it all comes off sounding fresh, if only because the arrangements keep changing -- get used to a standard rhythm, and you'll find that it has abruptly turned to reggae accents or an electronic pattern; decide that the group wants to be a new version of A Flock of Seagulls, and they'll suddenly come on like the next Rush. It all sounds like Brothers Past is having much more fun, at least playing together, than the lyrics suggest the bandmembers are in their lives.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/18/2005
  • Label: Sci Fidelity Records
  • UPC: 662102102923
  • Catalog Number: 1029
  • Sales rank: 320,451

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leave the Light On (4:07)
  2. 2 One Rabbit Race (4:11)
  3. 3 State Police (4:34)
  4. 4 Celebrity (5:45)
  5. 5 Forget You Know Me (4:33)
  6. 6 Simple Gift of Man (6:02)
  7. 7 Too Late to Call (4:11)
  8. 8 Inhale (1:14)
  9. 9 Words Like Weapons (3:39)
  10. 10 Year of the Horse (4:48)
  11. 11 Exhale (2:06)
  12. 12 Everything Must Go (3:35)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brothers Past Primary Artist
Tom Hamilton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Tom McKee Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Group Member, Hammond B3
Clay Parnell Bass Guitar, Vocals
Rick Lowenberg Drums, Electronic Drums
Technical Credits
Tom Hamilton Composer, Sequencers
Carl Bender Art Direction
Fred Kevorkian Mastering
Jon Altschiller Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Tom McKee Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously