To Boys Who Say No

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like many a paisley pop band -- hey, they put this out on the Paisley Pop label, so they'd better be prepared to be branded with the label themselves -- Girls Say Yes boasts a stew of influences. There's 1960s psychedelia and folk-rock, of course, but also girl groups felt mostly in the backup vocals, ringing Byrds/R.E.M. guitars, Lou Reed, soul, and even cheesy 1980s synth pop. There's nothing wrong with that; just don't steel yourself for anything that will shift your axis of being. The songs embrace a similarly mixed clutch of themes: psychic displacement, spaced-out psychedelic musing, alienated loneliness, and cranky carps at the institution of marriage. It's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like many a paisley pop band -- hey, they put this out on the Paisley Pop label, so they'd better be prepared to be branded with the label themselves -- Girls Say Yes boasts a stew of influences. There's 1960s psychedelia and folk-rock, of course, but also girl groups felt mostly in the backup vocals, ringing Byrds/R.E.M. guitars, Lou Reed, soul, and even cheesy 1980s synth pop. There's nothing wrong with that; just don't steel yourself for anything that will shift your axis of being. The songs embrace a similarly mixed clutch of themes: psychic displacement, spaced-out psychedelic musing, alienated loneliness, and cranky carps at the institution of marriage. It's the psychedelic-isms and the Lou Reed-isms that work best, like "Another Life," with its late-'60s psychedelic Brit-pop trimmings of underwater vocals and backward guitars; "You're Coming Down," which has something of the feeling of early-'70s Pink Floyd, but with female vocals; and "Wonder Guy," which matches shaky Reed-esque singing to folk-rockin' guitars.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2001
  • Label: INNERSTATE
  • UPC: 678277008328
  • Catalog Number: 112662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another Life (4:08)
  2. 2 Don't Call Me (3:06)
  3. 3 She Married a Loser (4:35)
  4. 4 Monkey in the Middle (3:41)
  5. 5 Prelude (0:27)
  6. 6 Beckon (5:34)
  7. 7 Burning Inside Out (3:58)
  8. 8 You and the Devil (2:32)
  9. 9 Love Is Not Linear (5:05)
  10. 10 Wonder Guy (2:55)
  11. 11 Sylvia (3:55)
  12. 12 You're Coming Down (5:51)
  13. 13 All I Want to Do Is Sleep (4:06)
  14. 14 How to Do Everything Right (5:59)
  15. 15 [Untitled Track] (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Girls Say Yes Primary Artist
Russ Tolman Guitar, Percussion, wah wah guitar
Bobby Sutliff Guitar
Steve Almaas Guitar, Vocals
Michael Demmers Harp, Tamboura
Mitch Easter Guitar, Piano
Jim Huie Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Kalimba
Richard McGrath Guitar, Cello, Keyboards, Fuzz Bass
Frank Kelly Flute
Jeff "Killer" Kane Guitar
Ben Drucker Percussion, talking drum
Adam Marsland Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Horn
Sean Flora Bass, Guitar, Tabla, Vocal Harmony
Technical Credits
Russ Tolman Producer
Michael Demmers Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements
Mitch Easter Engineer
Jim Huie Producer, Art Direction
Tony Lash Mastering
Richard McGrath Engineer
Colin Nairne Engineer
Mike Moore Engineer
Adam Marsland Brass Arrangment
Eddie Sperry Engineer
Sean Flora Engineer
Mike Demmers Engineer
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