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To Boys Who Say No
     

To Boys Who Say No

by Girls Say Yes
 
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,

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/23/2002
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0678277008328
catalogNumber:
5637310013

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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
Jeff "Killer" Kane   Guitar
Ben Drucker   Percussion,talking drum
Adam Marsland   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord,Horn
Sean Flora   Bass,Guitar,Tabla,Vocal Harmony
Frank Kelly   Flute

Technical Credits

Russ Tolman   Producer
Michael Demmers   Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements
Mitch Easter   Engineer
Jim Huie   Producer,Art Direction
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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