Welcome to My Bad Behavior

Welcome to My Bad Behavior

5.0 1
by edibleRed
     
 
The English-as-a-second-language syntax of their album title notwithstanding, edibleRed are a New York-based band with a distinctly downtown sense of rock & roll attitude. The cello is prominently featured in their sound, but for the most part it's one voice woven into a ragged tapestry of corrosive guitars and airtight beats. This is music with a personality, even a

Overview

The English-as-a-second-language syntax of their album title notwithstanding, edibleRed are a New York-based band with a distinctly downtown sense of rock & roll attitude. The cello is prominently featured in their sound, but for the most part it's one voice woven into a ragged tapestry of corrosive guitars and airtight beats. This is music with a personality, even a pose, but it doesn't think it's hipper than you. Combine that deceptively subtle balancing act with a frontwoman with bright magenta hair and a spectacular voice, and what could go wrong? Unfortunately, plenty can still go wrong if the lyrics are dumb and the hooks aren't strong enough to distract you from them, and those are exactly the problems with edibleRed's debut album. Collette McLafferty is an exceptional singer and a charismatic bandleader, but her lyrics need some serious work. Couplets like "Sexy when you sing/Bada boom bada bing" ("Sugar and Spring") and "Happy truly and spiritually aligned and high/It's alright if we don't fight when we don't see eye to eye" ("2012") are barely redeemed by the songs' consistently powerful guitar parts and bludgeoning beats. In a few cases, such as the complex and interesting (if overlong) "Purify" and the soaring "Hey Ya," it's easy to let yourself be drawn in by the band's sheer musical power. But when the songs rely on lyrical content to maintain your interest, the results can be embarrassing. This is a band with tons of promise, but edibleRed still have some work to do.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Select / Ada
UPC:
0010912168224
catalogNumber:
21682

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

edibleRed   Primary Artist
Nik Chinboukas   Guitar,Background Vocals
Caleb Sherman   Piano
Meg Okura   Violin
Kurt Nepogoda   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Lucia Micarelli   Violin
Collette McLafferty   Vocals,Group Member
Tom Papadatos   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Group Member
Sean McMechen   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Marty Osterer   Bass,Group Member
Dave Eggar   Piano,Cello,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tim Conklin   Engineer
Nik Chinboukas   Producer,Engineer
Amy Bennick   Graphic Design
Brian Zipin   Composer
André Benjamin   Composer
Dan Skye   Producer,Engineer
Fred Munao   Producer
Caleb Sherman   Producer,Engineer
Brad Alexander   Composer
edibleRed   Composer
Collette McLafferty   Composer
Tom Papadatos   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Welcome to My Bad Behavior 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's about time a band came around and played music with real instruments lead by a powerful voice. Edible Red is like no other. This band really does bring a fresh view to rock and makes it fun. It is rock’n’roll music you can dance too, yet funky enough to be different. Soul shaking beats, smooth bass, dramatic strings, and a sexy powerful voice. Definitely worth the buy!!!