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All Music Guide - Richard Meyer
There are many singer/songwriters who try to integrate punk hipness and a post-new wave fun asthetic into their work. Few succeed as well as Jim Infantino. His signature tune "Addicted to Stress" shows us a writer with commitment to his heart, describing his collapsing modern world with wit, bluntly yet artistically. He is sort of like Loudon Wainwright, III on acid. This is a thinker's record and Infantino takes us to the pop edges of the folk genre without diminishing his use of language or resorting to overstatement in his music. "The Big Old Dark Green Car" is a good example of his willingness to bring pop instrumentation to his work. Folk people may once again say he...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard Meyer
There are many singer/songwriters who try to integrate punk hipness and a post-new wave fun asthetic into their work. Few succeed as well as Jim Infantino. His signature tune "Addicted to Stress" shows us a writer with commitment to his heart, describing his collapsing modern world with wit, bluntly yet artistically. He is sort of like Loudon Wainwright, III on acid. This is a thinker's record and Infantino takes us to the pop edges of the folk genre without diminishing his use of language or resorting to overstatement in his music. "The Big Old Dark Green Car" is a good example of his willingness to bring pop instrumentation to his work. Folk people may once again say he is bringing in too much rock & roll, but who really cares about such an argument anymore? The acoustic songs stand up very well. Purists should be directed to "Somewhere over NYC" for the wonderful playing, strong lyrics and direct performance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/1995
  • Label: Gadfly
  • UPC: 076605220921
  • Catalog Number: 209
  • Sales rank: 340,696

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jim Infantino Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Kalimba
Dar Williams Background Vocals
Karan Casey Violin
Martin Guigui Piano
Technical Credits
Jim Infantino Producer
Tom Dube Engineer
Vance Gilbert Contributor
Martin Guigui Remixing, Mastering
Brian Doser Engineer
Mitch Cantor Mastering
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