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XL
     

XL

by Blue Flannel
 
The liner notes to Blue Flannel's debut album, XL, asserted, "WE ARE NOT ALTERNATIVE." Whether the Columbus, GA foursome should or shouldn't be called alternative could be debated; that term means ten different things to ten different people. What we can say for sure is that Flannel's power pop, pop-rock and punk rock is as quirky as it is hook-laden. Bratty,

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The liner notes to Blue Flannel's debut album, XL, asserted, "WE ARE NOT ALTERNATIVE." Whether the Columbus, GA foursome should or shouldn't be called alternative could be debated; that term means ten different things to ten different people. What we can say for sure is that Flannel's power pop, pop-rock and punk rock is as quirky as it is hook-laden. Bratty, humorous offerings like "You Bore Me," "Sleepy Boy" and the single "Havin' a Bad Day" make it clear that Flannel isn't a band that takes itself too seriously. When lead singer Derek Coile sings about how much he hates life on "Kill Me," it's obvious that he's doing a parody of the dark, angst-ridden lyrics that often defined grunge and alternative rock in the 1990s. (In fact, the name Blue Flannel was meant to parody Seattle's grunge scene.) Meanwhile, old-time country music is parodied on the goofy "Animal Song." Listeners can decide for themselves whether or not Flannel is an alternative band; the main thing is that XL is a lot of fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/22/1998
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0601215318425
catalogNumber:
53184

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Performance Credits

Blue Flannel   Primary Artist
John Barry   Bass
Eric Talbot   Drums
Derek Coile   Guitar,Vocals
David Montgomery   Guitar

Technical Credits

Lisa Fischer   Contributor
Sanford Allen   Contributor
Barry Finclair   Contributor
Jay Healy   Producer,Engineer
Paulette McWilliams   Contributor
Cindy Mizelle   Contributor
Shawn Pelton   Contributor
Doug Petty   Contributor
Bruce Wang   Contributor
Frederick Zlotkin   Contributor
Avril Brown   Contributor
Dale Stuckenbruck   Contributor
Tim Beattie   Contributor
Lyle Owerko   Art Direction
Sarah Seiver   Contributor
Xin Zhao   Contributor
Brad Albetta   Contributor

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