Gordon

Gordon

by Barenaked Ladies

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Overview

Gordon picks up where the Barenaked Ladies' famous demo "The Yellow Tape" left off and moves them into majors. Their first for Reprise, this witty songbook finds the Canadian five-piece to be a clever group -- charming, but not childish, yet the Barenaked Ladies are pretty close to overstepping the boundaries of silliness. The thing that keeps them in line is their sharp harmonies. Shared vocals between guitarist Ed Robertson and Steven Page are refreshing and upbeat, especially on reworked versions of "Brian Wilson," "Be My Yoko Ono," and the eternal favorite "If I Had a $1000000 Dollars." "Hello City" and "Box Set" are slick narratives, making for album standouts with its jazz-cool blend. Other shiny moments, such as "Enid" and "Grade 9," are humorous in reflecting upon adolescence, while "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" showcases the Barenaked Ladies' more romantic side. Through all the jokes, these guys are a bunch of suckers for love and such sensitivity is a great match for their quirky musical persona. Gordon is a great introduction to the Barenaked Ladies' sweet comic relief and it's sure to be a college rock mainstay.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/1992
Label: Sire / London/Rhino
UPC: 0075992695626
catalogNumber: 26956
Rank: 75163

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barenaked Ladies   Primary Artist
Meryn Cadell   Vocals
Mike Barber   Vocals
Matt DeMatteo   Vocals
Mike Ford   Vocals
Murray Foster   Vocals
Jian Ghomeshi   Vocals
Gene Hardy   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
David Matheson   Vocals
Lewis Melville   Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Bass,Keyboards,Tambourine,Vocals,Shaker,keyboard bass
Tannis Slimmon   Vocals
Tyler Stewart   Drums,Vocals,Shaker
Tim Wilson   Bagpipes
Bob Wiseman   Accordion,Vocals
Jim Creeggan   Vocals,Double Bass,Shaker
Steven Page   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Shaker
Gregor Beresford   Vocals
Andy Creeggan   Organ,Piano,Conga,Tambourine,Triangle,Vocals,Claves,Cuica,Shaker,Guiro,finger cymbals,Cabasa
Kate Fenner   Vocals
Jason Mercer   Vocals
Keith Nakonechy   Vocals
Blair Packham   Vocals
Jason Walton Plumb   Vocals
Wayne Stokes   Vocals
Tim Vesley   Vocals
Nic Gotham   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Naida Creeggan   Vocals
Dave Allen   Fiddle,Vocals
Tom Walsh   Trombone
Steve Pitkin   Vocals
Arlene Bishop   Vocals
Dave Clark   Vocals
Sally Lee   Vocals
Chris Brown   Organ,Vocals
Martin   Guitar,Vocals
Ed Robertson   Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Shaker,cowbell

Technical Credits

Meryn Cadell   Contributor
Barenaked Ladies   Producer
Mike Barber   Contributor
Matt DeMatteo   Contributor
Mike Ford   Contributor
Murray Foster   Contributor
Jian Ghomeshi   Contributor
Gene Hardy   Contributor
David Matheson   Contributor
Lewis Melville   Contributor
Michael Phillip   Producer
Michael Phillip Wojewoda   Sound Effects,Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Tannis Slimmon   Contributor
Tyler Stewart   Sound Effects,Contributor
Tim Vessely   Contributor
Bob Wiseman   Contributor
Jim Creeggan   Sound Effects,Contributor
Steven Page   Sound Effects,Contributor
Andy Creeggan   Sound Effects,Contributor
Scott Dibble   Producer
Dave Allen   Contributor
Robin Billinton   Engineer
Dave Clark   Contributor
Martin   Contributor
Ed Robertson   Composer,Sound Effects,Contributor

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Gordon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gordon, the Barenaked Ladies first release, is the best colection of music on one CD. It has Enid, Brian Wilson, Grade 9, Be my Yoko Ono, What A Good Boy, New Kid(On The Block), along with other great songs. No CD colection is complete without it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is great. Song #1-3, 5, 14, & 15 are the best. The lyrics are the best I have ever heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BNL's first cd, financed by the prize money they won in a radio talent search contest! They employ so much humor into their songs. ''New Kid (On the Block)'' is so funny, and the Barenaked Ladies make so many allusions to so many things to spice this CD up. They are great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is the best! You have to buy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago