Prolonging the Magic

Prolonging the Magic

by Cake
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Prolonging the Magic

Cake's attempt to make a smug- and irony-free album, the band's third release does hold back the barbs a bit more than usual, even if they do fall back into familiar territory: postmodern takes on postmodern life. Flipping between earnest alt-rock rhythms and jittery, funky jazz, Prolonging the Magic works best when Cake lay on the irony extra heavy, or when they make their sober ambitions mesh slightly with the type of smart-ass pop they've based a career on (like "Never There"). At least they seem to realize their place in the alt-rock universe as a novelty band with chops, counteracting the genre's overwhelming seriousness with a light dose of heavy-handed yuks.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1998
Label: Volcano
UPC: 0614223809229
catalogNumber: 38092

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cake   Primary Artist
Chuck Prophet   Electric Guitar
Xan McCurdy   Electric Guitar
Mark Needham   Percussion
David Palmer   Keyboards
Jim Campilongo   Electric Guitar
Vince Di Fiore   Trumpet
John McCrea   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer
Todd Roper   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Greg Vincent   Pedal Steel Guitar
Tyler Pope   Electric Guitar
Rusty Miller   Electric Guitar
Gabriel Nelson   Mandolin,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Chuck Prophet   Arranger
Cake   Arranger
Craig Long   Engineer
Mark Needham   Engineer
Kirt Shearer   Engineer
Jim Campilongo   Arranger
Joe Johnston   Engineer
John McCrea   Producer
Rafael Serrano   Engineer
Jay Bowman   Engineer
Greg Brown   Arranger
Gabriel Shepard   Engineer
Tyler Pope   Arranger
Scott Reams   Engineer

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Prolonging the Magic 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very listenable, not a bad song on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the very, very best albums of the nineties. Every song a triumph of substance over style (or is it the other way around?). No musical genre is left untouched; it took this bunch of punks from Sacramento to create the most truly authentic country music of the last twenty five years. Give "Walk on by" forty listenings and you won't be able to wait for the forty-first. Easily Cake's best overall effort.