This One's for the Ladies

This One's for the Ladies

by The Young Fresh Fellows


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This One's for the Ladies

When guitarist Chuck Carroll left the Young Fresh Fellows, he seemed to have taken some of the band's engaging silliness along with him; with Fastbacks leader Kurt Bloch assuming fretboard responsibilities on This One's for the Ladies, the Fellows' sound got decidedly bigger and louder (Bloch's big, fuzzy leads are a marked switch from Carroll's more modest style, though if the liner notes are to be believed, everyone plays lead guitar on this album...that is, when they're not busy with a drum solo). As the band's musical approach got a bit more weighty, so did Scott McCaughy's songwriting; instead of shooting for laughs each time out, "Middle Man of Time," "Deep Down and in Between," and "Wishing Ring" find him dipping into his personal concerns and romantic missteps for a change, and Kurt Bloch's contributions, which sound decidedly different (a lot like Fastbacks tunes, to the surprise of no one) feature his usual mixture of angst and pop-punk hooks (this being the Fellows, pop outruns punk by several lengths). But the arena rock goof of the title track and the instrumental rock parody/tribute "Taco Wagon" (which Carroll helped to write) prove that the band was still very much in touch with their sense of humor, while the cover of the Kinks' "Picture Book" finds McCaughey translating Ray Davies' British whimsy to the Pacific Northwest and making it work. And the band manages to have it both ways as the downcast "When I'm Lonely Again" segues into a joyously raging version of Billy Childish's "One Day You Die." This One's for the Ladies showed that the Young Fresh Fellows didn't necessarily want to be the life of the party all the time, but they still knew how to have a good time -- and communicate it to others.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/1993
Label: Frontier Records
UPC: 0018663103426
catalogNumber: 31034
Rank: 61031

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Fresh Fellows   Primary Artist,Group
Scott McCaughey   Guitar
Emily Bishton   Background Vocals
Kurt Bloch   Guitar
Christy   Background Vocals
Jed Critter   Banjo,Ukulele
Slim Dunlap   Guitar
Tad Hutchison   Guitar
Riki Mafune   Background Vocals
Christy McWilson   Background Vocals
Scott Miller   Guitar
Jim Sangster   Guitar
Burns Stanfield   Organ,Piano
Conrad Uno   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jon Auer   Engineer
Jed Critter   Contributor
Rich Hinklin   Engineer
Tad Hutchison   Artwork,Cover Design
Burns Stanfield   Contributor
Conrad Uno   Producer,Engineer

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