by Bourgeois Tagg


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This is a fun little record -- and unfortunately the last for this group with hot, catchy songwriting not too over the top with '80s cliché. Clever wordplay is a strong point in their songwriting -- akin to Elvis Costello without all the sarcasm. Not a weak song here -- every song is loaded with smart pop hooks and intelligent lyrics -- the only weak point coming with the use of the name "Frankie" as the character in an otherwise fantastic song "15 Minutes in the Sun." Single "I Don't Mind at All" is very pretty, with syncopated rhythms, string arrangements, and great acoustic guitar work by Lyle Workman. Great closing number -- "Coma" -- has an unexpected, almost transcendental ending. The listener also finds nice percussion work on "What's Wrong With This Picture" -- a sad song about infidelity. One of the finest examples of '80s power pop one is likely to find. ~ Mark W. B. Allender

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2004
Label: Lemon Records Uk
UPC: 5013929761728
catalogNumber: 17
Rank: 63241

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bourgeois Tagg   Primary Artist
Brent Bourgeois   Keyboards,Vocals
Joseph Edelberg   Violin,Group Member
Mingo Lewis   Percussion
Ian Matthews   Background Vocals
Scott Moon   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Rebecca Sebring   Viola
Larry Tagg   Bass,Vocals
John Tenney   Violin,Group Member
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Drums
Rick Walker   Drums
Lyle Workman   Guitar
Teressa Adams   Cello,Group Member
Terry Adams   Cello

Technical Credits

Bourgeois Tagg   Arranger
Todd Rundgren   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brent Bourgeois   Producer,String Arrangements
Mary Ann Bourgeois   Programming
Coast String Quartet   Contributor
David J. Holman   Producer
Ray Leonard   Engineer
Larry Tagg   Producer
Andrew Thomas   Programming
Lyle Workman   String Arrangements
Tony Wright   Cover Art
Paul Lester   Liner Notes

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