Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Album 365: Day 28 - The Presidents of the United States of America - The Presidents of the United States of America

The Presidents of the United States of America
Self-titled
1995














Favorite tracks: Lump, Boll Weevil, Kick Out the Jams
Sleeper tracks: Candy, Naked and Famous

In honor of voting day:

A band that was made for the MTV generation.  I, like 3 million other people, heard about these guys from watching videos during the summer.  They were a huge hit and I dug the style and quirkiness of the record.  The recording is kinda cool.  You can hear scratch vocal tracks, guitar sounds through drum mics and other recording oddities.  It's a very live, raw sounding record and it just proves that you don't have to spend millions of dollars to make a hit.

Unfortunately, there's only so much you can do with 2 guitar (each having 2 strings) and a 3 piece drum kit.  The songs are great but there's no staying power 'cept for the songs that were hits.  It was a fun trip down memory lane as I probably haven't listened to this entire record in about 10 years.

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