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Figgs - Slow Charm

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    The Figgs: Pete Donnelly, Mike Gent, Pete Hayes. Principally recorded at Peligro Audio, New York, New York and The Amazing Barn, Conshoken, Pennsylvania. Personnel: Mike Gent (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards......more

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Artist: Figgs
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The Figgs: Pete Donnelly, Mike Gent, Pete Hayes. Principally recorded at Peligro Audio, New York, New York and The Amazing Barn, Conshoken, Pennsylvania. Personnel: Mike Gent (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards, vibraphone, electric bass, drums, percussion, Theremin, background vocals); Pete Donnelly (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, synthesizer, shaker, background vocals); Mike Viola (guitar); Jed Parish (acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer organ, background vocals); Peter Hayes (drums, background vocals); Andy Kravitz (percussion); Scott Bricklin (background vocals). Audio Mixers: David Minehan; Mike Gent; Pete Donnelly; Tim O'Heir. Recording information: Brickhouse, Norristown, PA (05/2001-03/2002); Green St. House, NH (05/2001-03/2002); Peligro Audio, New York, NY (05/2001-03/2002); The Amazing Barn, Conshonken, PA (05/2001-03/2002). Photographer: Leanne Scott. Slow Charm by the Figgs is a mostly solid collection of pub rock/pop-punk music. However, it contains a few slow songs and an occasional bland vocal performance, plus it doesn't quite convey the inspired sense of rollicking fun that separates a great album that immediately grabs your attention from an agreeable album that requires time to sink in. Consequently, some Figgs fans may consider it to be a bit lackluster, although it holds up well against most of the competition. In any case, the songs are generally appealing: "Sit and Shake" is basic meat-and-potatoes rock & roll; "Public Transportation" is an unhurried not-quite-melancholy song about a lost child that's hooked around the repetition of the word "sad"; "Metal Detector" is a pleasing power pop number with theremin added for extra flavoring; "Static" sounds like early XTC doing ska; the not-quite-funky "Soon" is reminiscent of Joe Jackson's "Look Sharp" with some extra keyboard plinking; and both "Back to Being" and "The Trench" are relatively catchy. So while the band doesn't alw...
Track Listing:
Disc 1:
  1. 1 Intro #1
  2. 2 Back to Being
  3. 3 Sit and Shake
  4. 4 There Are Never Two Alike
  5. 5 Soon
  6. 6 Public Transportation
  7. 7 Static
  8. 8 Intro #2
  9. 9 Metal Detector
  10. 10 Lose the Pain
  11. 11 Trench, The
  12. 12 Protocol
  13. 13 Slow Charm
  14. 14 Are You Still Mine?
Type:
Performer
Genre:
Rock & Pop
Label:
Hearbox Records
Producer:
Andy Kravitz; Pete Donnelly; The Figgs; Tim O'Heir
Number of Discs:
1
Format:
Compact Disc
Studio or Live:
Studio
Mono or Stereo:
Stereo
SPARS Coding:
n/a
Runtime:
37 : 30
Editorial Reviews:
Magnet (1/03, p.84) - "...The Figgs' real forte is evoking the springing-out-of-its-breeches exuberance of late-70s new wave/power pop....Time and again, these guys get the knack..."i
UPC:
738442001223
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