Beans On Toast / Fishing For A Thank You
Album: Fishing For A Thank You   Collection:General
Artist:Beans On Toast   Added:Jul 2013
Label:Xtra Mile Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-17 Pull Date: 2013-12-19
Week Ending: Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 10 Oct 27
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 03, 2013: It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
4. Nov 06, 2013: Sunflower Sutra
2. Dec 03, 2013: The Alarm Clock
5. Oct 24, 2013: The Songsmith Show
A Real Life Country Song
3. Nov 28, 2013: Humble
The Dry War

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-10-13
Beans on Toast, besides being a simple British meal, is folk singer Bobby Groves playing guitar, banjo & harmonica. His voice is gravely with a strong British accent. Other instruments are piano, accordion, trumpet, bass & drums. Lyrics are smart, ironic, funny.

Lots of FCC issues.

1 **Mid-tempo. Simple, sweet love song about simple things in life. Voice & guitar. (2:46)
2 * Upbeat, affectionate look at working-class England, warts & all. (3:05)
3 * (FCC: “fuck” “shit”) Acerbic comment on Iraq war & economic trouble at home. (2:09)
4 (FCC: “fucking”) Mid fast. Folk song about all sorts of drugs. Guitar & banjo. (3:23)
5 ** (FCC: “fucking”) Fast, lively. Critical look at our tech-dominated life. (2:18)
6 *** Mid-tempo. Getting by & keeping it real in tough times. Delightful & uplifting. (3:33)
7 *** Slow. Opens with Dylan-esque harmonica. Very much a folk song: voices & guitar. Nice female harmony in refrain. About the wonder of being a human being. (2:55)
8 * (FCC: “fucked”) Mid-tempo. Mock protest song, protesting nothing in particular. (2:26)
9 Slow, simple folk ballad. A bit Celtic with banjo and fiddle. A bit sentimental. (3:50)
10 (FCC: “shit”) Mid-fast. Goof-ball song about having a baby – or not. Oom-pa-pa. (2:32)
11 Mid-tempo. Very folkie with acoustic guitar & fiddle. Not as good as some others. (3:46)
12 * Mid-tempo. Classic folk song structure: guitar & tambourine. About going to a concert in Latvia and learning a lesson about freedom. Simple but inspiring. (3:11)

One song from each of this artist’s first 3 albums, added to this CD’s U.S. version:
13 (FCC: “shit” “fucking”) Mid-tempo. Very folkie. Getting high at a music festival. (3:23)
14 * Mid-fast. On the road, looking for America. Much of what’s both wonderful & ridiculous in country music. Old-time string-band feel. (3:29)
15 ** (FCC: “fucking” 90% sure) Mid-tempo. Starts simple, grows. Female rap (quite good) in the middle. Is the world just crazy or are we being manipulated? (4:38)

Track Listing
1. Microwave Popcorn   8. Protest Song
2. Beer And A Burger   9. The Apple Of Eden
3. The Dry War   10. Pappa Joy
4. The Children Of Bedford   11. Life
5. Angry Birds   12. Freedom Road
6. Rainydays   13. Mdmamazing
7. Orange   14. A Real Life Country Song
  15. Can't Take Another Earthquake