Lemon Lime Lights / If I Ever Get Back
Album: If I Ever Get Back   Collection:General
Artist:Lemon Lime Lights   Added:Mar 2004
Label:Itchy Monkey Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-06-28 Pull Date: 2004-08-30
Week Ending: Sep 5 Aug 29 Aug 1 Jul 25 Jul 11 Jul 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 29, 2012: Music Casserole
Business Un Usual
4. Oct 03, 2005: Asymtotic Freedom
Last Guy to Know
2. Jan 10, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
Stuck Like Flies
5. Feb 21, 2005: charlotte's miscellany
Last Guy to Know
3. Mar 17, 2006: dogs and ponies
6. Feb 17, 2005: Baptism of Solitude
Stuck Like Flies

Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-06-07
Lemon-Lime Lights -- If I Ever Get Back (Songs of the Eastbanian Disaspora)

Junkyard cabaret from the East Bay (Eastbaynia) featuring many of my favorite instruments -- accordion, cello, sousaphone, autoharp, tap dancing, and metal grinders. I've seen these folks a few years running at the Monsters of Accordion Fest at 21 Grand in Oakland -- they're great! A mix of post-swordfishtrombones Tom Waits (gravelly-voiced singer + odd instrumentation), weird circus music, Eastern European cabaret/jazz and a bit of blues/folk.
PICS: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9,
1. slow beginning, then weird uptempo cabaret with cello, sousaphone, accordion, great!
2. driving rock, grinder noises in background, sax solo
3. slow beginning, sparse, ethereal female lyrics -- later more instruments come in, rises in intensity
4. mid/slow ballad with catchy bass line, lyrics about phone call heartbreaks, autoharp + cello + violin
5. goofy rag about polygamy, male+ female trade-off vocs -- great sousaphone and muted cornet!
6. accordion + sousaphone bass line, great instrumental break halfway through
7. slow, weird creaky noises + cello, airy female vocals, hypnotic driving beat
8. bluesy at beginning, then great 3/4 dark cabaret/waltz with gravelly lyrics, violin solo
9. junkyard orchestra- lots of instruments, sax solo, tap dancing noises, metal grinder -- wow!
10. uptempo, circus accordion + whistles, sousaphone, jazzy lyrics

Track Listing
1. Business Un Usual   6. Last Guy to Know
2. Winnemucca   7. Lorelei
3. Calling My Name   8. Serve the Dessert
4. The Phone Song   9. Stuck Like Flies
5. Polygamist Rag   10. N.Y.C.