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Billy Nayer Show, the / Goodbye Straplight Sarentino,
Album:Goodbye Straplight Sarentino, Collection:General
Artist:Billy Nayer Show, the Added:Aug 2004
Label:Big Sam's Giant Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-27 Pull Date:2004-11-29 
Week Ending:Nov 21Nov 7Oct 31Oct 24Oct 17Oct 10Oct 3

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6.Nov 03, 2004:press and release
Dreamland Massacre

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-22 
The Billy Nayer Show / Goodbye Straplight Sarentino, I Will Miss You

Bizarreness at its most marvelous glory! fun album from veteran Local/NYC band; the genre is indie rock, but the style is unclassifiable. I want whatever drugs these guys are on! Often dark, bizarre, psychedelic in a way, and this goes for both the music and the lyrics. I am lost for other adjectives. This is a double CD but it doesn't spread thin, almost every track is worthwhile. Try them.
Incidentally, the band, led by Cory McAbee, also made a movie (The American Astronaut) and its soundtrack of course.
FCC: CD1 track 4. Recommended: CD1 tracks 1, 4, 6 and CD2 tracks 1, 6, 7.

CD 1
1. * Upbeat indie-rocker, roaming vocal delivery. *
2. Dramatic, distorted bass growl, low-key vox, explodes with multiple saxophones.
3. Strumming and buzzing, mid tempo classic tune, playful vox.
4. ** FCC (shit) Dramatically delivered demented tale of three monkeys living on a giant triangle eating each other’s shit. Really. Give me those drugs! **
5. Rockabilly touch, deep vox, mid/uptempo more and more layers added until all dropped for accordion.
6. * Slow, dramatic; not your usual guitars, drums and bass shoegazer– strange lyrics, two male vocals, anti religion? Great. *
7. Mid tempo. Simple autoharp strumming with dramatic vox, other instruments enter.
8. Mid/slow autoharp strum with dramatic backdrop. Ends with "wind" sound effect (30 secs)
9. High pitched strum/pick with Chinese touch turns into moody sax solo. Instrumental.
10. Levels set on 11. Uptempo, noisy,
11. Starts loud and transitions (a-la Deerhoof) to quiet bit with “angelic” vox; takes a turn into a long George Harrison-like guitar solo.

CD 2
1. *Prog soundscape, repetitive religious-chant-spoof like lyrics, distant vox, mid tempo. *
2. Strumming, slow/mid, Billy Bragg like pompous delivery, silly backing vox, could also be a religious spoof again (“I got a message to give to you”).
3. Gently picked slow folky tune.
4. Short filler/outro, bass/drum and other sounds.
5. Mid/uptempo, ukulele and percussion, gets louder midway, not much in way of lyrics.
6. * Loud, heavily distorted, dramatic, short instrumental except a shout – “I love you” – at the end. *
7. * Driving guitar riff, unintelligible stuttered syllables, rock & roll! *
8. Gentle picking and singing, I guess it’s a love song, but strange.
9. Ukalele, mid tempo strum, acoustic guitar.
10. Music intro, then spoken lyrics, then guitars come back with semi-spoken lyrics. Mid/slow.
11. Slow, drums, touch of electric guitar, some build up, quiet ending. Life story.
12. * Farewell song, starts acoustically, turns quirky cabaret-like, quiet again, neo-folk ending. *

Track Listing
1.Dreamland Massacre 12.Here Comes You Know Who
2.Suffering 13.The Message
3.Don't Worry Honey 14.The Promise
4.Three Monkeys 15.Angel Projector
5.Hard Job 16.Slim
6.Head of a Cat 17.Love Waltz
7.Angel in a Tree 18.Knitting Favorites
8.It's Love 19.My Cat
9.Bees 20.Sad Girl 2
10.Sad Girl 21.Coward's Paradise
11.The Smallest Star 22.The Day I Died
 23.Straplight Sarentino