Sadies, the / Favourite Colours
Album: Favourite Colours   Collection:General
Artist:Sadies, the   Added:Oct 2004
Label:Yep Roc Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-29 Pull Date: 2005-01-31
Week Ending: Jan 30 Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9 Dec 26 Dec 19 Dec 12 Dec 5
Airplays: 4 2 3 1 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 03, 2011: Music Casserole
Why Would Anybody Live Here?
4. Jan 27, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
A Burning Snowman, The Curdled Journey
2. Sep 13, 2005: Foreplay and Sex Wax
Northumberland West
5. Jan 27, 2005: Midnight Meanderings
Why Be So Curious? (Part 3), The Curdled Journey
3. Jan 28, 2005: Distraction-Limited
The Iceberg
6. Jan 26, 2005: Brownian Motion gets Lethal Injection
A Burning Snowman

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2004-11-10
This is the fifth full length release of Toronto's Sadies. The Sadies are the Canadian version of CALEXICO, but instead of the jazz and world music influences, you will find an even better mix of blue grass, old school Johnny Cash-type country folk, and 60s surf/garage pshychedelia. The blue-grass influences will take you back to Ry Cooder's and Taj Mahal's awesome psych-garage band the Rising Sons and to Cooder's later guitar work in Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. The country-folk type of rock will remind you of Woodstock's Joan Baez and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. And finally the fuzzed up psyche guitar leads may send you digging in your 60s Nuggets collection for the perfect segue that could include anything from the Byrds and the Peanut Butter Conspiracy to Kaleidoscope and the Band. Overall, a CD of great production and musicianship including guest musicians such as Robyn Hitchcock (lead vocals) and Calexico's Joe Burns and Greg Keelor (cello and vocals). Big thumbs up to the surfy instrumentals (eg. tracks 1, 5, 7, 9), which are absolutely marvelous. Play this!
Recommended tracks: 6, 8, 10, 12, 13; 1 and 5, if you love great instrumentals.
1. Speedy, bouncy, rocking blue-grassy instrumental. Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder would envy this. It rocks!
2. Atmospheric psych number. Country mood thanks to that pedal steel. Fuzzed up psych guitar leads. Somehow Calexico comes in mind.
3. Very folk-country number, acoustic guitar, pedal steel. Johnny Cash meets Joan Baez.
4. Total 60s psych. Heavy guitar leads and emoting melodies.
5. Cool instrumental. Sparse and atmospheric. Epic melodies. Awesome cello and vibraphone instrumentation. Play with some of Mary Timony's recent work (Golden Dove).
6. Catchy, melodic, upbeat. Great fucking pop chune! Makes me sing along.
7. Dark, slow instrumental. Crooning organ.
8. Med tempo, catchy, upbeat, folk number. With Greg Keelor on backing vocals, Calexico comes in mind.
9. Cool surfy instrumental. It reminds me of Beatles' instrumentals on Hard Day's Night.
10. Blue-grass guitar licks. It rocks! The Byrds!
11. Densely fierce surfy instrumental. An agonizing mood. Some dissonance and maybe a minor key?
12. Like tracks 1 and 10. Speedy, bouncy, rocking. Fast.
13. Robyn Hitchcock on lead vocals. This is interesting. A Beatlesque ballad (see Murray's review of the recent Robyn Hitchcock CD). Swinging lead guitars and surfy second guitars. VERY NICE!

Track Listing
1. Northumberland West   7. The Iceberg
2. Translucent Sparrow   8. A Good Flying Day
3. 1000 Cities Falling (Part 1)   9. Only You and Your Eyes
4. Song of the Chief Musician )   10. As Much As Such
5. The Curdled Journey   11. A Burning Snowman
6. Why Be So Curious? (Part 3)   12. Coming Back
  13. Why Would Anybody Live Here?