Various Artists / Greetings From Area Code 207 #5
Album: Greetings From Area Code 207 #5   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Cornmeal Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-29 Pull Date: 2006-04-02
Week Ending: Feb 5
Airplays: 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 06, 2007: Anywhere Out Of The World
So Far Gone
3. Feb 01, 2006: Brownian Motion
2. Feb 04, 2006: Biff Bang Pow

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-01-23
A compilation of artists that seems to want to please fans of the ilk of Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Wilco, and Springsteen judging by the tracks they chose to start with. Singer songwriter folk, roots rock centered mostly, the best songs come at about track 7 where you find some great café balladeers and good type stuff. This is a cd released by a Portland area community radio station that smacks of AAA, kfog but contains serious gems (see highlights below). Second CD has live tracks recorded in-studio by some national acts but should be avoided like the plague.

Greetings from Area Code 207

1) nick lowe’ish guitar pop
2) acoustic folk rock
3) r&b flavored funky rock, female vocs
4) upbeat roots rock, a la Tom Petty
5) mid paced reflective roots ballad rock
6) roots rock, female vocs, white girl blues
7) café acoustic guitar/vocals song, honest feel
8) traditional rootsy r&b garage, late 50’s race music, good shit
9) quite adept and pleasant in the spirit of good wilco et al
10) folk acoustic ballad storytelling, western feel
11) wow, this is some seriously beautiful stuff: a slow Low-like plod and male/female voc duel vocs, eerie synth tone under acoustic guitar arpeggios (why didn’t they make this the first track?!)
12) Country Western song, traditional feel from the school of George Jones and Buck Owens
13) rootsy feel, dark, Slim Cessna or Waits feel
14) mountain music, good Appalachian front porch ballad
15) dark exotic western tango feel with slow part in middle
16) western roots rock version of Beatles classic
17) female folkie
18) new country feel
19) rootsy feeling pop rock
20) “blues” rock bar-band feel with the Hammond etc
20) slow-core mopey feel, nice non-slick subdued production

Greetings from “Studio Z”

1) solo folk
2) folksy with piano
3) piano+vocs, icky vocals
4) yikes, these vocals couldn’t be any more ass-kissing if they tried
5) upbeat acoustic
6) I aint buying these vocals either
7) Barenaked Ladies, upbeat bluegrassy feel, yawn
8) folk, yawn
9) Cowboy Junkies: folk ballad, quite pretty acoustic guitar+vocals, okay play this one if you must as its really good

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. As Fast As All These Words
2. Jones, Steve Time For You
3. X-Ray Actress California Venezuela
4. Nolan, Jon All Dried Up
5. Spouse The Ballad Of Terwilliger
6. Lise, Dominique U Lemme Down 2
7. Lamontagne, Ray Jolene
8. Curran, Nick & The Nitelifes Player
9. Coming Grass, The So Far Gone
10. Cleves, Slaid Twistin'
11. Seekonk Air
12. Campbell, Don Hold You Tight
13. Attra, Kevin Go Boy
14. Muddy Marsh Ramblers, The Lovesick Blues Again
15. Phantom Buffalo Bathing Suit For A Rich Girl
16. Brahms, Darien & Her Calico Chaps Don't Pass Me By
17. Cox, Sara Willow
18. Mccarthys, The Somebody's Gonna Lose
19. Harpswell Sound Too Many Times
20. Bill The Cat Waiting On Someone
21. Paranoid Social Club She Lives Inside The Mirror