Flakes, The / Back To School
Album: Back To School   Collection:General
Artist:Flakes, The   Added:Feb 2006
Label:Dollar Record Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-19 Pull Date: 2006-05-21
Week Ending: May 7 Apr 30 Apr 9 Apr 2 Mar 26
Airplays: 1 1 3 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 30, 2007: Something about music
That's All
4. Nov 07, 2006: What's in the Ice Box?
Fishing Pole
2. Feb 06, 2007: At Your Local Dive
5. Jul 22, 2006: What's in the Icebox?
That's All
3. Jan 07, 2007: Hangtime
That's All
6. May 02, 2006: Moody Guitar part 2
Talk About You

Album Review
Katie P.
Reviewed 2006-03-14
The Flakes "Back To School" – Some fun local garage rock. The sound ranges from the Rolling Stones, to the Beetles, to more punk and pop-punk sounds. Songs are pretty simple with solid uptempo beats (some are a bit slower). Fun guitar solos throughout and nice use of harmonica, tambourine, hand-claps, etc. Vocals are often lo-fi and a bit distorted or overblown sounding. Nothing on here is really amazing, but it is a lot of fun. There is a nice mix of original songs and classic covers. Fcc clean as far as I could tell. Pick a song and have fun.
My Picks: 1, 7, 8, 12
Katie P. 3/14/06

1)Uptempo and fun. Solid driving beat with a great simple blues/rock chord progression and some harmonica too. Slightly distorted vocals are yelled/sung.
2)Very lo-fi garage rock version of “C'mon and Swim.” Fun and energetic with hand-claps and short guitar solos. Uptempo.
3)Uptempo with a bouncy beat. Simple pop/rock.
4)A little slower, midtempo. Solid pounding beat with a touch of psychedelia.
5)Uptempo rockabilly. Fun 60's style pop/rock. Nice distorted and overblown vocals.
6)Slower midtempo with tambourine and a slightly dragging beat. Pounding bass drum and tom-toms. Cute harmonies on vocals.
7)Fades in with drums and then guitar (a little surfy and a little psychedelic) kicks in with the rest of the band. Uptempo and fast vocals that have a Beetles quality to them.
8)Uptempo with a solid driving beat. Harmonica and distorted vocals. Fun!
9)Solid midtempo with a simple beat and simple guitars. Vocals are a little bratty/whiny sounding. Cute.
10)Faster midtempo to uptempo. First part of song is “Shake” which is full of energy and fun. Then halfway through it turns into a “Hold On I'm Comin'” cover. It's fun.
11)Pounding midtempo cover of “Stupid Girl.” Vocals are a little bratty/whiny again.
12)Fun midtempo with a bouncy groove. Nice breakdown section. I really like all the background yelling.
13)Uptempo with a solid driving beat. Simple with a fun rockabilly guitar part.
14)Starts with drums and bass and then tough guitars are added. Distorted vocals, a little angry sounding. Midtempo with a slight drag to the beat.

Track Listing
1. That's All   8. I'm Telling You!
2. C'mon And Swim   9. Amber Jean
3. Talk About You   10. Shake / Hold On I'm Coming
4. I Fell In Love (For The Very First Time)   11. Stupid Girl
5. Back To School   12. Fishing Pole
6. Open Up Your Door   13. Sadie Slye
7. Love   14. I'm Movin' On