Oohs : Llamalamp

CD [Cover Art for Oohs / Llamalamp] Your Price: $15.84
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Sell date: 3/2006
Label: CD Baby
Mfg's Catalog#: 5637421
CDC Part#: 688158
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 Notes & Reviews
 
The long-awaited third album from Midwestern popsters The Oohs, loaded with hooks a-plenty, harmonies galore, and their broadest palette of instrumental colors yet! All but two songs are Oohs originals - 'Pretty' was written by Oohs' friend Michael Cavanaugh (best known as The Piano Man on Broadway in the Billy Joel musical 'Movin' Out!'), and 'Turn Me Off' was written by another old band friend Rick Sondag. Cavanaugh has stated on many occasions how much he enjoys this version of his song, and that he likes it better than his own! LLAMALAMP shows the natural growth and maturity in songwriting, performance and recording technique that a three-plus year gap since their previous album (SATURDAY MORNING DREAM) can allow. The band is equally more economical in focus and more expansive in reach than ever before. And all this accomplished without Auto-Tune or sequencing - every sound is performed by human voice, hand or foot. Turn on LLAMALAMP and let your inner light shine! 'The Oohs have delivered their tour-de-force, upping the high standards of both 'Ear Candy' and 'Saturday Morning Dream' with more stellar songs and craftsmanship, stronger production and arrangements and a CD that will leave pop fans very, very happy.' BRUCE BRODEEN, Not Lame Recordings 'Their long-awaited third full-length! And boy it was well worth the wait! Chock full of Beatle-isms - sitars and a 'Sgt Pepper'-like guitar intro to go along with hooks, hooks, hooks and lots of patented Oohs vocal harmonies! While it does have it's moments of 60' psych pop, for the most part the disc has a real 70's AM Pop Radio feel to it! Complete with some touches of Todd Rundgren here and there! 'More Than Meets The Eye' sounds like a Steely Dan outtake! The boys worked long and hard on this one and it's paid off handsomely! This is by far their best effort yet! Very well done lads!' RAY GIANCHETTI, Kool Kat Musik 'Their 3rd and most excellent CD. New for 2006! This is perfectly executed 60's and 70's style power pop that is heavily influenced by THE BEATLES, Ben Folds, Steely Dan, KLAATU, and more! These Illinois pop masters have crafted 3 wonderful cds, all of them good! However, this is considered to be THE BEST of the three so please start with this! ***** Five star review!' JEREMY MORRIS, Jam Records 'A snappy little power pop disc that should find favor from fans of Jellyfish, The Wondermints or Big Feather. Besides sporting one of the greatest album covers of all time, the tunes inside sound very heavily inspired by 70s AM radio pop, with many of them, believe it or not, resembling Styx (in one form of the band or another). It's also the kind of disc where when you are listening initially not much of an impression is made but you have this urge to listen again and again with some definite favorites forming. Mine wind up being 'Pretty,' 'More Than Meets The Eye' and 'Turn Me Off.' Overall, their best album and one many pop fans will have no problem warming up to.' KURT TORSTER, sfkrock 'There's something liberating about listening to a confident band performing at it's best without apology and with the full expectation that the right people in their audience will 'get it.' If anyone else wants in, they're welcome, but the important thing is the band has satisfied itself and has shown some growth. The Oohs have done just that with 'Llamalamp,' a step considerably forward from their excellent 2002 release, 'Saturday Morning Dream.' As with many of the best power pop releases, part of the fun of 'Llamalamp' is playing'spot the influence.' It's clear The Beatles remain a touchstone for The Oohs (although unlike others, these guys are as comfortable with 'I Am the Walrus' as they are with 'I Saw Her Standing There'). The Beach Boys and Four Seasons are vocal influences, and while they've abandoned some of the Queen/Electric Light Orchestra tributes they included in previous work, it's clear the members have continued to go through their album collections to find pieces to plunder. What do all of these songs have in common? Uncanny craftsmanship. That's often a dirt

 
 Tracks
 
Three-L
Pretty
One Step Closer to Nowhere
Sunny Day
Strange World
More Than Meets the Eye
I Will Love
Settle for Human
The End of Our Days
Get It Straight
Turn Me Off
To Be in Love
That's What She Said!
What Have You Done With My Girl?
Emotion Left Unspoken
Pipes of Peace
Three-L II