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GARAGEBAND.COM REVIEWS FOR "LET'S MAKE LOVE ON THE FLOOR OF THE LIQUOR STORE'

I just woke up.
After a late night of fixing computer problems and only one cup of early afternoon coffee and a smoke I'm still feeling kind of cranky. Musically I rather like this. The scratchy fiddle sounding intro reminded me of the Raincoats and overall I really appreciate the looseness and garagey sound. A real basic snotty rocker. I must confess however that I'm a little less taken lyrically. I've never been too fond of the expression 'make love' It seems generally too much like a scam. (But that's a personal preference.)But certainly something I mught consider listening to again. It sure beats the average overly processed guitar/whining vocalist stuff you generally come across here.
- Lanark  
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Upbeat, fun, and good for the ears
I really do like this one, it doesn't make you fall asleep like others. Keep rockin
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Beat
Special Award: Grooviest Rhythm
- Bekah6  
Tomball, Texas

Celtic Rap Folk
Turn down, tune out at the Coda.
Extra Credit: Production, Mood
- saltandlight  
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Imagine the Beatles got back together and were drunk.......
At first the strange foreighn sound being played at the beginning was cool and engaging then I started to wonder when it was going to go away. Once it finally did the song went into full swing and was nice however left me feeling as though we were going into a unique fun filled land of uniquness and instead became a beatles cover. The vocals are very well sung, the guitar, bass and drums sound really good. The music plays very smoothly and the production is quite excellent in that it has a solid direction and flow that it stays with. The overall sound does reflect a strong brit pop sound that seems a bit overdone now a days however I felt that it was done well.
Extra Credit: Sequencer/Effects Programming, Production
- Placide  
San Francisco, California  

lou reed on holiday
somehow you need to get the vocal above all the energy...more mid bass (200hz) the swirling buzzing guitar(?) needed to be hollowed out so the vocal could be a little more hot
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- elephantsgerald  
Atlanta, Georgia  

what i like about you...
it could do with a bit better production, the sound was pretty thin. the lyrics were pretty goofy, but i'm not sure that that's such a good thing. i'm not sure what's particularly alternative about this track. it kinda reminded me of 'what i like about you' by whoever sang that song, which isn't such a good thing either.
- antlerboy  
London, United Kingdom  

I'd Pick the Candy Aisle
Interesting lyrics don't get much better than this. 'Let's make love on the floor of the liquor store' -- how will my next walk to the one by my house ever be the same? Especially if that beautiful redhead's wearing the same tight sweater she was wearing yesterday? This song has a high energy level and a good sense of modern imagery, one with truth and humor.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- jimbabwe  
Encinitas, California  

take a listen
very different, i really liked it, good job
Extra Credit: Melody
- planet9  
Merrill, Wisconsin


lets make love!!!
points for originality on that one; absolutely loved the lyrics. Ya'll keep it up.
- choataboy  
Cortez, Colorado


make love not war....?
To me the guitar sounded a little 'messy' at times...
Special Award: Best Potential Movie Soundtrack
- hurleygirlie69  
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Pretty cool tune.
Pretty cool tune. Liked the samples in the beginning because they didn't include any record scratches or the typical sampling material. Also, I thought the musicianship was great. Instrumentation is very tight. Vocal performance was great. Lyrics were funny. I think I heard a horn section on the chorus--cool idea.
- RadioLux  
Nashville, Tennessee

uhh.....wow!
Although this song doesn't leave much to be interprited, I loved the originality. I didn't really like the vocals that much, they reminded me of a less talented Offspring. It was wild, I'm thinking, good song to listen to while high :
- zip  
Jonestown, Pennsylvania  

Let's get Liqied Up!
Great good fun. I hope this is played at a frat party soon, while mean spirited girls get roughed up by meaner young men. Which is to say it's such a good song that soon it will be in the wrong hands.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood
Special Award: Smoochiest Love Song
- MaddyMud  
The Park Of Highland, California  

Outstanding Rock Tune!!!
This is a nicely polished song. The band sounds enthuasiastic like they are having fun! Some unusual sound at the start but I like!
Extra Credit: Drums, Production
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- mighty_cab  
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  

let's not
sorry...it just didn't grab me and say "hi how are you today?" ya know>?
- vacuity  
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  

SEX SEX SEX & alchohol... NICE!
Cool Tune... Nice Groove... Intro is a little weird... But what the hell! Who says its not supposed to be weird. Nice Job!Extra Credit: Melody, Mood
- TheLittlestGian  
New York   


fun ,nice, but not great
the sond of the guitars get's a bit confused but it's not so important
Extra Credit: Mood
- gioia  
Barcelona, Catalunia, Spain

cleanup in the beer aisle
great chorus. i'll bet you hear that from all the guys. you do milk it though, don't ya? this song goes on waaaay too long for novelty value.
- huh  
Portland, Oregon

well
someone's been watching so i married an axe murderer a bit much!! just kidding, i really like this song a lot.. and thats not common for garageband.com...
- celery_stalker  
Rocklin, California

This Kicks!
Like this lots. Great Original feel and instrumentation. Vocals kick ass too! Great lyrics.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody
- BeatsMe  
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia  


Yahoo (not .com)
Why is it that, in general, the songs in the Alternative category upon first listen outshine the songs in the supposed Final Countdown. This track is awesome, catchy, and witty.
- drthirsty  
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  

Let's make love on the floor of the record store...brill
That was a pretty interesting open. I like the vibe of the band. It sounds fresh.
- Slowloader  
Baltimore, Maryland  

This is one fricking hilarous song!
This is a great song!! it's hilarious!! Very Creative I must say. *LOL* just heard the part abotu moving it to the laundrymat. I love the part with all the ryhming words in the middle.. it's great!!
Extra Credit: Lyrics
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- Dekanerab  
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

decent
decent, sounds like the Beatles in the 80's
- SIBKev  
Mocksville, North Carolina  

HELP ME!
I HATED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!
- COURTNUT6  
Gray, Maine  

Fun & cool tune.
Very cool intro. And once it gets going, it's still great!
Extra Credit: Guitars, Production, Mood
- jimtheradioguy  
Saint Louis, Missouri

Let's make love!!!
Well, I tell ya what. It sounds just as good as alot of the stuff they play on the radio. It's pretty original and catchy. Doesn't do it to me though.
Extra Credit: Drums, Bass
- thisisBS  
Kc(Not The Sunshine Land), Missouri  
 

okay song except...
take out the low vocals in the beginning
- thepatient  
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Liquor store love
Well I don't really know if this is my style, but I liked the lyrics, I thought they were funny. The whole song is just happy and fun. It's nothing that really moves me, but I don't think it's meant to. I think for the type of song it is , it was well done.
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- x5719  
Albany, New York  

middle-eastern...
Is that a sitar? I like the beginning sound. The vocals sound like a cross between johnny cash and alice cooper. The music seems like it has some parts that are reminiscent of david byrnes. Overall, the song is not bad.
- themudlers  
Agoura, California  

um?...
it just doesn't tickle my fancy
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- YogiLusk11  
Eliot, Maine

Okay the first part I did not like...
Didn't really like the intro at first, then when the song kicked in and I thought about it again..I did like the intro. This is a great song too. Kinda has a weird feel to it, but I did like it alot. I especially liked the overall sound of the guitars, and the singing sounded a little punk. Plus its about drinking...and making love. What more do you want?
Extra Credit: Guitars, Melody, Mood
- BlueTickHound  
Knoxville, Tennessee  

Creative, punk rock sound that will get your attention
This introduction will get your attention. It is sonically creative, melding an off-kilter bagpipe sound with samples of what sounds like "Go to the window" in the introduction. The song itself is more straightforward, featuring a young guy singing. It sounds like 80's punk. It had many good hooks and though I didn't necessarily "get" it, I did get into it.
Extra Credit: Sequencer/Effects Programming
- Queeniemusic  
Chicago, Illinois

well?
Not very fond of the bag pipes, after that it is rather good. not a bad hook, and got a good dance beat.
- Michael_Trace  
Terre Haute, Indiana  

FI: nice indian intro...
already know this is going to be different. a little Velvet Underground. Wish the vocals were out a bit more. The chorus is very cool. Great work here. Tons of energy.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Drums, Melody, Beat
- St_Libido  
Victoria, B.C., Canada

nice,interesting
nice,interesting intro like the breaks in the melody,lyrics are good,production mix well done,originality
Extra Credit: Guitars, Drums, Production, Lyrics, Melody
- musicwithinusal  
Johnson City, New York  

folky-rock
reminded me a bit of ween in the begining. with the weird guitar sound or bagpipes, not sure what it actually was, and the "go to the window"- then kind of reminded me of wilco or the rugburns or some type of folky-rock. funny lyrics- pretty hip. pretty good production, sometimes its a little difficult to understand the lyrics. i think with a song like this, its important for the vocals to be loud and clear- the song is really centered around the lyrics. i like the melody of the chorus too. i always wanted to bone in a liquor store.
- Fermi995536

take me to India
interesting
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production
Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- rumblejett  
Kansas City, Missouri  

excellent pop/rock
Very solid production and vocals. Definitely grabbed my attention when the guitars dropped in. Pretty rockin' tune. Not much to criticize.
- sokrates13  
New York  

catchy.
kinda 80ish actually this song reaks of 80s
- AppleHead2  
Baileyville, Maine  


holy cow neat!
What a creative opening! I am enjoying the lyrics. lets make love on the liquor store floor? thats freakin hilarious! drums are neat in the little breaks between verses. sounds like you had fun making this song!
Extra Credit: Drums, Lyrics
Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- CustomerService  
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada  

Help!
Interesting begining. Like the bag pipes, or whatever that is in the background during the song. Really good voice. Catchy chorus. Nice break in the middle. I would bring the bass out more in the mix, but other than that, great song!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Beat
Special Award: Smoochiest Love Song
- spanc5  
Fort Collins, Colorado  

what?
the start is very annoying,lose the talking.it's ok when it kicks in though.the gtrs over power the vocals.did yoou used to sinng for timbuk somethin or another???..not for me,best of luck.
- phineasj  
Miami, Florida  

Horny?
Once this song kicks in it kinda has a stones feel. The singer kinda sounds like the Dicky Barret from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The trumpets are cool. It is also cool when everyone joins into together singing. The song has nice dynamics.
- OracleTurts  
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

elements of the song
like the intro bugged me the rest sounded like a good monkeys song in the now
- CRAZYWIZDOMzG  
Santa Ana, California  

Thee Rocking
Very cool juxtaposition of the old-world snake-charming flute sample with the retro-rock tune that kicks in. This song reminds me of a lot of those '80s era bands that kind of sounded like '60s garage bands--Marble Orchard and Rain Parade and whatnot. Very cool, timeless (if not terribly original) sound. You guys manage the very difficult--making that same D-C-G chord change sound fresh. Rock on!
- WillX  
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   
Make this review Let's Make Love(On The Floor Of The Liquor Sto's  


ohh bad recoding quality
the intro is kind of weird. not so much enjoying it. and then you had some sort of kazoo sound that wasent all that needed. also the recording qual is very bad, everything is too quite. but everything else is done well, the vocals sound good from what i can hear and the same goes for the guitars and other instraments after the intro.
- mikedo  
St. Albert, Alberta, Can

kind of twisted
Help! I've got this big ugly ring on my finger and some strange man chasing me and trying to kill me.
- dander  
Mountain View, California

sounds like party noise blowers, get rid of what ever that i
this song is really cool it just needs to come together more ! maybe another recording or mix , i don't think this one does it justice! other then that is very good! the noise blowers in the start of the song have to go ,how about some horn players or sax players!
- joker69  
Fort Mohave, Arizona

Great intro
Shame it collapses into a middle american levellers J Geils band muscleathon. 'Funny' music isn't generally and this is no exception. Conceptually weak
- xmartinx  
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Very strange
This one feels Middle-Eastern in the intro. I like how it jumps into the rock vibe right after this without feeling patched together.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Mood
- Alzarath  
Columbia, South Carolina  

It's got some kick to it...
But it's over now and I barely remember the song. I don't know what else to tell you other than to work on a hook for the song, if that is your intention. Sorry.
Extra Credit: Production, Beat
- tango36  
Miami, Florida

A Whacked-out rave-up
A bizarre, catchy rave up, complete with horns and a weird sitar-style intro. Huh? Yet it all sounds vaguely familiar, and not TOO weird. I kinda like it. This is a fun, pull-out-the-stops party song, and probably is fantastic live, in a rock-lobster kind of way. Also 'shout' from Animal House comes to mind. (a little bit louder now). I can hear the crowd singing along with that universal lyric, 'Let's make love!" Nice work.
Extra Credit: Lyrics, Beat
- spudboy69  
Seattle, Washington

Awesome
The opening guitar solo was awesome! The drum and vocal parts were also really good. I really enjoyed listening to your song!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Mood
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- DaLoser069  
Texarkana, Texas  

I'm in India
Lets make love!! I see you in the window!! Great catch lines. A great rock diddy. I like the Intro.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Mood
- Kuthermania  
Bend, Oregon  

this is my headline
drums... hmmm lets see you know what are some awesome bands? belle and sebastian the cardigans hefner air blur weezer radiohead the gentle waves
- carine

nice intro
I loved the intro. The guitar almost soungs like bagpipes in effect and it sounds fantastic. The abient nosies compliment this well and I just love the guitar part. I think if some of these ideas were carried through the track more, it would make a great difference. Nice work!
- paroxyst  
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Mildly catchy
Intriguing... Close to completeness--can't put my finger on it... Instrumentation is good. Good luck.
- Slamheads  
Chandler, Arizona

A sweet love song...
I like the intro. REM? I like the lyrics! The feel is great...happy little song. I had a song idea about "sex by the dumpster" one time, so, of course I dig this. The musicianship is quality stuff. The vocalist has a voice that stands out well. Nice work, guys!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood
Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- dean_martini  
Murfreesboro, Tennessee  

Yeah !!!
nice intro, weird, weird. Funny song, nice chords. A parody on all rock cliches, this song also has a kind of Beck mood and humor. Great. Yeah !
Extra Credit: Lyrics, Mood
- martinus  
Gouda, Z-H, Netherlands  

Fun Love
Really intersting begining; it grabbed my attention. Like, what the hell's goin on? Cool upbeat song follows. Nice and poppy and interesting lyrics within. The horns are a nice addition and I like this song it sounds like a lot of fun, kind of a beach song.
- squintz86  
Rumson, New Jersey

Garage Rock
This is a fine poppy song in the '60s garage tradition. I get a hint of Seattle in there somewhere, I don't know why. Not much more to say about the song, "Let's Make Love".
- meatcigars  
Culver City, California

Different sound - but good
The intro leaves something to be desired, especially after it comes into the main part of the song which is really appealing. I like the backing vocals - really original. You got a very different sound here, I say run with it. I could definately get into this with some minor changes: try getting away from any effects you're using; and if you eliminate the comical aspect of he song you may have a hit!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals
- drejian  
Albany, New York

Very origional sounding band.
Some pretty wacky ideas here. Really like it, it;s different.sounds great, good song but extra points for origionality!
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- happymedium  
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada  

Not sure about the opening...
Good thing this baby kicked in, the intro was ALMOST too long.... Good beat, simple melody, but fun. Good to hear you can still do good things with three chords (and the truth, of course....). Any song about doing it gets thumbs up from me.
- roistonp  
Arlington Height, Illinois  

Is that Dire staits?
Interesting intro...Good mix, though the vocals could be mixed up a little in the verses.. You guys are real romantics...lol... I like the bass.. Besides the blaringly anti social chorus I could see this song getting air play on rock stations..
Extra Credit: Bass
- terryw2315  
Eugene, Oregon   

were those bagpipes?!?
that was a very ween-ish intro. then when it kicks in it gives more of a beck feel. i like the lyrics a lot. this was very well recorded. the punch that u have when it kicks in is very desirable to any unsigned musician. all in all a very fun song.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Sequencer/Effects Programming, Production, Lyrics
- thefuzz  
East Lansing, Michigan   
Make this review Let's Make Love(On The Floor Of The Liquor Sto's  

cool song just not too sure about
cool song im just not to sure oabout the bag pipes besides that its cool i like the chorus thats a gag
Extra Credit: Production, Melody
- ADVANTAGE32  
Gretna, Louisiana

Creative Sound
I love what the distorted guitar at the beginning. It's a nice departure from the typical sound people use. The song is nice and peppy and the vocalist really makes the song. Good musicianship going on here. This makes me want to bring my girl to the local liqour store and get down.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals
- Lynos  
Melbourne, Florida

Funny Lyrics
The lyrics are definitely entertaining and the beginning is very cool. My only complaint about this song is that the main chord progression is not fresh.
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- defdwight  
Merritt Island, Florida  

Not 2 into Love stuff
Hmmm
- akbar01  
Bighamton, New York  

How do I say this...
I can't take it. I wanted to snap my own neck until the vocals came in, but it's too folk/rock for me. Good luck to you guys...
- Tonka  
Huntington Beach, California   

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Retro Pop
Mellow surfer pop intro. The lazy lead vocal sets the tone for the laid back motif. The song pretty much keeps the constant excitement level until the hook. The dynamics are raised a notch in the hook. The vocal has a room for an improvement and the audience may enjoy a little bit of a "twist" incorporated into the song.


benkay-   
Vincennes, Indiana
petey
nice layed back vibe. melody was nice, but the vocals seemed to struggle on some of the notes. guitar was played well, complimented the flow of the song nicely.


- lingermusic  
Atlanta, Georgia
Sour vocal
Not enough for me. Sorry. Mellow groove...good guitar.
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reddemon1111-   
Biloxi, Mississippi

Best of luck
Oh god this sonds exactly like the otther band I just heard... OK I am not too sure about the tone of voice of the lead singer (monotone). Not my tyoe I think so don't take what I am saying for granted. Best of luck


comikb-   
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

LIKE THE LYRICS
AS WELL AS THE VOCALIST GOOD SONG NICE MELODY WHAT I GET FROM THIS IS THIS WALKING INTO A BAR AND THAR YOU HAVE DAVID BOWIE JUST HAVIN FUN THIS IS WELL DONE AND THIS TUNE IS NO JOKE AT THE BAR
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popcycles-   
Hollywood, Florida  



Farmilliar
Song sounded very familliar. A good feel. Guitars fit well. Vocals strayed off key abit. Melody kept me interested the whole way through the song. Good Tune
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TSSM-   
Bolingbrook, Illinois
Bowie On Prozac
Excellent guitar hook. Good guitar sound as well. Very Bowie with the vocals, which is cool. Good melody. The song is pretty flat overall, not a lot of dynamics, but it sounds like that's what you were after. I think it works for this song. Well done.


littletonjones-   
Morristown, New Jersey


From the diaphragm
This song has a certain slowness to it that is appealing. The vox have some tuning issues. I like the melody, but I'm not digging the performance. The vox walk a fine line between style and strain. Overall, I'm not a big fan of this one.


rageur-   
Columbus, Ohio

Laid back
I liked this track because it reminds me of the music that I found influential. The vocalist sounds a bit like Ian McCulloch of Echo & the bunnymen & the guitar had a twangy-sweetness to it. Good melody, nice work.
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clownboy-   
Keyport, New Jersey

ok let me see
1-Ld guit- it's the nicest part of the song..i don't really dig the tones you're using..the cheesy echo has got to go.. 2-song- well, it's not the best thing i've ever heard.. it doesn't have a real hook and i can barely understand the vocalist...but what lyrics i can understand feel contrived and cliche 3-melody- it was really hard to hear the melody..when the vocalist is so tragically off key...


wop24-   
Astoria, New York  

Replacements Throwback- Hell Yeah!
Vocalist sounds like Paul Westerbug (who I love). This sound could be an outake on a Replacements CD. Since they are one of my all time favorite bands...you guys are getting a 5 from me. Keep the faith.
Extra Credit: ,

Special Award:
gmadison-   
Marietta, Georgia  
DREAM
I really relaxed when I heard it.Melody is dreamy.It calmed me down.The guitar arrangments are perfect.They make the mood.I just love the song.


klancher-   
no no no
I'm sorry but the singer of this band is really bringing me down. This song needs more enthusiasm toward the melody. I would start over...


suzboy-   
Tucson, Arizona


ehh
the recording sounds distant. there's a lot of space between all of the tracks. All in all, it's a decent song. not my style, but the guitar track is solid.


thefatedmusic-   
Santa Barbara, California  


Breezy
A solid tune. The coolest thing that I've heard on this site. I love the guitar line, the vocals, the changes, and the production. Congratulations!


arthuryoria-   
Houston, Texas  
Sack the singer
I don,t know if you were purposely going for the off key effect with the vocals but I just didn,t like it.Liked the repeating guitar riff though and the melody was o.k. too but the vocals irritated the hell out of me.


laney-   
Scotland Island, Sydney, Australia  




reakfast?
i like the acoustic gui
Santa Claus GB REVIEWS

yum yum
Like a combination of The Replacements and Wilco. Catcy riff on that guitar, dude. I like the lead vocal. Not all inhuman like those pop singer people (don't you just hate them?!) but REAL. I think the performance is very good. I didn't hear anything bad in there. Bass sounds fun to play. I can't hear the bass drum is the only thing that I can come up with in the way of giving you something constructive to do with this. Otherwise...why isn't this on the radio? Well, I don't listen to the radio (only NPR) but I would if they would put good stuff like THIS on there :)
Extra Credit: , , male vocals, melody, mood
- plankton  
Culver, Indiana        
 
interesting
i liked the sound of this song right off the bat. it's different. i couldn't even name one band that might have influenced you and that's kinda cool.
Extra Credit: , , , male vocal, production , melody , mood

-  Fiercely Me
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 
Octopus' Soundgarden
Tell me something good. I'm enjoying the Ringo lyrics, Talking Heads originality, and Peter Gabriel quirkiness. The production and musicianship kick ass, but the vox seem out of tune on my system. Or maybe that was the whole point. Overall, very well done.
Extra Credit: , , guitars, drums,mood
the communist   -   
Pasadena, California

 
Professional production
This band is performing well! Nice piece of song writing. The guitars do a good job here. The productions sounds very professional, every thing is in its place. The vocals fit well to the whole song. Good job, well done!
Extra Credit:Production

-  boysox
Lingen, Europe, Germany  

 
yeah, well
Cool bass line, i also like some of the things that the guitar is doing, like the effect in the verse. Vocals are pretty horrible. In the chorus, that run just doesn't work at all. But, for just playing what you like, it's not bad, just not my style at all.


-  eeckkc
Waterford, New York  

 
Stay away from me man!!!!!
I don't need no disease. Songs like the beatles if they smoked the ends of dead rats. The recording is amazing and the concept is funny and rhythmically solid. I like the style of the vocals. Everything is evened out.

-Nolan   
West Haven, Connecticut  


 
I laughed at the first verse!
This is mad funny. I could totally see pumping this through stereo at a kegger with everyone singing. The guitar and bass work works for this song perfectly. I instantly thought of Frank Zappa. I hesitate to comment on the vocals. This song obviously was meant to have some humor to it so I dont want to dog the vocals if what was done was done intentionaly. The chorus that sez "but I got no one to love"......the vocal on the word love kinda made me cringe/laugh. Not sure if that was supposed to be funny too.
Extra Credit: lyrics, mood,

- Pounds4Strings  
Boise, Idaho  

 
good guitar hook
cool simple tune, well executed. lead vocals remind me for the second time tonight of cake. guitar effects are cool, though the tone could be better. production isn't great, but good enough especially for something so simple. everything sounds clear, mix is done well, good tune.


- dougpmc  
Madison, Ohio  


 
Weird. Which is cool.
Great cooperation between the instruments. Very cool voice and singing. Very orginal and fun tune. Tight band. Great guitar tone. Very meaningful leads.
Extra Credit: beat
- strangebloom  
Long Beach, California  


 
Interesting ..
The song was very interesting ... The musical aspect of the song was very cool and different. The vocal was a bit intriguing considring all the effects on it. I would have loved more attitude in the vocal as apposed to effects. After a while the effects become to much and can only be consumed by the human ear for so long before the song becomes very monotanous.
  mannyhuerta
Los Angeles, California  

 
Definatly different
I can hear a little of the beatles in this band. With a well rehersed guitar line that holds you the bass can keep an easily reconizable trac. The drums seem to throw back to the days of the simple three piece kit with a clear honest sound. The vocals were clear and quite good. The overall performance was very good with an intrest in the details that is hard to come by. It has a modern sound that is friendly yet intimidating in an exciting sort of way. Nice job
Extra Credit: , , production, lyrics. melody

Special Award: best feel good track
-  Grannysurgeon
Parchment, Michigan  

 
Walrus
It's an interesting song. Beatlesque. Not bad, but the vocals sound like, well... two drunk guys. I'm not sure about this one yet, but it may be one of those songs that grow on you. The guitar effects are cool.


-chaotic71   
Hollywood, California  


 
Disease Farm
This is definitely interesting. The vocals are pretty funny, i like the disease subject. That's pretty funny. The guitars are pretty good, tamborine on the 2nd verse is a nice touch.
Extra Credit: , , , male vocals , guitars,lyrics,beat mood

- fatcakes  

 
classy
WOW, great melody.. super cool riffs.. the performance is nice and tight. vocals are neat, and the guitars are efficient.FANMOAH
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- moah  
Grand Rapids, Michigan  


 
Cute
maybe slightly overly clever but works just the same. nice production. I'm not crazy about that main riff. a little too "funky" for my taste. The performance is nice all the way around. the lead vox are the best part of the song.
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-  firebird400
Van Nuys, California  

 
hmmmm
Interesting ideas... I really think you might not double voices on the melody... it is kinda painful. I like the guitars, I think they fit the mood of the lyrics really well. My biggest complaint is still the vocals, though... I honestly can't tell if you have two people singing the melody, or if you have just recorded the lead singers voice twice, but either way, it makes the vocalist sound, well, like a horney old man who is singing about packing condems he's not going to use. *cringe* (Please forgive my bluntness.) Cute lyrics, by the way. Well, I hope this helps some... Good luck to you!


-harmonyrox   
Lawton, Oklahoma  

 
PPP: Pop Pleasure Perfection
Really catchy tune here. Strikes me as a cross between Fountains of Wayne and Wilco. A cleverly written pop/alt/country tune. Guitars sound great, and that principle riff is excellent. Vocals are great and are just the right style for the music. A pure joy to listen to, great job!
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-Phaedrus0011,Milwaukee Wisconsin   


 
Fun stuff
I like this song. The lyrics are very witty and i enjoy the way the vocalist delivers them. The sound of the song is fun. It reminds me a bit of something that could be on Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs, but more rock n roll, i guess. Nice overall performance. cool stuff.
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-  hillardband
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

 
Magnetic Fields?
Reminds me of Magnetic Fields in the songwriting approach. I actually like this a lot better than the Magnetic Fields though. It's got a better sense of humor and a pretty good hook. The guitars and vocals are good. I like it, not bad!

- Professor Echo  
Seattle, Washington  

 
Quirkyly Catchy!
This song is not really my style, but for some reason I really like it. It has sort of an Eels vibe that is very indie sounding without abandoning pop aesthetics. I like it a lot.

-  rosewoodfall
Carpinteria, California  


great song
Great performance on all part, Mix need some work, but generally this song is pretty strong. vocal melody is great. reminds me of Bowie.
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Seattle, Washington

70's
Lead vocals reminded me of 70's David Bowie and Wreckless Eric. A good popsong short and to the point


- nv  
Aarhus, None, Denmark
Me either lol
A fun song that could use a better mix. Hello bass! Good vocals, super cute lyric's. Very quacky cool.


- nick  
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Fun, Happy, Over....
Lead vocals are a bit pitchy in parts. Kind of sounds like the SPin Doctors mixed with the Crash Test Dummies.

- AphroditeJones  
Nashville, Tennessee   
Nashville , Tn

70's
Lead vocals reminded me of 70's David Bowie and Wreckless Eric. A good popsong short and to the point
-   
Aarhus, None, Denmark

Me either lol
A fun song that could use a better mix. Hello bass! Good vocals, super cute lyric's. Very quacky cool.
- nick  
Jonesboro, Arkansas
shut one of them up
I REALLY liked the song except for the fact that you had 2 people singing the same notes. Loose one singer and you'll be doing a lot better. Good tune and nice job in mixing the song. Good base line... base always makes the sound. Good guitar, too... all the insruments were tight. nice job-
davekle  
Blawnox, Pennsylvania
great beat
lyrics catch your attention right off the bat. its got a great beat behind it. the guitars are nice and tight. the bass line is strong. this could be a really good song if you rethought some of the lyrics.

-gate 343   
Delaware, Ohio

Cake and Ice Beans
The Production is not that good it goes up and down in volume alot .Lead vocals dont sound that bad Its really not my thing but I would say its alright there is talent here .Guitars have a good crunchy sound try using some clean every now and then mix it up a little .Good song


- theFrame  
Manor, Delaware
One good idea.
I liked the quirky feel to the guitars and vocals. The rhythm never really changed which borders on monotonous although the song was short enough to accomodate. Nice production and performances. The guitar was a bit too effects heavy for me although had some nice, tasty hooks.


- chinowski  
Los Angeles, California

Great Wedding Song
I can imagine many new couples across America asking for this one at the wedding dance. Or maybe I should just say It's a lovely piece. Wonderful changes and melody and the story within the lyrics; kinda like hot dogs and roses? It get's me right here.. I am rooting for the singer to find love and a chance to use those lonely rubbers in Vegas; or possibly just to have his med's brought into balance. My point is that I really liked this song and it takes me back to my friends "The Mothers" who played in Laural Canyon many years ago. Great production right down to the wing nuts on those Cymbals.
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eyez4u2000
Mystic, South Dakota
 
Purple Lagoon Swim Club
Frank Zappa would love it. And I do too! The performance was fine for this kind of stuff. The vocals are perfect for this style as well and I bet you have those that hate it and those that love it, right? I love it. The guitars are fine and the bass is subtle as needed. Have you ever listened to Art Bergman? You would like his stuff. Thanks for the listen.
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electriccat
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  



Pretty good
I like the multi tracked vocals. I've used some of that in my own engineering work. Although it might do with some harmonies. Guitars sounded good, but they were too much in the background. Otherwise performance was well done.
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mullos
Chicago, Illinois
 
Nice work
Vocals are great. Guitar work is interesting. Very catchy. OVer all a good production. I'm kinda reminded of Lennon in places. Got my vote for originality. Enjoyed this one. Best of luck.
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1300south
Seattle, Washington
catch em' before the fall into the gutter
I like the vocals - the strummy acoustic guitar intro is typical - the content is good - acerbic - sardonic - "another successful breakfast" is a good line  
tao64
Lk Forest Park, Washington





 

 



te for originality. Enjoyed this one. Best of luck.
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Nowhere In the World  GB  Reviews

Great Vocals
Great textured voice on this song. I like how this song starts - different than most as it gets right to the point and doesn't wait to build. The vocals with the rhythm guitar and drums create a great verse. The transition to the last chorus is a nice dynamic change. I think that more dynamics towards the middle could make this song great. Overall, great job though.
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- localsd
La Jolla, California
    
    
Suave and sophisticated like a southern gigolo.
I like the happy baritone quality to this... there is a great quality to the verse here- kind of crash test-dummies in a way. Nice lyrics. The bass effect is a little wierd. sounds like an oboe. I like the longingness of the chorus. Nice speed change and farfisa/hammond sound in the bridge. It brings the song together. I might like to hear just a little more low end or force in some of the guitars, but there is nice finesse, and kudos for that.
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- smallsonicbomb
Naugatuck, Connecticut  
    

Hmmm
Can't really decide how I feel about this song. It's got decent production but it seems to drag on a bit. I like the chorus, but I don't find a real hook. A great effort and I'd be interested in hearing more from this artist.

- 9FIFTY
Chicago, Illinois  
    
    
bass is intersting...
but i don't care for the country edge in this music. i think country should stay there - in the country. vocals sound strong, production is tight, fretless bass is going to get on my nerves after a while though. verse bridge and chorus are very worked-out and tight. good luck.


- cubecutter
Cullowhee, North Carolina  
    


Holy Crap

I loved the singers voice and the guitar player has some real talent it just backed up his vocals really nice and the drummer kept a nice steady tempo the whole time i honestly have nothing bad to say about this.
- gttrpunk
Plymouth, Michigan  
IM all about music i mostly listen to punk and ska but i mean i listen to a little bit of ervery thing    

COOL.........
GOOD UNIQUE SOUND. IT SOUNDS KINDA JAM BANDISH THOUGH. NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT. GO FOR IT. I GET A CRASH TEST DUMMIES FEEL TOO. WEIRD. KEEP JAMIN. GOOD LUCK TOO.
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- REESE1
Pine Mountain, Georgia
    
    
Foot tapper
Not my bag baby... but had me tapping my foot. everything seems to be as it should, song though generic is not objectionable.

- Jiggs110
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  
    
    
Nice sound
Is that a frettless bass (nice )!In a way it reminds me of Collective soul but a little more conservative.The verse is real nice and as the whole song is prtty good I like it .
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- theFrame
Manor, Delaware
    
    
 

Another Successful Breakfast   GB REVIEWS


Rockin' Anguish
The acoustic guitar chords have an urgency to them that's easy to love...the vocals have a deep Bowie-esque quality. The lyrics might just be a little too dark. You could probably evoke the same misery a little more poetically, without resorting to such sordid imagery. However, I do like the emotional pull of this. A promising entry in the Garageband canon of music.


-   rogueforty
New York  

great build up
I think this song has a great intro that complements the rest of the bands entrance. I am a lover of the acustic guitar and this is no exception. I also loved how the drums lead up into the main body of the song. And anything to do with Jim Morison is good. Overall this is a great garage band song one can just enjoy while hanging out at the bar or at a party.
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-   ironcobra
Divide, Colorado  

kinda 60´s
the melody remembers a little to me of the Bob Dylan, but a little, but i thinked this song is good, good melody on vocals, acustic guitars has a so pretty good job....overall good sound
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-   BoomBabies
San Marcos, California  
Not bad, but nothing special
The progression itself doesn't do much for me. The vocals keep me interested. Almost sounds like Johnny Cash. The song itself is pretty typical. I'd like to hear something more unique. I like how the bass moves more towards the end of the track. Not bad.
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-   craiglyons
Toledo, Ohio  


very lou reed and roy orbison
nice chord progression. great bass lines. like the vocals. although it runs a little long. quite catchy.
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-   fivebucks
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia  


The man in black
Im not big into country, but for some reason i liked this tune, reminds me of a pop Johnny Cash. Good tune


-   planetof9
Wausau, Wisconsin  



No need for two acoustics.
Maybe when the band kicks in the second guitar would have more impact. Vox are a bit cliche'. Nice strings. Has an REM meets Johny Cash feeling. That's cool.


-   musiccleaner
Chicago, Illinois  


Goofy lyrics
Need to rethink this one. the drums came in and the whole song just sped up. The bass is way too active. The singers voice doesn't really match the music. Sounds like my Dad singing karaoke. Was not impressed. maybe try another song.


-   mxc
Richmond, Virginia  

Yo
I don't quite buy the vocals in the first verse... some of the pitch ain't so good. It feels like the tempo speeds up when the drums come in. Drum production is slightly too large for the song. Bass playing is great. Don't really dig the vocal.


-   Linus80
Canberra, A.C.T, Australia  

Panic In Detroit
The gtrs are recorded well. When the band comes in it's cool. LIKE THE KEYBOARDS UNLESS THAT'S A GTR MAKING THAT REPETITIVE hit during the verse. References to Morrison are difficult in any song. They're breathing but who cares... the lyrics seem a bit heavyhanded, like Robin Williams trying too hard. Good drummer, solid. I like the smoke, drink part. You know, when people hang themselves they have a tendency to shit their pants, killing the suggestion are mother's always made to wear a clean pair of underwear before leaving the house... that's a truth that needs to be told in songs, if speaking of suicide, slow or otherwise...


-   absentia
Orange County, California  

Bowie-esque
This sounds kinda like current David Bowie stuff to me, melody, ans songwriting wise. Good clean recoding, I like the simplicity of the song, and the straight-ahead rock groove doesnt let up. It comes across pretty dramatic. Well done.. I'm listening again, trying to get a feel for the lyrics. Theyre good, I cant tell how serious you are, which i scool in my opinion. your singer is good, not alwasy on key but that works for the song in a way, it would maybe sound too polished without his rawness. I like it.
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-   GypsyMazzurco
Brooklyn, New York



Long Live Johnny CAsh!
sogn has a great vibe to it - diggin the country - ish feel i gotta admit it you made fan here - this song rocks! im fuckgin lovign - dirty magazines are good
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-   trustone


From the intro...
I wasn't sure if it was going to be Leonard Cohen or Ian Curtis... I was pleasantly surprised that though I can hear perhaps influences of both there was enough originality in the arrangement to create a unique mood. Lyrics very descriptive. Bass line very cool. I really like this song!
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-   ethanj
Chula Vista, California  


Well..
Guitar riff was not very original at all, and the vocals were ok, they were straight up and to the point, sounds like a cool little story of someones life in a twisted nutshell, but ya man rock on, cool song
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-   HI8US
Belleville, Michigan
Big voice
Good production, very full sound. Interesting lyrics. Very well played. Simple yet effective arrangement.
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-   Zebb
Colorado Springs, Colorado


Cool Song!!!!
But the "love doors" thing is to obvious. The sound is a bit to muddy, but the song is nice I think I hear a lot of David Bowie in it. Do u have an organist? I would really com in place if you had... I cant her him! I sounds a little like the Smiths allso....
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-   MILLROAD
VÄxjÖ, Kronoberg, Sweden  

at least your waking up
how does come you down. the induction of caffine in u'r body would raise your heart rate. no back to the song. melody cool, i'm not to thrilled by the lyrics. sorta tompetty-ish to doors-ish


-   Joeg
Northeast, Maryland  


peter murphy is that you?
apparently peter murphy has been more influential than i thought, i've reviewed some very peter murphy-ish music thus far. believe me that is not an insult. good story about the most important meal of the day. liked the song and the production.
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-   smallsonicbomb
Naugatuck, Connecticut


Like When the band breaks in...
Good bass playing in there, but the voice gets grating very quickly. Nice pocket achieved by the band. Sort of a cookie cutter "Cure" sounding song, but it's rather engaging for some reason.
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-  broktune
East Hartford, Connecticut  


good tune
This song rocks once it gets going, intro is deceiving. Lyrics are good, make the point.
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-   Fisherhawk
Naugatuck, Connecticut

A Real Song
Is this kind of stuff called folk pop? I don't know but I like it. I like the way that I can hear where it came from, that it would still work just as well with just a voice and an acoustic guitar. The words were great ... they actually meant something to me, I liked the voice, there was something a bit used, abused and vulnerable about the voice that gave it a believable quality. The guitar was well recorded and acoustic guitar isn't that easy to get a good recording of. The other instruments were fine, nothing wrong with playing or production. Bravo.
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-   juancircled
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  


very cool
made me smile
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- jwl  
St.Louis, Missouri  


another successful breakfast
vocals are very polished and unique. the lyric flow seems a little rushed at times. overall, i really liked this track. good production quality. good lyrics. good hook. muscial talent shows through during the instrumentals. love the driving energy that carries the song.


-   suburbanroulett
Davis Island, New Mexico



hmm...
crazy influence. I'll start with the 80's, i'll add some australian beer, and a flock of keyboards, mix them into a ring of fire, and serve with a side of LA. good stuff- Cheers, Moah
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-   moah
Grand Rapids, Michigan


nah
chords...it's just chords....not my thing...too boring


-TJB   
Salford, Uk, United Kingdom  


The man in black
Johnny Cash vibe right off the bat. It's not Johnny. It's OK.


-  X14SWINE
Barrington, New Jersey


Panicked!
Nice beat...great guitar work. I'd send vocals back a bit. Sort of open mic poetry night.


-  lvick
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Interesting
I really like the production on this, and the music and song framework are bright spots. The verse "Cure" style guitar is nice too. Haven't quite made up my mind on the lyrics, definitely not derivative though. Bass sticks out too, very good. The vocal pitches could be worked on a bit, unless you were going for a slightly dissonant sound in spots. Singer sounds like a cross between Johnny Cash and Peter Murphy(ex-Bauhaus) - that is not a bad thing in my opinion.
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-   Tamperproof
Boston, Massachusetts


Great Song
Great rock tune. The production and bass are outstanding.
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-   Lexus507
Geneva, Illinois

Mix of sounds
The solo and rhythm sounded a bit like the Cure, but the vocals sounded country, almost Johnny Cash'ish. The song was well produced.


-   decko
Seattle, Washington

Moody
Like the beat and Melody: Vocals are different with the lower tone of the vocals. Great musicianship and production.
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-   gemstone
Scranton, Pennsylvania

another successful breakfast?
i like the acoustic guitar, the vocals werent too hot. overall sound of the song is decent, but nothin too special. not memorable really, and yes we shouldve listened to jim morrison. song woulda souded better at the slower tempo. the lyrics arent really very good i think. good production, everything souds good and in place.


-   i_came_as_a_rat
Clarion, Pennsylvania

Timeless tones of someone who's been around.
Cool vocal timbre. Very timeless. Nice sounding drums. This tune sounds like it's written by someone who's been around awhile. Excellent production. Can't say I listened to what the lyrics were saying, though. Don't really like hearing about the depressing side of life to tell you the truth. You know, smoking, drinking, suicide, et al. But cool vibe overall.
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-   emmettbrown
Tampa, Florida  




campfire nightmares
the accoustic guitar and unearthly vox makes for a haunting intro. the verses lapse into a rather predictable echo and the bunnymen meets harry chapin groove that didn't really hold my attention. those are some trippy lyrics though.
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-   The_Communist
Pasadena, California


Edwyn Collins lives!
I was immediately reminded of Edwyn Collins or The Talking Heads (at least the voice is reminiscent of David Byrne). It had hints of early REM. Well written. The song is recorded very nicely. This reminds me a lot of something I can't put my finger on (the Cure maybe? David Bowie?) but unique in its own right. Definitely cool!


-   SaintEuphoria
Arden Hills, Minnesota


Like the instrumentation
I like the melody and the instrumentation, professional recording, good arrangement and mix but I felt that not all the lyrics works.


-   Surrealistic
Hastings, Other, United Kingdom


drum mix is really good
i like the song just not the singer. vocal melody and ideas are good. lyrics, well, anyways. mix and production are well done. arrangemnt is well done. goos song, just....


-  mudpudl
St. Augustine, Florida

Don't panic
I like your lyrics, storytelling. I was interested the whole time. This reminds me of the guy that shows up on Letterman on occasion I can't think of his name. You probably know.
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-peck   
Hayward, California



Review
Pretty good song with nice guitars. Vox are pretty solid and have a sort of folk/Neil Young quality to it. This song reminds me of A Penny More by Skydiggers. I like how you skip the predictable long intro and get right into the song.
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-   mike_subTITLE
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Well written
Well written guitar indie pop. From the start i really enjoyed the vocal performance and lyrics Everthing was recorded well and was clean and crisp.Reminded me of a pop version of the pogues.


-   manfish
Paisley, N/A, United Kingdom  




alternative what?
I know nothing about this kind of music, cant review it. its not real good , no matter the genre.


-  ftp000
Fairborn, Ohio

whoa johnny
does anyone ever tell you about a johnny cash thing going on? probably. I like the organ part in there. Oh yeah I guess its more JM than JC but Im a dentist and you can.... oh wait sorry. issues. I like the production on this tune, Id say eq the drums better though, they have an 80s sound going on rightnow.


- BankerDave
Portland, Oregon


Interesting
The guitar sounded great but the lead voice didn't really match the mood of the song I guess if the lead voice had some passion I would have liked the song more! The background music sounds great though and I buy a lot of music with this sort of beat! i guess all i can suggest is KEEP IT REAL!!


-   mana04
Bellingham, Washington



is there another sandwich?
i'm thinking egg salad with pamentos and onion sounds good about now. i gave this good numbers, but it doesn't excite me.


-   terror666
Iowa City, Iowa


I think it needs to be a bit more upbeat
The lyrics are certainly interesting. Not a bad drum beat and bass line. I think the vocals need to be slightly more upbeat however...try to make them more melodic. The guitar work is really good and fits nicely to the song...keep seeing what you can do with that it sounds cool! good luck
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-  Dundas, Ontario, Canada


This is soooo cool!
Well this is so good I don't have any thing to say for an improvement.
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-molassses_boy   
Provo, Utah



firecamp and marsmallow
voice is too loud rest is good and catchy
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-   SoumPower
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


KICK ASS
VERY FRESH AND SHARP
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-   kotes
Aurora, Ontario, Canada  




hey! lyrics!
very interesting lyrics, a story unfolds -- great job and thank you
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-   Chedder
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Great bass-player
Nice melody but too country-like vocals for me.
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-   xizor81
Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada



Sounds like Johnny Cash
It's almost like a bit of country twang and alternative mixed.
I can hear the words clearly, which is good. Nice beat. Lyrics are OG.
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-   matthewoliver
Austin, Texas







sound more like Van than Jim, if ya ask me...
a dark song, but a good performance. definitely better than the average bar band. a roots rock sound that makes me want to lift another drink, but i'll skip the suicide attempt. something confessional about all these details, a very personal song. not bad.


-   m_a_christian
Pueblo, Colorado



Another Successful Breakfast?
I thought that this song kind of starts off a little slow, but after a little while it starts to pick up. I really didn't care for the vocals or the lyrics too much. I kind of started to get a country vibe from the song. The bass line is pretty nice and the drums have a good sound to them. I just can't get past the lyrics; is he saying "another successful breakfast"?


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-   theredhandedman
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania




OK
I really like the vocals to this song. They feel a little melodramaticmost like Lou Reed, Joy Division, or Interpol. The music is great too. Overall, 4/5
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-   packofvipers
Rochester, New York


hmm
poor production. the drums are way too "reverby". the vocals are cool. the bass is funky. i have mixed feelings about this song.. the song itself is okay, but the production and the drums kinda ruins it for me. if you would get it produced better you would probably have a very good product.. good luck to you


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-   Mimasdk
Aarhus, Denmark

Bleak. I like.
Kind of Johnny Cash's baritone meets Lou Reed. Well put together - very professional and I really like the intensity of the performance. The lyrics are really bleak and I kind of like that. Makes me want to drink Jack first thing in the morning. Then find a hooker and then maybe get some lunch. Good job. Great bass player.
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-   headhead
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania




Let's Make Love (on the floor of the Liquor Store)   GB REVIEWS


Upbeat, fun, and good for the ears I really do like this one, it doesn't make you fall asleep like others. Keep rockin Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Beat
Special Award: Grooviest Rhythm
- Bekah6 
Tomball, Texas


I'd Pick the Candy Aisle, Interesting lyrics don't get much better than this. 'Let's make love on the floor of the liquor store' -- how will my next walk to the one by my house ever be the same? Especially if that beautiful redhead's wearing the same tight sweater she was wearing yesterday? This song has a high energy level and a good sense of modern imagery, one with truth and humor.Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- jimbabwe 
Encinitas, California 

lets make love!!!points for originality on that one; absolutely loved the lyrics. Ya'll keep it up.
- choataboy 
Cortez, Colorado

Pretty cool tune. Liked the samples in the beginning because they didn't include any record scratches or the typical sampling material. Also, I thought the musicianship was great. Instrumentation is very tight. Vocal performance was great. Lyrics were funny. I think I heard a horn section on the chorus--cool idea.
- RadioLux 
Nashville, Tennessee

Outstanding Rock Tune!!! This is a nicely polished song. The band sounds enthuasiastic like they are having fun! Some unusual sound at the start but I like! Extra Credit: Drums, Production
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- mighty_cab  
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 

SEX SEX SEX & alchohol... NICE! Cool Tune... Nice Groove... Intro is a little weird... But what the hell! Who says its not supposed to be weird. Nice Job!Extra Credit: Melody, Mood
- TheLittlestGian 
New York  

well someone's been watching so i married an axe murderer a bit much!! just kidding, i really like this song a lot.. and thats not common for garageband.com...
- celery_stalker 
Rocklin, California

This Kicks! Like this lots. Great Original feel and instrumentation. Vocals kick ass too! Great lyrics.Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody
- BeatsMe 
Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia 

Yahoo (not .com) Why is it that, in general, the songs in the Alternative category upon first listen outshine the songs in the supposed Final Countdown. This track is awesome, catchy, and witty.
- drthirsty 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 

Let's make love on the floor of the record store...brill
That was a pretty interesting open. I like the vibe of the band. It sounds fresh.
- Slowloader 
Baltimore, Maryland 

This is one fricking hilarous song! This is a great song!! it's hilarious!! Very Creative I must say. *LOL* just heard the part about moving it to the laundrymat. I love the part with all the ryhming words in the middle.. it's great!!
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- Dekanerab 
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

decent decent, sounds like the Beatles in the 80's
- SIBKev 
Mocksville, North Carolina 

Fun & cool tune. Very cool intro. And once it gets going, it's still great!
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- jimtheradioguy 
Saint Louis, Missouri

already know this is going to be different. a little Velvet Underground. Wish the vocals were out a bit more. The chorus is very cool. Great work here. Tons of energy.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Drums, Melody, Beat- St_Libido  Victoria, B.C., Canada
nice,interesting intro like the breaks in the melody,lyrics are good,production mix well done,originality
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- musicwithinusal 
Johnson City, New York 

folky-rock
reminded me a bit of ween in the begining. with the weird guitar sound or bagpipes, not sure what it actually was, and the "go to the window"- then kind of reminded me of wilco or the rugburns or some type of folky-rock. funny lyrics- pretty hip. pretty good production, sometimes its a little difficult to understand the lyrics. i think with a song like this, its important for the vocals to be loud and clear- the song is really centered around the lyrics. i like the melody of the chorus too. i always wanted to bone in a liquor store.
- Fermi995536

take me to India interesting
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Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- rumblejett 
Kansas City, Missouri 

excellent pop/rock Very solid production and vocals. Definitely grabbed my attention when the guitars dropped in. Pretty rockin' tune. Not much to criticize.
- sokrates13 
New York 

holy cow neat! What a creative opening! I am enjoying the lyrics. lets make love on the liquor store floor? thats freakin hilarious! drums are neat in the little breaks between verses. sounds like you had fun making this song!
Extra Credit: Drums, Lyrics
Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- CustomerService 
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada 

Help!Interesting begining. Like the bag pipes, or whatever that is in the background during the song. Really good voice. Catchy chorus. Nice break in the middle. I would bring the bass out more in the mix, but other than that, great song!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Melody, Beat
Special Award: Smoochiest Love Song
- spanc5 
Fort Collins, Colorado 

Horny?Once this song kicks in it kinda has a stones feel. The singer kinda sounds like the Dicky Barret from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The trumpets are cool. It is also cool when everyone joins into together singing. The song has nice dynamics.
- OracleTurts 
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

elements of the song
like the intro bugged me the rest sounded like a good monkeys song in the now
- CRAZYWIZDOMzG 
Santa Ana, California 

Thee RockingVery cool juxtaposition of the old-world snake-charming flute sample with the retro-rock tune that kicks in. This song reminds me of a lot of those '80s era bands that kind of sounded like '60s garage bands--Marble Orchard and Rain Parade and whatnot. Very cool, timeless (if not terribly original) sound. You guys manage the very difficult--making that same D-C-G chord change sound fresh. Rock on!
- WillX 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  
Make this review Let's Make Love(On The Floor Of The Liquor Sto's 

A Whacked-out rave-up A bizarre, catchy rave up, complete with horns and a weird sitar-style intro. Huh? Yet it all sounds vaguely familiar, and not TOO weird. I kinda like it. This is a fun, pull-out-the-stops party song, and probably is fantastic live, in a rock-lobster kind of way. Also 'shout' from Animal House comes to mind. (a little bit louder now). I can hear the crowd singing along with that universal lyric, 'Let's make love!" Nice work.
Extra Credit: Lyrics, Beat
- spudboy69 
Seattle, Washington

Awesome
The opening guitar solo was awesome! The drum and vocal parts were also really good. I really enjoyed listening to your song!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Mood
Special Award: Most Rocking Track
- DaLoser069 
Texarkana, Texas 

I'm in India Lets make love!! I see you in the window!! Great catch lines. A great rock diddy. I like the Intro.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Production, Mood
- Kuthermania 
Bend, Oregon 

this is my headline
drums... hmmm lets see you know what are some awesome bands? belle and sebastian the cardigans hefner air blur weezer radiohead the gentle waves
- carine

nice intro
I loved the intro. The guitar almost soungs like bagpipes in effect and it sounds fantastic. The abient nosies compliment this well and I just love the guitar part. I think if some of these ideas were carried through the track more, it would make a great difference. Nice work!
- paroxyst 
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

A sweet love song...I like the intro. REM? I like the lyrics! The feel is great...happy little song. I had a song idea about "sex by the dumpster" one time, so, of course I dig this. The musicianship is quality stuff. The vocalist has a voice that stands out well. Nice work, guys!
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Guitars, Drums, Bass, Production, Lyrics, Melody, Beat, Mood
Special Award: Best Feel Good Track
- dean_martini 
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 

Yeah !!! nice intro, weird, weird. Funny song, nice chords. A parody on all rock cliches, this song also has a kind of Beck mood and humor. Great. Yeah !
Extra Credit: Lyrics, Mood
- martinus 
Gouda, Z-H, Netherlands 

Fun Love Really intersting begining; it grabbed my attention. Like, what the hell's goin on? Cool upbeat song follows. Nice and poppy and interesting lyrics within. The horns are a nice addition and I like this song it sounds like a lot of fun, kind of a beach song.
- squintz86 
Rumson, New Jersey

Garage Rock This is a fine poppy song in the '60s garage tradition. I get a hint of Seattle in there somewhere, I don't know why. Not much more to say about the song, "Let's Make Love".
- meatcigars  Extra Credit: Male Vocals
- drejian 
Albany, New York

Very origional sounding band. Some pretty wacky ideas here. Really like it, it;s different.sounds great, good song but extra points for origionality!
Extra Credit: Lyrics
- happymedium 
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada 

Is that Dire staits?
Interesting intro...Good mix, though the vocals could be mixed up a little in the verses.. You guys are real romantics...lol... I like the bass.. Besides the blaringly anti social chorus I could see this song getting air play on rock stations..
Extra Credit: Bass
- terryw2315 
Eugene, Oregon  

were those bagpipes?!?that was a very ween-ish intro. then when it kicks in it gives more of a beck feel. i like the lyrics a lot. this was very well recorded. the punch that u have when it kicks in is very desirable to any unsigned musician. all in all a very fun song.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Sequencer/Effects Programming, Production, Lyrics
- thefuzz 
East Lansing, Michigan  
Make this review Let's Make Love(On The Floor Of The Liquor Sto's 


Creative Sound I love what the distorted guitar at the beginning. It's a nice departure from the typical sound people use. The song is nice and peppy and the vocalist really makes the song. Good musicianship going on here. This makes me want to bring my girl to the local liqour store and get down.
Extra Credit: Male Vocals
- Lynos 
Melbourne, Florida



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Extra Credi

Radio Reviews

Radio Reviews

WPFM "Big reaction single" Patrick Pfeffer

KCHU "Response was tremendous" Phil Jacobsen

WEQX "Dirty rotten album, quite brilliant" Ian Harrisson

KSJD "Kicks butt!!" Linda Lard

WZRH "Up and budding artist" Zach Fawcett

KRVS "Uniqueness and talent combined" Dave Hubbel

KMMS "Urban folk noise" Kim Rossi

KCAT "He makes it cool to be a loser" Kendahl Cruver

KSUN "Hard-core" Dave Lake

KFSK "Replacements doing the 'White Album'" Sonja

WMEB "Acoustic Stuff is killer" Deanna Hillegas

WYNO "Sticks out from MTV processed cheese" Alan Goldberg

WCHZ "Colorful, like reading a book" Julie Hoyt

WMNF "More fun than Juliana Hatfield and a hot tub of warm lime jello" Andrew Bryan

KRCL "Sancho Panza looking for Don Quixote" Bill Boyd

KXCI "Off-centered observations" Jim Foley

On March 22, 1995 Stonegarden Records released "Another Successful Breakfast," the debut CD from Abraham Cloud. Music directors across the country ate it up...

Within the first 20 days, "Breakfast" was being served at 90 radio stations across the country! WEQX, Rolling Stone's #1 commercial station reported overwhelming response. Public station WMNF out of Tampa, the 18th largest market in the U.S., loves it. College stations from Alaska to Maine jumped on cut #2, "Let's Make Love (On The Floor Of The Liquor Store)" pushing it into 15 different top 35's!

Scoring in both AAA and alternative markets, Abraham seems destined to make a huge impact. The first 45 days have been astounding, the next two months will see 5 national reviews and the next year is looking to be completely... GROUND BREAKING."



sample Lyrics

           hmmmmm......
                       its all in the lyrics......

“Muscular legs stompin’ out the boulevard
  Muscular face and lips about a mile large.”
                Let’s Make Love  (on the floor
                      of the liquor store)


“I’ve got every disease known to man,
     Waiting patiently inside me,
    To surprise me, when I least expect it.”
                                                                 Santa Claus

“There’s somebody layin’ in my doorway,
  They appear to be breathin’, but who really cares ?”
            Another Successful Breakfast

“If I do what I wanna do, I’ll go to jail for a year or two
 If I stay in my living room, I’ll never get over the hill.”
                        Over the Hill

“Crystal-clear water drenched all the carpets,
   Wild Nervous Laughter filled our department.”
                Company of Strangers

“I keep my eyes open and my mouth shut
  and I don’t take from the till,
 You gave me a number but my name is Bill”
                Ideal Employee #743

‘Lookin out for rocks and twigs,
 you know you miss majestic things “
                    House of Love

“Went to an auction, over my head.  
Old lady died, 40 bucks to get in.
  She had some fine stuff, went for millions,
   She didn’t get a dime, neither did I.”
                    Why Try?

“What’s so great about Happiness anyway?”
        What’s So Great About Happiness


“She makes him toast and irons his clothes
He learns theres things he’ll never know.”            
                    Another Train

“I went down to the shopping mall
 but I knew I wouldn’t buy a thing,
 Just walk around with my head held down
 Tryin’ to be a part of something”
                Nowhere in the World

“We never had time for the things that we wanted to do,
  when we saved up enough to be happy,
  its true in the end all you have is a moment or two.
                Company of Strangers

“They set you up while you’re still in the swing,
   with one big push you could have anything.”
                    An American Bum

“It feels so good sometimes, to reset your mind
  to the Universal Time
and simply let your fleshy body go.”
                A Little Livin’ Left To Do

“Imagine the shocked surprise on your friends and family,
  As you leave the comfort of home for the raging sea,
     with a guy like me, on an insane trip
        to trace the roots of humanity.”
                Voyage to Afghanistan

“I stole 5 dollars from myself .”
                  Off

“When I saw myself standin’ next to me
     I couldn’t help but see the similarity
    had faded like somebodies
          two-week vacation summer tan.”
                 A Dog Called Man

                                               all lyrics c 2004 Quazmo-Fate Publishing
        





  The Making of “Children of the Milkman” by Abraham Cloud



1999 found the Abraham Cloud Band in shambles. The follow-up the the critically acclaimed, “Another Successful Breakfast,”  had fallen COMPLETELY FLAT.  Abe was heard to say,” “Whenever I gave “Voyage To Afghanistan,”  to someone, it was the LAST time I ever heard from them.”  A promotion company called to say that they didn’t handle “comedy” records.  A former fan said it sounded like Bob Dylan with a cold singing through a megaphone.  The only gig the band could get at the time was at a Yuppie Fish Joint on the Marina. “Those gigs were hell, I wish they would’ve thrown some fish, the silence between songs was deafening, and the guy would always start sweeping the floor while we were playing.” No one seemed  to understand “Voyage”. Looking back now, its strange, because it seems to have predicted not only America’s next  war, but several emerging musical trends. 

At the time it was devastating.  Add to that several major personal tragedies, and Abraham wound up sequestering himself in a small Hollywood apartment doing a veritable  swan dive into a bottle of whisky. Bassist Johnny G got himself a job mixing sound once a week at a church and began renting lots of movies.  Drummer Lee Walters was a little more productive starting a new family and business (of course Lee had gotten out of music before the big “Voyage”) And that was gonna’ be it. How can you make a record when no one will leave their room?

Well, in 2001 Johnny G got an idea. He bought the Korg 1600 (a digital porta-studio). He reasoned this would allow him to carry a studio around like a doctor , visiting those too sick or disheartened to work, capturing their performance in the comfort of their own home. First on his list was Abe, who agreed to do a little acoustic guitar to help G test out the new machine. Of course Abe claimed that he hadn’t been writing at all.  Reviewing Abe’s drunken work tapes  revealed he HAD written some great songs, he just hadn’t finished any. “Sitting in their own living room with an acoustic guitar really allows a songwriter to do  songs they may feel too personal to even play in front of bandmates,” says G. (witness “A Man’s Point of View”) Anyway, one song turned into 15, which flowed out pretty effortlessly.  “Its definitely a first-take record, we took whatever spilled out.”  Which sort-of explains the odd (but interesting) arrangements.

G’s next stop was drummer Lee Walters. Drums were recorded in Lee’s living room. and he basically played to Abe’s acoustic guitar vocal demos. G gave Lee a maximum two passes. He was only using a couple of mikes anyway, and was sure this was nothing more than a demo. G’s bedroom became a bit of a party over the next two months as old friends and players came by to add tracks. Things were starting to Sound AWESOME.
In the sprit of Springstein’s, “Nebraska,” or Sheryl Crow’s, “Thursday Night Music Club,” there was definitely a home-made quality, but it was shaping into a REAL record none-the-less.

When David Steinhart from Stonegarden Records heard the final results, he felt it was one of the best records of 2002.  A sentiment that has been echoed over and over by people who’ve taken the time to check it out.  So take a minute and see what a couple of friends with a little faith and a porta-studio can pull off.  Who knows you might be one of   “The Children of the Milkman.”

 


players:      Abraham    vocals, rhythem guitar
                  Johnny G    bass
                 Lee Walters  drums
                 John Garwood, Michael Packard   lead Guitars


possible one line descriptions

          Abraham Cloud is  ......

                 party music for the terminally depressed

                 barbeque music for those who fry their own brains (with introspection)

                 writing stories about you, and what goes on inside

                 like a Beatles reunion where they all get drunk and get the bartender to                            sing

                 Bowie, Lou Reed and Neil Diamond rolled together

                 like a trip to the doctor.  You don't really wanna go but feel beter once                 you get there and see all the really sick people in the waiting room.

                 a mixture of John Lennon, Lou Reed, Neil Diamond , Harry Nilson, Paul                 Westerberg and 435 bottles of cheap vodka.

as far as 4 songs to make available, i think probably

            children of the milkman, why try ?, santa claus, and ideal employee #743

talk to you soon

abe

à=Ð/

           “The Children of the Milkman”    
                                                 
        by abraham cloud



A milkman who spawned 500 children that all met one day and formed Los Angeles ????      Now that sounds like a party.  

If you ever thought your parents were not really your parents this might be the record for you.  From its Sgt. Pepper-ish opening anthem, to its wild-eyed  rock-a-billy and hard rock excursions.  ”The Children of the Milkman,” is great, thought provoking entertainment.  Every song has a story, and every story is about 3 layers deep and colored with lots of humor and sentiment.  Born out of the death and disintegration of his own family “Children” marks  a truly great lyricist who has definitely hit his stride.

                       “I’ve got every disease known to man
                      Waiting patiently inside me
                 To surprise me, when I least expect it.”

Abraham Cloud’s last excursion, 1998’s “Voyage To Afghanistan,” seemed to predict the next American war. God knows what this one might predict.

 


hmmmm, some bios are kinda hard to write.
I mean I could tell you he was born in Steinbeck country or that he’s got a degree in  Psychology, but so what ?  I could go over the musical  comparisons, but they run the
gammet, Replacements, Wilco, Lennon, Lou Reed, Neil Diamond, Iggy, Harry Nilson.  Basically Abraham is a singer/ songwriter
 with a great band and some very interesting and entertaining songs. Its really his  lyrics that  set him apart , so here’s some samples


“If I do what I wanna do, I’ll go to jail for a year or two
 If I stay in my living room, I’ll never get over the hill.”
                        over the hill

“I keep my eyes open and my mouth shut
  and I don’t take from the till
 You gave me a number but my name is Bill”
                    Ideal Employee #743

‘Lookin out for rocks and twigs, you know you miss majestic things “
                    House of Love

“Went to an auction, over my head.  Old lady died, 40 bucks to get in
  She had some fine stuff, went for millions
   She didn’t get a dime, neither did I.”
                    Why Try?

“What’s so great about Happiness anyway?”
                    What’s So Great About Happiness

“The wild enchanted world awaits, He’s itching so to crash the gate
Through all the long and sleepless nights, She pictures him in senselesss bloody fights.”
She makes him toast and irons his clothes
He learns theres things he’ll never know                    
                    Another Train

“I went down to the shopping mall but I knew I wouldn’t buy a thing,
 Just walk around with my head held down
 Tryin’ to be a part of something”
                    Nowhere in the World

“For twenty-five years I have sat by your side,
 typing letters and memos for people who hide ,
 behind doorways with titles in hallways of horrible crime
  We never had time for the things that we wanted to do,
  when we saved up enough to be happy,
  its true in the end all you have is a moment or two.
                    Company of Strangers

 

Another Successful Breakfast Magazine Reviews

BAM, June 1995

Just when I thought the cool, aggressive folk-rock on this tape was going to hit a cruise point, the music swung in another powerful direction with "The Company of Strangers," recalling some of David Bowie's best, most contemplative moments. Inspired by Neil Young's "Freedom" (he wrote in a note attached to the recording), Cloud - singing in a mid-range, cigarette-streaked voice - carries on that tradition of ragged but real rock with authority.

Big Shout, July 1995

Another successful, well constructed, carefully planned album, designed for every occasion and occurrence life has to offer. "Let's Make Love (On the Floor Of The Liquor Store" and "Cigarette Bar," set a swinging tone that will turn the most loafable slacker into a dancing fool. If 'sexual healing' is the desire, slink down to "What's So Great About Happiness." For a good "read-a-book-to-song," feel, then try, "Monopoly" or "Baby Lemonade." And finally, the lullaby song award goes to "Breathing (By the Light Of The Moon)." Each track of "Another Successful Breakfast" creates tales of pure pop fantasies, that have no doubt been extracted straight from tear-jerking, real life experiences. Honestly, it sure is a pleasure to hear an artist who places equal attention and focus on the music and lyrics. Thanks.
-Jennie Tagle

Cake Magazine, #35, Buried Treasure

Weird story- The publicist from Stonegarden calls us and asks if we have received this CD. So I say yeah we did. I'm being really evil here because I like the CD very much and I was gonna call them but they beat me to it and now I'm sort of pulling this poor publicist's chain. So the publicist sighs and says hopefully, "Did you get a chance to listen to it?" I say oh yeah, knowing full well I am going to burn in hell for being this coy. There is a brief pause as the publicist gears up for rejection. Being a publicist is a thankless task. "So what did you think of it?" she asks as cheerfully as possible for so late in the day. I tell her I loved it. I tell her I think the guy is a brilliant songwriter and I want to talk to him. She is somewhat stunned for a moment. I believe she thinks I am dicking with her. I am not. A few hours later I get a call from Abraham Cloud and he is also somewhat stunned at my enthusiasm. Sometimes I forget how truly cruel the music business is and how much rejection you face on a daily basis.

The upshot of this whole story is that at the end of the conversation with A. Cloud I ask him if he's a pirate. There is an eerie silence on the phone. Finally he says in an audibly shaken, low tone, "Why the hell did you ask me that?" I explain that the issue is about pirates and spies. Turns out he once went to one of those past life regressions and he revealed under hypnosis that he had been a pirate. We were getting along so well it freaked him out. Thought I could read his mind, I guess.

He needn't have worried about my being able to read his mind. I think he's got too many layers for me to read them all. His lyrics are witty, warm, sexy, intelligent, and lonely. He whispers, shouts, groans and manages with his elegant voice to make it all seem like singing. Oh, did I mention he writes a hell of a song? "Let's Make Love (On the Floor of the Liquor Store)" is most certainly the "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" of the 90&";s. "Cigarette Bar" is sort of a more rousing take on "Here Comes a Regular" and as much as I love Cloud's voice, I'd like to see Paul Westerberg take a crack at "Anytime You Walk Into the Room" (high praise from me). Like David Bowie mixed with Westerberg, Abraham Cloud sounds like a cynical and broken-hearted explosion of experiences, observations and vulnerabilities. He is like salt on polished onyx - he's got the gift of rock with the luster of style. And he's a pirate.

Cover Magazine, Summer 1995

Who is Abraham Cloud? Judging by the songs on this debut release, he is Ratso Rizzo with an acoustic guitar. Cloud's seemingly autobiographical songs tell tales of him wandering seedy Los Angeles looking for a cheap breakfast (thus the title), followed by cheap sex and cheap booze; and considering Cloud's weathered voice, one has to assume he sings what he knows. His "losers with heart" storylines are reminiscent of Tom Waits or Springsteen. "Another Successful Breakfast" is sometimes scary, sometimes funny, but always very real.
-Raymond Ecke

The Music Paper, November 1995

A modern day singer/songwriter who is equally at home with broad anthem-like, sweeping guitar statements or soft, introspective ruminations, Cloud has s sleepy, expressive voice with a range somewhere near Lloyd Cole's. He writes great lyrics and has a taste for crunchy alterna-guitars and subtle, Beatle-esque hooks.

The New Review of Records, November 1995

California singer/guitarist Cloud unveils 13 diverse songs which tackle modern day situations with clever wit. His deranged sense of humor steps forward on "Let's Make Love (On The Floor Of The Liquor Store)," "Cigarette Bar," and stinging "Are You R?" Some of the acoustic tunes can use a kick-start, but the more determined numbers allow violin, strings, and piano to carry some the of weight.
-John Fortunato

Slug Magazine, May 1995

Do I really need to listen to another CD from one of these singer/songwriter guys? Has the resurgence of the religious right and the fanatical baggage those Nazi's carry with them inspired every "pinko faggot" in the country to pick up a guitar and set their poems to music? As usual, I lost the press release. It's in a pile somewhere with unsent Private Eye reader's polls, unread copies of the Grid and the Catalyst "how to wedding issue." You sit around listening to God knows how many stupid CD's every month and every now and then one of them sifts it's way through the fog of lost brain cells or excess Pabst to grab your balls and squeeze.

Abraham Cloud did just that. The cover depicts a child with a slingshot aiming at a pigeon. That's dinner, food stamps are a thing of the past, the food banks are without food and Leavitt and Coradinni are too busy wooing the Olympic Comittee to worry about homeless, hungry families with children. On the back is Adrian pictured with a street musician playing the accordion. Inside is the info on who helped him out with the CD. Cloud's poetry is right on the mark. The lyrics aren't printed, but he sings them clearly and his stories of life in a society gone mad are easily understood.

He's from L.A. and if I were you I'd go find this CD. Ask the loser clerks at Media Play with their embarrassed red faces if they have it. They won't know what in the hell you are talking about so head down to Orem and ask the coolest record store guy in Utah if he has it. He won't. Check at Raunch, Gray Whale, Raspberry and if you can't find it order directly from Stonegarden Records.

Underscope, July 1995

The scene in the Silverlake area of L.A. is becoming well-known for it's weird (Glue, Geraldine Fibbers) and unusual (Extra Fancy) bands, but if Abraham Cloud has anything to say about it, the area's acoustic-based rock acts will also start getting their share of attention.

On his debut release, Cloud doesn't charter any new waters musically, but the way they combine dark lyrics with the standard style for rock performers is worth noting.

An impressive debut. Cloud will, with a little luck, get some exposure within the expansive rock community out there.
-Chris Long

Utne Reader, Nov. - Dec. 1995

L.A.-based artist Abraham Cloud is a marvel of songwriting prowess, powerful vocal skills, casually adept guitar work, and deft arrangements. His gritty observations on heartache and lust are softened by an unguarded disenchantment that never slips into saccharine, self-absorbed reverie. "Another Successful Breakfast" is like drinking a milkshake on the beach: It's cool, refreshing, and smooth, but there's a certain amount of sand in it.
-H.M.     

The Further Adventures of Abraham Cloud

When a homeless dominatrix on a three-day speed binge is standing over you with a strange spiked device screaming ‘WRITE A SONG, RIGHT NOW!!! GOD DAMMIT!!!!’, it has a strange way of getting the creative juices flowing.  Afterall I never meant to party for three years straight, but it just sorta happens.  A bunch of friends come over one night, an some of  um stay , and they buy beer in the morning and meet some new people who come over. ya know.
Next thing you know you brains like silly puddy and every Rock Star in  Hollywood who’s never bothered to learn an instrument is sleepin on your floor. But back to the Dominatrix.  She had been hangin around for monthes usin my phone to set up dates with her clients. an she kept hearin my old CDs but didn’t believe it was really me. Who could blame her, often I was unable to form words , much less sentences.  So she slipped into this psychotic rage and demanded I write somethin on the spot.  Luckily I remembered somethin about her dad being a Milkman. SO mustering the three chords I could still play i started singin, “WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE MILKMAN.”
About 10 minutes into it, (I was really stretchin to avoid any possible BAD reviews) the phone rang, and it was my old friend and band mate Johnny G.  Of course the Dominatrix answered and quizzed him intently. When she found out he had just bought a home studio she demanded he  record “her” song, and thats how we started.

The original plan was just a simple guitar/voice demo, but once I heard my angelic voice all reverbed -out on the headphones I started pullin out some old songs and searchin my computer for late nite jams.  As much as I thought I hadn’t written anything for 3 years I had done a lot of drunken howling, which after translated into English was the seeds for a lotta good songs. We were definately determined to do no WORK.  It would all be play. So I’d come in with half a verse or chorus (from the drunken insta-song sessions) and just improv the rest on the spot.
SO there we were. me and G the two least ambitious men in show biz recording again. We went over to Lee’s and had him play drums to the acoustic/voice demo then had a bunch of old friends come over to G’s and add guitars.keys, percussion.  It was always relaxed and first -take cause we knew the tape would never leave the room

So inconclusion I really hope you like it and everyone buys it so I can get realy rich and go back to the party, they’ve probably totally destroyed my apartment at this point.

u brains like silly puddy and every Rock Star in  Hollywood who’s never bothered to learn an instrument is sleepin on y

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