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Cosequence of Sound Top 50 from 1997
04-30-2017, 11:15 PM
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Cosequence of Sound Top 50 from 1997
A nice little writeup at CoS has Merrymakers at #50 from that year in their 20-years-ago (!!) retrospective:

Quote:It’s far too little and much too late to say that Harvey Danger deserved better than the 99-cent bin and being known chiefly for a hit song that most people don’t even know the correct name of. (“Isn’t it ‘Paranoia, Paranoia Something’, honey?”) Record label reshuffling not only left their remarkable sophomore album, King James Version, in extensive limbo but, worse yet, killed any momentum the band had mustered from chart-smashing single “Flagpole Sitta” (that’s it, sugar!) and their little ’97 debut that could, Where have all the merrymakers gone?. The shame is that record, rough and ragged as it spins, revealed a Seattle band cut from a different swath of flannel than their post-grunge alt-rock brethren. Led by nerdy-looking frontman Sean Nelson, Harvey mixed snottiness and distortion with the cultural chutzpah to quote Moby Dick (“Old Hat”), allude to Bob Dylan (“Problems and Bigger Ones”), and nod at Alfred Hitchcock (“Carlotta Valdez”) without ever surrendering their right to shred the occasional heartstring. The fact that it all started ending almost before it began? To quote Nelson, “It’s a damn shame.”

https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/04/t...of-1997/2/

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05-01-2017, 05:31 PM
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I heard "Flagpole Sitta" in Bar Louie in Raleigh, North Carolina the other night. It all comes around.
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05-02-2017, 01:56 AM
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RE: Cosequence of Sound Top 50 from 1997
Happy to say "Jack the Lion" was on the radio tonight. Er, last night.

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