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Songs for Adults

NIMBY: Songs for Adults (Ad Hoc Records)
Label: Ad Hoc Records    
Released in: USA    

"Wheeler, Grigsby, Drake and Kerman are best known for their long-time and influential careers as denizens of the American "Rock in Opposition" school of music. Here they offer up what is arguably the first logical extension of the forgotten art of "Parlor Songs" in decades, recorded in a few short days in the South of France. These gems, which are clearly not relatable by adolescent ears, deal with the band members' impending mid-life crisis, and run the gamut from soft-shoe to hard drock. For fans of Slapp Happy, 5uu's, VRIL, U-Totem, Sonny & Cher"-from the overlap card

Bob Drake (b 1957) has been playing lots of instruments with - and recording - all sorts of bands since the early 1970's. He was an important part of Denver's underground music scene from 1978 -1989 and a founding member of both Thinking Plague and Hail. In the early 1990's, when he was living in Los Angeles, he wound up engineering sessions with just about everybody (from Ice Cube to Shirley MacLaine). It was there he met Dave Kerman and became part of 5UU's. At the same time he started writing and recording his own solo albums. Since 1994 he has lived at his home studio in Southern France, where he has played on and recorded and/or mixed hundreds of albums by artists from around the world. He is also known for his definitive remastering of classic albums by Art Bears, Henry Cow, Cassiber and others.

-Recommended Records 2/22/2017

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Product Information:

UPC: 187914000644

Label: Ad Hoc Records
Catalog ID: AD HOC 09
Squidco Product Code: 5630

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded October 18-22, 2004 at Studio Midi-Pyrénées, Caudeval, France. Engineered & Mixed by Bob Drake


Jerry Wheeler-lead vocals, trombone, harmonica, whistling

James Grigsby-guitar, organ, voice

Bob Drake-vocals, bass guitar, korg ms20, guitar, violin, banjo

Dave Kerman-drums, percussion, voice

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