Flying Venus | Face of a Nation

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Face of a Nation

by Flying Venus

"Heavy Americana." Bigger guitars, driving drums, funky keyboards, expressive vocals. This collection of songs range from social commentary to high school love covering different facets (faces) of American life.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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1. Long Road to Memphis
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2. Playground
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3. House of Cards
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4. Kinda Like U
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5. We All Fall Down
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6. Inside of Me
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7. Face of a Nation
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8. American Nightmare
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9. Who the Hell is John
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10. Sweet Dreams
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11. Bonbon the Orgasmatron
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12. Darkness
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13. She Drives Me Crazy
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14. I Don't Trust You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Flying Venus moves into the realm of “heavy americana” with bigger guitars, driving drums, funky keyboards and expressive vocals. Their third release, “Face of a Nation,” is a departure from Jean Mazzei’s previously poppy point of view. “I guess I just needed to talk about how I see America today. My intention is not to finger-point, but to observe and question.” From “We All Fall Down,” a song which is a twisted perspective of looking at street life through a funhouse mirror, moving on to high school love in “Kinda Life U,” to the plight of the lonely in “Long Road to Memphis,” this collection of 14 songs pulls from diverse facets of American life. The songs are about real people, real dreams, and real issues.


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late xmas shopper

Impressive!!
Hey! I ordered a bunch of cd's and had cdbaby wrap them for me. I got my order within like 2-3 days! Now I am set with my shopping and wrapping!! Face of A Nation is an excellent gift....so is the jazz cd, since they are so diverse!! Love them, love FV, and cdbady for getting my cds to me so quickly!!!

Phoenix


Long Road to TMemphis is an excellent song! That one is a hit! It's a different sound for FV. And I love American Nightmare! This CD kicks A$$!!!! It's worth the money and just think-the holidays are coming. I know what I am buying everyone! (You should too!!)

Fan

Great Art and Artist!
I love the art to your new CD, not to mention the sound! Very diverse and fun to listen to!

Just some fan

Love this song!!
I love the song "Inside of Me." Very soft, sexy, and seductive. Love the beat and the sound of your voice!

Susan

A MUST Buy!! It's Incredible!
This CD is the best yet! And Flying Venus' live performance helps make the songs and sound so incredible! The holidays are coming up. I highly recommend this CD. You won't be disappointed. It's different and more unique then the rest of the music out there! Plus, you can dance to it, work out, clean, relax to....... Face of A Nation brings you to a new world. Feeling down? It's a pick me up. Feeling happy? It helps bring the happiness to a higher power. Feeling lonely? It makes you feel they are your best friends! In other words, anyone can relate to it and enjoy the music.

Amy Shannon

Hauntingly beatiful, gripping and powerful
This CD grabs you at the first beat and holds on until the very end. Jean's voice is hauntingly beatiful as she takes you on a wild ride through Long Road Back to Memphis to the edgy cover of Sweet Dreams. Definitely a records to be proud to have made and one that makes me proud to own.

Phoenix Fan

The new CD rocks!
Each of their CD's have a different sound to them-all of which are awesome! The one thing that makes this CD stick out from the rest is that Jean and John really let their talent shine through. They push it to the limit with the variance in style! I absolutely love this CD! I highly recommend it-it is for all ages. And....no vulger or offensive language!

D. Lyons

Loved it!
Not everyone can pull off an album that both carries a message and simultaneously encourages you to have a most excellently good time. "Face of a Nation" by Flying Venus does that: from the title track, which brings up a timely political issue, to "Bonbon the Orgasmatron" which is just plain fun (and my favorite), to the covers of "She Drives Me Crazy" and "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)," you'll find plenty to think about and to sing along to.

A new Flying Venus fan

Made me think
A friend of mine bought me this CD because he knows I like 80's-style music, and even though the CD came out in 2006, it did not disappoint. About half of the songs are quite fun, while the other half are thought-provoking and emotionally deep. I especially enjoyed House of Cards, BonBon the Orgasmatron, and I Don't Trust You. Great songwriting and versatile style! I also enjoyed the edgy twist given to the cover tunes (can we say ass-kicking drums!?!) and noticed that the lead vocals on Sweet Dreams were actually done by the backup singer (Dori Petrie). Hauntingly beautiful voice... I think so! Perfect for the darker version of the song and a nice balance with Jean's raspier vocals on the other songs. I also liked the group's sweet but tough female take on Drives Me Crazy. Overall, the CD is intriguing and lends itself to many a listen. All of the musicians on this CD deserve a round of applause!