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In Spy-Fi

by The Metrolites

Spy, noir, surf, lounge, rock, spaghetti western, easy listening, raucous, exotica, rockabilly, cocktail music.
Genre: Easy Listening: Lounge
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1. The Man from M.E.T.R.O.
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2. Nails
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3. Sin
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4. The Blob
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5. Gunfight at the Zombie Mineshaft
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6. Ten Little Women
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7. The Man from M.E.T.R.O. Takes Five
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8. Cyclops Optometrist
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9. The Abominable Dr. Vibes
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10. The Man in the Dorian Gray Flannel Suit
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11. Land of theGiants
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12. Middle Class Hell
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13. The Man from M.E.T.R.O a la Conga
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14. Empty Bed
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15. TV Drugs
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16. June's Mystery Theme (No Matter What the Score Is)
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17. Tiki
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18. Love Theme From The Man from M.E.T.R.O.
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Spy, Noir, Surf, Lounge, Rock, Spaghetti Western, Easy Listening and Rockabilly have all been terms used to describe the ferociously eclectic sounds of The Metrolites... and they've often been used in conjunction to describe a single song! Their musical chops are displayed throughout their instrumental and song repertoire performed on Saxophones (Nervous Neal Smith), Guitars (Kathleen Gallagher), MalletKat (think digital Vibraphone),TrapKat (digital drum thingy) and Theremin (Scott Morschhauser), Bass (Devin Kirby-Hansen), and Drums (Josh Duffee). If a bizarre offbeat life had a soundtrack, The Metrolites would be composing and performing.

Performance venues have been equally as eclectic, being the house band and playing the Copia Martini and Wine Bar in the Quad Cities one night and touring and playing a punk club the next. A recently overheard comment from a patron who wondered into the Copia says it all. "How is this happening? This is wonderful".

As fan demand for recordings reached a fevered pitch, The Metrolites launched their debut CD "The Metrolites in Spy-Fi" on the "Go-Go Golem" label. "Our goal is to release extremely high quality recordings as well as place music in TV and Motion Picture soundtracks" beams bandleader Scott Morschhauser. And how would Morschhauser describe the unique sound of The Metrolites? "I don't know... maybe the sound of a band made up of the mutant combined DNA offspring of Ennio Morricone, John Barry, Martin Denny, Henry Mancini, and... Joey Ramone."

However you slice it, The Metrolites are not to be missed. When things are odd in your life, listen carefully and you'll hear The Metrolites playing your soundtrack. You might want to then see your doctor... immediately.


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The Wolfman

Eclectic blend of music and instruments - distinctive and fun!
Great blend of different musical styles and genres. Excellent musicianship. Neat selection of tracks – some instrumentals, some vocals, lots of theremin! The Blob is most fun. In Sin, all the artists excel. You definitely want this CD!

jonaco

RETRO-METRO!
What happens when a bunch of quirky musicians in the heartland put ten kinds of retro-'60s music together? You get the Metrolites, a high-energy and often-witty outfit from that noted musical mecca, the Quad Cities. With an obvious love for pre-Beatle Top 40 and vintage TV/movie soundtracks, they dip into the spy-jazz sound with "The Man From M.E.T.R.O." and a few lounge-y variants. They twang-rock like the Ventures, add a little Polynesian percussion and sci-fi theremin, and tap into the rockabilly/teen-idol era with some nifty Del Shannon-Ricky Nelson sounds. As a rule, the band's better on instrumentals like "Gunfight at the Zombie Mineshaft" and "Tiki", with great work by sax player Neal Smith and Kathleen Gallagher on guitar (she's got a Duane Eddy vibe!). Most of the vocals, by leader/song-
writer Scott Morschhauser, are off-center, but he writes funny lyrics- check out "Cyclops Optometrist". There's even a great cover of "The Blob", a "Tequila"-style horror movie theme penned by Burt Bacharach. The Metrolites: an odd but likable set of retro-lounge tunes, live from deep, dark Davenport!

Bob R.

A fez, a martini, and "In Spy-Fy" = the perfect lounge party!
A fez and a sharkskin smoking jacket; a dry martini (up with an olive); and "In Spy-Fi" by the Metrolites. That is the perfect recipe for one hip, hep cat lounge party. I must admit I was oblivious to the whole lounge scene until a friend turned me on to the Metrolites. "In Spy-Fi" is jam packed with eclectic blend of Spy, Lounge, Rockabilly, and Spaghetti Western music. It's refreshing to hear the unconventional vocal tracks featuring Scott Morschhauser. "Nervous" Neal Smith is the hottest sax player around, and with his singing on "Ten Little Women" proves that he's multi-talented. "Cyclops Optometrist" and "The Blob" are too fun and "Tiki" must be the rocking-est lounge tune ever recorded. Kathleen Gallagher's school girl looks, are in sharp contrast to her blazing guitar. The CD has a nice mix of vocal tracks and instrumentals and the "Man From M.E.T.R.O." theme (a nod to the 60's TV show Man from U.N.C.L.E.) weaves the entire work together like the soundtrack to a spy movie. This is a must own CD with something for everyone.

Aaron

An inspiration
The magnificent melodies of the Metrolites are so inspiring…I'm going to start spying on my neighbors right now!

Andy C

AWESOME!!!
Love this CD but even better I love watching this band live. If you think the CD is good live is like infinity times better!

cgeogirl


Love this Cd!

Guamg8r

Beyond Awesome
I lived in Davenport for Grad school. One of my favorite memories of the areas is the Metrolites doing their songs off of Spy-Fi at the Copia, or Fireworks, or any of a half dozen other places.

very high energy. Always left feeling good. Most highly recommended especially THE BLOB!

Carl M. Nielsen

Definite something new
To be completely honest: I don't like it. But inspite of that, I can hear that this is interesting and surprising stuff. Very creative and inventive. Something new! - So perhaps I am just not openminded enough - maby you are(?).

Andrew Edmark

High-Energy Journey Into the Land of the Lounge
This CD is one of the most amazing pieces of art I have ever set my ears on. From start to finish, my head was bopping and my body was shiverin'. The awesome wind instruments, foot-stompin rhythms, and the unique and often hilarious vocals accompanied makes this CD a must have. "The Blob" and "Cyclops Optometrist" are very funny.

One word will not cover the definition of this music.. But I will make an exception.. It's SUPERB! Buy this album now and never look back. Just listen to "Gunfight at the Zombie Mineshaft" and you're mind will implode! GREAT STUFF!

Stefven

Great blend
This is a really enjoyable mix; It is fun, pulsating, and exciting.