The Morpholinos | [For Background Use Only]

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[For Background Use Only]

by The Morpholinos

This trio of keyboards, electric bass and a bastardized classical guitar-turned-drum set called the "shuitar" is accompanied by eighteen different players of various instruments to meticulously re-sculpt favorites by Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, The Band
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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1. Rio
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2. Rock With You
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3. Synchronicity 2
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4. King Harvest (Has Surely Come)
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5. Leave It
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6. Garage-Flavored Tune
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7. Billy Don't Lose That Prayer
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8. Carry on Wayward Son
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9. Borderline
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10. Sidecar
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With the highly anticipated and highly curious [For Background Use Only], The Morpholinos are on a mission to prove that background music does not have to make us cringe. The trio of keyboards, electric bass and a bastardized classical guitar-turned-drum set called the "shuitar" is accompanied by eighteen different players of various instruments to meticulously re-sculpt favorites by Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, The Band and Bon Jovi. Laugh or cry - your choice.


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BobbyBurbank

Not just for Background Use
I broke the rules by not using this as Background Use Only...A great lounge cd for parties. I played this during a martini party and the crowd loved it!

1340magc.om

You just can’t help but love this!
Recipe for happy home brew: Take your favorite eighties standards, erase the lyrics, and mix in a healthy dose of musak a la The Rocky Horror Picture Show and They Might Be Giants. Ta-da! Science pop enters the scene. The Morpholinos, New Yorkers in lab coats caught somewhere in the space-time continuum, is a trio that does the nasty with “Rio” and lives to tell the tale in For Background Use Only. No, better than just living to tell the tale, these guys take the tale and make it (and hits from Madonna, The Police, Kansas, Yes, Michael Jackson, The Band, and Bon Jovi) spin and spin in a web of handcrafted psychosis. Yep.

Using their trusty keyboard, bass, and shuitar (that is, classical guitar-turned-drumset), the trio and their 18 guest musicians wail. From the disco-synth beat of “Rock with You” to “Billy Don’t Lose That Prayer” (on the trombone) to “Carry On Wayward Son” (viola and guitar) to the high school band version of “Borderline,” the Morpholinos take what once was good and pure and make it even gooder. And purer.

You just can’t help but love this tongue-in-cheek tribute to the best and worst of our old standards. Proving that background music doesn’t have to make us cringe is only the beginning for this twisted, talented group.

Splendid eZine

Reworking of 80s classics yields frequently revelatory, and amusing, results.
Featuring a core trio of bass, piano and something called the shuitar (a "guitar-turned-drum set"?), For Background Use Only also overflows with dozens of guest musicians wielding all manner of wind, string and plugged-in instruments. Jano Rix's wickedly funky (by lite jazz standards -- remember that) synthesizer is the reason why "King Harvest (Has Surely Come)" (by The Band) is so much fun. Josh Sclar's white zinfandel sax on "Rio" (Duran Duran) is so Kenny G it hurts. For Background Use Only wears a smirk from start to finish, but it's so affable and occasionally affecting (the heart-tugging viola on "Carry On Wayward Son") that it never distances the listener. Everyone's having a good time.