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II

by The Vanities

Experimental & Progressive Punk Rock/Grunge that reaches into pop territory - features wide ranged catchy melodies, taut harmonies, thought provoking music and lyrics that you can sometimes tap your feet to.
Genre: Rock: Grunge
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2. The Arabic Russian Disco Song
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3. Alone in your Arms
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4. It's not a Cookie Mother
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6. Prom Queen Pipebomb
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7. Kingdom Come
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8. The Lines
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9. Fabric
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10. Pretty Me
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Vanities live inside a wishing well, breaking from their popular pastime of disassembling dreams just long enough to create catchy, punchy and unpredictable hard rock that crosses genres more often than founder Robert Blake brushes his teeth (an almost obsessive compulsive habit). Sometimes compared to the stylistic synthesis of Mr. Bungle, The Pixies, Jesus Lizard, and Zappa, this band of Asbury Park, NJ maestros reaches further into pop territory than these acts, concocting pretty melodies and taut harmonies to drape over the curiously hard tunes. But make no mistake. This is not another band of pretty boys.

Rather, the Vanities delve into the sort of audio-psychosis that has, historically, fueled the worlds most mad and memorable tunesmiths. The songs themselves, featuring surreal and thought-provoking lyrics, drive even the most rhythmically challenged listeners to bob their heads while attempting to crack the enigmatic code in which Blake designs his visionary poetry. In the words of one unnamed critic Its got a good beat and you can screw to it. That, if memory serves correctly, has traditionally defined true rock and roll, but upon hearing their independent releases, these guys are capable of so much more.


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Dick Head

awesome rock
the vanities really kick ass on this record. if you want to listen to something that is actually great that doesn't sound like anything else on billboards top 50, dont be a shmuck and pick this up.

Dan

A fantastic rock'n'roll and much more album
The Vanities combine talented musicians with great songwriting. They have a 'rock' feel that combines all sorts from melodic catchy grooves, to a much darker feel. For those who like their music 'off the beaten track' and a bit of rollercoaster ride - then The Vanities is for you. I don't like to compare to other bands because they have their own sound. Just like they say - "schizophrenic rock'n'roll and madness". To top it off, a really great production too. Buy it!!

Garrett

Great CD
This is a CD with a very original sound, but still rocks really hard. The Vanities' own description, "Schizophrenic Rock & Roll and Madness," is the best I can think of. Great music and great songwriting make this a great CD.