Vinny Davis | Herd Enthusiasms

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Herd Enthusiasms

by Vinny Davis

An atmospheric blend of musical styles, moving lyrics and top knotch production by the music industry's, "Great Unknown"
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. 2,000 Lux
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1:35 album only
2. Pushing Paper
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0:39 album only
3. Herd Enthusiasms
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3:42 album only
4. Holy Shit
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3:40 album only
5. Not Just Beans
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1:12 album only
6. Back Into The Mystery
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4:46 album only
7. FrankenFoot Vs. The StinkMeat in 3F
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5:09 album only
8. X-Ray People
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4:10 album only
9. Pretending To Be Dead
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5:57 album only
10. The What To Be\'s
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4:52 album only
11. Theme From, Anything Goes After Twelve AM
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12. Their Chosen One
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13. Purgatory 13th Floor
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Album Notes
Vinny Davis' very own "Sgt. Pepper's!"

A visually stimulating CD cover; only indicates what the listener is in store for, when they check out what's inside of Vinny Davis' "HERD ENTHUSIASMS".

Like a musical anthropologist; Davis investigates the psyche of man with it's many herd-like affectations.
Including (but not limited to): God and country, job status, cyber relations, our dependency on "leaders" and our incessant usage of the word "Awesome".
He conducts his investigation with all of the tools we've come to expect from Vinny Davis; an off-beat sense of humor, unpredictable arrangements, moving melodies, Pavlovian sound effects and excellent production skills.

A must have for fans new and old of "The Great Unknown"!


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doug peck

This one is for the world
I've had the fortune of finding out about this Artist years ago and have a collection of everything of his I could get my hands on. It is like my secret treasure chest of joy. Nothing worse than having something you love ruined by commercialism and Oprah. So far Vinny Davis has avoided those trappings.
Whenever I turn a friend on to his music I need to explain that each song must be listened to in it's entirety and I prefer the whole CD listened to without skipping around. That allows the true craftsmanship and impact of the music to be understood/felt. Tough to get anyone in this ADHD world to do this and it sometimes takes a few listens before they get hooked (which they all do). In this CD I found songs like Holy Shit and The What to Be's which get people on board with a quick three minute intro to the Artist. Again, not the way it should be done, but it works.
To me this is his best CD so far. It combines everything I love about this artist. The reality in his lyrics, the "hidden gems" in each song, the way it grows with each time I play it. No bubble gum soda pop here, Vinny Davis has stayed true to himself and continues to compile an excellent library of work.
Every now and then a musician comes along and I feel the desire to collect everything I can get; Elliot Smith, Elvis Costello, Julian Hatfield, Daniel Johnston, John Lennon, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake to name a few. Not that I compare the music Vinny Davis creates to these artists, he has his very own style. But I compare the desire I have to get everything he puts out. It is like having a collection of the elements that make up the soul of an artist. You can see the phases they have gone through and travel a live expressed in music with them.
Long review, but this album is the cherry on top of the sundae of his timeless music. A great place for anyone to start with the artist. A gateway to a collection like no other I have amassed. Music that only gets better every time it is played.

Robert Ciccone

Awesome album! Oops ...
Is this Vinny Davis' "Sgt Pepper's"? I think it's more like his "Dark Side of the Moon" with Brian Wilson and Sting being sandwiched in! H.E. is another brilliant 'he makes 'em like they used to' album - meaning the listener ought to start with track 1 and let it run all the way through to get the full experience. The first three tracks are a ramp-up mini-suite with a spoken word obbligato on "Pushing Paper" that is as mad and disturbed as anything Roger Waters did on Floyd or his solo albums (it's one of the most compelling parts of the album). "Holy Shit" has a nice Pretenders-like bounce while telling you of what the creator really thinks of America. "Back into the Mystery" is a haunting but pretty sounding departure for Davis. "Frankenfoot vs. the StinkMeat in 3F"'s narrator has neighbor problems but with that surf vibe going on, you might end up doing the watusi (but please, not in groups, that would defeat the album's theme). The sparkling and full production, musical inventiveness and twisted genius of the songs make this a great album for fans of Frank Zappa, Todd Rundgren, and 'Pet Sounds' and 'Smile' era Beach Boys.