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Zoo Traffic

by Yankee Power

You have obtained a wonder of music and words, created by four creative minds in uncertain times. Better living through exquisite perfection! So perk up your ears, lay down your weary head and enjoy the new Yankee Power album, Zoo Traffic.
Genre: Rock: Punk-Pop
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1. Adopted Love Doll
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2. Swing
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3. Wrong Kind
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4. Given Into Contrary
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5. Dr. Daisy
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6. Fuzzy Minisery
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7. Because It's Hard
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8. Stray
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9. Real Folk
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10. Modern Change
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11. Shiver of Sharks
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12. Dear Old Friend
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13. Two Quarters
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14. Open Breast
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
To paraphrase a famous author,

“It is good to renew one's wonder, Yankee Power has made children of us all”

And how appropriate. You have obtained a wonder of music and words, created by four creative minds in uncertain times. Jeff Gallagher, group troubadour, professional sailor, contributes the first two steps on our journey, Adopted Love Doll and Swing. Starting with a burst of raw energy, our worn out singer heads to that warm familiar territory that is early rock n roll. Tom Calvert then picks up the reigns, introducing Wrong Kind, a song hardly able to keep up with his mind's musical migrations and vocal gyrations. Given Into Contrary is next, a strange journey to the space between Tijuana and Titan. With the muscular, driving Dr. Daisy, Tom comes back to give one last breath before we head into the musky darkness of Fuzzy Minisery. While the drunken song of Jeff's companions ring out, sunnier territory lies ahead in the form of Mark Fallon's Because It's Hard. For his first song, Fallon has decided to stop just talking about the Byrds and Dylan and provide us with his own “New England Country” number. Stray, Tom and Jeff's most recent collaboration, is so tuneful and pleasant that we've been checking the mail daily, waiting to add a litigious Mike Love writing credit. Bouncing along after that is Tom's Real Folk, a brilliant group performance. Pay special attention to the subtlety and urgency of CJ Kanouff's drums, as they are the driving force behind the song, the man behind the curtain. Modern Change points to a new direction for the band, albeit only a brief glimpse, as the listener is moved within and without the consciousness of the song at it's unwieldy will. And that brings us to Shiver of Sharks, Tom's most sophisticated work to date. It is easy to imagine Mr. Calvert in full pipe and slippers, newspaper folded over one knee, discussing life and love with Nemo aboard the Nautilus. Appreciate the slow build up of Dear Old Friend, morphing itself from a confessional hymn into one of the most developed and mature Yankee Power songs to date. A theremin and a honky-tonk piano? This is new territory indeed. Standing in stark contrast to the rich, inviting sound is Two Quarters, an obelisk amongst ruins. Jeff treats us to an adventure in the sublime, complete with the ever-rare tasteful horn arrangement. But the night is always darkest just before the dawn. A more glorious dawn arrives, fashionably late – at the end of the album. Open Breast is the ideal summation of all that Yankee Power is and was to this point. Better living through exquisite perfection! So perk up your ears, lay down your weary head and enjoy the new Yankee Power album, Zoo Traffic.


Geppetto Giuseppe G
President & Founder - Yankee Power Fan Club


Recorded and Produced by Yankee Power at A Studio Too, Boston, MA.
Mixed by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studio, Athens, VT.
Mastered by Peter Linnane at Patch Hill Mastering.


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