The High Strung - Get The Guests mp3 flac
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Musically speaking, Get the Guests is the High Strung 's finest and most varied hour, ranging from pretty, simply delivered melodies like "So Dry" to "The Baddest Ship"'s insistent piano and fuzz bass. The album sounds different enough from their previous work, and from song to song, that it's kind of surprising that this is the third time the band has worked with producer Jim Diamond. Get the Guests ' only drawback is that the sheer amount of songs on it makes it hard to absorb all of them at once. Of course, this isn't the worst problem an album.
Get the Guests (2007). They had a MySpace tirade about how dumb and stupid and stuck-up the 'fork are. Well shit dudes, we've all known this for years. That's why we don't read the 'fork no more. And then they sent it to me. Boy, was that a dumb move on their part! Out the door, we get "What a Meddler!" and a whole lot of Ted Leo worship.
In 2001, the High Strung joined producer Jim Diamond (Electric Six, the Mooney Suzuki, the White Stripes) for the making of These Are Good Times, a retro-garage album that was released two years later. Owen left the band in 2004, but the High Strung continued onward as a trio, reuniting the following year with producer Diamond for their second album, Moxie Bravo. Park the Van Records reissued Moxie Bravo early in 2007 and issued a new album, Get the Guests, that spring.
Get the Guests is the band's third album, their second since co-vocalist Mark Owen left in 2004, and their best to date. The garage rock roughness that characterized their early work as a quartet still pops up here and there, but as a trio they've turned into something different, more of a ragged power pop band than anything. The result was their best album since the 1990s. The High Strung seem to be in the midst of learning this same lesson- there are seventeen tracks on this album, most under three minutes. This is a mixed blessing. It ensures a certain amount of variety and forces them to keep most of the songs well within sensible time constraints, but it also makes it harder to get involved with individual songs right away because you're being hit with so much at once. So the tracks that don't end when they need to stand out for the wrong reasons.
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|1||What A Meddler!||3:00|
|2||Maybe You're Coming Down With It||3:23|
|4||The Baddest Ship||2:28|
|5||Raise The Bar||2:18|
|6||He's Got No Soul||3:19|
|8||Rimbaud / Rambo||4:27|
|9||Watch Me Sustain The Early Days||2:49|
|10||She's Not Even Mad At You||1:50|
|12||There Was No One Before You, There Was No One Before Me||3:11|
|13||I Recognize That Voice||2:50|
|NFR-021||The High Strung||Get The Guests (LP, Album, RE)||New Fortune Records||NFR-021||US||2014|
|PTV-15||The High Strung||Get The Guests (CD, Album)||Park The Van Records||PTV-15||US||2007|