Long out-of-print on cd (copies show up online, sometimes for ridiculous prices), this digital edition of my classic homemade pop album features one of the extra cuts from the Japanese cd release. "Sometimes" was used in the low budget exploitation film "Golfballs" (for real). A Bandcamp Exclusive!
"..... an excellent, cleanly produced album. The general musical themes are upbeat and happy, and most of the songs freely use Wilsonesque touches like rumbling bass lines, persistent keyboard fills, abrupt, fanciful chord changes, lots of counterpoint, and meanderings of all sorts. “Karen” and “Then You See Her” are undeniable, and could make you feel good on even the most depressing of days. “Polka Dot Bridge,” is a slice of Americana that uses a favorite Wilson-ism, “blows my mind.” “She Smiled at Me” will touch the heart of any of you who are familiar with the joys and sorrows of unrequited love, and “Uncle’s Telescope” is wonderfully childlike and sound-scapey. Perhaps the most remarkable track is “Stearnes Pantywaist,” not just because it’s got the most striking chord changes and elegant harpsichord fills on the album, but because of the subject matter. Is the song about an eccentric, oft crucified local poet as Brookman writes in the cd booklet, or is Mr. Pantywaist in fact a street bound schizophrenic or a figment of Brookman’s imagination---or all three? The answer is, it doesn’t really matter—both the song and the album are first rate, and is an essential addition to the collection of anyone who holds Mr. Wilson dear to their hearts. "
David Bash, Amplifier, Volume 4, #4
"These atmospheric tunes are melodic, witty, yearning and sometimes melancholic. They’re also frequently hypnotic and always engaging…….."
David Gofstein, Cool and Strange Music! Magazine May-Aug 2001.
released May 10, 1999
SB: guitars, keys, bass, vocals, etc.
Ashley Bell: keys, drum machine and MIDI helper
Jim Johns: Drums