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Rare Twee Kitten label 4-song cd-ep (TK-010) from 1998. One-sided color foldover cover. Non-glossy b&w booklet includes photos, lyrics and hilarious interview with musicians never published elsewhere. CD features red and black off-center target design. CD comes in small plastic baggie, not a jewel box. This is how it was originally issued. A neat little package of naive indie pop.
Also includes immediate download of 4-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
The title cut of this positively lovely four song CD alludes to corporate spying, but according to Scott Brookman the subject doesn’t arise from personal experience, as he copped the words from a phrase aired over the public address system in his local grocery store. Regulated by the rollicking tinkle of a piano, “The Man from Operations” resolutely represents everything good there is about pop music, from the cheerfully melodic vocals to the oscillating rhythms. If you’re not singing along with this vehemently tuneful number after a couple of spins, you must be deaf! Unambiguously influenced by the Beach Boys, Scott marinates his material with reams of “Pet Sounds” overtures, while still fending to spike the stew with his own unbeatable twists and turns. “I Am Thinking About You” and “Emma Peel” are subsequently determined by sophisticated arrangements and pleasingly plump hooks, whereas “Sacrosanct Sundae” punches in as a nice smiley face styled instrumental. State of the art singing, playing and intelligent lyrics are what “The Man from Operations and Three Others” has to offer, so don’t be lazy and buy the disc pronto!
Beverly Paterson, Twist and Shake
released May 10, 1998
Jim Johns, Jay Lugar: Drums. Ashley Bell: keys. SB: other keys, guitars, bass, vocals.