Monday, September 05, 2005


Well, this is my first ever post for the 99 cent CD reviews blog. This is basically how it goes, i go to my local record store, find an album that looks interesting/hilarious for 99 cents, listen to it, review it. Here we go!

So this one i found while sifting with a friend, she said she thought it looked "right up my alley", soon we will be on speaking terms again. Orlando's "Just For A Second", i already hate the cover art and the band name. Two pretty britpop boys with calvin klein pouts shot P&A Dustbowl Documentary Style (10 bucks for anyone that gets that reference). Put on the Blanco Y Negro label, i am suspicious if these guys speak english, but i pick it anyways.
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I sit down and get ready for whatever is going to shoot out into my headphones. This EP is mecrifully short with a Full length version of the title track, lets hit play. Easy listening funk backing congeal on top of thin, flat synth strings, no definitive melody yet. Then i hear Tim Chipping chirping pour out. Its wry, quirky and a bit annoying, but it does have its own flavor, which is always enjoyable. I cant help but think if someone took Pulp's first two albums, grinded them up, strained them into big pot of light funk rock and shitty melodies, you would have Orlando.

A little history of this band that i found on Orlando Fansite, yes, one exsists for every single band on earth. Orlando is Tim Chipping and Dickon Edwards. Dickon's parents ganked his name, gangsta style, from a favorite children's book of mine, The Secret Garden. Brit kids with brit lives, digging john peel and the budding twee-pop bands around there area. I have to ask, "what went wrong?". Did they just decide to take their favorite bands and drop 10 tons of boring on them?

Finnally the CD ends, a bit long of a run for 4 tracks, its a perfect example of why not every band from the fallen Brit empire that digs Pulp and Manic Street Preachers makes it.

1 Comments:

Blogger HateTheHater said...

You should try actually creating something yourself, asshole! What a lame blog... How George W. Bush can you get?!

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