Sunday, 26 August 2012

Welcome Interstate Managers - a super album




I can’t recall how I got to know about this album, Welcome Interstate Managers by Fountains of Wayne.  But it became a fave.  Yes, you could sort of call it country – but certainly not country & western or traditional country.  Wiki says that they are a “power pop band”.  

Not only is the album able to be listened to over and over without boredom, it is also unpretentious  fun.  the melodies are infectious and the lyrics often very clever.  I suggest you sample it on iTunes to see what I mean.

The album was named after a sign displayed at a hotel.  The band was named after a garden store.

The album was released in 2003.  The only track on it that is well known is “Stacy’s Mom” – which is ok but not my favourite.  I think “Mexican Wine” is better - it is the biggest rocker on the record.  Katy Perry has done a cover of “Hackensack”.



3 comments:

  1. I listen to all kinds of music and Fountains of Wayne is fun. :)

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  2. The only song I have heard by them is Stacy's Mom. I should really check out the rest of their music!

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