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Audio-Cake-Fashion Nugget

Audio-Cake-Fashion Nugget

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Author: CAKE

Brand: Legacy Recordings

Features:

  • Shrink-wrapped

Binding: Audio CD

Format: Explicit Lyrics

Release Date: 24-03-2014

model number: 28940173

Part Number: 12461405

Details: Alternative Rock-Sounding like a suburban, melodic white-funk-injected version of King Missile's performance art/standup comedy, "The Distance" became a novelty hit in the fall of 1996, sending Cake's second album, Fashion Nugget, to platinum status. Certainly, "The Distance" was the only reason Fashion Nugget went platinum, because the remainder of the album is too collegiate and arcane for mainstream music tastes. It isn't because it's obscure or intellectual - it's because the band is smirking. An "ironic" cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" is the key to the album, sending the signal that Cake consider themselves above everyone else, and nothing is too insignificant to make fun of. And that wouldn't necessarily have been a problem if they had the wit or musical skills that would make their music either funny or listenable. Instead, they wallow in sophomoric jokes that rely on self-consciously elaborate wordplay. Occasionally, their blend of collegiate musical styles - funk, hip-hop, alternative rock - makes the music easy to digest in small doses, such as "The Distance," but it isn't varied enough to prevent the album from becoming tedious when played straight through.

EAN: 0888430563421

Package Dimensions: 5.6 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English

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