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Failure

Posies Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Feb 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Popllama
  • ASIN: B000001PJS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 305,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Blind Eyes Open
2. The Longest Line
3. Under Easy
4. Like Me Too
5. I May Hate You Sometimes
6. Ironing Tuesdays
7. Paint Me
8. Believe In Something Other (Than Yourself)
9. Compliment?
10. At Least For Now
11. Uncombined
12. What Little Remains

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pop genius in full effect! 24 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
The first posies album, released on the indy label Pop Llama (also the imprint which would later issue the response album Success) is a collection of unique ballads and power-pop songs. Less rock influenced than its successors, it makes an interesting companion to Kenneth Stringfellow's more recent solo work.

If you remember these guys mostly for Frosting on the Beater, you might find it too lush and upbeat, but if you have come to love the genius of John and Ken you really must get this ASAP. All the parts were played by Strinfellow and Auer on this one and so their is not so much of a heavy full-band sound as on subsequent outings, rather the song writing takes centre stage especially on the beautiful 'compliment' and 'like me too'.

The Posies have always managed to squeeze the most unwieldy of words into a line and they are exceptionally good at word play and inventive metaphor - but don't let that distract you from the simple joyfulness of these songs. Also worth buying for the awful photos of J & K dressed up like the punks from Police Academy 2 trying to look bad-ass, which is good for a giggle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite band. 23 Jun 2005
By Dennis W. Alvey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This record was recorded as a demo. Its ironic that its out on CD since it was basically a tape passed around at thier shows. And its still awesome. Even in thier late teens (!?), they constructed some of the best lyrics and power pop melodies ever. Ken Stringfellow might have looked like a girl (with dangling earrings to boot)but these boys kicked ass, live. this is actually the re-issue of the 15th anniversary edition, not just an import. It has a bunch of extra stuff for diehard fans (and thats pretty much the only kind of fans this band has) to enjoy. Like many releases from the band, i found out about it much later... They deserved so much more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars When the music was good 8 Feb 2000
By Steven J. Laukkanen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The first time I saw the Posies was at a Northern Lights record store in downtown Minneapolis. They had just released their album Dear 23. They signed our cds and took out their guitars and played a wonderful acoustic show that I'll never forget. I knew some but not all of their songs back then. The ones I didn't know were from Failure. I looked and finally bought it. It was by far my favorite of the group. I don't like most of their recent stuff, but Failure and Dear 23 will always be my favorites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What all indie pop should be 24 Nov 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This was my introduction to music in Seattle. It changed my views on music forever. This album harkens back to early pop influences like the Hollies, The Beatles, and Cheap Trick. All of the music was written and played by Jon and Ken and it gives it this simple yet beautiful feel. Not all songs on it are perfect, but it seems to hit right on as a whole album. Don't expect the semi-rocking pop of their latter albums, this is the kind of album all indie rockers wish they could make. Too bad they had to dream of being Seattle Rockers instead of Popsters.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The finest album and the lowest budget. 14 July 2000
By Altso Nonaz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Although the Posies gained a little bit of success in the latter part of the 90s, this CD is by far the best they've produced. Their newer work is "polished" and the amount of studio influence is obvious; "Failure" is raw, with garage lyrics and sound...it is anything but what it claims to be.
The Posies' newer work is shiny, like a new car. It has no character, no feeling, no raw emotion. "Failure" on the other hand is like that old beat-up bag of bolts that you keep around because of the memories it holds. The songs on "Failure" have lasted for me and none of the Posies' newer work makes me feel the way these songs do.
I first heard the Posies in the late 80s. They played at some local clubs and I saw them at Bumbershoot (Seattle's music and arts festival). I fell in love almost instantly. The lyrics are painfully honest and practically slap you in the face.
For instance, "The Longest Line" (track 2) begins, "I've spent half of my life in this god-awful place and I swear that I've only grown older; I've had all I can take of patience and kindness I can't wait in this line any longer." This was the ballad of my youth.
The honesty continues. "I may hate you sometimes" reminds me of every relationship I've ever had. I could go on to describe how every song rings true, but I'll just let you buy it and you'll quickly see that this lower-budget album speaks directly to your heart and history. This album is invaluable to me and I'm sure it will be so for you.
Enjoy!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Correction for "Bee-Girl" 25 May 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Now people... that this is an awesome album is not in question, but let's not go bashing on the Posies' other work. Yes, their later albums are more polished, but they are still raw compared to most of today's music. Production, if not overused, is not always a bad thing, and the Posies have used it about at well as anyone I know of. Their last record, Success, is the strongest dose of the bittersweet I've ever heard, and all their music, for that matter, has a heart-rending beauty that I've never heard anyone else duplicate. So let's just have a little respect for two of history's best songwriters, because I have a feeling that they themselves would say their later work evolved for the better.
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