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Formed in New York in 1996, Fountains Of Wayne took its name from an iconic garden store in nearby Wayne, NJ (which, sadly, closed recently). The band has received steady critical accolades since its inception; "Dean Of American Rock Critics" Robert Christgau has called them "lyric poets" and "true art heroes." The group's line-up, which also includes ... Read more in Amazon's Fountains Of Wayne Store

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  • Audio CD (26 May 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000002JX0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,148 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Radiation Vibe
2. Sink To The Bottom
3. Joe Rey
4. She's Got A Problem
5. Survival Car
6. Barbara H
7. Sick Day
8. I've Got A Flair
9. Leave The Biker
10. You Curse At Girls
11. Please Don't Rock Me Tonight
12. Everything's Ruined

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FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE Fountains Of Wayne (Deleted 1996 German 12-track CD album fold-out lyric picture sleeve)

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Fountains of Wayne is one of the leaders of the latest in a long series of power- pop revivals. If the music sounds a lot like mid-1960s pop rock, it's no accident, for the songwriters are unabashed Mersey-beat fans. The songs on the debut album, Fountains of Wayne, take perky, '60s-like hooks and marry them to ambiguous, unnerving, '90s-like lyrics. Some songs offer an untrustworthy narrator; when the singer complains about "Joe Rey", a Eurotrash jet-setter, you wonder whether he's expressing disdain or envy and whether the song's noisy guitar energy belongs to the band or to Joe Rey. And there's something about the pent-up Mersey-beat energy and pleading vocals of "Please Don't Rock Me Tonight" that make one suspect the singer doesn't really mean what he says. Schlesinger and Collingswood are undeniably clever, but they're not afraid to rock. --Geoffrey Himes

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By blahblahblahblah VINE VOICE on 3 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Fountains Of Wayne are somewhat of an overlooked band. Recently they gained a bit of success due to Stacy's Mom and pretty much got lumped in as a novelty act due to nature of the lyrics in the song. While a catchy song, it is by no means the best Fountains Of Wayne have achieved. This album was released in '97 and it's probably one of the best pop-rock albums of the last decade.
Most of the songs are around 3 minutes in length and are bouncy cheery pop songs. Some are fairly reminiscent of Stacy's Mom, most notably Radiation Vibe and Survival Car whereas others are more mellow but still catchy and after a few listens you'll find yourself singing along.
This is how pop music should sound and it's unfortunate that they are not more popular but everyone who discovers this album will know it's true quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Nov. 2007
Format: Audio CD
The lady in the music shop was most displeased when I deprived them of their only copy of this album back 10 years ago. I don't even remember where I heard "Radiation Vibe" for the first time, but it's been th only time I've felt compelled to to go a gig based on one song.

Imagine my joy then when the Varsity in Wolverhampton was filled with guitar pop, and tune after tune left me compelled again to go to my local record store in Selly Oak and get the CD.

(there's not many chances to say I was there at the beginning)

The songs on this album are perfect in form, proper 3 minute songs that don't leave any space to waste. "Leave The Biker" always makes me laugh, and this is an album full of wry observations of American life with a strangely British undertone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 8 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Fountains of Wayne are another example of a great band who have released a good handful of albums and singles, and then they record a song that becomes so popular that it seems to overshadow the rest of their work.

'Stacy's Mom' was a big hit for them in 2003, the song had humorous lyrics and after everyone (particularly when I was at school) caught onto it, the song became something of a novelty record, and I fear so did the band to many people.

Almost ten years before that, this American power pop band released their self entitled debut, which contained the hits 'Radiation Vibe' (still quite remembered today, bouncy track with a good chorus) and 'Sink to the Bottom' (far superior to 'Stacy's Mom'). The whole album was great fun and decent catchy pop rock music.

It still sounds great today and more people should know that it's out there. It's alternative music that is fairly typical of the '90's and the quality is consistent. If you happen to have stumbled across the album and are reading this review, if you only like the one song - do not hesitate to buy this CD, you'll find much more to love here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C 'Mobile' Homes on 17 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Fountains of Wayne must be one of the most under-rated bands of today.The only reason i got to hear of them was by hearing Stacy's Mom on radio 2 one day.After getting hooked on that track i quicky looked for the other albums.I have to agree with the other writers when they say there isnt a bad track on this album and the variation in each song makes sure you never get bored.If you havent already got this album then i advise you to buy it.....along with the other two!
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Discovered FoW in 2007 after Traffic and Weather and having become resigned to entering my 5th decade listening to pre-90's Dad-rock & pop and becoming increasingly distanced from any current artists. FoW may not be rewriting the musical landscape but they do their thing with poise, awesome lyrics and a power pop sensibility second to none. And now, just to make life even sweeter, their new record company have started reissuing their back catalogue on vinyl, great, heavyweight slabs of it. Check 'em out man. Part of me never wants a relatively undiscovered personal favourite to go mainstream, but that's pure musical snobbery. FoW deserve much wider recognition - whether they achieve it is down to you. Vinyl, CD or download. It makes total sense.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Snuffy on 19 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A week after buying their latest album ( Welcome Interstate Managers ) I got this album. It's another great set of songs, just as good as WIM. The best tracks are Leave The Biker and Please Don't Rock Me Tonight, but there's not one poor track on the album. Fountains of Wayne seem to produce albums where every track is different and I feel that is a big plus for a group. All I can say is go and buy it, in todays world of manufactered music is great to find a band with talent.
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By Rooksby on 9 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
I was having a clear-out this weekend. I knocked over a teetering pile of ancient CDs & FoW's debut ended up on top of the heap (in more ways than one). I gave it a listen out of half-arsed nostalgia & was very surprised at how little it has dated. I'd forgotten how fine a record it was/is, not a bad song on it really, though some are obviously better than others. Definitely an album to hang onto, rather than pack off to the local car-boot sale.
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