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  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Whapweasel
  • ASIN: B0009UNBOS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,637 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Hanging Off the Edge 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Pack of Jokers 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Polka Dynamo: Charismatron 4:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. To the Trees 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. Rockin' Horse 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Destination Venus 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Whapweasel's fourth album follows hard on the heels of their recent triumph at the Radio Two Folk Awards. Their unique, zany and memorably melodic brand of dance music continues to push back the boundaries. Pack Of Jokers welds their irresistible rhythms to a growing sophistication in ensemble arrangements, and showcases a dozen of their latest self-written compositions.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Ager on 22 Aug 2005
Format: Audio CD
Fresh from their triumph at the BBC Folk Awards, where they walked off with the Best Dance Band title, the eightsome that is Whapweasel have quickly reeled off a fourth album of all-original material.
Like its predecessor, "Relentless", the style is firmly late 1970s folk-rock, a la Ashley Hutchings, or Steeleye Span without the vocals, and with Rick Kemp on electric guitar and production credits that is hardly surprising. The tunes, mostly written by and picked out by the acoustic duo of Robin Jowett on melodeons and Mike Coleman on cittern or mandolin, are what a cynic would call cod-folk or pastiche - they are so catchy and folksy they could be traditional. Behind them the modern electric guitar, bass and percussion are as tight as the proverbial duck's whotsit and, thankfully, the volume of the bass, which was an issue with the last album, has been turned down, just a touch.
Most of the tracks are four and a half to six minutes long, which may be OK for live gigs but in the isolation of your living room or i-pod they're about two too long. Catchy as the tunes are they don't go anywhere, other than round and round, until the band decide they've had enough and come to a sudden end. There is also less variety - the saxophone department which gave an element of Madness-type ska to some of the last album seems to be under-employed on this one. And just the last track, "Destination Venus", a haunting melody which eschews the electric guitar and percussion, stands out as being different.
The album comes in digipak, of which I'm not a great fan, but it does have a booklet of band photos and a potted history which most new listeners will find very helpful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By hannah win on 21 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
these guys are fun and frolicky. For those who are Whapweasel virgins and those who have watched thier progress will adore their unmistakable energy. All the tunes on the album have been composed by members of the eight man band.

The album begins with the distinctive and memorable tune `Hanging Off The Edge' which carries the identifiable Whapweasel trademarks.

`Destination Venus' makes light with its melodic tune yet has deep dark undertones, which fuse harmoniously. some good tunes, stacks of energy, unusual and unique arrangements but some of the stuff can sound like one another (as do the albums). The spirit is there but not enough versitility-though still good fun and probably best seen live.
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