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Pure Frosting [Import]

The Presidents of The United States of America Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Mar 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B0000062IL
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,171 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Love Delicatessen
2. Video Killed The Radio Star
3. Mobile Home
4. Japan
5. Sunshine
6. Back Porch (Live)
7. Man (Opposable Thumb)
8. Tiki Lounge God
9. Teenage Girl
10. Slip Away
11. Tremolo Blooz
12. Cleveland Rocks
13. Lump (Live)
14. CD Rom

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD really does do justice to the seattle trio, featuring a range of awesome songs such as "Video Killed The Radio Star", "Tiki Lounge God" and the wonderful "Cleveland Rocks". It also has live versions of some of their older classic songs. ("Lump" and "Back Porch") The only fault I can find with this CD is that not enough people have it for it to be fully appreciated. You must buy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PuRE ENteRTaiNMeNT! 23 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Seatlle's "PUSA" have blasted yet another album onto our HI-FI system's.This has got to be my best album in the Presidents Trilogy.The exellent thing about this CD is that it has an extra for the PC or Mac.This extra is really good.It has 4 movies of The Presidents Of The Usa:- Peaches (Music Video) Dune Buggy (LIVE) Mach 5 (Music Video) Lump (Music Video) It also has a connection to their Web Page. To get you warmed up,listen to "Video Killed The Radio Star"& "Love Delicatessen".It also has a track called "Tiki Lounge God" which is the same as "Tiki God" on the second album they made,except it is not played heavy.Everyone who is a PUSA fan should definately buy this album. BY SAM LEACH
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff 11 Mar 2003
Format:Audio CD
I found this album to be both uplifting and easy to listen. the only problem is that it is the
last offering from the boys except the poor Giffafes album from chris. Its only for the die-die hard PUSA fan.
Good stuff though. CLEVELAND ROCKS
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3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as previous songs 29 Dec 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is a good cd but it has 3 songs that were on other albums by them. some of the songs are brilliant but others are really short and not very good. I would prefer their first 2 albums rather than this one.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably PUSA's second best CD. 29 Jun 2003
By jimmy c - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD features songs that have been released on other various recordings including two live songs of Back Porch (excellent version) and Lump. Some songs on here have never been released before. And some of these songs are in movies/tv shoes. Video Killed the Radio Star was featured in the Wedding Singer, and Cleveland Rocks is the theme song to the Drew Carey Show. Both of those songs weren't written by PUSA. And another song known to the fans would be Tiki Lounge God, but in a totally different style, it is pretty much acoustic with bongo drums.
All in all, a great CD to end the career of a great band!
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 great tracks from PUSA!...and some filler. 2 April 2008
By Mel Zorro - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Pure Frosting contains a few classic tracks that should not be missed and some others that didn't make it on albums for reasons that are clear.

The number one track on this album is "Man (Opposable Thumb)", it is everthing a good PUSA song should be: quirky, loud and full of energy.

Other standouts include:
-"Japan" which is poppy and fun (Hi-ya!)
-"Tiki Longe God" which is just a slowed-down version of "Tiki God" from II, but the story is all still there.
-"Teenage Girl" which sounds a lot like "Mach 5".

-"Cleveland Rocks" and "Video Killed..." are great, but they've been overplayed, so they're not as exciting to hear.

The rest of the album is pretty mediocre, although the live tracks are fun to hear the on-stage banter.

The album is worth the the 4 stand-out tracks I mentioned, but I wouldn't recommend it as an intro to the band, something like II or Love Everybody would be a better representation of their style.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rarities, b-sides... it's got it all 24 Mar 2003
By wellwellwell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This CD is actually one of the best collections of rarities and b-sides out there. Most people see is as the way to get "Video Killed The Radio Star" without buying the less-than-stellar Wedding Singer soundtrack. But it's much more than just one song. I think what makes this release more alluring (though not necessarily better) than their first two CDs is its diversity of songs. For example, "Tremolo Blooz" is very different from anything else the band's ever done and "Love Delicatessen" is one of their longest recorded songs (at 4+ minutes). Still it's very hard to compare Pure Frosting with their debut or II; but nonetheless this is a great album. Here's a rundown of the 13 tracks:
As I said, the opener "Love Delicatessen" is one of the band's longest. It's a loud, but melodic song about a waitress and life at a delicatessen. We all know "Video Killed The Radio Star"; so in turn there's not much to be said about it. And although it's reason enough to buy this CD, it's still not the only good song. "Mobile Home" is mostly reminiscent of something off II, yet it may be one of the weaker points on the album. In a step up, "Japan" is certainly one of the best songs here. The band quotes `we're an American band / and everything is rockin out of control when we hit Japan'. It's hard to compare "Japan" to any other Presidents song, but it's most memorable and easy to sing along to. If there's a hidden gem on Pure Frosting, it's "Sunshine". It's a very quiet song, but lacks nothing. Its lyrics are familiar, but the sound is something of its own. The live version of "Back Porch" is also good; as it's fun to hear the band attempt the verse about one-string/two-string/no-string guitars; although the succession may not be what you were hoping for. It's good, but nowhere near as awesome as the original.
"Man (Opposable Thumb)" is also an enjoyable track that takes us back to the days of the debut. I think it's safe to say "Man" could easily become favorite. The line `you're gonna have to try to kill me / if you wanna be a man' is particularly good. I don't really like "Tiki Lounge God" that much; as I found it too alike with "Naked And Famous". It's catchy though. "Teenage Girl" is another favorite of mine. And again, it could've come from II. The `he's 13 / she's 13' is a simple chorus, yet it works wonders for the song. "Slip Away" is another weak point on Pure Frosting, yet it's quite original. Next, it took me a while to come to like "Tremolo Blooz". It's very country-like, which is something Presidents fans won't be used to. It was featured on the Nothing To Lose soundtrack; and I have come to really enjoy it. Along with "Video Killed The Radio Star", "Cleveland Rocks" is another song people should know. And that's with good reason. Finally, the live version of "Lump" rounds out the CD with near perfection. Not just because of "Lump", but for the `hot Carl!' chants at the very end of the track (you'll have to listen to understand).
Overall, Pure Frosting is a very good release. Yet it is very obvious it's not as good as their first two. This is not another themed cars or cats release from the Presidents; and many people won't appreciate it in its entirety. But for big Presidents fans (who see the whole picture) this is an excellent release. This is a great assortment of rarities, b-sides, and soundtrack songs that work together in making an awesome album. If you like the Presidents Of The United States Of America's self-titled debut and (especially) II, Pure Frosting will easily be playing in your CD player for years to come.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongest PUSA CD yet! 15 Dec 1998
By Ben - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Presidents are what is described as "the sunnier side of Northwest rock." And rightfully so. Out of Seattle and the rest of the northwest have come many prestigious alternative legends, as well as too many mishaps. Though the Presidents never caught on as well as I thought they should, this album, as with all the rest, is a true winner. The two live songs (Back Porch and Lump) are excellent. The only true hit on the CD is "Video Killed the Radio Star", but just about all others deserve to be. The range of sounds the group can get from only five strings and a drum set is astounding. And, as a nice feature to the CD, put it into the PC or Mac and you can see four of the band's music videos, or go online to find out more about the band. The break-up of the Presidents was a sad thing, but this CD is the ultimate way to go out in style!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure frosting, extra frosting you'll eat the cake 20 May 2003
By James N Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The final episode of the P of USA album trilogy. This album's main hits were sensational cover versions of classic songs. Video Killed the Radio Star and Cleveland Rocks (as heard in the opening credits of the Drew Carey Show) are superb.
Original songs on here such as Japan and Love Delicatessen are pretty good too. There's also a few live songs on here as well which may be a real bonus if you never bought an singles or album versions with bonus live tracks. The P of USA were pretty good live.
If you can get the version of this album with the Extra Frosting bonus disc you'll get all the hits from their previous two albums so if you don't have them and only want to buy one album then this one is for you. If you do own those then the bonus disc doesn't have much to offer you except putting those all on one disc. This is still a great album to buy without Extra Frosting.
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