5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Smile Inducing Songs,
This review is from: Welcome Interstate Managers (Audio CD)
Radio can be strange sometimes, it will promote a huge hit single that will catapult this relatively unknown band into stardom in the UK, then suddenly thats it, this unknown band once again disappears into the shadows. This was very true for The Bloodhound Gang after The Bad Touch got them global recognition they faded away from the light and now Hefty Fine is barely getting any attention.
Fountains of Wayne are practically in the same league here, since Stacy's Mom became a popular song, and its not suprising really since it is one of the best songs to come out during the summer time. I managed to hear Hey Julie quite a few times on my local radio, which prompted me to buy the album. Was it worth it or was it not?
Well to quote Jaret from Bowling for Soup 'If these songs don't bring a smile to your face then your obviously in some sorta coma'. These songs have got to be some of the most uplifting tunes to be on a record, even their song about an american football moment 'All Kinds of Time' is strangely beautiful. It is very hard to categorise Fountains of Wayne, since you have the pop tinged tunes of Mexican Wine and Stacy's Mom, then there's the sped-up punkish tunes of Little Red Light and Bright Future in Sales, THEN there's the ballads like Hailley's Waitress and Valley Winter Song.
I think my personal favourite will always be Hey Julie, never has there been a song that is so simple in its playing and lyrical content,but yet as remarkably uplifting in my mind.
This is definately a record that will brighten up anybodys day
:-) Buy it now and turn that frown upside down.