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Album Title: Gordon Sire 1992 Rating: *****
Prime Artist: Barenaked Ladies
Vocal: Steven Page
Drums: Tyler Stewart
Guitar: Ed Robertson
Bass: Jim Creeggan
Piano: Andy Creeggan
Producer: Michael - Phillip Wojewoda
Review: I remember seeing this CD in my local record store and wondering what the heck

it was. It had the wildest cover art on the sleeve! This particular store let you

preview CDs, and on my 2nd or 3rd visit after seeing it, I gave it a shot.

From the first track (Hello City), I was struck by the quality of the production,

and the humor of the chief writers, Ed Robertson and Steven Page. After

listening to the whole album, I decided there's "not an ounce of filler" here.

These guys honed their craft on tour in small clubs, and they capture the live 'fun'

of their shows on this album (something I discovered much later when I first saw

them live).

"If I Had $1,000,000" was their first 'hit' (mostly in their native Canada), and it

continues to be a staple of their concerts. (They still haven't figured out how to

stop folks from throwing 'Kraft Dinner' at their shows; it would run counter to

the spirit of this band to get mad about it.)

I guess this goes to show that cover art is something to pay attention to when

you're releasing an album; you can never tell what will get folks to pick it up!
What Others Say:
Tracks: 1 Hello City

2 Enid

3 Grade 9

4 Brian Wilson

5 Be My Yoko Ono

6 Wrap Your Arms Around Me

7 What A Good Boy

8 The King of Bedside Manor

9 Box Set

10 I Love You

11 New Kid (On the Block)

12 Blame It On Me

13 The Flag

14 If I Had $1,000,000

15 Crazy
. Tracks with a trailing * are missing lyrics in the linked files
Album Length (hrs:min): 0:58 Mag: 14.4

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