Early Hi Ball Years CD (1998)

Artist: Coctails

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Label Revolver Usa
SKU 201983702
UPC 789397000120
UPC 14 00789397000120
Format CD
Release Date 4/28/1998
Author Coctails
Compilation Appearance A John Waters Christmas (Explicit Version)
Technical Info
CatalogID 1
Lable Name Carrot Top
Released 05/01/1995
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00789397000120
Album Notes and Credits
THE EARLY HI-BALL YEARS includes the Coctails' first two LPs, HIP HIP HOORAY and HERE NOW TODAY, and the "Songs For The Children" single.
The Coctails started life in Kansas City when the four members were attending art school there. Moving to Chicago in the early nineties, they began recording and releasing exuberant and widely diverse takes on lounge music, jazz, rock, and more. THE EARLY HI-BALL YEARS collects most of their early vinyl releases (on their own Hi-Ball label) onto a one hour-plus CD. The music ranges from the Jonathan Richman-esque "Walkin' Down The Street" to the Raymond Scott-like "Road Hog" (they were later to record some of his music as well). The only outside material here further clouds the mirror, with their take on a Martin Denny number and their own pseudo-party anthem, "Waiting For Godot," which uses words from Samuel Beckett as its core. The Coctails were an intelligent band who also knew how to have a good time--their smarts never get in the way of the fun.
Professional Reviews
Q (12/94, p.175) - 3 Stars - Good - "...droll, versatile, oddly-spelt lounge lizard quartet...mostly sax-driven party jazz, with some flakes of early Madness..."
Disc 1
1 Whoopsy Daisy
2 Road Hog
3 Wet Suit
4 Intermission
5 Talkin' About My Baby
6 Clown's Coffee
7 Walkin' Down The Street
8 Mr. E. Claffn
9 Martin Denny's Sake Rock
10 Bold Rat
11 West Couch Place
12 It's All Right
13 Since October
14 Don't Got Time
15 City Gone
16 In A Tub
17 Dom Casual
18 Jobless
19 Old Gray Mare
20 Cakewalk
21 China Song
22 Florence
23 Prisoner Of The Highway
24 Waiting For Godot
Product Attributes
Artist Coctails
Music Format Compact Disc

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