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Day At The Fair

Day At The Fair: PreludePrelude (2004)
Springman Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: KirbyPuckettKirbyPuckett
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If this is just the "Prelude" then PLEASE bring on the main subject matter! Hey kids do you remember Lanemeyer? Ah, of course you don't, most of you could careless about your roots. Chris Barker former front man of the influential aforementioned has grown up over the past few years and it's appar.
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If this is just the "Prelude" then PLEASE bring on the main subject matter!

Hey kids do you remember Lanemeyer? Ah, of course you don't, most of you could careless about your roots. Chris Barker former front man of the influential aforementioned has grown up over the past few years and it's apparent on this E.P. from Day At The Fair.

These emotional-power-pop-punk recordings bring a sharp assortment of talent and quality to the table.

Throughout the opening number "Eastern Homes and Western Hearts" Barker's voice consigns in such a laidback catchy that mixes perfectly with drums that demand you tap your fingers on your desk. During the chorus, there's no doubt that you'll be singing along your first time listening as the song fades out -- "Moving on, moving on, moving on..." "The Blame Anxiety" is angry, deep, but maintains a pop sensibility as if Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano were throwing in their two cents during the song process. The moog guided "Friscilla the Traveling Proton" flaunts just how upbeat this trio can get. While on the other side of the spectrum, the closing acoustic tune "Homesick Angel" aided by a female vocalist lets you into their hearts for a ballad-resembling closing.

DATF is filled with candid lyrics, beguiling choruses and charming musicianship. A surprising five song E.P. aptly titled leaves the listener craving a full length that can follow in the footsteps of the promise harnessed here.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (November 5, 2005)

hmm....nice lyrics!

Anonymous (May 20, 2004)

i agree...this album kicks most definate ass

Anonymous (May 20, 2004)

ok i have a few things to say...first off...all you dipshits who gave this album anything less than a 10...you obviously dont have an ear for music....this album has everything and more expected from a great band...and second off... lanemeyer was anything but terrible...they got me into the "local scene"...so maybe you close minded asses should open up you ears and listen to decent music as such
~FxH Ryan~

Anonymous (April 2, 2004)

Lanemeyer was a 10 but this is definatly on its way to being there.

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

uhhh.. nevermind

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

I don't think i've ever heard anything from lobster records that has been decent.

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

Lanemeyer was terrible, however this sounds interesting.

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

OMG i hate school

Anonymous (March 25, 2004)

im at school

Anonymous (March 24, 2004)

Scott's alright, but he's no Jordan from Pastepunk.

thriceequalsgod (March 24, 2004)

i thought janelle was a girl... are they?

8dollarclarinetsolo (March 24, 2004)

congratulations

tyroneshoelaces (March 23, 2004)

Lanemeyer was terrible, however this sounds interesting.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

a day at the fair is amazing. i've played a couple shows with them and they are a great band live. their recorded stuff is amazing too. these guys are gonna go far!

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

This guy is okay, but he's hardly got the writing prowess to be in your staff.

Like Janelle, he doesn't belong.

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

wow that *was* at least 2 months ago...

inagreendase (March 23, 2004)

I still remember when he would post here as "-Scott" and he was firmly told something along the lines of "You're going to have to change your 'signature name' to something else."

Anonymous (March 23, 2004)

old fat baseball player?

maverick (March 23, 2004)

And with this review [and the other 3 by him in this update], please welcome KirbyPuckett to the reviews staff!

-Scott

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