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The Wolfgang PressFunky Little Demons

Label:4AD – 9 45738-2
Format:
CD, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Leftfield, Synth-pop, Alternative Rock, Ambient, Soul

Tracklist

1Going South
Backing VocalsClaudia Fontaine
BassDave Curtis
DobroNoko
Drum Programming [Percussion]Apollo 440, Drostan Madden, Robin Brown
EngineerAndy Kowalski
4:19
211 Years
SaxophoneStephen Blake
4:01
3Blood Satisfaction
Programmed ByRew
VoiceGary Asquith
3:41
4Chains
Programmed ByDrostan Madden
Programmed By [Bass], Drum Programming [Percussion]Apollo 440
4:58
5Christianity
Drum Programming [Percussion]Rew
EngineerClaire Tonkinson
4:33
6Derek The Confessor4:04
7So Long Dead
EngineerAndy Kowalski
4:16
8Executioner
Drum ProgrammingSegs
3:11
9She's So Soft
Backing VocalsGloria Robakowski, Vicki St James
ClavinetDrostan Madden
CongasJay Posner
4:29
10New Glass2:00
11Fallen Not Broken
Drum ProgrammingSegs
KeyboardsDrostan Madden
Synthesizer [Vcs3 Synth]George Holt
4:01
12People Say
PercussionCraig Vear
PianoBilly Surgeoner
4:10
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Notes

Recorded at TWP Studio, Roundhouse and Blackwing.

4AD, manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
(C) 1995 4AD.
(P) 1994, 1995 4AD.
Made in U.S.A.
Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 093624573821
  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45738-2 1
  • Matrix / Runout: [SRC Logo] 1 45738-2 SRC**01 M0S1

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Funky Little Demons (CD, Album)Rough Trade GermanyRTD 120.1906.2Germany1994
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Funky Little Demons (CD, Album, Promo)4ADCAD P 4016 CDUK1994
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Funky Little Demons (CD, Album)4ADCAD 4016 CDCanada1994
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Funky Little Demons (CD, Album)CortexCTX020CDAustralia1994
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Funky Little Demons (CD, Album)4AD, Guts Records (2)CAD 4016 CDTaiwan1994

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  • streetmouse's avatar
    streetmouse
    Edited 7 years ago
    I found myself laughing right out loud when I first heard Funky Little Demons by The Wolfgang Press, who seem to have gotten both a tremendous amount of praise, and equal amount of criticism ... but then, if a band is experimental, that goes with the territory. Nevertheless, what slapped a mile wide smile across my face was that their vocal presentation, along with their musical endeavors, both harking back to a little known band from the 80’s called Shriekback, who pretty much laid down the same dark atmospheric danceable style, yet without the repetitive electronic backbeat, that tracks through nearly every song.

    All of this is not to say that the album is not good, because it is, with one of the main reasons being the opening number “Going South,” which tightly draws the listener in. And there’s a reason for that, with the reason being that “Going South” is nearly a direct lift of The Velvet Underground’s “What Goes On.” But that’s fine, a bit of appreciation for the past goes a long way, though I do wish that they’d varied their sound a bit, because after the opening track, it all comes across as rather being much the same. Of course this leads me to suggest that if a band is going to lift bits and pieces from others, perhaps they should continue to do so as a style and concept, making the album more bright, more romantic, allowing the listener to connect dots and draw comparisons ... and of course The Wolfgang Press should give credit where credit is due, and embrace the fact that like Led Zeppelin lifting and reshaping the first chords of “Stairway To Heaven” from “Taurus” by Spirit, that there is strength in established cord progressions that can be used to one's advantage, making music that is fresh and new, yet standing smartly on the shoulders of what’s come before.

    This is another of those albums where the songs sound better and stronger when they come up in rotation, rather than listening to the album as a whole, because after a few tracks I sincerely found myself longing for something else.

    Review by Jenell Kesler

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