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The BooksThought For Food

Label:Tomlab – tom20
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Experimental

Tracklist

1Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again4:05
2Read, Eat, Sleep3:46
3All Bad Ends All2:42
4Contempt3:20
5All Our Base Are Belong To Them4:18
6Thankyoubranch5:05
7Motherless Bastard4:11
8Mikey Bass
BassMikey Zammuto
2:52
9Excess Straussess2:06
10Getting The Done Job
Fiddle, Harmony VocalsAnne Doerner
3:49
11A Dead Fish Gains The Power Of Observation1:07
12Deafkids1:10
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  • Label Code: LC 11168
  • Barcode (Text): 426 000 402 02 51
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4260004020251
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): C-030904G FAILSAFE FAMED030904G/B S1
  • Matrix / Runout: 852401 www.houseofaudio.com
  • Mastering SID Code (variant 1): IFPI LM07
  • Mastering SID Code: ifpiL172

Other Versions (5 of 7)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Thought For Food (LP, Album)Tomlabtom 20 lpGermany2002
New Submission
Thought For Food (LP, Album)Tomlabtom 20Germany2002
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Thought For Food (LP, Reissue, Album, Remastered, Limited Edition, White W/ Red & Black Splatter)Temporary Residence LimitedTRR180US2011
Thought For Food (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)Temporary Residence LimitedTRR180US2011
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Thought For Food (CD, Remastered, Reissue)Temporary Residence LimitedTRR180 CDUS2011

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Chinhippy's profile picture
Chinhippy
How can you tell if this is a German release? Just because the label is based in Germany? I find it kind of hard to believe that an American band would release their first album exclusively in Germany.
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scoundrel
The Books' first album, THOUGHT FOR FOOD, sees them already blending their cut-up method with folksy strummings, as on "Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again," making the melody more uneasy with vocal snippets. But that's not the only trick up their sleeves: "All Bad Ends All" has a swinging feel, while the slow build of "All Our Base Are Belong To Them" ends in a banjo free-for-all boosted by some hushed vocals. (More vocals punctuate the staccato "Getting The Done Job.") "Thankyoubranch" begins into chaos and ends with darkness, while "Mikey Bass" has plenty of bass plus some additional epiglottal sounds, as opposed to the chopped up strings of "Excess Straussess." Odd fun a-plenty.

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Diocki
To explore back-road folk while remaining in tune with the modern sampling phenom seems to be an impossible task for most artists interested in bypassing the looming threat of genre-label. The Books have shattered this trend in Thought for Food to create a very unique and surprisingly uplifting piece of work that incorporates traditional folk guitar and cello with experimental sampling and percussion. A must have for instrumental enthusiasts who enjoy balking at the traditional role folk music plays to soothe the listener; The Books inspire thought and vociferous introspection through their investigation of irony and satirical humor, all achieved within the context of remarkably bizzare, yet cheery instrumental banter.