N.I.M.B.Y.: Songs For Adults
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|James Grigsby – Bob Drake – Jerry Wheeler – Dave Kerman|
"Not In My Backyard" (NIMBY)is James Grigsby (of the legendary Motor Totemist Guild) and left-field luminaries from Thinking Plague, Hail, The 5UUs and Giant Ant Farm. The official story is that an electrical storm temporarily deranged their faculties while leaving their musical abilities unaffected, leading to this unaccountable recording, made more or less live in a barn in Southern France, with only a handful of overdubs (mostly vocals & some soloing) added by engineer and bassist Bob Drake at the mixing and mastering stage. Instead of making the cutting edge contemporary post rock record they planned, they wound up musically reverting to their youth while mentally indulging in the whiny frustrations of middle age. Could it be worse? Yes. This is not just an album of songs, it's a concept album and it documents what happens when a bunch of spoiled baby-boomers - mostly from Southern California - get old & grumpy.
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