Very let down with this album, though knowing Jack is not contributing set me up for dissapointment to begin with. First off, Jack was the main glue to this group IMO. Chicken is great at what he does but Jack made them what the are. One of the best Punk acts out their. From his vocals, very original guitar work, to his always inviting lyrics I wandered how chicken and now frontman Nate would do. Not to well IMO. Where is the punk rock on this album. Their are moments but few of them. Nathan's vocals while are surpisingly soothing have nothing on the natural raw and sweet tones from jack. The guiatar work was sharp at times but very boring in many other spots. Like I said there is little punk on this full length. I think I enjoy 4 or 5 songs where as I love every song on the previous releases. Now granted I am a huge OMA fan I have alot of appreciaton for Mr. Dalrymple from the get go, and he seems to always age well musically. Not seen here because he isn't on it!
Ok album... nothing I am going to spin to often unfortutaley
I am blown away by this record. I am the biggest Jack Dalrymple fan spanning from OMAs existance and he always comes through. Granted he has great musicians around him to make the music more dynamic, but I think he is a punk rock genious with unparalledl style. That being said I didn't think they could top Cuban Ballerina but they have and they have grown tremendously. My only complaint is I want the whole album... can't wait for African Elephants in the Spring ( as the rumors suggest ). Get this masterpiece now!