“Another Postcard” – Barenaked Ladies (Everything To Everyone)
I’m sure these guys are talented musicians…but I just don’t get ‘em. There’s been so much positive press about them that I always wonder “Is It Me?” Nope. It’s just not working.
The only song of theirs that I’ve come close to liking is “It’s All Been Done” (from Stunt), which reminds me of XTC’s “Peter Pumpkinhead”. And every time I hear a Barenaked Ladies song I’m reminded of the silly yodeling on the Focus’ “Hocus Pocus”….especially when they do that “white-guy-sorta-rap” thing. Come to think of it, that’s what happens when I hear They Might Be Giants.
Everything To Everyone comes out on October 21st. Get it if you don’t remember who Focus was.
(First posted on Mark Is Cranky)