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Mayor McCA - Welcome to McCAland (1999) Retail CD
Alternative/ Indie Rock
Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock
Armed with everything from an acoustic guitar and a tambourine to a kazoo and an orcana, Canada's Mayor McCA's fractured sonic collage work, and the work he produced as a member of Gorp, has long been earning him comparisons to artists like Beck. That would be the twangy Beck of One Foot in the Grave, not the techno Beck of Midnite Vultures. However, whereas Mr. Hansen's take on folk has the feel of fearless experimentation laced with an almost psychedelic edge, McCA plays it a little too straight and his work often comes across as fairly unremarkable acoustic fare as a result. Goofy bits of harmonicamore… and comb playing pop up now and again to try to keep things interesting, along with the occasional amusing lyric like "You've Gotta Nice Job"'s envy of a window-washer, whose job seems "Like Spiderman/You're washing windows, that's the only difference." "Gus" is a silly song all about a dog, while "A Love Song for Queen Victoria" thanks her for the day off of work Canadians get in her honor. The first half of the album, simply labeled "Welcome to McCAland," is just a grouping of songs with no real unifying theme. Things take a decidedly stranger turn for the second half, titled "Barfly — A Tragedy in 1/2 an Act." As the title implies, the 11 tracks that follow are a radio-theater style musical, complete with narration, telling the story of Barfly's search for true love. Along the way, Barfly finds religion, quits smoking, and gets a job (perhaps as a window-washer). A truly interesting concept, this radio play is the most innovative thing McCA has produced as a solo artist, which is funny since it almost seems to have been tacked onto the album as an afterthought. The only question is how many times the radio play can be listened to before the novelty wears off.
|2||Hey Man, You Gotta Nice Job|
|3||I'm So Poor. Buy My CD|
|5||You Give Me an Ulcer|
|6||What Would You Do If I Shared My Umbrella with You?|
|7||Love Song for Queen Victoria|
|9||I Don't Know Why This Is Happening to You|
|10||Prologue/Scene 1-This Is Our Hero|
|11||Scene 2: Barfly Falls in Love|
|12||Scene 3: Can I Getcha a Drink?|
|13||Scene 4: She Ain't Nothin' But Trouble|
|14||Scene 5: Get Nice Clothes|
|15||Scene 6: Learn to Be a Gentlebug|
|16||Scene 7: Learn to Speak Properly|
|17||Scene 8: Quit Smoking|
|18||Scene 9: Find Religion|
|19||Scene 10: Get a Good Job|
|20||Scene 11: True Love Is Yours|
- Mayor McCA - Welcome to McCAland (1999) Retail CD
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