Young Fresh Fellows – The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest

ARTIST: Young Fresh Fellows            The_Young_Fresh_Fellows_-_The_Fabulous_Sounds_of_the_Pacific_Northwest

TITLE: The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest

YEAR RELEASED: 1984

CHART ACTION: None

SINGLES: None

OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: None, again

LINEUP: Scott McCaughey, Chuck Carrol, Tad Hutchison

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Debut record for winkingly ironic band.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: The Young Fresh Fellows made a career in the 80’s from making punk and power pop inspired rock with goofy lyrics and observations for college kids during that era. This record was a blueprint for their style.

Song titles like “Rock ‘n’ Roll Pest Control”, “Power Mowers Theme”, and “Teenage Dogs in Trouble” rather much tell you what you need to know about the songs subjects. Musically, Scott McCaughey shows his versatility with playing guitar, bass, and being the conceptual mastermind.

Some of the songs’ jokes are pretty obvious, unlike in later records where it’s a little more subtle. It’s a decent debut for a decent 80’s ha-ha band.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: The concept for the record was based on a 1960’s Pacific Northwest travel record put out by Pacific Northwest Bell, and they use some of the record as transitions.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No

 GRADE B-: I chuckled.

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