State new arrival online Songs online

State new arrival online Songs online

State new arrival online Songs online
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The prolific and quirky John Linnell of has come up with 16 pop songs-one each for 16 different states of the U.S., but not literally, of course. Here you''ll find songs about Iowa being a witch and Oregon being bad ("Oregon is bad / Stop it if you can"), coupled with every musical genre you can think of-bossa nova, carnival music, polka, you name it. Linnell''s craggy twang wraps around the surreal lyrics with a brainy, tongue-in-cheek earnestness that will, no doubt, delight TMBG fans. Linnell, an equivocating sort, gives the rest of us a little slack. In "The Songs of the Fifty States," an overture of sorts, he sings, "I''m not going to say they''re great, I ain''t gonna say they ain''t." Pipe organs and accordions flesh out most of these songs, contributing immensely to their old-timey wackiness and giving the impression that these pieces could have been written for a 1940s-era musical comedy. --Wally Shoup

Track Listings

1 Illinois
2 The Songs of the 50 States
3 West Virginia
4 South Carolina
5 Idaho
6 Montana
7 Pennsylvania
8 Utah
9 Arkansas
10 Iowa
11 Mississippi
12 Maine
13 Oregon
14 Michigan
15 New Hampshire
16 Nevada

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