Fear of Pop - Volume I Colored Vinyl LP
Fear of Pop Volume I Colored Vinyl LP
1998's Volume I is the lone album from Fear Of Pop featuring Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five) and Caleb Southern (Ben Folds Five's long-time producer), both of whom are from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Folds and Southern set out to destruct and rebuild, cajole and swindle, refine and regenerate that simple form of music simply called "pop." No sub-genres or image filled classifications - just a concerted effort to return us to yesteryear's yearnings of delightful, hummable pop songs.
Darting between warped, melancholic, dreamy pop and subtle jocularity, Volume I is an in-joke everyone knows the directions to, easy to digest self-indulgence for all who are even mildly daring. The Ben Folds melodies, post-slacker musings and odes to song styles past are all present. Enhancing the show are the raucous ("I Paid My Money"), the underground ("Kops"), the mesmerizing ("Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway") and the delectable ("In Love"). The William Shatner-featuring "In Love" may be the gem of all gems - a grooving, half-sane, half-baked rant of relationship gone crooked.
In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary Fear of Pop's Volume I has been mastered for vinyl with lacquers created by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on colored LP at RTI. The record comes housed in a matte LP jacket and includes a 11 x 22 insert.
• SRCVinyl 10th Anniversary TIN Vinyl Series
• Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Kevin Gray, Cohearent Audio
• Plated and pressed on high-quality colored vinyl LP at RTI
• Matte finish jacket and 11 x 22 insert
Fear of Pop Volume I Track Listing:
1. Fear of Pop
3. Slow Jam '98
5. In Love
7. Avery M. Powers Memorial Beltway
8. I Paid My Money
9. Rubber Sled
10. Root To This
11. Still In Love
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