||Coctails CD (1996) |
This was The Coctails farewell album, released to coincide with their final show on December 31, 1995. Sadly, the band had just begun (with their previous album, PEEL) to find their own voice. That album's "Wicked Ways" hinted at the direction this album embraces, with its air of slow, quiet melancholy. If The Coctails ...
||Early Hi-Ball Years CD (1992) |
THE EARLY HI-BALL YEARS includes the Coctails' first two LPs, HIP HIP HOORAY and HERE NOW TODAY, and the "Songs For The Children" single.
The Coctails started life in Kansas City when the four members were attending art school there. Moving to Chicago in the early nineties, they began recording and releasing exuberant and widely ...
||Peel CD (1994) |
PEEL is The Coctails artistic breakthrough. Already together over four years when they recorded the disc, they made a conscious move to distance themselves from the burgeoning cocktail music scene (sometimes referred to as Loungecore or The Cocktail Nation). Their name, unfortunately, tied them to the genre. From the opening song here, however, it's ...
||Live at Lounge Ax CD (1996) |
Coctails music CDs For several years before their first album came out, the Coctails were almost strictly a live act, purveying their smart and not-as-ironic-as-you-might-think mix of exotica and experimental music in clubs throughout Chicago. For their final show, New Year's Eve 1995, the group gave themselves a going away party at their most popular haunt and ...
||Popcorn CD (2004) |
Coctails discography Liner Note Authors: Patrick Monaghan; Greg Kot.
Recording information: ACME Recording, Chicago, IL (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); Archer's Apartment, Chicago, IL (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); House of Vibes, Highland Park, NJ (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); Kansas City, MO (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); Kingsize Sound Labs, Chicago, IL (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); Nedelkoff Barn, Floyd Knobs, IN (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); The Cocktails Loft, Chicago, IL (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); WFMU (02/??/1990-11/17/1995); ...
||Long Sound CD (1995) |
Coctails songs After assorted releases celebrating Christmas, children's songs and a hybrid of suave stylish attitude wedded to garage rock, The Coctails made this jazz album. The quartet members are multi-instrumentalists who made no secret of their love for jazz on earlier recordings. This time they jump into it whole hog. This is an honest and ...
||Popcorn Box CDs (2002) |
||Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies CD (2010) |
Coctails CD discography The lullaby industry has shown that it's possible to turn anything into a lullaby, even the roar of a band like Metallica, if one tosses in enough pastel and muted chimes, strings and keyboards, but this set takes a different approach to the same aim by taking songs by indie artists and having other, ...
||Cocktails & Dreams CD (2005)
Coctails albums A handy 19-track compilation of B-sides, stray contributions to compilations and split EPs, live recordings, and three re-recordings rounding things out, Cocktails & Dreams is both a boon for longtime fans and a perfectly fine introduction to the Chicago pop/rockers for the uninitiated. Unlike a lot of bands, the Lawrence Arms don't treat these stray tracks as an excuse to be half-assed, goofy (although one track is titled "Joyce Carol Oates Is a Boring Old Biddy," a sentiment to which a generation of English majors nods in assent), or needlessly experimental; silly title and all, "Hey, What Time Is 'Pensacola: Wings of Gold' on, Anyway?" is a powerful, punky rocker with a ...
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