Tales of Great Neck Glory
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||Possibly Peking||Sammy||4:15||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Encyclopedi-Ite||Sammy||3:06||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Slim Style||Sammy||4:34||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Neptune Ave. (Ortho Hi Rise)||Sammy||3:55||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Buckle-Up Sunshine||Sammy||4:02||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Blue Oyster Bay||Sammy||4:43||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Chilling Excerpts||Sammy||4:18||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Red Lights Flashing||Sammy||2:32||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Anything||Sammy||3:30||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Horse or Ballet?||Sammy||3:15||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
||Kings Pt. Vs. Steamboat||Sammy||4:36||0,99 €||View in iTunes|
Like margarine to butter, NutraSweet to sugar, Sammy is to Pavement — a smoother, blander version of a classic. Sammy distills the half-mumbled, half-sung vocals, loopy guitars, off-kilter percussion, and sunny pop hooks that Pavement made their own in the late '80s, and slavish imitators that they are, Sammy can't even chart the heights that Pavement reaches. That said, Sammy's major-label debut, Tales of Great Neck Glory, is a fun, if derivative, album. Singer Jesse Hartman has a cheeky, knowing style on songs like "Neptune Ave. (Ortho Hi Rise)" and "Blue Oyster Bay" that makes the group's five-finger discount style of songwriting enjoyable as a sort of in-joke between Sammy and their audience. "Horse or Ballet?" and "Chilling Excerpts" in particular have a weird, jittery energy of their own, while "Buckle-Up Sunshine" lives up to its name, showing that the members of Sammy are moving away from being merely competent copyists to something more interesting. While they may not be the real thing yet, Sammy and Tales of Great Neck Glory provide some mindlessly entertaining listening.
Formed: Aguascalientes, Mexico
Years Active: '00s