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The follow-up to Goober & the Peas' debut, The Complete Works of Goober & the Peas, comes a bit harder, a bit louder, a bit more severe, and a bit less like a novelty act. They are not so silly this time around — more punk than cowpunk. Songs like "Hurry Hurry," "Alienation," and "E Flat" border on hardcore. There is still something of the more humorous music that initially drew listeners to their concerts and their debut recording, such as "Cordially Invited" and "Jumpship." What they gain in becoming more a "musical act" than a "novelty act," they lose in terms of album continuity and connection with the listeners. Or, to rephrase, they are narrowing their target audience. A nice record if not altogether a unified effort. ~ Mark W.B. Allender, Rovi

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Hey, I like Goob just as much as the next mid-westerner but this set of songs is LAME. Ol' Goob should stick to being goofy and kickin' hay. Stay away from the "artsy".


Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

Detroit cowpunks Goober & the Peas were a mainstay on the concert scene in the area for years. Beginning the late '80s, they featured a traditional country base that took on an evil side that reminded many of a cheerier Gun Club. The band survived for a long time, even losing some of the novelty vibe that haunted them since their incarnation. But by the mid-'90s, enough members had left...
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