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The Greenberry Woods' instrumentation and yearning vocal style tend to the emotionally manipulative, heart-on-sleeve side, but lyrics often rise above the vacuous boy-girl stuff that defines the genre. "Love Songs" surveys the cliched landscape with a sly, knowing eye while working completely within the musical formula. At 18 tracks, most hovering under the three-minute mark, Big Money Item serves up a dizzying over-abundance of sugary riches. While some selections remain lightweight trifles, enough substantial moments overflow the cone to coat the listener in captivating sticky goo. "Invisible Threads" combines sudden gear shifts with a phased, baroque pop underpinning. There's the stately soft-psych of "Parachute," and a dew-eyed tip of the hat to Crowded House balladry in "For You." "Nervous" pumps up the fuzz for some garage-y power-pop while "Go Without You" breaks into Bay City Roller handclaps. "Oh Janine"'s soaring chorus recalls both The Beach Boys and Eric Carmen's Raspberries. Even at its most superficial and derivative and unapologetically nerdy, Big Money Item is just so chock full of fatal hooks that...well...life almost starts to feel that fresh and innocent again.
ONE OF THE BEST POWER POP LPS EVER MADE!!!!
Take some Beach Boys + The Association + Glen Campbell + Beatles + good polished production = THE GREENBERRY WOODS!
I cannot tell you how happy I am that itunes has both TGW albums available here! Before moving on to form SPLITSVILLE, TGW made this classic - their second and final album. I won't bore you with how I love this song or that song - just buy this and know that a different tune's hook will be stuck in your head for months!!!
Okay, I'm shuttin' up. Just get this. NOW! :) (and thank me later!)
Years Active: '90s
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