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Barenaked Ladies' third album, Born on a Pirate Ship, was recorded during a period of personnel instability and misgivings over the band's artistic direction. The Toronto group attempts humor in the manner of 1992's Gordon and include reworked versions of early material like "Shoe Box," which had originally appeared on the band's 1990 demo. The wistful "The Old Apartment" and the tender Robertson ballad "When I Fall" further develop the group's ability to wring tenderness and angst out of unexpected situations.

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Coincidence, or not??

Does anybody else out there find it bone chilling that under the 'Listeners Also Bought' section of your favorite albums you find YOUR other favorite bands and albums... personally, Tonic, Better Than Ezra, Vertical Horizon and Barenaked Ladies are among my very favorite bands!!! Check the 'Yes' in the lower right corner if you agree!!!

great album

very solid. no bad tracks.


Formed: 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

By combining humor with an eclectic mix of folk and pop/rock, the Barenaked Ladies enjoyed considerable popularity in their native Canada before rising to international status with 1998's "One Week." Vocalists Ed Robertson and Steve Page launched the band in the late '80s as an acoustic act, traveling to different college campuses and playing warm-up gigs for comedy troupes. These early shows played an important role in the group's foundation, as Robertson and Page began injecting their performances...
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