Prolonging the Magic

Prolonging the Magic

by CakeCake

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Overview

Cake's attempt to make a smug- and irony-free album, the band's third release does hold back the barbs a bit more than usual, even if they do fall back into familiar territory: postmodern takes on postmodern life. Flipping between earnest alt-rock rhythms and jittery, funky jazz, Prolonging the Magic works best when Cake lay on the irony extra heavy, or when they make their sober ambitions mesh slightly with the type of smart-ass pop they've based a career on (like "Never There"). At least they seem to realize their place in the alt-rock universe as a novelty band with chops, counteracting the genre's overwhelming seriousness with a light dose of heavy-handed yuks.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1998
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0889853335725
catalogNumber: 533357
Rank: 5059

Tracks

  1. Satan Is My Motor
  2. Mexico
  3. Never There
  4. Guitar
  5. You Turn the Screws
  6. Walk on By
  7. Sheep Go to Heaven
  8. When You Sleep
  9. Hem of Your Garment
  10. Alpha Beta Parking Lot
  11. Let Me Go
  12. Cool Blue Reason
  13. Where Would I Be?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cake   Primary Artist

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