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Sideshow Unattraction

by the james clark institute

Full of sardonic bite and heartfelt sadness, "Sideshow Unattraction" is a theatrical, esoteric journey into a world of carnival illusion, heartbreak, melancholy wit and bitter double entendre.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Big Shoes to Fill
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2. The World I Used to Live In
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3. Sleeping in My Favourite Shirt
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4. Monstrous
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5. Lake Monona Last Night
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6. Kangaroo
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7. Chalk Outline
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8. Popularity Contest
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9. Bettie Page Rides a Donkey
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10. Girl Heroine
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11. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight Jennie Lee
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12. Nonetheless Happy
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Full of sardonic bite and heartfelt sadness, the latest james clark institute record is an exorcism of emotions felt after a long term relationship went south. What began merely as a therapeutic exercise in the fall of 2005, ‘Sideshow Unattraction’ took shape in early 2006 after 25 songs had been written. Conjuring up the same spirit as John Lennon’s ‘Walls and Bridges’; Frank Sinatra’s ‘In The Wee Small Hours’; Beck’s ‘Sea Change’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood On The Tracks’, this farewell record to a lost lover/friend was released in May 2008.

Singer/songwriter James Clark, while confronting the ghosts from his past, puts them to song and twists and turns them into witty pop tunes. His strong songwriting sensibilities have been compared to Neil Finn; Elvis Costello; and Warren Zevon.

While spending six years as the drummer for Toronto’s western
Surf band The Sin-Tones, James was also busy writing songs of his own, some of which would eventually end up on 2004’s ‘Home is Where the Heart Attack is’. In 2005 that record received airplay on campus radio across Canada and charted in Ontario. Tracks from the CD also received considerable airplay and widespread recognition on internet radio stations around the world. The song ‘The Worst Photograph Ever Taken Of Me’ hit #5 on MP3unsigned.com operating out of the U.K. and the CD reached #3 on the Pop Album charts of MP3.com.au based in Australia.



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