Magnolia Thunderpussy | Starin' Down the Sun

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Starin' Down the Sun

by Magnolia Thunderpussy

Fuses myriad styles -- punk, funk, surf, rock, country, jazz, garage in a non-pretentious manner wed with lyrics that depict a longing search for identitiy.
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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1. Outside Inside
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2. Circle
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3. Serendipity
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4. Dirty Sand
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5. Timbale
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6. M. A. C. H.
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7. Walls
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8. Song Number One
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9. Starin' Down the Sun
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10. 1/2 Brick
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11. Slower Step (Dave's Song)
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12. Tito's 2 (live)
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13. Song Number One (live)
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14. Serendipity (live)
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15. Outside Inside (live)
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16. M.A.C.H. (live)
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17. Walls (live)
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18. Salsa 113 (live)
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19. Dirty Sand (live)
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20. Timbale (live)
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21. Brick (live)
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22. Circle (live)
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23. Sexual Conceptual (live)
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24. Slower Step (Dave's Song)/Police Bust (live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Magnolia Thunderpussy, a source of pride and inspiration for Westside LA's mid-'80s underground, was the first high school age band to earn a record contract with legendary indie label SST. Musically, MTP fuses myriad influences -- surf, garage, jazz, punk, funk, rock and country -- naturally, and without concern for genre boundaries. Magnolia's set-lists feature equal doses of high-energy instrumental jams and songs whose lyrics depict a search for identity and the pain and longing that go along with it. While Magnolia originally disbanded in 1986 before making an album, the group has recently re-formed and has released "Starin' Down the Sun," a collection of their 1985 studio recordings and a full live performance. MTP is playing out again, so be sure to see the band in their element. As James Fenton of the Treacherous Jaywalkers says: "Magnolia [is] a live experience. Each gig [is] something unexpected, and something ineffably beautiful."

Thurston Moore [Sonic Youth]: "Magnolia Thunderpussy slip it in your head in classic So Cal fallout fashion. They shoulda been massive."

Adam Pfahler [Jawbreaker/Whysall Lane]: "They were heavy like Black Flag. Pretty like the Meat Puppets. Playful like the Minutemen. But there was more in there. Every style under the sun had a place to sit in their songs and above this eclectic foundation were some of the smartest, most thoughtful and heartbreaking lyrics we heard. MTP defied categorization."

Mike Randle [Baby Lemonade/Love/Solo Artist]: "The music that invaded my head (via my big ears) was unlike anything I was used to. It was melodic, cool, exciting but mostly it was wonderful and I liken it to discovering something precious. It was THAT good."

Marc Weingarten [Music Writer - Entertainment Weekly]: "Magnolia Thunderpussy was so gonzo for its time that it has taken us twenty years to catch up with them. Playing jittery no wave riffs with a jazz ensemble's finesse while singer Dale Nixon barked out punky dada
like a more literate Damo Suzuki, MTP was too good for 1985, and just what we need in 2005."

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