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Plastic Three-Fifty

by Monkey Bowl

Alternative pop monsters bring you quirky, hook-laden, shimmering nuggets of rock candy featuring "Al Gore" featuring, yes, Al Gore.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stupid Man Things
3:11 album only
2. Al Gore
2:47 album only
3. Suddenly
4:36 album only
4. Hip Hop The Bunny
2:24 album only
5. Plastic 350
2:37 album only
6. Closer
2:53 album only
7. Be Nice To Your Parents
2:46 album only
8. Love Song
3:24 album only
9. Books Suck
2:36 album only
10. Life Is Calling
3:51 album only


Album Notes
This is the CD you've heard on NPR!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY says: "If you like the previous administration, cast your chad for AL GORE's vocal cameo on "Al Gore", an homage by Tennessee band MONKEY BOWL"

Renowned Detroit music writer Eric A. Harabadian says "one of the best song-driven releases I've heard in a long time! Very clever songwriting with great melodies, wry lyrics and harmonies that bring to mind classic pop like Beach Boys, Beatles, Badfinger and Todd name a few"

Monkey Bowl is a "simply wonderful debut" says critic Robert K.Oermann in music industry bible Music Row Magazine.
"This jaunty Nashville band may be the only act in town that isn't taking itself dead seriously."

The NEW YORKER says "Monkey Bowl is a cross between the Fugs and Ali G.!"

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Q: Who is Monkey Bowl?
A: Here is what we know so far: Monkey Bowl is the band project of Bob Something.
Q: Who is Bob Something?
A: He's the lead singer of Monkey Bowl. He's responsible for string noise and amp buzz as well as guitars, pianos, loops and most of the sounds you hear on this CD.
Q: Why should we care?
A: Because Monkey Bowl's "Plastic 350" will set you up and knock you down! It will help you to understand the world in which you live. And because it's the only album that includes the songs "Be Nice To Your Parents," "Hip Hop the Bunny" and "Al Gore."
Q: "Al Gore?"
A: Yes and on the song that bears his name "Al Gore" makes his rock recording debut in a special appearance.
Q: Why?
A: Well, if you listen to the song, you'll know why.
Q: What else can I learn from the new Monkey Bowl album?
A: You'll learn about stupid man things, why books suck and why everyone needs a plastic 350.
Q: What's a "Plastic 350?"
A: It's the new album from Monkey Bowl.
Q: Who is Monkey Bowl?
A: You asked us that already.



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Excellent in every catagory! Should be all over the radio.
The lead singer and backups give a flawless vocal performance. Harmonies are fantastic. Everything about this cd draws you in and makes you want to sing along. The writing and production is about as fresh and inventive as any I've heard in a great while with tracks that bubble over with subtle surprises both lyrically and musically. In addition several songs make meaningful statements, especially Stupid Man Things and Al Gore. A true delight! Nothing plastic about this offering except the cd and the case. Give us more!

Donna Lloyd

Every song is great. How often does that happen?
Every song on this CD is great. EVERY SONG! They are just at slightly variable levels of greatness! My favorites, in order, are 1. Suddenly 2. Closer 3. Be Nice To Your Parents
4. Stupid Man Things 5. Al Gore 6. Life Is Calling 7. Love Song 8. Books Suck 9. Hip Hop The Bunny 10. Plastic 350.
I like Plastic 350 more than just about any song on the radio right now and it's on the BOTTOM OF THE LIST!!
That's how good this is. I checked out the Something Jones CD and like that, too. It's Bob Something from Monkey Bowl and Ben Jones. Get it? Something Jones! OK back to this CD.
You should get it, it will make your life happier.

Annie Sims

I love it I love it I love it!
Way to go guys. Very very clever lyrics and cool production. The songs get in your head and won't stop. My favorites are Stupid Man Things, Life Is Calling, and of course, Al Gore!


Love it!
Best CD ever! Real words with real music. Awesome!


plastic 350
Love this..I can\'t get these tunes out of my head...years of therapy may be my only option-

Jim SomethingOrOther

Brilliant songs, fresh performances, instant sunshine and smiles
I've bought five of these as gifts so far, and need more for the holiday season! If you'd like to enrich your family and friends' musical life, turn them on to this CD and artist. Brilliant songwriting and performances, worthy of relentless airplay. Have seen Bob Something/Monkeybowl three times live, and this material just doesn't get tiresome. Playful, inventive, insightful, provocative, and incredibly musical. To borrow a phrase, "guaranteed to raise a smile". Think Squeeze meets The Cars, with lyrical nod to Randy Newman and Loudon Wainwright and backup vocals by the Beach Boys or some such sun-drenched outfit.

Rick Devine

He's still got it!!!
As a longtime fan of Robert Ellis Orrall ("Bob Something"), it's great to hear him again and his songwriting is as sharp and witty as ever! This is a bit of a departure for him but since he's gone from Boston rocker to Nashville singer/songwriter, departures are not uncommon. Fun songs, great CD!!!!

Yolanda Segovia

It's excellent. You are so excellent! The Artists have awesome voices, the whole band's harmony is in's great!

The songs are great, so brilliant, they are so true!

Looking forward to other CDs...thanks!

Alan Cantrell

Amazing songwriting. Some of the best I've EVER heard.
First read about this CD in Entertainment Weekly, which raved about the song "Al Gore". Great song, funny, yeah, but it should not overshadow the rest of this collection. This is one of the best songwriters I've ever heard, and I've been a music junkie for thirty years. When my friends say there's no original, fresh, gotta-hear-that-again songs out there on the radio, I can't wait to sit them down to listen to this. I'm giving copies to a bunch of friends for Christmas. Listen to the sound clips!! You will be knocked out. I don't know where these guys have been hiding (Boston? Nashville? Brooklyn? Album was recorded in those three cities) but I want MORE! A.C.


This cd is great. It's fun, lighthearted, and will put anyone in a better mood.
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