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Wise Up!

by The Ragamuffins of Love (Featuring Eff Dupp)

Poppy rock with a decidedly British flavor. Or is it rocky pop? Or British pop with a rock flavor? Or rocky Brit with a popish flavor? Or is it just a bunch of guys playing music? You decide.
Genre: Rock: Punk-Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Kiss Those Good Times Goodbye
3:25 $0.99
2. Tangerine
3:12 $0.99
3. Plastic Yellow Raincoat
3:28 $0.99
4. Julie Fashion Quees
3:35 $0.99
5. Who'll Be the Next in Line
3:06 $0.99
6. All Brokenhearted Lovers (Say the Same Thing)
2:46 $0.99
7. Tightwire
3:11 $0.99
8. Can't Find My Way Out of Love
2:58 $0.99
9. It's Not True
2:29 $0.99
10. I Want My Money Back
4:40 $0.99
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Album Notes

The Ragamuffins of Love are a young group of musicians who want nothing more than to make music, create havoc and tell bad jokes to each other. They often laugh and frolic till all hours of the night. They usually sleep late, sometimes skipping breakfast in order to drive a round their small town and look for girls. Then they play their favorite bands' cds way too loud before getting dressed and heading to the club to play. Effington Dupp (his friends call him 'eff') started the group when he got laid off at the hat factory, and met his new friends Amadou Schbag, Kaye Seurat and Saul Goode. They've been together for 2 years now, and today all seems rosy for the band.

Eff Dupp grew up in Michigan with his brother, Big Bill, and his parents Pop and Mae. They encouraged eff to work in the hat factory, get laid off, and wander in search of new friends.

The music is really unique (as opposed to somewhat unique music found elsewhere on this site), and no one has ever not liked it. Ok, one guy....

If you buy this CD, good things will happen to you. If you don't, I can't say. But why take a chance? Five friggin' bucks, what's that? Skip a latte, dude.

Now I'd like to discuss the ramifications of rock in a free market society. Unfortunately, I have no idea what a free market society is. But rock definitely has an effect.

So click that button on the top of the page, and soon you'll receive the disc o' plenty, and have hours (well, thirty-something minutes) of listening pleasure.

That's all I can think of.



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Wise Guys
The new CD from The Ragamuffins of Love, WISE UP!, is very unlike the last Sandy McKnight release, "In Solitary". On that disc, Sandy indulged his melancholia with well crafted eclectic tidbits which didn't quite add up. But this release, credited to the virtual Ragamuffins and their enigmatic leader, Effington Dupp III (his friends call him Eff Dupp...get it?), is anything but melancholy, baby. The energy is high throughout, whether Sandy/Eff is singing about disillusionment (Kiss Those Good Times Goodbye), nostalgia (Plastic Yellow Raincoat), or teen pop queens (Tangerine). Consequently, the irony of the 'downer' songs is that much more impactful than his earlier effort. This is a great listen, all the way through.

From the first power chord of the opening track, Sandy/Eff takes us through a veritable power pop paradise, with hooks a-plenty, and enough modern edge to keep it from sounding like a new wave retread.

Sandy/Eff's voice is well suited to this material, sounding more comfortable than he did with the challanging tunes he took on last time. These are sing-along songs, and only upon a third or fourth listen (which you'll want to do) does the depth of some of the clever lyrics begin to sink in. By then, you're hooked.

I am also happy to report that the band is about to begin a national tour, and having seen them in an 'unofficial' preparatory show at a local club recently, audiences are in for a treat. They are funny, fresh, and best of all, they rock.

conan doyle

this album makes my hair frizz
sex was never like this! these muffins are warm, they are tender, and they have big tops. they live in tins, and are fresh out of the oven. ok, i took the analogy too far. but that's what this album will do to you...make you stupid. before listening to 'wise up!', i was a 98 pound weakling. now i'm 97 pounds, but i can kick your ass. name me six records that can do that, and i'll eat your hat. figuratively. i know i feel safe in saying that the ragamuffins of love are the best virtual band in new england.

David Rhodes

It changed my life!
I used to be a stay at home dad. After the muffins CD came out, I joined the East Coach branch of the Peoples Liberation Army and became a crusader for the downtroden everywhere. Coincidence? I think not!

w.w. corrigan

This cd is breathtaking. So much so that I can't play it when my brother is home because he's an asthmatic! berum-bum. But seriously, the band is the best I've heard this year....of course, today is January 1st! berum-bum. My favorite track is "Tangerine" wait, my favorite track is Hialeah! berum-bum. But seriously...

Noah vale

it rocks
rockin' cd with good rock songs and a rock sound.

Teresa Robins

Wise Up!
The best from those Ragamuffins yet!! Wait, the first from those Ragamuffins? Well I hope it's not their last. What are the tour dates???? I'm there.

bronni bieber

wise up
Knew Sandy as a talented teen in Brooklyn. Still doing the good stuff. I'm impressed. glad you talk me into spending the money . It was well worth it.

not eff dupp

exciting in forbidden ways
woh baby, is this an exciting cd! i've heard a lot of music in my day, but this is definately one of them. i was most impressed with the length of the songs, and also the sound quality, which is quite decent. i was going to buy 3 copies for my friends, until i realized i have no friends. so i only bought 2.

Pete Luboff, author of several books and songwriting, and writer

the band is great!
I love The Ragamuffins Of Love album Wise Up. Goooooooood listening. I sat back with no
distractions and let it roll over me. I love the songs, like "I want my money back" with it's
no illusions discontent "cash back in my pocket" angst towards the power mongers. "Who'll be
the next in line" pushes a few 'damned if I won't get over you' buttons. "I can't find my way out of love" has a
hooky twist on fighting the inevitable, it's cool. And the band is great. I've
been a fan of Sandy's for at least 20 years, and every song is distinctive melodic ear
candy, with tasty productions and Sandy's iconic voice to deliver his message to
the world: there's got to be a little effington dupp in anybody who survives in
this effington dupp world.