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Stepford Knives | Blue in the Face B / W I Don't Want Her (Anymore) Blue Vinyl Single

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Blue in the Face B / W I Don't Want Her (Anymore) Blue Vinyl Single

by Stepford Knives

Stepford Knives are Jamie Hoover and Otis Hughes, who play and sing everything on this record. Special guest Steve Stoeckel plays uke on cut 1.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Blue in the Face
5:38 album only
2. I Don't Want Her (Anymore)
3:38 album only


Album Notes
Stepford Knives are Jamie Hoover and Otis Hughes. Their new single is a winner in more ways than one. This is pop music at it’s best and most effective – appropriately delivered on blue vinyl. Even the cover artwork is colorful and expressive.

“Blue in the Face” is the “A” side, hence the blue vinyl. For those who like their pop on the cerebral side, this is the track for you. The disjointed nature of the composition can make you squirm a bit, making it perfect for a theme that’s uncomfortable. Not unlike those Partridge/Moulding compositions of yesteryear, Hughes and Hoover aren’t afraid to shake things up a bit – or take the pop formula and turn it on it’s head.

By contrast, the “B” side is pure radio friendly power pop. Sponetones fans will absolutely dig “I Don’t Want Her (Anymore)” with it’s bounce, guitar jangle and catchy chorus. Roll the car window down and turn it up.

Steve Stoeckel plays ukulele on the “A” side, which is pretty cool. And the cover artwork by Issa Ibraham expresses an angst that’s befitting of the “A” side.

Steford Knives’ “Blue in the Face” / “I Don’t Want Her (Anymore)” is available on blue vinyl or digitally through CD Baby. Get the vinyl while supplies last.

Richard Rossi 2/12/200



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Dan Pavelich

Top-notch, Classic Guitar Pop!
In the interest of transparency, I have to say that I love everything that Jamie Hoover does; solo, with The Spongetones, The Van DeLeki’s, Stepford Knives, etc. I’m such a big fan of this guy’s music that I signed him and released his “Happy Hoover Days” CD on my own Vandalay Records label. I’m already in the bag before hearing a note of this new vinyl single (also available as a download).

Here, he’s teamed with Otis Hughes of Animal Bag, who sings lead on the slightly-spooky “Blue In The face,” which wouldn’t sound out of place on “Beatles For Sale.” Floating on acoustic guitars, it’s got a very similar vibe to “No Reply,” which I absolutely love about it.

Jamie takes the lead on “I Don’t Want Her (Anymore),” which is three minutes of snappy pop perfection. Otis’s harmonies blend excellently with Jamie. Combined with a nifty melody line, if ever a track begged for “Double A-side” status, this is it.

Adding the icing on this delicious pop cake is the always-eye-catching artwork of artist Issa Ibrahim and the beautiful blue vinyl of the platter itself. I tried to take a picture of it on my phone, but a picture just doesn’t do it justice. Buy this record, or download it, TODAY.