The Artichokes | I Live by the Freeway

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I Live by the Freeway

by The Artichokes

"Propelled by squalling babies, chicken noises, and balloon rubbing, the Artichokes take the mundane and twist it into something bizarre." San Francisco early 1980s weird, new wave band with female vocals, sax player Steve MacKay of Stooges on 4 songs.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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1. The Zombie People
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2. Nothing
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3. When It Looks Like Trouble
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4. I Live by the Freeway
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5. The Emulsifier
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6. So Ugly
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7. Footsteps and Shadows
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8. Hometown Rut
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9. Devicers
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Album Notes
"Propelled by squalling babies, chicken noises, and balloon rubbing, the Artichokes take the mundane and twist it into something bizarre."
Calendar magazine's Mimi Chen on the Artichoke's "I Live by the Freeway" originally released in 1983.

When the Artichokes emerged in 1980, they resembled a new wave rock band and played several San Francisco Bay Area clubs including the Mabuhay, On Broadway and Keystone Berkeley. Guitarist Mike 064 Freeman, bassist Bruce Fraser and vocalist Wendy Bauer were the heart of the band for most of its existence and Kevin Smith had the longest tenure on drums. These recordings also feature Artichokes keyboardist Brian Douglas, and Stooges/Violent Femmes saxophonist Steve MacKay performs multiple horn parts on four of the songs.

The band was most inspired by Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, Devo, the Residents, Captain Beefheart, King Crimson and Frank Zappa, but the diverse influences of the members and love of experimentation and innovation gave them a unique sound that still sounds fresh.

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