Maybe You Should Drive

Performers Barenaked Ladies

Reprise | August 16, 1994 | Compact Disc

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The Barenaked Ladies' exceptional second album proves that a smash debut need not result in a shoddy follow-up. Holding true to a singular theme, the 12 songs on Maybe You Should Drive eloquently examine the pit-falls, perturbation and pain of modern relationships. With excellent musicianship and amazing vocal dexterity, the Ladies move from the clever and funny love song "Jane" to the wistful reminiscence of "You Will Be Waiting." Except for the song "Life, In a Nutshell," which renders into rhythm a story about a happy relationship, this disc is dominated by thoughtful reflections on the troubles of being in love.    

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 16, 1994

Genre: Alternative

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1994

Label Name: Reprise

UPC: 093624570929

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Maybe You Should Drive

Performers Barenaked Ladies
Producer Ben Mink
Engineer Marc Ramaer

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 16, 1994

Genre: Alternative

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1994

Label Name: Reprise

UPC: 093624570929


Title Track Time
1.Jane --
2.Intermittently --
3.These Apples --
4.You Will Be Waiting --
5.A --
6.Everything Old Is New Again --
7.Alternative Girlfriend --
8.Am I The Only One? --
9.Little Tiny Song --
10.Life, In A Nutshell --
11.Wrong Man Was Convicted, The --
12.Great Provider --

Editorial Notes

Barenaked Ladies: Steven Page (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars), Ed Robertson (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, pedal steel, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bass drum), Andrew Creeggan (accordion, piano, hammered dulcimer, reed organ, keyboards, percussion, background vocals), Jim Creeggan (cello, bass, background vocals), Tyler Stewart (drums). Additional personnel: Ben Mink (acoustic & electric guitar, violin, viola), Carolyn Ricketts (flute), Tom Keenlyside (clarinet), Kirsten Nash (saxophone), Paul Baron (trumpet), Colin Weinmaster (trombone), Neil Nicholson (tuba). Recorded at Greenhouse Studios and Armoury Studios, Vancouver, Canada. All songs written or co-written by members of Barenaked Ladies. Can't get enough of thoughtful lyrics, sweetly strummed acoustics, and charming, new-age guys? Barenaked Ladies' second LP, MAYBE YOU SHOULD DRIVE, embodies these pleasantries, but spices them with a handful of tongue-in-cheek jabs. The band's acoustic, jazzy music bops along as energetically as a Greenpeace canvasser in a newly gentrified neighborhood, but the lyrics read more like the interior monologue than the sales pitch. Barenaked Ladies' lyrics stab at generational stereotypes, but are surprisingly quiet and radio-ready. The song "A" shows the band's goofiness in the midst of mockery ("`A' is for `angry,' which you are at me," croons singer Steven Page, "`A' is for `adult' which I'll never be"), while "Everything Old Is New Again" shows pop culture's need to repeat itself. "Recycle, reuse, regret, and refuse our parent's ideals and views," sings Page, and you can't help but be impressed. Barenaked Ladies have made the cliches of youth culture seems terribly hip and fashionable. While not the teeming generational war-cry of early-'90s rap or alternative rock, the sociological observations of MAYBE YOU SHOULD DRIVE show the lighter side of twentysomething cynicism.
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