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Author's Rating
Vocals 8.5
Musicianship 8
Lyrics 7
Production 8
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 6.75
Reviewer Tilt 8.5
Final Verdict: 78%
Member Ratings
Vocals 8.75
Musicianship 8.63
Lyrics 7.63
Production 7.88
Creativity 7.88
Lasting Value 7.25
Reviewer Tilt 9.38
Average: 82%
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Farewell Continental - EP #2

Reviewed by: Ryan Gardner (02/01/11)
Farewell ContinentalEP #2
Record Label: Paper+Plastick Records
Release Date: December 15, 2010


Can Paper+Plastick Records do any wrong? Apparently not, as Farewell Continental provides yet another quality – yet at times absolutely hilarious – offering from the label. Ask yourself: Do you enjoy Harrison Ford film characters? Or the idea of Justin Pierre’s vocals as Richard Kimble mixed with a female partner, Allie Fox? If so, then Farewell Continental are the band for you.

The opening “The Great Decay” is downright hilarious as Fox sings “I just wanna fuck the world” with Kimble’s amusing response “so fuck the world / fuck them all away.” The track is simply hilarious, yet it sounds serious and serves to be a real track, indeed. Kimble takes the lead on “Son Of A Bitch/Son Of A Whore,” a raw cut reminiscing Motion City Soundtrack’s signature sound with a twist provided by Fox’s amusing entrances. “Camera Ready Kids” slows down EP #2 with the best vocal performance by Fox and Kimble, accompanied by Rick Deckard’s backing guitar work and Jack Ryan’s drumming.

Ms. Fox takes the lead on “Total Devastation,” adding a nice touch to the track, while “Western Boys & Girls” exemplifies the resonating guitar work of Kimble and Deckard, another amusing pop number from Farewell Continental. Lastly, the final “Our House” is a stripped down cut that builds into the laughable singing of “our house is a very very very fine house.” The closer ends the EP on a soft yet comical note, basically a summary of what Farewell Continental are.

As low-profile as possible, Farewell Continental are not here to be serious, but rather to simply have fun. This EP is a fun ride of comic wit and stellar vocal performances, as expected, so just sit back and take the record for what it is meant to be: fun.

Recommended If You LikeMotion City Soundtrack mixed with female vocals; Harrison Ford film characters; comedy

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Track Listing:
1. The Great Decay
2. Son Of A Bitch/Son Of A Whore
3. Camera Ready Kids
4. Total Devastation
5. Western Boys & Girls
6. Our House

Farewell Continental are:
Allie Fox – Vocals, Keyboard
Richard Kimble – Vocals, Guitar
Rick Deckard – Guitar, Vocals
Norma Spencer – Bass, Vocals
Jack Ryan – Drums, Vocals

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06:31 AM on 02/02/11
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jdr277
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Is this better than EP 1 because4 that sucked?
06:45 AM on 02/02/11
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do you wanna tangle or do you wanna do it alone?
07:04 AM on 02/02/11
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I dig both of their EPs.

The Our House cover was a nice surprise.
07:28 AM on 02/02/11
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do you wanna tangle or do you wanna do it alone?
that's my favorite song of theirs
07:50 AM on 02/02/11
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Me gusta “Camera Ready Kids”.
11:16 AM on 02/02/11
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Son of a Bitch/Son of a Whore is my favorite song off this. But aside from that song's chorus, I didn't really find anything on the album to be comical at all like you did.
01:16 PM on 02/02/11
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Into this EP, it's pretty awesome
08:51 PM on 02/02/11
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i like it. i like it better than the first one. i like the first one too though.
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