Lilys The 3 Way
Vinyl LP Details
- Released: February 26, 2021
- Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
Spin - 5/99, p.1557 (out of 10) - "...Stoned silly on the fumes of melted-down Kinks and Zombies records, the all-American Lilys have been fusing increasingly ornate orchestration to increasingly peculiar variations on the British Invasion....The result sounds like Oldies radio from a distance and abstract art-song up close."
Entertainment Weekly - 5/7/99, pp.64-65"...Things have improved on THE 3-WAY, with fuzzed-out guitars and organ giving the album a solid core..." - Rating: C+
CMJ - 4/19/99, p.5"...an amalgamations of the most famous characteristics of the 60's British Invasion - simple Kinks guitar lines, Beach Boys harmonies, ZOmbies orgain riffs, and at least one coda that calls for a royalty check to Lennon and McCartney....an instant classic..."
Similar to the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Lilys have made a career out of impersonating a British band circa 1966. Throughout their seven-year recording life, they've moved from psychedelic to pop experimentalism and now, on The 3 Way, the group seems to be lifting generously from mod groups like the Small Faces and the Action. The fuzz guitar and Farfisa organ of "Dimes Make Dollars" and the affected Anglo singing of "Accepting Applications at University," for example, reek of the British invasion of the mid-'60s. Yet for all his posturing, the group's leader, Kurt Heasley, keeps his influences at bay enough to fill the album with songs that build on the sounds of the '60s rather than just aping them. "Leo Ryan (Our Pharaoh's Slave)," for instance, with its biting string section and saxophone noodlings, is as sophisticated as the very best U.K. pop. ~ Steve Kurutz
- UPC: 090771558411
- Shipping Weight: 0.54/lbs (approx)
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