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Breakfast with amy
discography





Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt
Narrowpath/Refuge, 1990 / 7900602526
Gray Dot, 1995 / GDR9503*

1. Icky (4:31)
2. Power (4:09)
3. Cavewoman (6:04)
4. This Train (4:19)
5. Mr. Ed (2:46)
6. Funeral (3:45)
7. Everything (4:02)
8. Ferris Wheel (3:32)
9. Abandoned Houses (3:37)
10. Social Studies (4:10)
11. Funeral [demo version] (5:33)*
12. Ferris Wheel [demo version] (9:07)*
13. Love Song [demo version] (4:44)*

Total Time 40:54 (unavailable) /60:19* (buy)

It is always impressive when an unsuccessful band retains an intensely loyal following ten years after the release of a flop album. Heavily influenced by Echo & the Bunnymen, BWA's combination of dissonant chords with plaintive guitar solos and melodic vocals and their swirling eddy-like 'out there'-ness won them a cult following that against all odds tresulted in their 1991 Narrowpath Records debut getting re-issued by Gray Dot Records in 1995 with a face-lift. Demo versions of 'Funeral,' 'Ferris Wheel,' and 'Love Song,' dug up from the archives, are added as bonus tracks to the original release.  (RadRockers)


Dad
Blonde Vinyl, 1991 / BVC555

1. Me (3:41)
2. Tell Mama (2:59)
3. You (2:54)
4. So It Goes (2:43)
5. Mermelstein And The Disappearing Sink (4:19)
6. Ad America (3:59)
7. The Short, Happy Life Of Henrietta (5:05)
8. Your Name (4:29)
9. You're Soaking In It (2:46)
10. Sea Shanty Of An Icelandic Midwife (2:23)
11. Come On, Joan (2:46)

Total Time 38:04  (buy)

Breakfast With Amy is one of the bands who proved that Christian music can be hipper than the mainstream instead of imitating it, and Dad is one of the stronger albums they produced during their time. It also demonstrates their impressive flexibility: the album moves from the pre-alternative neopsychedelia of "Tell Mama" and "You" to the brilliant free-form experimentation of songs like "Mermelstein and the Disappearing Sink." The latter track also demonstrates the band's incisive wit as they explode mainstream Christian cliché. "Ad America" is BWA's pop song, complete with Beatles-esque harmonies, jangly guitars and a catchy chorus. A guest appearance by Michael Pritzl of the Violet Burning makes for a wonderful mellow jam on "Your Name." Even considering Dad's ingenious eccentricity, it is still a fairly accessible album, and is a Christian album that still retains humanity, comprehensibility, and most importantly, sincerity. (All Music Guide)


Product #bvc3482 (love gift)
Blonde Vinyl, 1992 / BVC3484

1. [untitled] (0:25)
2. Ralph's Garage (2:40)
3. [untitled] (0:08)
4. The Jello Wiggle (2:58)
5. Song Of The Humpback Whale (0:42)
6. [untitled] (0:05)
7. The Uniform Tree (5:04)
8. Paul calls Mr. Rhumba from a plane (0:41)
9. Velvety Dave At The Naugahyde Lounge (0:42)
10. Voices (1:42)
11. Little Maxine's Epiphany (4:48)
12. Edwin Loves TX (1:08)
13. Fashion Gal (2:51)
14. Toth calls Rumby (0:15)
15. [untitled] (0:30)
16. Jonas' Russian accordion(1:25)
17. The Toll House Waltz (4:01)
18. Ad America (baby baby baby Version) (3:08)
19. Videos and Food (4:48)
20. Mrs. Rhumba calls Mr. Rhumba (0:17)
21. Happy Song featuring Sol and Hank the Metro Twins (2:30)
22. You (Live) (4:04)
23. Social Studies (Live) (5:08)
24. Mum calls Dave (0:30)

Total Time 50:29   (buy)


Live At The Hawleywould Bowl
Flying Tart, 1995 / TARTCD1005

1. Dynamic Bowling (0:46)
2. [untitled] (0:46)
3. Icky Muzak (3:40)
4. [untitled] (2:11)
5. [untitled] (2:26)
6. Funeral (4:09)
7. Come On Get Happy (2:09)
8. Stalin For Time (0:34)
9. Icky (4:33)
10. Killing Time (6:08)
11. Sombody To Love (3:33)
12. Jesus Christ Is Coming To Town (4:06)
13. I Will Follow(5:17)
14. Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1:25)
15. In A Gadda Da Vida (1:10)
16. Me (2:07)
17. Snacks And Cable: Part 1 (5:46)
18. Snacks And Cable: Part 2 (2:31)
19. J*ll-O Wiggle (3:38)
20. Abandoned Houses (4:20)
21. Ferris Wheel (3:47)
22. Social Studies (6:31)
23. [untitled] (0:32)
24. [untitled] (1:04)

Total Time 73:06   (buy)

This Limited Edition, barcode-less initial pressing of only 500 copies is a must for fellow idiot savant gardes, aka Amyheads. With a muzak version of 'Icky,' a lesson in dynamic bowling, a hardcore punk version of 'Jesus Christ is coming to town,' and the torturing of timeless classics from U2, Pat Benatar, Iron Butterfly, and Jefferson Airplane, these are dada ditties for a post-punk, post-Christian world. A live album unlike any other you've heard, this is sanctified weirdness at its best. Listen to this and we guarantee you'll lose at least one bodily function before it's over.

Comments: Tracks 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 21 and 22 recorded in Garden Grove, CA December 11, 1988.  Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 recorded live at Rock Of The West II, Santa Ana, CA January 27, 1990.  Tracks 14, 15, 16, and 19 recorded live at Crawford's Nightclub, Long Beach, CA, April 1992.  Tracks 17, 18, and 24 are from the worst sounding show in Amy history recorded in Anaheim 1991.