Motel California


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Review Text Though the title of this disc spoofs the Eagles' legendary album that defined California pop, Motel California has much in common with the sounds of that era with regard to classic FM radio songcraft and crisp production. Vegas DeMilo pumps out spirited commercial rock that stands strong on tight ensemble playing and clever arrangements melding electronica and inventive guitar textures. Like the most prolific modern pop purveyors of the 1990s, such as Matthew Sweet and Robert Pollard, Foster Calhoun pens reliable melodies and can express heartbreak and desire convincingly within the context of singalong choruses and witty verses. He wants the girl, he gets the girl, he loses the girl, he regrets the girl. Regardless of his emotional plight, every track on this collection could easily blare from car radios from coast to coast. Vegas DeMilo doesn't reinvent the wheel, but you'll enjoy the ride. ~ Tom Semioli

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CD: 1

  1. 1. Fall - 4:55
  2. 2. Chemical Girl - 3:16
  3. 3. Dusted - 3:46
  4. 4. Radio - 3:02
  5. 5. All I Ever Wanted - 5:37
  6. 6. Acid King - 3:22
  7. 7. Payback - 3:22
  8. 8. Slow Kiss - 4:47
  9. 9. Teenage Pornstar - 4:47
  10. 10. Whatever Happened to Jane - 4:28
  11. 11. My Brilliant Career - 3:44

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