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Motorcade of Generosity

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Comanche
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Ruby Sees All
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Up So Close
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Pentagram
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Jolene
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Haze of Love
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You Part the Waters
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Is This Love?
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Jesus Wrote a Blank Check
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Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle
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I Bombed Korea
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Mr. Mastodon Farm
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Ain't No Good
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Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 43:06

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Pete!A Great Band with a seriously dry delivery

cindyhamp

Pete! Pete! the hornplayer..love a band with a horn. Cake is one of my favorite bands of all time. Some Leonard Cohen,Gloria Gaynor,their hits are addictive but like good expensive brown liquor...they get better with time.

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high school nostalgia

Lumperica

if you were attending a Sacramento high school during the mid 90s, this album was theme music (along with Little Guilt Shrine's "Jackie Chan"!)...I can still remember late nights of egging to the sweet sounds of Jolene, or waking up to Ruby Sees All! The rest of Cake's output (esp anything after Fashion Nugget) was clean, commercial, and very very disappointing. I've always been stoked that this album is a little known hometown favorite (it also serves to convert the Cake-haters who only experience their later sell-out stuff. "Never There" makes me want to stab a fork into my ears)

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Says Who?

stavrosthehamster

One of the strongest albums of the 90's? Get Real! It's not even in the top 500!

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Fun, Raw, and Low-Fi

BuckySinister

My favorite Cake album by far. Their later work became too slick and over-produced for my taste, but here they were kinda edgy and still experimenting with their sound. There's a tinge of country guitar here, for instance, that plays off the horns and really makes this album pop. If you value that kind of experimentation, give this a shot.

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Underwhelming

Amethyst80

I love Cake but I found this album disappointing, to be honest it bored me. If you're new to Cake I would start with Fashion Nugget or Comfort Eagle instead, don't judge them by this album.

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Check out their other stuff

Ellegant

I luv cake but this album BLOWS. Don't judge them by this compilation of crap.

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Some People Are Just Morons

enriquethepenguin

Cake is an excellent band. Original. Unique. The genius that said they are a Cake fan, but they just don't like this album is either lying or an idiot, possibly both. This was their first release almost 15 years ago, and was a little young and unrefined compared to their other, more recent, fantastic albums. It's not as clean, but that's only because they were pretty much kids at the time. And, furthermore, that absolutely waste of space that claims they are a novelty act like the Barenaked Assclowns should probably log off the computer and go back to listening to their Limp Bizkit. They CLEARLY don't get it.

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Not necessary - even for a CAKE fan

AustinMurphy

I gave this album a listen and it's very disappointing. Probably the 2nd worse thing I've downloaded after experimenting with Damn Yankee. And I like CAKE's other offerings - so I'm not a hater.

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Clean guitar and snappy lyrics

icarusone

CAKE is a polarizing band -- you either love 'em or hate 'em. Like the last reviewer, I "love music, in all its incarnations," but unlike the last reviewer, I think this is a fantastic album. The clean guitar undulates between blues, country, jazz and pop. The lyrics are clever, illustrative, and often funny. This album is a definite fan favourite, with songs like Pentagram, Rock n' Roll Lifestyle and Mr. Mastodon Farm standing the test of time. But if you're wondering why so many people love the band, I'd check out Fashion Nugget first. (Tragically, it isn't available through eMusic).

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stay away

gearoid.murphy

obviously some people like this band, I can't speak for them, however, I love music, in all its incarnations and I have to say that this is pretty lame stuff, melodies are predictable, vocals are flat, actually fricking flat, I'm going to go and weep now, grieving over the music I've missed out on because I downloaded this album.

They Say All Music Guide

A new addition to the ever-growing quirk-rock genre, Cake’s funky guitar rock recalls the absurdity of Phish’s genre-hopping jams (and vocalist John McCrea’s nasal levity is a dead ringer for Phish’s Trey Anastasio). There are a few entertaining songs on Motorcade of Generosity: “Rock’n'Roll Lifestyle” is a thoroughly laudable send-up of the excesses of rock fans; “Jolene” begins as their most tightly crafted song and then dissolves into a deliciously messy jam session. Quirky music does demand a high standard of consistency because its triviality can easily become tiresome, and Cake’s minimalist jams occasionally get repetitive (their spare arrangements use two guitars, bass, drums, and a horn). But there are enough standouts here to easily qualify Motorcade as a keeper. – Darryl Cater

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