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"Turn It Upside Down"
© Epic Records
Year of Release: 1994
Big Fat Funky Booty
You Let Your HeartGo Too Fast
Bags Of Dirt
More Than Meets
Someday All ThisWill Be Road
Beasts In The Woods
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"Turn It Upside Down"
Chris Barron and company, known as the Spin Doctors had their popularity
soaring with their Pocket Full of Kryptonite album. They released
their second album in 1994, entitled Turn It Upside Down. This album was
reviewed as a disappointment for the band, and I can somewhat agree that the
songs on this album doesn't have as much attention-grabbers to really
"Big Fat Funky Booty" truly has a funky rock beat, and it also
reminds me of a band that would later surface in the 1990s, the Dave Matthews
Band's "Ants Marching." "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast" has the
common head bouncing rock beat, as heard on their debut full-length album,
Pocket Full of Kryptonite.
"Cleopatra's Cat" starts out with only the vocals of Chris Barron,
as it then kicks into a rock/blues beat, as heard in such groups as Savoy
Brown, and The Dave Matthews Band. "Hungry Hamed's" has a more
harder-edged rock sound as previous songs heard so far on this album.
Like "Big Fat Funky Booty," "Biscuit Head" has a funky rock beat.
"Indifference" slows down the pace just a bit, with its soulful rock
"Bags Of Dirt" seems to lose interest, yet "Mary Jane" has
a more pop beat, and does generate some interest. (At this time in listening
to this album, it seems that the songs are sounding the same, drifting away
"More Than Meets The Ear" is an unlikely title for a song that is
boring to the ear. "Laraby's Gang" has a gentler pop sound, "At
This Hour" is similar to "You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast," likewise
"Someday This Will All Be Road," and "Beasts In The Woods."
As admittingly to say, a lot of the songs on Turn It Upside Down
seem to sound alike. If you're familiar with the song "Big Fat Funky
Booty," then you'll know that this album sounds like this song on almost
every song. Sure, it has the beat of their most famous hit from Pocket
Full Of Kryptonite, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong," but there has to be
other songs to provide in order to grab the listeners ears to enjoy an album
more. Turn It Upside Down has its moments, but when it's all over,
it seems there should of been more of a variety of a sound, other than
repeatedly seeing the same common rock sound the Spin Doctors provided.
The music in general is fair, yet I can see why this album was a
disappointment. By the way, whatever became of the Spin Doctors?
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