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Mike Keneally

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4.29 | 22 ratings | 3 reviews | 23% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Your Quimby Dollars At Work (0:38)
2. I Can't Stop (3:31)
3. Ugly Town (3:43)
4. Open Up! (3:20)
5. Dhen Tin (1:17)
6. Spearmint Pup (1:58)
7. Fencing (3:11)
8. Always Man (2:25)
9. My Immense Superiority Over The Silverfish (0:15)
10. Eno And The Actor (2:30)
11. The Car Song (4:52)
12. Heaven Likes You / Apple Pie (2:12)
13. Backstage With Wilson Phillips (2:41)
14. Here Is What I Dreamed (3:06)
15. Here Is Why (2:00)
16. Performing Miracles (3:35)
17. Spoon Guy (1:09)
18. And That's Why It's Called Spunk (0:07)
19. Johnny One-Note / The Exciting New Toothpaste From Mars (1:27)
20. Day Of The Cow 1 (2:23)
21. Snowcow (3:47)
22. Day Of The Cow 2 (1:11)
23. We're Rockin' All Night WIth The Tangy Flavor of Cheddar (4:54)
24. Rosemary Girl (3:21)
25. Lightnin' Roy (13:27)

Total Time: 73:00

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Line-up / Musicians

- Mike Keneally / guitars, vocals, keyboards, bass, scront goont, percussion
- Doug Lunn, Scott Thunes, Doug Booth / bass
- Toss Panos, Alan Silverstein, Tom Freeman / drums, percussion
- Mark DeCerbo, Kevin Gilbert, Darryl Monroe, Carlos Olmeda, Cici Porter, Bob Tedde, Andy Vereen / vocals
- Marty Eldridge / percussion

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CD Immune Records

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MIKE KENEALLY Hat. ratings distribution


4.29
(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(23%)
23%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(64%)
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Review by MikeEnRegalia
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4 stars What a hilarious roller coaster ride! The whole album is a relentless mix of musically demanding compositions which a heavy dose of improvisation. The whole album is constructed like a radio show - it consists of many short tracks and a few longer ones, and they all contain short bits of musical narration, the kind of which only Mike Keneally produces - for example, right at the beginning of the album you hear him saying "thank you for buying hat." by means of carefully arranged multi-layered vocal arrangements. Simply hilarious!

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Review by Evolver
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5 stars When Zappa's career upbruptly halted, with the cancer that would eventually take him from us, Mike Keneally stepped to the forefront as one of the new purveyors of irreverent, unconventional, and sometimes downright funny music.

Of all of his releases, Hat is still his most Zappa-like. Keneally's grasp of Zappa's multi- layered time signatures is on full display here. Like Zappa, Keneally interweaves complex pieces with more conventional compositions (but in the conventionality, there is usually a twist).

The best prog pieces on this album are Your Quimby Dollars At Work, Performing Miracles, the Cow trilogy: The Day Of The Cow 1, Snowcow, The Day Of The Cow 2, and Lightnin' Roy (dedicated to Zappa). The funniest songs are Dhen Tin, Eno And The Actor, The Car Song, Here Is What I Dreamed, and the aforementioned Cow songs. Not to mention the little bits between some of the songs.

This album should be owned by any prog fan with a sense of humor. One of my top five favorites of the nineties.

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4 stars Mike Keneally is one of the most underrated musicians of today. He's mostly known for his work with Frank Zappa as a "stunt guitarist" (which he became after Steve Vai). Not only is he a fantastic guitarist, his work on keyboards and vocals is very strong as well. If you listen to this album, ... (read more)

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