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Answer the Phone, Dummy


Download links and information about Answer the Phone, Dummy by Fastbacks. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 40:31 minutes.

Artist: Fastbacks
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 40:31
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No. Title Length
1. Waste of Time 2:35
2. On the Wall 3:59
3. Went for a Swim 1:54
4. Old Address of the Unknown 3:03
5. Back to Nowhere 3:04
6. Brd "Coated" 0:46
7. I Found the Star 1:40
8. And You 2:28
9. On Your Hands 2:39
10. I'm Cold 1:35
11. T.H.I.N.K. 1:43
12. In the Observatory 3:37
13. Trumpets Are Loud 2:28
14. Meet the Author 5:58
15. Future Right 3:02



After 14 years of dealing with the "drummer problem," Answer the Phone Dummy was the album where Fastbacks cheerfully decided to give up the fight, at least for a while; the disc's 15 songs are divided between six different percussionists borrowed from other bands, including Jason Finn (from the Presidents of the United States of America), Dan Peters (from Mudhoney), Mike Musburger (of the Posies), and Rusty Willoughby (from Flop, who also played on Fastbacks' previous long-player, Zucker). Perhaps due to the lack of a consistent rhythm section, Answer the Phone Dummy doesn't sound as solid and consistent as Zucker, the band's high-water mark at that time; while Kurt Bloch wrote a batch of great tunes (as usual), this set lacks a certain aural cohesion the pacing is inconsistent, with the album sometimes struggling to maintain a steady momentum. Answer the Phone Dummy is a good album from a great band, but beginners are advised to check out Zucker or The Question Is No instead.