Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fug - Ready for Us

Fug is not a name that is common in todays language. In fact I don't think it is in the Dictionary. (If so then please tell me). But if it was in the dictionary then Fug would be described as a band that likes to blend influences of house, jazz, and classical strings and vocals. With it adding, please look at Bent and Zero 7 for alternatives. This is a great album that features all of above. RFO is one of the stand out tracks for me as it has a really good beat and gliding classical strings that flow from from one to wave to another. By far the best vocal tracks are Overflow and Morning Sun. Overflow is a short and sweet song that has beutiful vocals and lyrics that are simple yet effective. In fact it can be put down that it should really be longer as you just want it to carry on forever like that of Morning Sun. Morning Sun is definatly a song for those who have just come back from the white Isle and wanting to relive those sunsets and sunrises of their holiday. It is a tune that many people will remember time and time again and relive those white isle days. The rest of the track follows the same suit as those tracks combining jazz filled sounds with a modern house beat and kick. Another one for the downtempo, chilled, and Nu-Jazz folk to add to their collection. - by A customer, Amazon.com

A tremendous listen. Tom Bailey, who appears to be the musical mastermind behind the album, interweaves delicious melodies that remind one of better times with a contempory backbeats and awesome vocals. Take the best of John Barry mix in some Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield with a pinch of Sade and you're halfway to how good this album really is . - by an another customer, Amazon.com

Artist: Fug
Album: Ready for Us
Year: 2001
Label: Nuphonic
Runtime: 52:01

Tracks:
1.  Ready For Us (Tom Bailey/Richard Garfoot/Matt Klose/A. Sadler/Ben Smith/Jess Williams) 7:06
2.  R.F.O (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler) 4:36
3.  Thin Air (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler/Jess Williams) 3:52
4.  Blue Movie (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler) 6:32
5.  Overflow (Tom Bailey) 3:31
6.  Cheval Noire (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler/Ben Smith) 5:08
7.  Chunk (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler) 4:00
8.  Fairweather Friend (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler/Jess Williams) 3:06
9.  The Prophet (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler) 5:51
10.  El Diablo (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler/Ben Smith) 4:37
11.  Shrewd Movements (Tom Bailey/Matt Klose/A. Sadler) 3:38

Personnel:
Tom Bailey (Keyboards, Piano)
Matt Klose (Drums)
Toby Coles (Trumpet and Flulelhorn) - 1,5,8,10
Ben Smith (Acoustic Guitar) - 1,5,6,10
Paul Deats (Alto and Baritone Saxophone) - 1,5,8,10
Gareth Bailey (Trombone) - 1,5,8,10
Jess Williams (Vocals) - 1,3,8
Anna Croad (Violin) - 2,5,6
Elizabeth Croad (Violin) - 2,5,6
Mike Shaw (Violin) - 2,5,6
Michelle Taylor (Violin) - 2,5,6
Ann Marie Morris (Viola) - 2,5,6
Katie Squiers (Viola) - 2,5,6
Maxine McGuiness (Cello) - 2,5,6
Sophie Pasquel (Cello) - 2,5,6
Richard Garfoot (Bass Guitar) - 1,5
Steve Truman (Double Bass) - 7,11
Richard Poynton (Electric Guitar) - 3
Bob Sadler (Keyboards) - 1

4 comments:

  1. Fug is not a name that is common in todays language. In fact I don't think it is in the Dictionary. (If so then please tell me). But if it was in the dictionary then Fug would be described as a band that likes to blend influences of house, jazz, and classical strings and vocals.
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    Well, actually, "Fug" is a euphemism for the word "Fuck" that was used by Norman Mailer in his novel "The Naked And The Dead".

    i hope this helps you to be better informed.

    jdawson

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  2. Hi Dawson,
    Thanks for your information.

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