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Successful Failures

Successful Failures

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The Successful Failures is the new band from FDR-label owner and Dipsomaniacs' singer/songwriter Mick Chorba. Originally an alt-country side project, the group has evolved into a full rock n roll outfit with a sound a bit reminiscent of Guided By Voices, Superdrag, and The Shins with the jangly melodic sensibilities of artists like Marshal Crenshaw and the Moberlys. The Successful Failures secretly recorded their first full-length album in the summer of 2005. Here it is. Buy it please. The Successful Failures -- The Successful Failures (FDR/Jam): The ever prolific Mick Chorba takes a break from his powerful power poppin' Dipsomaniacs to lead this trio. Chorba's songs are about what you'd expect, with a slightly different musical leaning, as the playing is a bit more rootsy. Arguably, this might be an even better setting for his witty lyrics. What type of guy is Chorba? The type of guy who tells his girl that if she breaks up with him, she's 'letting the terrorists win' (which is the title of the song). Chorba litters this mid-tempo gem with great one liners, including a nifty Pink Floyd reference, that I'll leave it you to spot. The band plays a simple mid-tempo blues-rock ballad on 'Sewer Water'. This is song about a guy in a downward spiral, and but for the melodic middle-eight that is pretty poppy, this song comes across as Faces-inspired, with a hint of country, as well. The title song (or perhaps, the theme song) is so simple -- lyrically and musically, and it's undeniably catchy. It sounds like a lost Tommy Tutone song, especially with Chorba's vocals in the verses. The band throws in a nice cover of Simon & Garfunkel's 'I Am a Rock' as a bonus. This is just a likeable rock and roll record, that might appeal to fans of Ray Mason and early Wilco. Review by Mike Bennett - Fufkin.com.

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Artist: The Successful Failures
Title: Successful Failures
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 9/05/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 795103011823

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