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Download links and information about Hat by Mike Keneally. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:16:10 minutes.

Artist: Mike Keneally
Release date: 1992
Genre: Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:16:10
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No. Title Length
1. Your Quimby Dollars At Work 0:38
2. I Can't Stop 3:30
3. Ugly Town 3:43
4. Open Up! 3:43
5. Dhen Tin 1:17
6. Spearmint Pup 1:57
7. Fencing 3:11
8. Always Man 2:25
9. My Immense Superiority Over the Silverfish 0:14
10. Eno and the Actor 2:29
11. The Car Song 5:14
12. Heaven Likes You / Apple Pie 2:11
13. Backstage With Wilson Phillips 2:40
14. Here Is What I Dreamed 3:06
15. Here Is Why 2:12
16. Performing Miracles 3:40
17. Spoon Guy 1:08
18. And That's Why It's Called Spunk 0:06
19. Johnny One-Note / The Exciting New Toothpaste from Mars 1:26
20. Day of the Cow 1 2:22
21. Snowcow 4:38
22. Day of the Cow 2 1:12
23. We're Rockin' All Night With the Tangy Flavor of Cheddar 4:53
24. Rosemary Girl 3:29
25. Lightnin' Roy 14:46



If there's one word to describe the debut release by Mike Keneally, it would have to be "idiosyncratic." This record feels like it was blurted out intact after being in a pressure cooker. Not a concept album per se, it really only makes sense when consumed as a whole, since there are a number of recurring themes (and jokes) and some of the songs are linked conceptually. He covers a broad spectrum of music, from perfect guitar pop to ballads to all-out guitar skronk to downright weird. Without ever really sounding like him, Keneally proudly displays a heavy Zappa influence, mainly as it pertains to an all-pervasive sense of humor, as well as the aforementioned conceptual continuity. For example, the song "Here Is What I Dreamed Last Night" is followed by the song "Here Is Why" although, beyond the title, there is no apparent connection between the songs. One of the instrumental guitar skronk pieces is called "Backstage With Wilson-Phillips." His sense of quirky pop seems to come from Andy Partridge and XTC; they are thanked in the liner notes and sampled on one tune as well. Although Keneally's influences clearly show through, he definitely has a characteristic sound, with his self-harmonized vocals, guitar playing, and composing all displaying a certain "Keneally-y" quality that has become more refined on subsequent releases. A little rough around the edges, Hat is a wild and often hilarious ride from the start ("Thank you for buying Hat!") to the finish (the bizarre epic "Lightnin' Roy"). While not for all tastes, fans of irreverent, eclectic pop should be quite pleased.