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The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy


Download links and information about The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy by Of Montreal. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 39:29 minutes.

Artist: Of Montreal
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic
Tracks: 16
Duration: 39:29
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No. Title Length
1. One of a Very Few of a Kind 1:38
2. Happy Yellow Bumblebee 2:17
3. Little Viola Hidden In the Orchestra 3:37
4. The Couple's First Kiss 1:28
5. Sing You a Love Song 2:36
6. Honeymoon In San Fransisco 2:35
7. The Couple In Bed Together Under a Warm Blanket Wrapped Up In Each Other's Arms Asleep 1:24
8. Cutie Pie 2:19
9. Panda Bear 4:48
10. Sadness Creeping Up and Scaring Away the Couple's Happiness 1:29
11. Please Tell Me So 2:19
12. My Darling, I've Forgotten 2:11
13. You Feel You Must Go, Don't Go! 2:07
14. Just Recently Lost Something of Importance 2:25
15. The Hollow Room 1:47
16. It's Easy to Sleep When You're Dead 4:29



A continuation and maturation of the playfulness exhibited on earlier releases, Of Montreal create the brand of theatrical psychedelic pop that many of their '60s predecessors hinted at but only few achieved. Overall less overtly rock-influenced than either Cherry Peel or Horse and Elephant Eatery, Kevin Barnes continues to change chords with nearly every word, twirling Vaudevillian melodies that incredibly bring to life all the whimsy and melancholy of the characters he carefully orchestrates. Though these characters don't yet take on the florid personalities that would be found in later Of Montreal albums, Barnes nonetheless proved himself an adept illustrator, as he charted the dizzying highs of infatuation, the leveling off of emotion, and the devastating collapse of a relationship with a picturesque precision. Still sweetly naïve with the swinging skiffle pop of "One of a Very Few of a Kind" and the gorgeously complex melodies of "Happy Yellow Bumblebee," the latter finding the narrator becoming a bee, befriending beetles and centipedes, avoiding spiders, and getting lonely because his parents are dead and his brothers and sisters are nowhere to be found, the absurdity of the songwriting never grows tiresome. Even so, understated gloominess creeps into tracks with the dark piano strikes of "Panda Bear" and the sprightly "It's Easy to Sleep When You're Dead," although the narrator escapes with the conclusion that life is a better choice in the end. Overall, an album that marked a crucial stage in the evolution from the lo-fi garage pop of Cherry Peel to the ambitious rock carnival of The Gay Parade and cemented Of Montreal's status as one of the most creatively relevant groups of the late '90s.