27 July 2013

THE BARTLEBEES Urban Folk Legends 1997

by request


Hollywood Holiday 2:06
Comin' Out, Stayin' In 2:32
Nightlife Diplomacy 2:48
She Loves Monsters 3:22
Never Found A Woman Worth To Die For 4:45
And Then Suddenly 3:05
Deceitful You 1:39
What You See 1:55
Safety Pin Stuck In My Heart 2:45
Nobody's Lonesome For Me 3:44


Artist Biography by

Taking a page from the Television Personalities, the German lo-fi trio Bartlebees began plying its trade of ragged, sweet indie pop in the early '90s. Nevertheless, despite the undeniable influence of the Television Personalities (in fact, TP's Dan Treacy plays organ on the first Bartlebees album), the German outfit has none of the lyrical aspirations of its predecessors, trading in cultural commentary and sharp anguish for bittersweet romantic platitudes. 1995's From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory was the group's first U.S. release, consisting of 26 tracks that combined the Bartlebees' first two German albums and some bonus cuts.


IHateThe90s said...


The In Crowd said...

Yes! Fabulous! I'd love to find more Bartlebees, if you have any more to post. Great blog, thanks much.