14 January 2015

YUM YUM Dan Loves Patti 1996


Tracks fixed 16/1/2015

Discogs




Artist Biography from All Music 
Chicago, Illinois, USA-based art-rock group Yum-Yum is essentially the work of one man, Chris Holmes (c.1971, Chicago, Illinois, USA). Holmes is responsible for writing all of the group’s songs, and also for co-production, singing, guitar and keyboards, working alongside a constantly revolving team of sympathetic musicians and collaborators. What immediately captured critical interest about Yum-Yum’s debut album, 1996’s Dan Loves Patti, was the unusual instrumentation. Arranged by Holmes himself, the record incorporated string, horn and cello sections to animate Holmes’ dense, emotive songs. An early interview in Rolling Stone magazine drew comparisons with both the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds. Another comparison was drawn with the Moody Blues - Holmes admitting to using a Chamberlin 60s keyboard to play tapes of genuine orchestral instruments in the same manner that the Moody Blues had done two decades earlier. He also employs a mellotron, formerly used by the BBC for sound effects on the science fiction television programme Doctor Who. Indeed, his interest in science fiction extends to lectures on UFOs for college radio stations, and a dissertation on alien visitations at the University of Chicago. His first band, the Hawkwind -influenced Sabalon Glitz, were named after a Doctor Who character. Holmes had by now already established a reputation as an ‘auteur’, sharing his home with the staff of the Chicago literary journal The Baffler. Yum-Yum was formed in 1992 as an alternative outlet to Sabalon Glitz (he also has a third group, the ambient house project Ashtar Command). Holmes’ contract with TAG/ Atlantic Records entitles him to release music by any of the three bands (Sabalon Glitz’s first album, Ufonic, came out in 1995). However, Holmes was forced to abandon use of the name Yum-Yum in the UK after an existing group claimed prior usage - hence Dan Loves Patti was released credited simply to Chris Holmes. 

Tracklist  


1 I'm Not Telling
2 Apiary
3 Dan Loves Patti
4 Doot-Doot
5 Train Of Thought
6 Sister
7 Cross My Heart
8 Ring
9 Jealous Of The Stars
10 Uneasy
11 Words Will Fail
12 Lament

11 comments:

IHateThe90s said...

http://www30.zippyshare.com/v/CcjyS2bH/file.html

IHateThe90s said...

Nice write-up. Never heard of Yum-Yum, but worth a listen, if only for the great cover, alone.

IHateThe90s said...

I've got two track 5s and no track 3.

IHateThe90s said...

Sorry about that. The songs were just tagged incorrectly. I fixed it. :)

IHateThe90s said...

I forgot to attribute the write-up to All Music. I didn't write it. I'm just not that good at writing about the music. :)

IHateThe90s said...

http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/gCG1lilF/file.html

IHateThe90s said...

I don't know that it is fixed. The file that says "Dan Loves Patti" imports as "Train Of Thought."

IHateThe90s said...

Tracks fixed.
http://www32.zippyshare.com/v/Fjgw3sNr/file.html

IHateThe90s said...

Tracks should be fixed now.

IHateThe90s said...

That did it! Thanks!

IHateThe90s said...

whoo! I was just looking for this album when I decided to visit this wonderful place again. never disappoints!