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Mice

For Almost Ever Scooter

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CD $12.00

08/31/2004 753417006423 

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AVAILABLE AGAIN!!! “Bill Fox is a sent-to-us-by-the-pharaohs songwriter, no matter what idiom he chooses, but … he was at his best in The Mice. Here he had other forces (Ken Hall and his brother Tommy) prodding and pushing him along in one way or another.… In particular, Ken and Bill were like a married couple at times, with lots of conversations at elevated volume. But when the dust settled, it worked. And they rocked. When you listen to For Almost Ever (1986), you need to remember that they were very young — especially Tommy, who was 15 at the time we recorded it.… [At] the first day of recording … Bill unveiled his amplifier. I think it was manufactured in Sri Lanka and sold through Woolworths — all five inches of speaker cranker power and six screaming watts of it: I thought we were toast. But it recorded beautifully and is still one of my favorites. And Ken was the pulse of the band, keeping it steady and moving, offering harmonies as if Bill had doubled his voice.… I was hooked.  “Nothing could have prepared me for the second sessions, when we were recording Scooter (1987). We set up and they started playing “Little Rage” as I adjusted levels. This was the kind of song every pop songwriter wished he could have done. From the seamless harmonies to the Badfinger-esque arpeggiated guitar, it was instantly amazing. And it still is.…” —Chris Burgess, album liner notes  “…Bill Fox is one of this country’s finest songwriters … one of the giants of pop and an obvious influence on his Ohio brethren...” —Sarah Zupko, Pop Matters  • First CD issue by legendary mid-’80s Cleveland cult band • Recordings have been out of print since initial vinyl releases • Passionate, frantic, hook-saturated power pop / mod / punk rock • An acknowledged influence on Guided By Voices, Superchunk, many others • Leader Bill Fox released two much-loved solo CDs in the late ’90s on SpinArt

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