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Friday, December 14, 2007

The Upper Crust - Entitled

The Upper Crust are an American group from Boston, formed from a surf rock band called the Clamdiggers in '92. They adopt the personas of 18th century aristocrats with titles of nobility, and rock the stage with powdered wigs, period costumes, and a snobbish attitude. After their two studio masterpieces, Let Them Eat Rock and The Decline and Fall of the Upper Crust, the Upper Crust chose to deign listeners with a double live album, Entitled, and it appears that the concept of wigged rockers enamored with '70s hard rock isn't getting any less hilarious.

Entitled includes 25 songs, 11 of which are new. The new tunes were supposed to appear on a third studio album, Once More Into the Breeches, for the Upper Crust's former label Emperor Norton. But Emperor Norton, showing very bad taste, abandoned the project. Some of the new songs are very funny and catchy, while others don't really distinguish themselves. Definitely "Matron," which borrows a bit from an Oasis song and has bassist Count Basie on vocals, "Bleed Me," "Once More Into the Breeches," and especially "Everybody's Equal" (hardly a socialist anthem) rank up there with their gold-plated hits. Of the best of the older material, there's the Upper Crust being shuttled about Hong Kong tune "Little Rickshaw Boy," the extremely rockin' "Tell Mother I'm Home," and the very silly "I've Got My Ascot and My Dickie."

My favorite track on Entitled is 'Everybody's Equal'. "And their assholes smell much sweeter of that I'm sure" is the icing on the cake.
(Year of Release: 2000)

Track List:
Disc: 1
1. Intro
2. Let Them Eat Rock
3. Little Lord Fauntleroy
4. Rock and Roll Butler
5. Rabble Rouser
6. High Falutin'
7. Persona Non Grata
8. Boudoir
9. Paradise Lost
10. Gourmet Love
11. Old Money
12. Tell Mother I'm Home
13. We're Finished With Finishing School
14. Cream of the Crust

Disc: 2
1. Once More Into the Breeches
2. She Speaks the Vulgar Tongue
3. I've Got My Ascot And My Dickie
4. 20 Paces
5. Who's Who of Love
6. Eureka, I Found Love
7. Luncheon
8. Matron
9. Intro
10. Bleed Me
11. Heirloom
12. Little Rickshaw Boy
13. Everybody's Equal


Download: The Upper Crust - Entitled (106MB)

11 comments:

Drazen said...

Thanks for this!
i had the first two but have never heard this.
This guys were amazing live!

Punk Not Profit said...

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Cory said...

Great album, thanks a lot. Wouldn't mind hearing more of their studio stuff having heard them live.

Thanks again.

Zer0_II said...

drazen: Care to share either of those first two albums? I haven't had much luck trying to find them myself.

Anonymous said...

Is there any, any ANY, way that you could re-up this one???..PLEEEEEEEASE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...re-up??

Zer0_II said...

Re-Uped as Requested

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!!

Anonymous said...

Any way to re-up this (again)?

SweetJack