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Motorcade of Generosity Original recording reissued

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 7, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00005ABIE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,388 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Richmond on June 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I became a huge Cake fan when "The Distance" hit the radio and I bought Fashion Nugget. I later picked up Prolonging the Magic, which I think is great, but is also distinctly missing the 2 lost band members. However, when I purchased Motorcade of Generosity (which was buried in the racks at a SuperTarget), I realized what a great band Cake really is. It's an excellent record from start to finish. I'm buying it again today because I gave my copy to a good friend of mine when we were sent to different corners of the world (it was one of the most difficult things I've ever done). The consistent fun across the album is helped by a truly phenomenal track like "Jolene". I can count on one hand the number of times a song has given me chills on the first listen, but, even the first time I heard it, I knew I was listening to something extraordinary. I still get goosebumps every time that second guitar comes in at the beginning. Wow -- one of the best songs I've ever heard on the best album I own. Whoever is selling the one used copy at the top of the page either went deaf or is completely insane. Buy this disc.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kristina Millhiser on January 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is Cake's first and best CD. Not as many people know about it because it was before "going the distance" came out but just because no one knows about it dosen't mean you shouldn't buy it. In fasion nugget the good songs are at the end (nugget, perhaps . . ,ect.) and in Prolonging the magic, the good sons are all at the begining (Satan is my motor, mexico, walk on by, ect.)Buy in this CD they are all really good. Try "rock and roll life style", a coment on consumption and rebellion. "Comanche" is great and then there is my personal fave: "Birds fall" If you are still a bit antsy about geting this CD, let me tell you this: if you like the Cake songs that are on the radio (never there, Going the distance) you will like this CD.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By havabacoda on July 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Although not as commercial as their later albums, MOG has much sharper (Rock and Roll Lifestyle) and more interesting (Mr. Mastadon Farm) Lyrics. While Prolonging the Magic is cheery, and Fashion Nugget is somewhat less, I believe MOG is weightier than either of the others. Though I normally enjoy happy party music, the mix of lyrics, guitar and trumpet solos make this my favorite cake album. But you should be warned, although The Distance and Never There are great songs, there are none like them on this album. If you like the quirkier side of Cake, you'll love this album.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rick D. Childress on September 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
'Motorcade of Generosity' is the album that begins this experiment that is/was Cake with an interesting and musically ingenious attempt. While Fashion Nugget is Cake when they had solidified and perfected their peak, distinctive ('true') sound, 'Motorcade of Generosity' is an early Cake that is toying with its acoustic palette and identity. This is the 'back-story' to Fashion Nugget; this is where Cake began.

There are virtually no low points to this album (if one approaches this as an experiment). The lyrics prove to be accessible to the listener, but they are by no means simplistic. The music creatively divulges in a variety of genres, but everything makes sense.

At this point, I want to clear up a misunderstanding that seems to be rampant in these reviews. The very name of the song gives the meaning away. 'Mr. Mastodon Farm' is NOT a parallel between McCrea's life and those 'birds that fall like stones.' Rather, McCrea is actually describing (in Cake's typically sarcastic way) the person who reads too much into everything in life. This is indicated by the narrator's need to 'get up and see' the birds everytime they drop, since they are a symbol of his 'entire existence.' He is compelled to make sure they make their 'last second curves toward flight,' because he has read so much into their descent. The refrain/chorus places this revelation beyond a doubt: 'Mr. Mastodon Farm ... cuts swatches out of all materials.' Mr. Mastodon Farm is literally taking slices of material from life and 'growing' huge mastodons out of them. The struggle the narrator faces is with himself, and McCrea pokes fun not-so-subtly at the bondage.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Cake's first album, Motorcade of Generosity, released on a shoestring budget, is my favorite album of the four, which I believe will be looked upn many years from now, and probably not until then, as classics. Cake is a band that does not require a perfect recording to get their music across and MOG is by no means a high quality studio production, but Cake is best in their rawest form. Cake's music meshes so many different genres together into a unique sound that added to McCreas vocals and metaphorical lyrics represents the most original music being made today. Cake songs are made to be sung, and are all ridiculously easy to sing to. Many are sad, some tragic, some a little crazy, and many are laughably funny (and sometimes all of these elements appear in the same song). Yet many can be danced to as well. The use of instruments is brilliant at times. Is Cake's music 50 years ahead of its time or 50 years behind it? It's actually a strange thing to think about. Cake is to music right now what South Park is to television. It is full of meaning and metaphors without a thread of self-righteousness. It is the truth... It examines and communicates many things through its metaphors and expands knowingly or unknowingy into many realms of humanity and then brings you back to simply enjoying the music with a silly or disturbing lyric. Of course, McCrea would deny any deeper meaning to his music, and there is genius in this insistence. McCrea makes his point about the meaning of music, to make you think without letting the meaning being lost in always trying to find meaning; ultimately you fall back to simply laughing and singing these crazy tunes. This is timeless music, and will not fad e. I think he would be honored by the comparison with South Park.Read more ›
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