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Music From The Adventures of Pete & Pete


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Audio CD, April 6, 1999
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1. Hey Sandy
2. She Is Staggering
3. Waiting For October
4. Saturnine
5. Everywhere
6. Ivy Boy
7. Summerbaby
8. Coronado II
9. Ashamed of The Story I Told
10. As Usual
11. Recently
12. The Monster's Loose

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 6, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mezzotint
  • ASIN: B00000IJ0P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

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80 of 84 people found the following review helpful By race_of_doom on March 20, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This music makes me have a better outlook on life in general. Sadly, I can't name too many bands with the ability to do that anymore.
Every single song on here is wonderful; even the downbeat numbers ("Ashamed of the Story I Told," "As Usual," and "She Is Staggering") leave me with a sense of bittersweet nostalgia, and in turn make me smile (and yearn for the wonderful years of my youth).
I have and always will love "The Adventures of Pete & Pete." This only makes the album shine even brighter in my eyes. Certain songs remind can remind you of little Pete ("Summerbaby") and can also remind you of what times were like back then when you used to watch the wonderful show. Wasn't the past a beautiful thing?
I'm going to do a track by track analysis. Every song deserves a couple good words to go along with it, so here goes:
1. Hey Sandy - Ah, the wonderful signature Pete & Pete song. You'd see this at the beginning of every episode. The members of Polaris would be rocking about on the front lawn in full-blown glory. Heck, it's a wonderful song even if you never saw the show.
2. She is Staggering - Wonderful, heart-felt tune about being lovestruck. The lyrics are agreeable, and perfectly match the sense of being in love. It itself is a lovely song.
3. Waiting for October - Sunny, warm rock. Everyone seems to like this song, and for good reason. "Hoping that the end/will start it all again." A great song.
4. Saturnine - Highly accessible (in this case, that's a good thing), upbeat, and a bit punky (except for the chorus). It's a wonderful song, and makes you want to sing along with immediately.
5. Everywhere - One of the more bittersweet songs on this album. Some fine harmonica playing here.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Allen C Van Hellen on November 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD is wonderful, even if you have never seen 'The adventures of Pete & Pete'. The first 5 tracks are golden, especially 'Hey Sandy' and 'Everywhere', which contains wonderful lyrics:
"I put your photograph away, I can't look at you today.
I put your letters upstairs but it's no good because you're everywhere.
I can try to hide but I waste my time."
and the most beautiful harmonica solo I've ever heard. 'Waiting for October' is probably the strongest song on the disc, and, besides the theme song 'Hey Sandy', best expresses the feeling of 'Pete & Pete'. Whether you are looking for an honest, interesting alt-rock album or you miss 'Pete & Pete', this album completely satisfies! The only thing better for Pete fans is the satellite channel 'noggin', which replays the show at 7 and 10 pm and 1 am (central) everyday.
review brought to you by Krebstar ;-)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By laurence on October 4, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The only way that I could possibly explain the existence of this album is that it is Gods way of saying that he loves us and that he wants us to be happy.
To never have heard this album is to have never seen the sun rise, to have never eaten citrus, to have never truly lived.
Polaris lets me know that all is still pipe with the world, even though Pete and Pete is off the air.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 1, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Like many other listeners, I became an instant fan of Polaris the moment I heard them. I actually tossed out all but a few of my other albums, because most other bands pale in comparison to these masters of the pop-rock genre. Of all the bands who have been introduced to the public via a TV show, Polaris is one of the best. Their music fit the show perfectly, and for those not fortunate enough to have obtained one of the recordings from the cereal box, this disc will do very nicely. All the songs are wonderful, with some really deep and thoughtful lyrics, and delivered with equal measures of vocal and instrumental skill. With the possible exception of the Sound Committee or the Electric Shoes, no other TV band comes close to the greatness of Polaris. If they are not the best band in the world, they are at least in the top two or three. What a band!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Kapelka on April 14, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This just isn't for fans of "Pete & Pete" but for anyone who enjoyed music in the early to mid 90's. Polaris reminds me of bands like Buffalo Tom or Soul Asylum and that's definitely a good thing. Pretty much everything is covered here from the "Pete & Pete" show and Polaris's quirky brand of music added a lot to any already weird show. "Summerbaby", "Waiting For October", etc. are all good. One star off for poor production but overall I guess I can't really complain. The songs are heartfelt and I guess remind me of a simpler time in my life. I can't recommend this cd any more highly than that.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Thanos6 on April 8, 2002
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"The Adventures of Pete & Pete" was, without a doubt, one of the best television shows of the 1990's. The band Polaris, who provided the music for the show, has released a CD full of songs from it. How can I describe it?
One word: Excellent.
All 12 tracks are superb. The highlights are the first track, "Hey Sandy," a shortened version of which was used as the theme song; "Summerbaby," featured in one episode as young Pete's favorite song; and "Ivy Boy."
For anyone who, as I do, has fond memories of watching this show and enjoying themselves immensely, this CD is a must-have. And if you've never seen "Pete & Pete," these are still some great songs by Polaris.
Highly recommended!
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