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Out-Of-State Plates [Import]

Fountains Of WayneAudio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Disc 1:

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listen  2. Maureen 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. California Sex Lawyer 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. You're Just Never Satisfied 3:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. I'll Do The Driving 3:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. I Want You Around 2:38$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Trains And Boats And Planes 3:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Places 1:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Can't Get It Out Of My Head (Live) 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 

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listen  2. The Girl I Can't Forget 3:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. ...Baby One More Time 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  5. Comedienne 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  7. Today's Teardrops 2:06$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. She's Got A Problem (Live) 3:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. These Days (Live) 2:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. I Want An Alien For Christmas 2:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Man In The Santa Suit 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Chanukah Under The Stars0:15$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Killermont Street 3:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Half A Woman 2:49$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Small Favors 2:59$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Imperia 1:57$1.29  Buy MP3 

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Formed in New York in 1996, Fountains Of Wayne took its name from an iconic garden store in nearby Wayne, NJ (which, sadly, closed recently). The band has received steady critical accolades since its inception; "Dean Of American Rock Critics" Robert Christgau has called them "lyric poets" and "true art heroes." The group's line-up, which also includes ... Read more in Amazon's Fountains Of Wayne Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 28, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • ASIN: B0009OL808
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,225 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Out-of-State Plates is the byproduct of nearly a decade of Fountains of Wayne's stellar power-pop pursuits. The 28 performances (two other tracks are brief, snarky radio excerpts) culled together on this double-disc anthology may represent demos and previously unreleased leftovers from the band's three albums, but their consistent quality belies any notion of the extraneous. Also spotlighted are two new performances: the rollicking rush "Maureen" and the infectious, pop-souful "The Girl I Can't Forget." An eclectic slate of covers ranges from wistful takes on Jackson Browne's "These Days" and ELO's "Can't Get It Out of My Head" to a spry, countrified version of Gene Pitney's "Today's Teardrops" and their delicious, barely tongue-in-cheek cult-fave version of Britney Spears's "...Baby One More Time." Another delight is "California Sex Lawyer," while the mirthful "I Want an Alien for Christmas" and "The Man in the Santa Suit" offer up some welcome holiday cheer. The package also includes a track-by-track commentary by band mainstays Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger. --Jerry McCulley

Product Description

A specially priced 2-CD collection of Fountains Of Wayne non-album tracks and previously unreleased recordings spanning the group's entire career. Included are two brand new songs, 'Maureen' and 'The Girl I Can't Forget', as well as the first official release of the group's 1999 version of '..Baby One More Time'. The package will also include liner notes written by Chris and Adam. Virgin. 2005.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars B-Sides, Rarities, and Other Delights July 12, 2005
By WrtnWrd
Format:Audio CD
You know, normally a CD collection of b-side and various band ephemera is another way of saying: give us your money. There is the occasional good collection (Suede's Sci-Fi Lullabies; The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs). Mostly, it's dross. But Fountains of Wayne's Out-of-State Plates is consistently good, better, I believe, than their first two records (though not Welcome Interstate Managers). Highlights abound, including a version of "Baby One More Time", the new songs that are here for bait, and a lovely experiment called "Nightlight".
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs so catchy, they should be quarantined! August 14, 2005
Format:Audio CD
You would think it takes some sort of hubris to put out a B-sides & rarities disc only three album into a career; let alone making it a DOUBLE album...

But as their career has proven, Fountains of Wayne know exactly what they're doing. This blissfully pure pop-rock group has assembled over two dozen choice "throwaways"...

..."throwaways"? Right. Hardly...

They're all interesting, many are great, several are awesome, and the best single of the year is tossed in for kicks. This compilation is better than most of the albums released over the last 12 months.

"The Girl I Can't Forget" is the song that should be number one for the summer of 2005, except for the fact that people seem to have forgotten how joyous pure rocking pop music could be. The first time I heard this song, I grinned from ear to ear, and it's been in "heavy rotation" in my car ever since.

Trust me on this one: just listen to it once. That's all it'll take.

"Maureen", the other new song on the collection, is only slightly less great. These songs are so catchy, they should be quarantined.

Many of the songs have a healthy sense of humor ("California Sex Lawyer", "I Want an Alien for Christmas"), or convey simple ideas in some nifty way ("Baby I've Changed", "You're Just Never Satisfied").

The regaled cover of "...Baby One More Time" is I'm not kidding...good. They tweak it just so. You'll first think you're listening to some cool, slow, emo-ish rocker. Then you'll start to recognize the lyrics, and think, "No WAY." It's cool. Really.

Seriously, here you have two records of never-boring songs, several of which will permanently encamp themselves in your frontal lobe.

And PLEASE check out "The Girl I Can't Forget"'s one of those songs you want to tell everyone I am.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fountains of great music July 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a classic American pop band that reminds me more than a little of English bands XTC and even the Kinks. These latter two bands wrote incredible, power pop songs that were heavy on the guitar and satire and should be played on the radio but that no longer is a valid statement in America today. Radio stations today are plug and play garbage stations that are one minute Jazz lite and the next 80's hit or turbo country or some such crap.

Their songs like Carpet King and Sex Lawyer and I'll do the driving evoke American landscapes that would easily fit within a Coen Brothers movie or any alternative Foreign flick that is heavy on the absurdity while staking a deep foundation in reality.

FOW is every bit a great rock and roll band from lyric to guitar lick. Stacy's Mom illustrated how clever they can be, and these B-Sides illustrate how even their album near-misses are stronger than most anything out there.

There's a cool country ballad on here and when they want to do Country they do it way too well-It slaps poor quality country artists hard. And, their musical influence Oasis appears once again also in the song, Elevator Up. (too bad Oasis doesn't hire this group to write their tired cliched lyrics...)

FOW is hopefully going to be around for a long time. With the Kinks aging gracefully out of the picture and the great Zevon gone, we vitally need a brilliant song-writing band that can also power-chord to keep cranking it out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cull Through the Once-Culled May 7, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I'm a rabid Fountains of Wayne fan, and think that UTOPIA PARKWAY is one of the finest albums I've ever heard. (And yes, I like the band's earlier material as well.)

OUT-OF-STATE PLATES isn't a traditional music project in that it's composed of odds-and-ends that either didn't make other albums or were recorded for film projects and the like. And it suffers from this inasmuch as these types of albums always do.

If one culled through ALL these once-culled songs, you'd have enough material for one good pop record, as opposed to this double-disc CD that you'll have to fast-forward through periodically. If you're also a fan of the band's work, get OUT-OF-STATE PLATES and abridge it on iTunes, like I did. After all, "I Want an Alien for Christmas" is only funny once.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooks, harmonies, and throwaway wit galore August 23, 2005
Format:Audio CD
"Power-pop" -- a style of hook-laden popular music rooted in Beatles lyrical smarts, Byrds jangle, and Beach Boys harmonies -- has brought forth a number of fluke hits over the years (the Raspberries' "Go All the Way" and Nick Lowe's "Cruel to Be Kind" in the '70s, Marshall Crenshaw's "Someday, Someway" and Crowded House's "Something So Strong" in the '80s, Matthew Sweet's "Girlfriend" in the '90s, etc.); but otherwise, sadly, the genre has been criminally ignored by mainstream radio. And for better or worse, Fountains of Wayne are part of this long tradition: Their slight but charming self-titled 1996 debut album and the exquisite, near-perfect 1999 follow-up Utopia Parkway received some exposure on alt-rock radio (thanks to the catchy singles "Radiation Vibe," "Denise" and "Red Dragon Tattoo"), but the general public didn't become aware of the NY-based foursome until their crossover smash "Stacy's Mom" from 2003's ambitious, overlong Welcome Interstate Managers.

But even in light of FOW's Grammy nomination for Best New Artist (?!) in 2004, I would've thought a 2-disc collection of B-sides, unreleased tracks, and other rarities from a band that has only released 3 albums would be an embarrassment of riches... Actually, though, the power-pop lover in me finds Out-Of-State Plates to be more of a treasure-trove. Among the many odd goodies: two brand-new tunes, "Maureen" and "The Girl I Can't Forget," that could stand with the band's best singles; decent covers of ELO's "Can't Get it Out of My Head," Britney Spears' "Hit Me Baby One More Time" (!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Has that great Fountains Of Wayne sound
Fountains of Wayne burst on the scene in the mid-1990s, and have been producing that great Power-Pop sound ever since. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars FOW
Some real gems here. Love the demo versions, and the new songs are killer. Great mix of new and old.
Published 17 months ago by J. Parry
4.0 out of 5 stars B-thankful for B-sides
Sure, it's an "odds and sods" bunch of B-sides, live tracks, and other songs left on the studio floor, but it's Fountains of Wayne, masters of the killer pop hook, and you are... Read more
Published on March 18, 2012 by Donald E. Gilliland
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal
Out-Of-State Plates contains several songs that may be considered sub-par by Fountains of Wayne's but it's a terrific bargain none-the-less. Read more
Published on March 11, 2009 by Scott Akerman
4.0 out of 5 stars Complation?!?
If you are a real fan of Fountain's of Wayne this is a must have - but it should not be thought of as outtakes record, these songs are very well written pop songs about real life. Read more
Published on February 24, 2008 by Graeme Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed bag for the Fountains fan
If you're a fan, you'll probably like this disk set. Like most "previously unreleased" compilations it has some gems, some dogs and some oddities. Read more
Published on April 1, 2007 by 7C's
4.0 out of 5 stars ALL 31 SONGS LISTED HERE.
This is a 2-disc set with a total of 31 songs!

1. Number 45 Sunblock

2. Maureen

3. California Sex Lawyer

4. Janice's Party

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Published on February 11, 2007 by One World
3.0 out of 5 stars not as good as Welcome Interstate Managers...
Did not find much interesting or, frankly, good on this albumn - unlike other Fountains of Wayne efforts in the past. Kind of a let down...
Published on January 9, 2007 by S. Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars For a bunch of leftovers, these are really good!
After three studio albums, FoW decided to put out this double CD collection of B-sides, live tracks, and demo's. Read more
Published on December 2, 2006 by H. Yu
4.0 out of 5 stars out of state plates
The remakes they do from other artists are great. They take a fluff song from Brittiny Spears and turn it into a work of art and take a great classic from ELO and do an excellent... Read more
Published on November 4, 2006 by D. R. Titchner
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