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"What I Am," the leadoff track on Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, was a left-field hit off this Dallas band's debut album, and it remains about the only thing they're remembered for (excepting Brickell's eventual marriage to Paul Simon). But a good part of this album is quite listenable and stands up reasonably well to the years. "Love Like We Do," "Little Miss S." and "The Wheel" are basically equal to "What I Am" in their rhythmic and melodic pop appeal; "Air of December" and "She" allow the band's more jazz-oriented roots a little room to flourish, and the poignantly personal ballad "Circle" remains the best lyric Brickell has written. It was all downhill from here, but Shooting Rubberbands was an early peak worth revisiting. --Peter Blackstock

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: August 9, 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Geffen
  • ASIN: B000000OQW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,776 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Greg Brady on April 29, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Any list of the 'best' albums of the 1980s never seems to include this album. The average person considers her a "one hit wonder" for "What I Am"..the track that leads off the album. I can't for the life of me figure out why this is the case.

I found this album quite by accident at our local library when I was in high school ("What I am" wasn't really a big hit in our area and I'd never heard it). Something about the packaging sparked my interest and I borrowed it and loved it. It's been almost 20 years since this came out and I still play it and still love it which I can say for precious few discs I loved in high school.

My enamourment with the album doesn't stem from pure nostalgia. I still have good memories associated with a song from Bad English but I'm not going to tell you it's great art. This is...

What you get here is 12 smart, tuneful songs that marry folk and rock without being pretentious about it. Indeed, "What I Am" urged listeners to "choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep". The intellect that underscores this album is more basic than the kind that's flaunted in an attempt to garner critical praise and "indie" cred. It's in the notion that your doppelganger (look it up) is at this moment living his/her life elsewhere on this blue-green orb. ("The Wheel") It's in the simple observation that it isn't the harsh words we exchange that cause relationships to implode but the poisonous feelings held inside ("Nothing"). It's in the telling detail that paints a picture from a long distant memory ('the sun was in the sky like pink champagne and it glistened in your eyes all day' from "Air of December").
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I accidently discovered Edie on the darn Windows 95 cd. Unfortunately, no one could tell me who she was. I eventually found two versions of the video on the cd. The second version I found had her name listed. FINALLY! Now, I've gone back and got the first cd's. I remember a the first song as sort of a one-hit wonder 10 years ago. The more I listen to her, the more I like her. Wonder if we'll ever get another album?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Just buy this c.d. Until you hear it for yourself, there is nothing more I can say about it that will do justice to the lyrical and musical quality of Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians' songs. If you haven't heard other material by this group, check out "Ghost of a Dog," and (Edie solo) "Picture Perfect Morning." They are equally stellar accomplishments despite the lack of media attention. Go to bodyofwater.com/edie and post messages on the board to let the band know that their fans are still out here!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "sikopiko" on January 9, 2004
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One of the things I love about this CD is that it is lyrically strong. Songs like "Air of December" and "Now" are both passionate and poetic. Secondly, each song is unique. Unlike some bands that produce songs that sound too much alike, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians break out of the box to create something refreshingly different for each track. I'm a fan of Suzanne Vega's combination of strong lyrics and catchy tunes and I would say, while unique, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians have a similar flavor. I have yet to grow tired of this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 9, 1999
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Ten years have passed since my miserable days in high school and one of the few happy moments I recall of that dismal period were when I listened to this album. Edie and her light, happy vocals transported me from that frighteningly frustrating world into a realm of peace and dizzying pleasure. She may not have reached the height of success I wanted her to, but she still cheers me up and reminds me of the few happy moments I had while a teenager.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 1999
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Along with Tracy Chapman and 10,000 Maniacs, Edie Brickell invented the nineties back in 1988. This work of quirky rockin' charismatic singin' pop helped to transform hip alternative into mainstream. In short, it is excellent. Some of the slow numbers are a bit long, but the faster ones are to die for. Holds up very well as time goes by.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Jason Stein VINE VOICE on March 17, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Of the two Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians (EBATNB) cds, 1988's Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (SRATS) is better than 1990's Ghost of a Dog or Edie's 1994 solo effort. On SRATS, there are 12 consistent and original songs with Edie's breathy vocals complimenting each one. The music, lyrics and vocals are what make this a stand out cd. Sometimes the first cd is the best from an artist and that would be accurate to say here. It has the hits "What I Am" and "Circle" plus 8 other tracks that are just as good. A must have for any rock collector.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gary Selikow on December 4, 2001
Format: Audio CD
What can I say?I wish I could give this ten stars.(...)Edie Brickell is my favourite female vocalist of all and I absolutely adore the youthful and sensual beauty of her angelic voice
Not only this the lyrics are very good .Edie ,who writes the lyrics, has a great turn of phrase , 'philosophy is a walk on the slippery rocks
religion is alight in the fog'
and 'There's nothing I hate more than nothing
Nothing keeps me up at night
I toss and turn over nothing
Nothing can cause a great big fight'

And this 1988 album is by far the best of Edie Brickell and The New Bohemians
Apart from 'the well known and wonderful 'What I Am' and 'Circle ' there are also other beautiful melodies like 'Little Miss S' , 'Air of December' ,'The Wheel' ,Love Like We Do' ,'Circle' ,Beat the Tune' and 'Nothing' I could listen for hours and still want more.if you like good music I cannot recommend this one enough
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