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Musically, I find this album to be a little darker than the first one. It is still great music to clean house by, but at the same time if it is playing and you are doing nothing else, it can start making you think before you realize it. Rather than the bubble-like gems of the first album, these songs are more like uncut opals--attractive any way you look at them, but truly sparkling under close scrutiny over time. "Fur Teacup", for example, is on the surface a typical Tipsy composition, fun and engaging. But upon closer listening it shows the influences of many types of music, such as using Middle Eastern flutes, and suddenly you realize you're actually listening to a very profound piece.
"Uh-Oh" is not so much an improvement on the first album as it is simply an evolution of that sound. The first CD makes a great pool-party CD, but what "Uh-Oh" accomplishes is a little more tricky: it is not only a great party album, but one that can make you have the profoundest revelations if you listen to it in the dark, alone. Bravo Tipsy!
Five years have gone by and I waited with bated breath for their second release and here it is. It's as if I've waited five hours for the bartender to bring me another drink and I end up getting a flat gin and tonic without the twist.
Granted, this by far is still a good CD and I've only listened to my copy a few times so far, so I may be writing a new review in the future. However, at the moment, Uh-Oh falls short of Trip-Tease. It fails to give me goosebumps like Trip-Tease. The songs seemed contrived and lack the fluidity and spontaneity of their first effort.
With eighteen tracks averaging two and half minutes each, it's hard to get into a song. Some tracks leave you wishing they were longer while other tracks are over before they even begin.
Standout tracks: moisture seekers, wig out, hey!
Buy this if you're a fan of Tipsy or lounge music. If you're new to Tipsy then check out Trip-Tease first. Don't get me wrong though, I still love these guys. I only hope it doesn't take another five years for their next release and hopely it'll be more refined than this one.
Especially when it comes to lounge music and trip hop. This scene is taking itself much too seriously lately....
The Tipsy due (Dave Gardner and Tim Digullia) takes it self lightly with a blink of humor (actually not a BLINK - it is simply insane stuff). More likely to think they were hardly tripping when recording this album... (Typically to San Francisco-based groups?...)
You can't put it in a specific style I'm familiar with - it's a mix of trip hop, groove jazz, a bit of French sounds, electronic pop, beats that were put together in no particular order..... Everything that makes your ears feels good and your face twist into a stupid smile...
I like "Reverse Cowgirl" funny sound (they actually play it backwards!!!), the ticklish guitar track on "Hard Petting."
"Bunny Kick" is actually sounds like Latin elevator music...
Pay attention to the smoker's hack in "Moisture Seekers"... absolutely crazy...
Make yourself a nice light cocktail, sit on your sofa, stair at your walls and listen! your gonna enjoy it!!!
Some exceptional tracks are:
"Reverse Cowgirl" which sounds like Beck meets Cibo Matto meets Hank Williams meets the Jetsons...figure that one out?
"Hard Petting" which is right out of a late 60's Euro-trash movie or maybe one of those goofy "Our Man Flynt" movies...kinda kitsch spy and Italian/French movie where they are driving around in a convertible down on the coast..you know what I mean, the slide whistle really adds a powerful kick.
"Papaya Freeway" is like Martin Denny on a far out trip, if you can imagine that one, like tropics meet forbidden planet.
"Sweet Cinnamon Punch" reminds me of some off the wall 60's movie where you are prety sure something naughty is going on but all the bizzarre swooping camera angles make it a bit unlcear, on the other hand I can see Barbarella floating around to this as well.
Overall, I really give this 4 1/2 stars, it is spectacular background music for your oh so hip cocktail party!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
"Charming" and "cool" are not words that can be used often to describe anything, but this album is both. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christopher E. Stevens
Tipsy suits it, seeing it reminds me of the bachelor pad 1960's music, compilations I see(and purchase) sometimes. This however is more updated and *out there*Published 20 months ago by Kristy_Elizabeth
I've been on a Tipsy kick for a few days now, and all I can say is "why didn't I get into this earlier?! Read morePublished on August 24, 2010 by R. Mutt
...and I like what I hear. I picked up both Tipsy CD's, Uh-Oh and Trip Tease and I love them both. I usually listen to all sorts of progressive rock and other neighboring genre's... Read morePublished on May 16, 2004 by cosmicweatherdude
Here's some weird stuff. Sounds as if the people who do the music at the kiddie land in the amusement park has been spending all their money on ..., ... Read morePublished on January 2, 2002
Unlike some of the high-quality Asphodel offerings, Tipsy's Uh-Oh is Ho-Hum. "What?!" you say. "I thought Tipsy was playful and spontaneous. Read morePublished on November 20, 2001
Well, maybe I'm one to disagree with the rest of reviewers here but unfortunately this Tipsy's new album hasn't attracted me like their first LP, "Trip Tease". Read morePublished on November 16, 2001
I first heard tipsy while I was working in a music store. It was playing overhead on shuffle with ten or so more mainstream cd's, and I would be working the register, putting away... Read morePublished on July 19, 2001 by DaveInACar
At first blush everything about this CD screams " Fun - not to be taken seriously ". Beware this simple seduction. Read morePublished on June 28, 2001