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Tame Impala Import

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 14, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Phantom Sound & Vision
  • ASIN: B001GJ2ZU2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,911,574 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 20, 2013
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I am definitely a late-comer to the Tame Impala party, only getting into this band last year. But since then I've devoured both albums (Innerspeaker; Lonerism) and recenty saw them in concert (more on that later). After that show I just had to get this EP.

"Tame Impala" (2008 release; 5 tracks; 21 min.) is in the studio the one-man project of Kevin Parker who indeed plays all instruments himself. What struck me most about this EP is how raw and simpler this recording is compared to the Lonerism album. The EP is also much more guitar-oriented, with hardly any use of keyboards, again as compared to Lonerism. The best tracks on here are: the opener "Desire Be, Desire Go", which sounds immediately familiar; the closer "Slide Through My Fingers", which made me think back immediately of Pink Floyd era-Piper at the Gates; and the middle track "Half Full Glass of Wine".

I saw Tame Impala (live they are a five-some) in concert just a few weeks ago here in Ohio, and they put on a blazing set, playing many tracks from Lonerism, but also mixing in some older songs. The last song before the encore was an updated "Half Full Glass of Wine", which now is a monster track that showcases how much Tame Impala has grown in the 4+ years since this EP was released. Bottom line: this EP is worth having, reminding us of the simpler beginnings of Tame Impala.

Tracklistng:
1. "Desire Be, Desire Go" 4:10
2. "Skeleton Tiger" 4:25
3. "Half Full Glass of Wine" 4:26
4. "Forty One Mosquitoes Flying in Formation" 4:18
5. "Slide Through My Fingers" 3:20
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Sounding a bit like John Lennon fronting for Cream, this is a solid EP where every single song is a gem. The melodies and hooks are all solid, and the heavy fuzzboxed guitar. Though they're not reinventing the genre or breaking new ground, still manages to sound fresh.

My only complaint is the recording. Doesn't sound too bad on a car stereo or portable, but sounds terrible on a high-end audio system (my friend commented that it sounded like "it was recorded over a telephone.") Hopefully the full-length will address that issue.
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this stuff is quite good. despite the fact that the people who made it were
half my age. hate to say it but it sounds at times like
it could have been made a long time ago.
i love it :)
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Great sound, songs, everything!
There is a touch of Floyd, the Beatles, but still very original and melodic. They have blended so many styles with a fresh new sound, I can't say enough good things. Check them out for your own sake
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Tame Impala sound like a UK band that was lost in the late 1960's and suddenly turned up in Perth 40 years later with a headfull of music ready to turn you on. Very cool.
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After hearing this great song on a Blackberry commercial, I had to find out who did the song or even the name of the song. I found out it was Elephant by Tame Impala and i went on Amazon and listened to clips of all their songs and loved them. I bought all three of their CDs including this one. Innerspeaker is probably my favorite as an album but Elephant and Feels Like We Only Go Backwards are my favorite songs, if that makes sense. This EP as a complete work is probably my second favorite. Being a Pink Floyd and early Genesis fan, I can hear a lot of similarities. Anyway, it's great to hear a young group use vintage instruments and create inspired music that to me are classics today.
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Check this out if you're a fan of The Beatles particularly McCartney's baselines. These guys claim to be a "groove rock band" and they certainly live up to the name. Probably one of the better acts to come out in the 00's.
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Originally released in Australia in 2008 as a 5-song EP--this limited red vinyl re-issue was
available on Record Store Day with a bonus track. These are bluesy, psychedelic classic rock
influenced tunes with a garagey flair for dramatic authenticity. A bit more raw and immediate
than their excellent 2012 "Lonerism" album, the songs here still incorporate the trippy pop
elements and are ultimately captivating, with their own sort of uniquely hefty punch. Like a cross
of Cream & Led Zeppelin with Flaming Lips & the Beatles.
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