Marcy Playground
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Marcy Playground's John Wozniak was one of those kids who, like Charlie Brown, got a bag of rocks for Halloween instead of candy. Fortunately, Wozniak used his childhood ostracism as the inspiration and fuel to write charmingly quirky pop songs. Wozniak woos the listener with his smooth, low-key vocals and lighthearted delivery of weighty, somewhat twisted, and darkly humorous songs. "Poppies" gives a cheery history lesson on the origins of the international opium trade, while "Elvinkind" and "Dog and His Master," with its chorus of "One little, two little, three little idiots," could become new, if slightly warped, children's standards. And then there's the country feel of the chartbuster, "Sex & Candy," with the sing-along refrain "I smell sex and candy here." One of the qualities of an exceptional band is the ability to tell a story through their music; something that Marcy Playground succeed at beautifully. --Gail Worley

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tracklisting: Poppies
Sex and Candy
Ancient Walls of Flowers
Saint Joe on the School Bus
Cloak of Elvenkind
Sherry Fraser
Gone Crazy
One More Suicide
Dog and His Master
Shadow of Seattle
Vampires of New York
title: Marcy Playground
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 25-02-1997
price: $11.98
net Rating: 4
last lookup time: 137386640
genre: Post Grunge
fullTitle: Marcy Playground
currentValue: $0.70
created: 137386640
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B000002UHE
artist: Marcy Playground