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Goodbye Uncle

by The Migrators

Concept album of a new mod/psych/Rock Opera.The Who inheritance amalgamates with Pink Floyd,soul,funk,and PowerPop.Where Quadrophenia ends, Goodbye Uncle starts."A damn fine record."From Aural Innovations #36 (May 2007)
Genre: Rock: Mod
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
4:18 $0.99
2. Rubber City
3:17 $0.99
3. Uncle
3:17 $0.99
4. Shiny Kids
2:46 $0.99
5. The Paradox
3:27 $0.99
6. Rubberons
4:40 $0.99
7. Shiny Kids (instr.)
3:12 $0.99
8. Whip Top
3:41 $0.99
9. Waking Dream
5:06 $0.99
10. Into the Streets
3:54 $0.99
11. Into the Streets (rep.)
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12. Dying Whip Top
3:44 $0.99
13. Vector
2:21 $0.99
14. Uncle`s Background
3:24 $0.99
15. Long End
3:26 $0.99
16. It Is Time
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17. Dance
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18. The Birthday
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19. The Car
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Album Notes
Goodbye Uncle, the Rock Opera.
New release of The Migrators, former Underground Arrows,79's top Italian mod band, 2007.
CD package contains: 19 titles x 70 min. studio recordings with A5 - 40 pages full colour Photo Booklet with complete lyrics.

There is something wrong in the cities of this world. Look around you – everything, people and goods, may seem bright, appealing and available, but where is happiness? Seek for this essential quality and your journey may be long and hard.
GOODBYE UNCLE is the story of such a journey. A kid – a symbol for Everyone – suddenly becomes aware of the nature of the problem and, by naming the cause of his breakdown and its solution, frees himself from the fearsome effects of this plot and gives hope to others that they too can find happiness.The names are these:

UNCLE – the Originator of the Plot and the Enemy of all that is Good.
SHINY KID – the One who comes to recognize the Problem and the Solution.
RUBBERISATION – the Effects of the Problem.
RUBBERONS – Those who are trapped in the Problem.
UNCLE`S MOST TRUSTED SERVANTS – Those who delight in being Trapped.
RUBBER CITY – Every City of this World

THE MIGRATORS, formed in 1999, are lead by guitarist and songwriter Rob Falsetti former leader of the Italian 80's top-mod band The Underground Arrows and Ana Vukovojac, organist and songwriter, whom he met in Beijing in 1997. The other two musicians are bass player Gianni Colaicomo, (ex-Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso,great Italian progressive rock band) and drummer Massimo Rosari.



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Real rock opera, modern and fresh, in the best tradition of this genre. Exciting
Goodbye Uncle got into my ownership almost accidentally. Was searching on-line for rock operas and I bumped into this new album of a band I haven`t heard of, I explored a bit and... decided to get it. The first impression,to my great delight,was... that`s it, it`s a real rock opera! Even if you don`t know a thing on the story and the band, you can tell by the music, by the atmosphere of the songs, by the sound, by the choice of music scenes that it`s a rock opera in the best sense of the word. The mysterious instrumental INTRO which opens the album, gets on you right away with the middle-east guitar solo and funny rhythmic child-like tune (very Small Faces - Ogden), then turns into a pop-lullaby in order to rise after a few bars into a dramatic soulful rock volcano a la Led Zeppelin (No Quarter) ending in another beautiful, serene little tune played by the Rhodes piano (you can recognize it clearly!) sustained by the organ and delayed guitars, was enough to let me think that I have something real in my CD player!! I could recognize the Pink Floydish mood in the second song (RUBBER CITY), but as further you go, the greater gets the surprise, for UNCLE, for instance is a typical punk-rock fast-crazy tune where the early The Jam, some of 999 and great Buzzcocks cool anger splash into your face. The voice of the lead singer (she) hits the cords with its overtly self-confident singing, but without pretentiousness... very interesting. By the 4th song I was already into it, and the up-beat rhythms and some great guitar riffs were getting me into a special mood - full of musical reminiscences of my teen days (80`s). A decisively vintage but at the same time superbly modern sounding guitars and organs with great little passages on Rhodes piano (which I like anyway very much). But there are other sonic surprises as you move,think I`ll leave now to your imagination and desire to make this experience for yourself. Yeah, let me add just this one - when you listen to the album, get the photo booklet in your hands and take the time to read the story through the photos - they follow the songs and make perfect pairs with them - and they are like a puzzle for you to find out what they mean - so it`s really like a virtual game! I hope very much The Migrators will soon have the serious live production of this story and music out. (I saw the clips of the premiere in the church!!! on their website) - The story`s great, for it`s serious but never pretentious, with good humor, and it makes you think, makes you decide : are you a Shiny Kid or a Rubberon - it makes you also think better of why this title: Goodbye Uncle ... so hoping that some other people like me can get the hold of this exciting piece of multimedia - I decided to write this comment down at CD Baby`s and push you to get it and make this trip too..