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by Yipes!

The long awaited third album by these Midwest Hall Of Fame artists. Featuring 11, brand new, original tunes, along with covers of The Searchers and Adam Faith, redone in their own, classic style.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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1. Pure Insanity
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2. Argyle Avenue
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3. Going to London
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4. It'll Take a Lifetime
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5. Started out with a Bang
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6. King of the Usa
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7. Tell Me Why
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8. Each Time
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9. Miss Doom and Gloom
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10. Turn Around
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11. Are You Coming
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12. It's Alright
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13. Blink of an Eye
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Album Notes
Launched in late 1977, Yipes! crisscrossed the Midwest playing hundreds of shows and logging thousands of miles playing 4 sets a night often 6 nights a week, nearly 300 times a year. The hard work paid off and earned Yipes! a record contract with RCA/Millennium Records.

Yipes! released 2 albums on RCA/Millennium. The first, the self-titled Yipes! was released in 1979 and charted in Billboard’s Top 200. The second, “A Bit Irrational,” yielded a Top 60 single on the Billboard charts.

In 2013, Yipes! was inducted into the WAMI Hall of Fame and performed for the first time since its farewell concert in 1981. They enjoyed it so much that they decided to have a reunion show and Summerfest quickly obliged.

Yipes! is singer/composer Pat McCurdy; guitarists Andy Bartel and Mike Hoffmann; Pete Strand, bass; and Teddy Freese on drums.



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Mike Kohn

Worth the 38 year wait!
I first heard Yipes! debut album about 15 minutes after they broke up, and I was pissed about it for years. It was and is one of my favorite albums of all time. I followed front man Pat McCurdy's subsequent bands (Confidentials, Men About Town) and was at his very first solo show at Morry's on Prospect in Milwaukee. It was intended to be an open mic...my bandmate and I went with the idea of performing but realized that McCurdy was an act we couldn't follow...so we enjoyed watching him improvise for the whole show -- no one else took the stage either, and thus a career was born.

But I always thirsted for more Yipes!. I'd asked Pat about it over the years but it didn't sound possible, a 'that train left the station' sort of thing. Then I moved away for a while and didn't see him for a long time.

I was THRILLED to find out that Yipes! had a couple reunion shows, but I found out about those after-the-fact as well. When I heard that Yipes! was releasing a brand new album, I made certain that I wouldn't miss getting it on the release date.

And it was worth the wait. How many bands can you name that reunite and release an album 38 years after their last one, and with the original member lineup?

Like me, they're all grown up now and the music reflects it. Gone is the 'new wave' pretense, the songs now are pure power pop rock n roll. However, they've retained the tongue-in-cheek humor, catchy hooks and pop sensibilities. The music is timeless, this album could have been released yesterday or any time in the past 38 years and it would sound fresh and relevant. The songs have a Pat McCurdy feel -- which one would expect -- but are truly and unmistakably Yipes! songs.

Welcome back. Please don't take 38 years to record Yipes!!!!



Buy This Album
The newest Yipes! album in just about 40 years has dropped and the danger would be to think of it as just an exercise in nostalgia. Not that there isn't an element of that,, to be sure. Listening to these 5 does bring back many memories of good times, and of a most different era in my own life But only to consider it a paean to the band's former days would do YIPES!!! a disservice. It stands on its own as an exceptionally well-produced power pop album loaded, yes, with the introspection that comes with age, but it's also a reminder and fresh take on what is the essence of good, memorable rock, e.g. lots of great harmonies, hooks, solos, and the like. There's also a depth to the playing that comes from their years of experience (No, I'm not saying the guys are old.. Well...) and several times while listening I thought how much this sounded like...well...YIPES! Thanks, kids, and I'll see you at The Palms!

Mike Byrne

Amazing album
Wow, Yipes!! Have not lost a thing in their songwriting and performance quality. Anyone who has heard the first two Yipes! albums will find this record just as good if not better then their early material. The songwriting and performances on this CD are top notch and the production compliments the songs perfectly. Usually when a band from the past reunite and release new material, the results are less then stellar but not in this case. This album has more hooks then your grandpa’s tackle box. Now we just need to get their two early albums reissued.

Scott Theabo

Like They Never Left!
Wow, these guys don't grow old! This picks right up after their 2 Millennium LPs from over 35 years ago! I was lucky enough to catch a reunion show of theirs a couple of years ago, so I shoudn't be surprised by the quality of this new release. I can't recommend highly enough, just Buy!

Brian Belfeuil

Another Line Up of Great Songs!!!!
Saw them a couple of times back in the day at the Bamboo Room in Green Bay. They had a great line up of self written songs and not only played great music but were one of the most entertaining bands to see. Went out and bought their first album right away. Still have it and still listen to it on a regular basis. Their songs have always had a way of telling a story and painting the whole picture where it puts you right in the middle of the song. They have not lost that ability and this album has a list of songs that easily stand up to the standards that they set with their first album. They still maintain that Yipes sound and still have a great way of telling a story with their songs. The first song starts the CD off with a bang and the second song is an instant classic in my book. Great song placement and definitely worth the wait. Leaves me wanting more and hoping they will continue to put out more music. In a day of shallow corporate fed music, it is great to finally see something come out that I am excited to listen to and can't wait to play again!!!

Brigitte Jeffs

What a brilliant CD! I love every song, can't really pick a favourite, all songs are fantastic. The band sounds very tight, great musicians bringing out the best. Excellent vocals too! This album will be played a lot. Thank you, Andy and Teddy and the rest of the band for a wonderful musical experience. Brigitte.

John LeCates

Amazing Artisits......!!!!!!
When I first heard their name I wondered what it meant. Once you listen to the album it all makes sense. Yipes...!!! Where have these guys been all my life. The biggest surprise to me is why they aren't a household name. they are some of the most talented musicians in the industry. There music is fresh, but at he same time has a classic sound that makes you feel right at home. I wish their tour was bigger and have some dates closer by. Long live Yipes...!!!


Fantastic! High=energy good ole' rock and roll with fun twists. Irresistibly catchy tunes but not at all simplistic, this album is going to be in heavy rotation in my house. I defy anyone NOT to dance!