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The Coctails

Progenitors of the lounge revival movement, kitsch-pop icons the Coctails formed in Kansas City in 1989; making their debut at an area art gallery clad in matching yellow tuxedos complete with maroon bowties. The group (singers/multi-instrumentalists Archer Prewitt, Mark Greenberg, John Upchurch, and Barry Phipps) forged a unique, eclectic sound celebrating the sound and imagery of '50s-era space age bachelor pad music, drawing influence from everyone from Miles Davis to Martin Denny. After issuing their 1990 debut EP Hip Hip Hooray on their own Hi Ball label, the Coctails adopted a slightly less whimsical approach for the 1991 full-length Here Now Today, the first major step forward in the band's continued creative development. A relocation to Chicago preceded the release of the Songs for Children EP, while with 1992's The Long Sound, the Coctails abandoned their pop leanings altogether in favor of straight-faced jazz instrumentals, collaborating with the likes of veteran jazzman Hal Russell and reed virtuoso Ken Vandermark.

As the Coctails' notoriety grew, they emerged as something of a cottage industry; in addition to operating their own labels (Hi-Ball and its sister imprint Carrot Top), the band produced a series of handmade novelty items ranging from dolls to calendars. After issuing a pair of 1993 EPs -- 3/4 Time and the Christmas-themed Winter Wonderland -- the group returned to their pop roots the following year with Peel, their most fully realized effort. The Coctails' self-titled finale was released December 31, 1995, the date of their farewell live performance (preserved for posterity on the Live at Lounge Ax, Chicago disc); in the wake of the band's demise Prewitt continued with his work in the Sea and Cake, later issuing several superb solo records, while Greenberg recorded with wife Anne-Marie as the Log Letters. The Coctails reunited January 15, 2000, for a one-time-only gig in honor of Lounge Ax's final night of business. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Live At Lounge Ax

1. Skeleton Bones (Live)

2. Wood Bee (Live)

3. First Snowfall (Live)

4. Whoopsy Daisy (Live)

5. Don't Got Time (Live)

6. Even Time (Live)

7. Miss Maple (Live)

8. Cast Stones (Live)

9. Low Road (Live)

10. Cadali (Live)

11. New Organ (Live)

12. The Tingler (Live)

13. The Penguin / Powerhouse (Live)

14. Florence (Live)

15. And You Could (Live)

16. Wheels (Live)

17. Walkin' Down The Street (Live)

18. Talkin' Bout My Baby (Live)

19. Why (Live)

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Track List: The Coctails

1. When I Come Around

2. Circles

3. City Sun

4. Cadali

5. So Low

6. Grace

7. Starling

8. Never Knew

9. Low Road

10. Hey

11. Sun Is Down

12. Cast Stones

13. Last Organ

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Track List: Long Sound

1. Steam

2. China Song

3. Monkeys And Seals

4. Stray Horn

5. Tenement

6. Twilight For Henry

7. Waterlogged

8. Clown's Coffee

9. Far East

10. Gripper Bite

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Track List: Peel

1. Miss Maple

2. Peel

3. And You Could

4. Daylight

5. Postcard

6. Wicked Ways

7. Weather King

8. 2000

9. Moment Of The Day

10. Cottonbelt

11. Even Time

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Track List: The Early Hi-Ball Years

1. Whoopsy Daisy

2. Road Hog

3. Wet Suit

4. Intermission

5. Talkin' About My Baby

6. Clown's Coffee

7. Walkin' Down The Street

8. Mr. E. Claffn

9. Martin Denny's Sake Rock

10. Bold Rat

11. West Couch Place

12. It's All Right

13. Since October

14. Don't Got Time

15. City Gone

16. In A Tub

17. Dom Casual

18. Jobless

19. Old Gray Mule

20. Cakewalk

21. China Song

22. Florence

23. Prisoner Of The Highway

24. Waiting For Godot

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Track List: Popcorn Box

1. Grassland

2. Aba Dabba Do Dance

3. Skeleton Bones

4. Dark Green

5. Penguin / Powerhouse

6. Monkeys And Seals

7. Luke? Luke?

8. Woodbee

9. Transcalography

10. The Hell To Pay

11. Working Holiday

12. Steam

13. Fins, Limbs And Wings

14. Fennel

15. Tar Pit

16. Alderaan

17. Holiday In Paradise

18. Hip Hop

19. Lights Of A Satellite

20. Potch In The Tuchus

21. Trumpet Song

22. Spinning

23. Snorer's Wife

24. DEVO Corporate Anthem

25. Circles

26. Theme From Mr. Pillow

27. Leap Year Day

28. City Sun

29. Ferris Wheel

30. Marseilles

31. Cadali

32. Hey Ho

33. Skeleton (Prelude)

34. Even Time

35. Walt's Waltz

36. Tenement

37. Grace

38. Donut Shoppe (False Start)

39. Gripper Bite

40. Twilight For Henry

41. Donut Shoppe

42. Black Cricket

43. Peel

44. Down In The Crypt

45. Starling

46. Road Hog

47. Traveling Circus

48. Ghost Town

49. First Snowfall

50. Pedigree

51. Rose Selavy

52. Molasses

53. Silent Night

54. All In A Day

55. Wheels

56. Why?

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Boring. When you have to come up with gimmicks you become an act rather than musicians. Selling novelty items like dolls ? Gimme a break
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Luke? Luke? ...love it
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paulmurphy10
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The live shows were something to behold. Its too bad they split up... good run though... Good times in KCMO and Lawrence, KS. Even went as far as Manhattan, KS to see them once. Gotta love banjo feedback.

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