ALBUM REVIEW: How to have sex with Canadians
Their CDBaby page says RIYL: Beatles, Joni Mitchell. Is that a joke? I don’t know how much more disparate you can get unless you add the Sex Pistols to the list. Well, the Donefors don’t sound like any of those if you ask me. But judging by their promo package and their website they do have a healthy sense of humor. But you may have guessed that by reading the title of the record.
The lead female vocals (by Janine Stoll) have a bit of a 60s pop sound. When pop music had a little touch of a jazzy sound to it. Her voice is very likeable.She’s also the composer and lyricist and a skilled one at that. The songs have fun, interesting melodies and the lyrics are smart and clever if not always quite as happy as the tempo may have you believe.A particular stand out example:
“I’m a drunken lollipopLick my tattooI find you kind of pervieThat’s what I say to youBut you don’t speak a lick of EnglishSo honey as you wereI’ll save my regrets for the morning”
The DoneFors – How To Have Sex With Canadians
– from ‘Lemons From Argentina’
This is one record I want to have more time with. I have a feeling if I could listen to it and just it for a long time I’d be in love. But I have 30 other CDs to get to. If I get a chance to come back to this one, I will write more.