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8 thoughts on “ The Waist And The Knees - Game Theory - Lolita Nation (CD, Album)

  1. The big serif "A" caught my eye as I was flipping through the new releases, and I picked up Lolita Nation for the first time before I knew it was a Game Theory album. I was thrilled when I read the spine. I'd heard a couple of their songs on compilations, and nearly bought their previous album several times, but in those days I was burned out on buying vinyl to have bonus-track spiked CD.
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  3. Nov 02,  · Enigma Records, the band’s label at the time, went belly up a few years after the album’s release, and none of Game Theory’s back catalog, Lolita Nation included, has seen the light of day since. A lot of blogs have tackled the topic, and Game Theory drummer Gil Ray even wrote something about the album’s (lack of) availability.
  4. Mar 14,  · On “The Waist and the Knees,” bolstered by his then-partner, new guitarist Donnette Thayer, Miller pushes the band into frenetic pop-punk. Yet seconds-long fragments of previous Game Theory cuts along with blended yelps and pings, interrupt the smoother songs. Game Theory took chances on this album, but not all of them succeeded.
  5. Game Theory’s final studio album remastered and expanded! Following up ’s Lolita Nation (whose reissue appeared on numerous year-end “best of” lists for ) would be no easy task for Game Theory. But, Scott Miller and company were certainly up for the task.
  6. Game Theory steers Real Nighttime into uncharted terrain that, for the most part, gives them something to sing about. Note the amazing album liner notes, written in the style of James Joyce’s Ulysses, a literary touch of the sort Miller would often employ. (Real Nighttime was issued on CD with additional covers of Beatles and Todd Rundgren.
  7. Feb 05,  · The masterpiece—remastered and expanded! When Game Theory emerged with their fourth full-length release in , there was not only a new line-up of the band, but it took two LPs to capture all of the magic. Once again produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Pavement, Let’s Active), Lolita Nation was the culmination of all that had come before, and pushed the boundaries farther than they .
  8. Lolita Nation is the fourth full-length album by Game Theory, a California power pop band fronted by guitarist and singer-songwriter Scott Miller. Originally released in as a double LP, the album was reissued by Omnivore Recordings in February as a double CD set with 21 bonus tracks.

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