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"Peter Pan" 12-inch

Wednesday, Aug 4 2004
Most rap crews put out a single first, before pressing up a whole album. Lawrence, Kansas, duo SoundsGood flipped the script, releasing the "Peter Pan" 12-inch a year and a half after the Joe Good & Miles Bonny Present ... CD. The single is a great sampler, taking the four best songs from the full-length: the insanely catchy, jangle-riffed "Peter Pan," the OutKastian thumper "Perpetual Motion," the psych-y sitar-fueled "Travelin' Music," and the sexy wake-up call of "In the Mornin'" (featuring the classic pickup line, "Do you like a little sausage with your scrambled eggs, girl?"). But that still leaves you without the "supercalifragilistic" chorus of "Bum Bum," the soul-jazz ghetto fabulousness of "Livin' Life," and the horn-y seduction of "Beautifool Day." Fans of the Jungle Brothers and Digable Planets -- i.e., those folks who dig layered happy-go-lucky lyrics, elastic vocals, and genre-spanning samples -- will be in hog heaven, whether they choose SoundsGood's vinyl appetizer or its aluminum entree.

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