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Harvey Danger

341 Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone? by Harvey Danger

Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

Arena Rock, Slash
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Harvey Danger being tagged as a one-hit wonder thanks to Flagpole Sitta can be both a blessing and a curse

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Harvey Danger being tagged as a “one-hit wonder” can be both a blessing and a curse. Is the rest of the album criminally overlooked, or does it pale in comparison? We put it to a vote on our Patreon page, and our patrons made Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?, released in July 1997 our latest review. Reviews at the time were mixed, but this album and band have gained their share of advocates, who praise lead singer Sean Nelson’s witty and self-deprecating lyrics and the tight power-pop-punk songwriting of this and their follow-up album, King James Version. One of us thought this was a start-to-finish gem worthy of revisiting, and one of us thought the brilliance of Flagpole Sitta set the rest of the album up to fail. Disagreement!

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Songs in this episode

  • ‍Intro - Flagpole Sitta
  • 9:21 - Radio Silence
  • 14:48 - Carlotta Valdez
  • Outro - Jack The Lion

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Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?