Dad Eye

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Dad Eye
Dad Eye cover
Studio album by Sonnyboy
Released December 2003
Length 28:18
Label Amorphous Records

Dad Eye (written as Dadeye on the Amorphous Records site) is the debut and only album by Sonnyboy.

Overview

Dad Eye is the debut album of Sonnyboy, which is the solo musical project of Joe Cunningham (who previously played saxophone with Organic Mechanic). The album was released through Pat Finn and Karl Koch's record label Amorphous Records in 2003, sold on the label's website as well as in a number of record stores in Oregon.[citation needed] The album was produced in a limited quantity of 100 copies,[1] however it is unknown how many copies were sold. Free downloads for the songs "What a Shame", "Step Outside Your Circle", and "The Less I Care" were made available on the website.

All mentions of the album were removed from the Amorphous Records website at some point between February and April of 2004 for unknown reasons. Koch suggests it may have been as a result of the breakup of Organic Mechanic, stating in a Q&A:


hmm... i dont remember.. likely the rupture of Organic Mechanic meant Pat didnt want to support his ex band mates projects. Unless im totally forgetting what actually happened.


- Karl Koch, [2]

Website description

Amorphous Records provides a brief description of the album:[1]

Sonnyboy is the solo outing of singer/songwriter/sax player Joe Cunningham [Organic Mechanic, 5 Fingers of Funk]. This album moves nicely between satisfying pop songwriting, trancey jazz moments and aggro rock attacks, alternately evoking good vibes of The Police, The Pixies, and The Flaming Lips. Limited edition of 100 copies!

Tracklist

No. Title Length
1. "Go"   0:38
2. "Ball"   2:06
3. "Everything Is Fine"   2:14
4. "What a Shame"   2:54
5. "Change Your Mind"   0:38
6. "Step Outside Your Circle"   4:33
7. "I Could Be Wrong"   1:00
8. "The Less I Care"   3:17
9. "Clownsong"   3:46
10. "Parasites Pariahs"   3:54
11. "Spidermonkey Suicide"   3:07
12. "Mass Movement pt.1"   1:28
13. "Goodbye"   0:43
Total length:
28:18

Personnel

  • Joe Cunningham – guitar, bass, keyboard, saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocal, writing
  • Talbott Guthrie – drums, percussion
  • Daniel Lamb – trombone
  • Katie Presley – trumpet
  • Annie Harkey – cello
  • Jeff Baxter – organ
  • Doug Smith – vibes
  • Patrick Finn – guitar, bass
  • Scott Pemberton – bass
  • Nate Cronin – electric piano
  • Rebekah Kassell – vocal
  • Dana Colley – baritone saxophone
  • Steve Pardo – writing
  • Tom Nunes – mixing, mastering
  • Deborah Fortino – wood sculpture, sketch
  • Jon Knowlson – photography
  • Andrew Fillmore – layout

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Amorphous Records. "The Catalog - here's whats cookin' at Amorphous!". Archived on December 11, 2003, https://web.archive.org/web/20031211221550/http://www.karlophone.com/amorphous/index2.html.
  2. Koch, Karl (as Karlophone). (March 22, 2022). Weezerpedia Discord server. Archive of the original message, Weezerpedia Discord Q&A with Karl Koch - March 2022.