Item description for Fool's Paradise by Monday Morning...
Album DescriptionMaybe it's okay to think everything's all right, to ignore problems going on down the street, outside your door, inside the hearts of people you know. Maybe it's best just to live life in the universe you've fashioned for yourself, oblivious to chaos swirling barely beyond your view. Or maybe not. Perhaps we should be cognizant of the situations at hand. Admit that bad things happen, and people aren't always what they seem to be. But knowledge is power, and hope can be found, if you choose to look for it. If you choose to leave your Fool's Paradise. Monday Morning, Selectric Records' debut melodic modern rock band, knows the potential heartbreak and struggle that comes with wresting oneself from a place of contentment, denial, even apathy. They see clearly the issues facing those who choose to live in that lack of knowledge. They address such problems facing the world at large on their debut national release, Fool's Paradise. "The overall theme is about problems, but they're problems that can be overcome," says lead singer and primary lyricist Derek Stipe. "The songs address a variety of issues -- 'Blind' deals with addictions, 'Can't Go On' covers racial topics, "These Eyes" explores self doubt -- and they've come about through experience with close friends, relatives, even ourselves. "These problems exist, but there are always ways to overcome," Derek says. The band members' willingness to tackle difficult ideas head on while rocking out comes directly from Monday Morning's maturity and engagement in the world around them. "I think we're a lot more aware of what's going on politically," Justin says. "When you're 17, 18, 19, you don't care about picking up a newspaper and keeping up with world events." "We wrote a lot of these songs during those years when we weren't quite as involved in our world," Derek says, "but now the entire record deals with problems that we experience personally because of this messed-up world. "What do we hope people take away from this record? Purpose. It's as simple as that," Derek says. "Hopefully, your interpretation of the songs and record as a whole will inspire you to do something. I don't know what that's going to be. What's your heart for? What does it convict you of? But simply put, purpose."
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Studio: Selectric Records
Record Label Selectric Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher PROVIDENT #130
ISBN 0012325988 ISBN13 0094922510310 UPC 094922510310
Reviews - What do customers think about Fool's Paradise?
It's good Sep 29, 2006
This is one of those cds where I had to listen to it a few times to really start appreciating it. I love the first song "Sunshine". That's what led me to purchase it in the first place. After listening to it several times, several other songs are becoming favorites as well.
STOP IT!!! Jul 24, 2006
This record is terrible and sounds to be something that was popular in the year of 1999. I bought this cd and looking for the closes item that would my life, because this is a bad demo at best.And that is me being kind.
Absolutely LOVE this album! Jul 10, 2006
This album is a great mix - none of the songs sound the same and I find myself pulling it out to listen to often. Great CD!