Prolonging the Magic

Label: Volcano
Duration: 46:36
Genre: Alternative Rock

A kinder, gentler Cake? You'd never know it from listening to the opening track, a ditty with the rather unconventional title "Satan Is My Motor." But the truth is, most of "Prolonging the Magic" finds the Sacramento, California, quintet toning down the arch commentary of tracks such as "Rock and Roll Lifestyle" and "The Distance" from albums "Motorcade of Generosity" and "Fashion Nugget". In its place is straight-ahead observational songwriting on "Alpha Beta Parking Lot" and "Guitar," and the naked, if still quirky, relationship commentaries "Where Would I Be?" and "Walk on By." Not to worry: The group's trademark humor is still in place on "You Turn the Screws" and "Sheep Go to Heaven," while touches of steel guitar and musical saw expand their already unusual sonic palette. As the title suggests, Cake seems capable of prolonging the magic a while longer. "--Daniel Durchholz"

Satan Is My Motor3:12
Never There2:44
You Turn The Screws4:00
Walk on by3:46
Sheep Go To Heaven3:48
When You Sleep3:58
Hem Of Your Garment3:35
Alpha Beta Parking Lot3:30
Let Me Go3:29
Cool Blue Reason3:27
Where Would I Be?3:53
Original Release: 1998-10-06
Composer: Jim Campilongo, Vincent DiFiore, John McCrea, Gabriel Nelson, Tyler Pope, Joe Snook
Arranged By: Greg Brown, Jim Campilongo, Vince DiFiore, John McCrea, Xan McCurdy, Ben Morss, Gabe Nelson, Tyler Pope, Chuck Prophet, Todd Roper, Joe Snook
Producer: John McCrea
UPC: 614223809229, 731453809222