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  Cake (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cake (often written CAKE) is a band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1991.
Although Cake's music is often classified as alternative or indie rock, it combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, ska, pop, jazz, rap, and country.
Cake's music features droll lyrics rife with word play and syncopation (laconically-voiced in a rap-like style by lead vocalist/guitarist John McCrea), catchy distorted guitar riffs (courtesy of guitarist Greg Brown until 1998, and bass player Victor Damiani until 1997), and a solo trumpet (played by Vince DiFiore).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cake_(band)   (749 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Artist Bio
Cake's music most frequently earned comparisons to Soul Coughing and King Missile, but lacked the downtown New York artiness of those two predecessors; instead, Cake cultivated an image of average guys with no illusions or pretensions about their role as entertainers.
Perhaps there was something in Cake's doggedly spare, low-key presentation that amplified their ironic detachment even when they didn't intend it, but most reviewers pegged them as one-hit wonders after the success of "The Distance." Nonetheless, Cake managed a few more alternative-radio hits in the years that followed, while retaining largely the same approach.
Cake's second album, Fashion Nugget, was released in 1996 and spawned a breakout smash in the Greg Brown-penned "The Distance," which dominated alternative radio that fall, and even turned into an unlikely sporting-event anthem.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/artistbio.asp?userid=Bf21HPeC69&CTR=84715   (714 words)

  
 Cake (band)
Cake is a Sacramento, California band, formed in 1990, who have had several hits throughout the 1990s and 2000s from their four recorded albums: Motorcade of Generosity[?] (1994), Fashion Nugget[?] (1996), Prolonging the Magic[?] (1998) and Comfort Eagle[?] (2001) and also their next album that will be released in 2004.
Their music, fitting into the category of alternative rock, features droll lyrics, laconically-voiced (often in a near-rapping style) by lead vocalist/guitarist John McCrea; catchy distorted guitar riffs (courtesy, until 1998, of guitarist Greg Brown and, until 1997, bass player Victor Damiani); and, notably, a solo trumpet, played by Vince DiFiore.
In 2003, Cake is recording their next album that will be released in spring 2004.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ca/Cake_(band).html   (165 words)

  
 Cake - Pressure Chief CD Review
I had heard rumors that the band was going to call it quits after three albums, yet with Pressure Thief, the band is now on their fifth studio album, obviously debunking the rumors that they were going away.
Cake plucks the ultra-cool song “Guitar Man” from the Bread back catalogue and puts their own spin on it.
If you haven’t heard this band and like the idea of hearing something truly original that is witty, funny, musically stimulating and has ‘70s pop rock influence in a modern package, you need to taste a piece of this Cake.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/cake_pressurechief.shtml   (856 words)

  
 cakemusic.com | BAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
CAKE had the pleasure of performing a free concert in "Speedway Meadow" of beautiful Golden Gate Park.
CAKE would like to thank the good people at Alice, all those in attendance, and the visionaries who created the terrific Golden Gate Park.
CAKE would like to thank and congratulate the Executive Director of the Harmony Festival, Scott McKeown, for maintaining this "Party with a Purpose".
www.cakemusic.com /Band/band.html   (2743 words)

  
 cake band -- cake band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cake (Band) Cake is a Sacramento, California band, formed in 1991, who have had several hits throughout the 1990s and 2000s from their five recorded albums.
Cake is a Sacramento California band formed in 1991 who have had several hits throughout 1990s and 2000s from their four...
Cake (band) Cake is a Sacramento, California band, formed in 1991, who have had several hits throughout the 1990s and 2000s from their four recorded albums.
www.ribands.com /cakeband   (3735 words)

  
 MTV News | Cake Singer So Not Excited About Touring, Admits His Band Is Irrelevant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
What the Cake founder loves, however, is writing and recording music, which may explain why his songs are frequently jaunty and spirited, buoyed by bleating horns, singing violins, quirky guitar lines and spectral keyboards.
Still, McCrea emphasized that Cake are not a political band, adding that neither the album title nor its cover art — two hands shaking in front of a globe — were meant as commentary on world events.
Cake's originality and craftsmanship surely have a lot to do with their appeal, but don't tell that to McCrea, who shrugs off the band's success as fleeting and transitory.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1493442/11042004/cake.jhtml   (1106 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/cake
Even though CAKE wrote, arranged and produced all five of its albums, which is not all that common in pop music, Pressure Chief departs from what preceded it by sheer force of the band's newly invigorated experimental proclivities.
CAKE continues its way with covers on this album with the aforementioned The Guitar Man; this is a band that knows how to bring something new to its cover versions.
In early 2000, CAKE signed with Columbia Records, and in the summer of 2001, the band's fourth album, Comfort Eagle, was released, after a single, Short Skirt/Long Jacket, had charted.
www.myspace.com /cake   (1634 words)

  
 Cake (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In addition to referring to the sweet baked food (see cake), cake may also refer to:
Cake (band): a U.S. rock band based in Sacramento, California.
Cake (album), an album by the Scottish alternative rock band The Trash Can Sinatras.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cake_(disambiguation)   (173 words)

  
 CNN.com: Web search
Cake recipe index offering seasonal and holiday tips for a variety of cakes, including no-bake, special diet, ice cream, bundt, chocolate, white, yellow, and cheesecakes.
Cake is a rapid development framework for PHP which uses commonly known design patterns like...
A cake is a form of food that is usually sweet and often baked...
websearch.edition.cnn.com /websearch/search?query=CAKE   (264 words)

  
 CNN - Cake: Behind the guy with the goatee - November 25, 1998
And here's another taste of Cake trivia: In the "Never There" video (a song that is pure Cake with a catchy beat and the lonesome pining of a lovelorn dude) and at the band's Atlanta concert, members wore Western gear, complete with cowboy hats and butt-kickin' boots.
Cake, in other words, is having fun, the life of the party at small venue concerts across America, and soon to be visiting the international market.
Suddenly, Cake was looking in the eyes of its own song, eating at expensive French restaurants, "very velvet rope and A-list models are there and waiting to be served food at three in the morning," says Roper.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Music/9811/25/cake/index.html   (1382 words)

  
 Cake to Headline Spring Weekend - The Tech
Cake was the committee’s fifth choice, with bands Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Strokes being top choices, Zhu said.
Other possible bands did not work out either because they were already on tour, are not touring, or are hard to work with, since some bands are known for being “demanding, snooty, or not pleasant to work with,” she said.
Cake’s fee is on the low end of the spectrum as far as concert performers goes, she wrote in an e-mail.
www-tech.mit.edu /V126/N4/springweekend.html   (674 words)

  
 November 15, 2001 - Band lets crowd have their ‘Cake’ and eat it too
JOHN MCCREA, the lead singer of the band Cake, sings to the crowd Saturday night in Cornell University’s Barton Hall.
Cake played a wide variety of songs from all of its previous albums, including “Motorcade of Generosity,” “Fashion Nugget” and “Prolonging the Magic,” as well as new favorites off of its recent release.
Cake’s front man, John McCrea, insisted on audience participation in a number of the songs.
www.ithaca.edu /ithacan/articles/0111/15/accent/2band_lets_cr.htm   (643 words)

  
 where the hell is your new album?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
christine's cake page: seeing as how every cake page including the one your on now suck, she has the most complete and up to date cake stuff.
Cake wavs: most of these don't exist, either..
cake plays a wide variety of styles and can be included in almost any (if not every) music classification.cake originates from sacremento,california where they first started playing.
members.tripod.com /~BluesHockey/cake.html   (157 words)

  
 Interview with Cake
They're from Charlottesville, Virginia, and they are going to play in-between bands, right on the same stage, they'll come out to the front while the stage crew changes over equipment.
VDF: They've kind of had their own band since high school and I think it was hard for them to be in a band were there was another band leader with really strong ideas, so they needed to do their own thing.
It was really a matter of them not wanting to be in someone else's band, they wanted to do their own thing.
www.recoilmag.com /interviews/cake_0902.html   (1182 words)

  
 Michael's Mocha Halo Cakes
Thought you might be interested in these two recipes for a birthday cake.
He said he wanted a mocha cake so I hauled out a couple of fifty year old cookbooks and put together this cake.
Melt 1 ounce (square) chocolate with 1 teaspoon butter and put a band around each cake with teaspoon or pastry brush.
www.dessert-recipes.info /cakes/michaels-mocha-halo-cakes.htm   (195 words)

  
 Cut the Cake - Average White Band, Music Downloads - Online
The Average White Band's original drummer, Robbie McIntosh, died of a heroin overdose in 1974, and the surviving members were still in mourning when they started working on their third album, Cut the Cake (which originally came out on LP in 1975).
Despite the fact that AWB's members still had McIntosh's death on their minds when they were writing and recording Cut the Cake, this isn't a depressing or consistently melancholy album -- far from it.
Cut the Cake is also the album that gave us the ballad "Cloudy" (one of the more melancholy tracks) and AWB's version of "If I Ever Lose This Heaven," a smooth soul classic that was originally recorded by Quincy Jones in 1973.
musicstore.connect.com /album/380/Average-White-Band/Cut-the-Cake/500000000000001108028.html   (332 words)

  
 The Rings And The Cake - CBS News
The wedding cake is one of the oldest traditions; bread and cakes have been associated with weddings throughout history, often representing the bride's fertility.
Although the inclusion of a cake in a wedding is customary ritual, the types of cake that brides and grooms choose vary widely today (gone are the days of the plastic bride and groom atop a white frosted sponge cake), as Cowie will show on Thursday morning.
The cake is now set on display for all the guests to see throughout the reception, and its role in the wedding is just as important as the flowers and the dress.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/06/25/earlyshow/series/main560387.shtml   (814 words)

  
 ‘Cake’ sounds sweet to music fan - Features - 1-14-98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Cake is made up of five talented men from Sacramento Calif. Radio listeners may remember their first broadcast hit “Rock and Roll Lifestyle,” which was from their first album, “Motorcade of Generosity.”
Cake’s lead singer, John McCrea, enjoys listening to earlier country artists, but has not adopted the twangy voice for any of his music.
Although the record is filled with fantastic material written by the band, Cake also decides to take a shot at a few cover tunes.
www.spu.edu /depts/falcon/archive/jan14-98/stories/cake.html   (768 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: Cake Like   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
All three Cake Likers have jobs that consistently leave them time to concentrate on the band and pull them away from the band.
The band was given complete artistic freedom, and the only catch was that the CD would be released as an import only.
Finding out there was another band with that name, we had to change it, and decided to just add Like.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_09/ink_spots/008_cake_like.shtml   (742 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Pressure Chief: Music: Cake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Of course I recommend buying this CD as Cake is vastly superior to just about every other band playing today, but I can safely state that "Pleasure Chief" is their weakest offering to date.
Ive loved most all of Cakes' songs on everyalbum and if I didnt love it then it was at least Ok. Ive tried my hardest to appriciate this album but after 3 attempts Ive lost hope for it.
My wife used to hate CAKE, but this album actually pulled her in because John is a bit more melodic now.
www.amazon.com /Pressure-Chief-Cake/dp/B0002SPNQQ   (1393 words)

  
 eatcake - the best band in the galaxy
We are probably the only band with some logic to their name.
A Ry Cooder CD was played during the interval and one particular track inspired us to arrange to meet a couple of days afterwards and to have a go at that particular song.
Our style of playing is probably one of our distinguishing features - we get into the mood of the song and don't just play full on or at the same level throughout the song.
www.eatcakemusic.co.uk   (233 words)

  
 The Band
Cake was formed in Sacramento around 1991 when five guys, John McCrea (vocals), Greg Brown (guitar), Victor Damiani (bass), Vince DiFiore (trumpet), and Todd Roper (drums), decided to try something different.
Cake was born the bastard child of folk, funk, hip-hop, rock, and most prominently, country.
Greg Brown, one of the masterminds behind the controversial and usually criticized country riffs left in 1998 and took his guitar with him.
www.zanemacgregor.com /cake/html/the_band.html   (473 words)

  
 PRODUCTION VALUES: Home Cooking with Cake
Although Cake's music may be hard to categorize, the band developed a loyal fan base and a number of hit songs simply by staying true to itself.
Cake plays a singularly original and intelligent style of pop featuring sparse arrangements, wry lyrics, often-funky grooves, solo trumpet fills and lines, and melodic guitar and synth work.
Cake's surprisingly modest setup was based around an Apple Macintosh G3 running a Digidesign Pro Tools LE system through Digi 001 and 002 interfaces.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_home_cooking_cake/index.html   (818 words)

  
 MTV News | For The Record: Quick News On D12, Axl Rose, The Olsen Twins, Britney Spears, Clay Aiken, 3LW, Cake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
After having to cancel their North American tour with Incubus due to exhaustion, the Australian band is unable to participate in the U.K. Reading and Leeds festivals, August 28-29, because the last few months have been too physically and mentally demanding.
The band made the record in a rented house in its hometown of Sacramento, California.
Although Hoobastank's original treatment for their second video for "Same Direction" had a guest-star spot for the mom of the fictional lost member of their band, Joan Jett's cameo in the clip was altered in the final version so that she's now playing a sister, not a mother.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1489286/07082004/3lw.jhtml   (1952 words)

  
 Cake News
Over the past two years, Sacramento band Cake has been living the rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
Though best known as the frontman of Chicago post-rockers the Sea and Cake, Sam Prekop is also a painter, photographer and, since the 1999 release of his self-titled debut, a distinguished solo artist.
As they started their fifth album, 2004's "Pressure Chief," the founding members of Cake felt nostalgia for the days in 1993 when they recorded, produced and released their debut, "Motorcade of Generosity,"...
www.topix.net /who/cake   (540 words)

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