Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (album)

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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum.jpg
Studio album by Tally Hall
Released November 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 49:10
Label Quack! Media, Atlantic
Producer Tally Hall
Tally Hall chronology
The Pingry EP
(2005)
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
(2005/2008)
Good & Evil (2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (M.M.M.M.) is Tally Hall's debut studio album. Their previous recordings were all independently produced and distributed demos. All of the tracks on the album are fleshed-out, finished versions of their demo tracks, with the exception of "Haiku," which is a completely new song. The album gets its name from a museum of mechanized curiosities that is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The album was officially re-released on September 12, 2006 under the Quack! Media label.[2] This re-release coincided with additional publicity on MTV, national distribution in all major retail stores, and various other TV appearances including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.[2] The music video for "Good Day" was first shown at Tally Hall's two Ann Arbor concerts, on September 23, 2006.

Tally Hall was later signed with Atlantic Records and was approved to go back and touch-up Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum at Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios in NYC. The first single (Good Day) from the new version of M.M.M.M. was released February 26, 2008. The new version of the album was released on April 1, 2008. This release also included a vinyl LP pressing of the album.

Track listing (2005)[edit]

  1. "Good Day" (Andrew Horowitz) – 3:24
  2. "Greener" (Rob Cantor) – 3:42
  3. "Welcome to Tally Hall" (Joe Hawley, Cantor, Zubin Sedghi) – 5:04
  4. "Taken for a Ride" (Horowitz) – 4:40
  5. "The Bidding" (Hawley) – 2:29
  6. "Be Born" (Cantor) – 3:09
  7. "Banana Man" (Hawley) – 4:08
  8. "Just Apathy" (Cantor) – 3:12
  9. "Spring and a Storm" (Hawley) – 4:43
  10. "Two Wuv" (Horowitz) – 3:41
  11. "Haiku" (Cantor) – 2:57
  12. "The Whole World and You" (Horowitz) – 1:44
  13. "13" (unlisted) – 0:13
  14. "Ruler of Everything" (Hawley) – 4:13
  15. "Hidden in the Sand" (hidden track) – 1:51

Track listing (2008)[edit]

  1. "Good Day" (Andrew Horowitz) - 3:26
  2. "Greener" (Rob Cantor) - 3:43
  3. "Welcome to Tally Hall" (Joe Hawley, Cantor, Zubin Sedghi) - 5:10
  4. "Taken for a Ride" (Horowitz) - 4:43
  5. "The Bidding" (Hawley) - 2:40
  6. "Be Born" (Cantor) - 3:10
  7. "Banana Man" (Hawley) - 4:09
  8. "Just Apathy" (Cantor) - 3:11
  9. "Spring and a Storm" (Hawley) - 4:47
  10. "Two Wuv" (Horowitz) - 3:43
  11. "Haiku" (Cantor) - 3:02
  12. "The Whole World and You" (Horowitz) - 1:44
  13. "13" - 0:13
  14. "Ruler of Everything" (Hawley) - 4:32
  15. "Hidden in the Sand" (Hawley) - 1:53

iTunes bonus tracks[edit]

  • 16. "Mucka Blucka" (Hawley) - 1:38
  • 17. "Dream" (Horowitz) - 1:49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b Article about Tally Hall, including video clip of band's segment that was featured on MTV [1]

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