The Gay Parade

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The Gay Parade
The Gay Parade.jpg
Studio album by of Montreal
Released February 16, 1999
Recorded Sep 1997 - Oct 1998
Genre Baroque pop
Indie pop
Length 44:35
Label Bar/None
Producer Kevin Barnes
of Montreal chronology
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
(1998)The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy1998
The Gay Parade
Horse & Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed): The Singles and Songles Album
(2000)Horse & Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed): The Singles and Songles Album2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
PopMatters (very favorable) link
Sputnikmusic (4.5/5) link
Ultimate-Guitar (10/10) link

The Gay Parade is a concept album by the band of Montreal, their third full-length release. It has been called "indie pop's very own Sgt. Pepper" by Allmusic reviewer Jason Ankeny.[1]

It has the first album cover designed by frontman Kevin Barnes' brother David, who has since designed the artwork for nearly every subsequent of Montreal album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Kevin Barnes.

  1. "Old Familiar Way" - 2:25
  2. "Fun Loving Nun" - 2:17
  3. "Tulip Baroo" - 2:10
  4. "Jacques Lamure" - 2:31
  5. "The March of the Gay Parade" - 2:55
  6. "Neat Little Domestic Life" - 2:45
  7. "A Collection of Poems About Water" - 3:57
  8. "Y The Quale And Vaguely Bird Noisily Enjoying Their Forbidden Tryst / I'd Be A Yellow Feathered Loon" - 2:40
  9. "The Autobiographical Grandpa" - 2:19
  10. "The Miniature Philosopher" - 1:54
  11. "My Friend Will Be Me" - 3:54
  12. "My Favorite Boxer" - 3:01
  13. "Advice from a Divorced Gentleman to His Bachelor Friend Considering Marriage" - 2:08
  14. "A Man's Life Flashing Before His Eyes While He and His Wife Drive Off a Cliff into the Ocean" - 3:04
  15. "Nickee Coco and the Invisible Tree" - 5:21
  16. "The Gay Parade Outro" - 0:47


  1. ^ Alkeny, Jason. "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 June 2010.