Two Steps from the Middle Ages

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Two Steps from the Middle Ages
Game Theory Two Steps album cover art.jpeg
Studio album by Game Theory
Released 1988
Recorded 1988
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 41:38
Label Enigma Records
Producer Mitch Easter
Game Theory chronology
Lolita Nation
(1987)
Two Steps from the Middle Ages
(1988)
Tinker to Evers to Chance
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Mitch Easter producing Two Steps from the Middle Ages in San Francisco, 1988

Two Steps from the Middle Ages (1988) is the fifth studio album by power pop band Game Theory. It is the band's last album before their split in 1990; Band leader Scott Miller went on to form The Loud Family. The band would not release another album until Supercalifragile in 2017, assembled four years after Miller's death.

The album's title has at least a double meaning (referring to both dance steps from the historical period known as the Middle Ages as well as to a person who is "two steps" from middle age) and comes from an alternating rhyme in the fifth track:

Unfolding their defense in stages
Harshest critics can't refuse
Two steps from the middle ages
Rose details and ruby shoes

The title of the song "Room For One More, Honey," is a reference to an episode of the American television program The Twilight Zone titled Twenty Two.

In 2012, the song "Rolling with the Moody Girls" was covered by Home Blitz on their EP Frozen Track.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Scott Miller.

  1. "Room For One More, Honey" – 3:03
  2. "What the Whole World Wants" – 4:29
  3. "The Picture of Agreeability" – 0:57
  4. "Amelia, Have You Lost" – 3:23
  5. "Rolling with the Moody Girls" – 3:09
  6. "Wyoming" – 3:24
  7. "In a Delorean" – 3:11
  8. "You Drive" – 4:09
  9. "Leilani" – 3:02
  10. "Wish I Could Stand or Have" – 1:59
  11. "Don't Entertain Me Twice" – 3:59
  12. "Throwing the Election" - 4:16
  13. "Initiations Week" - 2:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Guillaume Gassuan - bass and backing vocals
  • Gil Ray - drums, backing vocals and guitar
  • Donnette Thayer - guitar and vocals
  • Shelley LaFreniere - Synthesizers and backing vocals
  • Scott Miller - vocals and guitar

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