Pineapple sweet and sour
By Amy Hipkin
When I was first asked to write a CD review I was excited! I like to think I have an appreciation for all types of music and enjoy being enlightened with new sounds and different genres of music. And then I listened to the self titled Pineapple album. When trying to think of one word to describe this self proclaimed indie pop/rock band from Vancouver, ‘special’ came to mind; and yes I mean special in the short bus kind of way.
I interpret Pineapple as a cross between The Wiggles on crazy acid trip and that guy who just won’t get off the karaoke microphone. Don’t get me wrong some of their songs are definitely catchy, ‘It’s A Gonna Be Good’ and ‘Words Of A Girl’ have got a good funky beat to them and the mixture of musical sounds is definitely original. They make real good use of the synthesizer and some of the sounds they reproduce put a smile on my face.
I give Pineapple credit for being like no other band I have ever heard before and they definitely won’t be anybody I’ll be able to forget for a long while to come.