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Pure Comedy

Father John Misty

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1.1
Pure Comedy
Father John Misty
6:23
1.2
Total Entertainment Forever
Father John Misty
2:53
1.3
Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
Father John Misty
4:18
1.4
Ballad of the Dying Man
Father John Misty
4:50
1.5
Birdie
Father John Misty
5:19
1.6
Leaving LA
Father John Misty
13:11
1.7
A Bigger Paper Bag
Father John Misty
4:41
1.8
When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
Father John Misty
4:04
1.9
Smoochie
Father John Misty
3:45
1.10
Two Wildly Different Perspectives
Father John Misty
3:12
1.11
The Memo
Father John Misty
5:16
1.12
So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
Father John Misty
9:58
1.13
In Twenty Years or So
Father John Misty
6:27
Total Playing Time    74:17
"Father John Misty is a consummate entertainer. On Pure Comedy, he questions the value of entertainment, capitalism, and everything else in a grueling odyssey through the psyche of Josh Tillman." - Pitchfork Pure Comedy, Father John Misty’s third album, is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. While we could say a lot about Pure Comedy – including that it is a bold, important album in the tradition of American songwriting greats like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and Leonard Cohen – we think it’s best to let its creator describe it himself. Take it away, Mr. Tillman: "Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species’ only hope for survival, finding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like 'love,' 'culture,' 'family,' etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species’ loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence." - (Father) John Tillman
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