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Jerry Fels

"I've Made My Bed And Now I'm Lying In It" CD

Nobody's Favorite Records

Genres: pop, comedy pop, lo-fi

Jerry Fels
14 Winslow Ave #6
Somerville MA 02144

May 5 - 11 2003

Jerry Fels records short (real short - there are 15 songs in under 30 minutes here) little pop songs that are funnier than they are catchy.  But that's alright, because the emphasis on his debut album, I've Made My Bed And Now I'm Lying In It, is clearly on the lyrics.

For example, "Never Leaving the House Again" is a disgruntled and resentful song in which Fels explains that he's going to stay in his house forever; as he says, "when the groceries run out, that means my time is up."  Meanwhile, "Shake It Around " is all about killing oneself - except it's done in a light-hearted, funny way ("Put your head in the oven/Turn on the gas/If it doesn't work/Gotta light a match") that will bring a grim smile to your face.

Simple melodies, so-so vocals, and funny lyrics make up Jerry Fels' I've Made My Bed..., and it isn't nearly as bad as you'd think it would be.  Try it if you're into lo-fi.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 15 songs, distributed by the label, released 2003]