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This 2006 5RC Advantage record is the elf titled follow-up to their 2004 self-titled debut. This record wasn't always recorded, in fact it was recorded and elf produced recently in the spring of 2005. It all started when Slim Moon (elf made man and owner of 5rc records) decided to let the band help thems elves to another recording. After being evicted from their elf storage unit where the record was intended to be recorded, the future for The Advantage seemed hopeless. The members spent weeks over elf medicating and feeling sorry for thems elves, until a concerned parent gave the band an elf help book that pushed the band to elf realize the path ahead. It was now clear that the only chance for the band was to quit their elf-defense classes and record a bitchin' record in a real big time studio. With the addition of new elf taught guitarist Robby Moncrieff, the already elf determined band was ready to rumble. In a show of total elflessness, studio intern Antreo Pukay offered his fingers, ear holes and a week of his life to invite the band to record at Jackpot! Studio in Portland, Oregon. The drive from California was treacherous, and oddly there were no elf serve gas stations anywhere in Oregon. So as the station attendants pumped their gas, the band was forced to practice testicular elf examination in the van to make sure there would be no mishaps during recording. The radio on the way north proved to be mostly elf centered, dark, industrial music that would probably lead to teen drug abuse and elf mutilation. The Goal of this new instrumental 8-bit Nintendo cover record became very clear. They would promote elf esteem among young men and especially young women across the globe. Arriving at the studio, the group let Antreo the recording engineer know about its elf professed love for Nintendo music and its hatred for liver. Given the choice between digital crap or a two-inch elf biasing tape machine, they chose big fat analog. Each recording session was preceded by a three-hour meditation and an hour of elf hypnosis. After 4 days of recording and a fifth day of elf indulgent track over dubbery, the recording process was finished and mixing lay ahead. Sacramento's JR Thompson was the man with the mixing hand. At this point in record production, one must ask one's elf "which guitar should be louder?" "pass the bong" The original idea for the album art was that each member would do his own elf portrait, but this idea was found to be unhelfully elf-aggrandizing. Geoff Morgan stepped in with his elf empowered art fist just as he did on the first release. The record named its elf and the rest is history.
*NOTE TO ELF: "buy me this record"
released 24 January 2006
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