Volumen 1 :: Shane Hickey
Volumen 2 :: Doug Smith
Volumen^2 :: Bryan Hickey
bKCAWCK :: Chris Bacon
Volumen Beta :: Bob Marshall


 
Shane Hickey Volumen 1
Shane Hickey

As the introverted boy genius of VOLUMEN, it most often falls to Shane to write the songs that make the whole world sing and the young girls cry. When hes not singing about underwater lovemaking or playing video games for 36 hours straight (passions which, as reliable sources inform, he enjoys more or less equally), Shane can usually be found pressing wildflowers in his lockable Holly Hobby diary (combination: 3-23-16) or walking and reading Popular Mechanics at the same time. He is also a world class mental archivist of nearly-forgotten pop acts of the early 1980s and an unrepentant fan of some of the fruitiest music ever recorded. In fact, the last male bonding I did with Shane was over our shared love of the Art of Noise, and the Magnetic Fields album Holiday.


 
 
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Portland Mercury 03/15/2001
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Title: How Do you Spell...?
Author: Joe Faustin Kelly

It sure seems like these guys are having a "good time." And that's all fine and great, but it doesn't make for a very listenable record. On some level, I can appreciate lighthearted quirkiness from bands like Ween, King Missile, or The Frogs, but I will never purchase those kinds of CDs. Void of the tongue-in-cheek wit that helps the aforementioned bands succeed, and any sign of identity, this full-length effort by Missoula's Volumen jumps all over the board, from dorky faux new-wave to cheap folk to whatever the hell else. I suppose you can have some "fun" with songs like "Miniature Action Jesus," "Pretty Girls," or "The Volumen Theme," but it would probably be "fun" in the pity- compliment sense, as opposed to the kind of fun that actually produces a good time. JOE FAUSTIN KELLY

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