Highways (bonus live version) // The Innocent Bystanders - Attractive Nuisance
Gotta Get Outta Here (bonus live version) // The Innocent Bystanders - Attractive Nuisance
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (bonus live track) // The Innocent Bystanders - Attractive Nuisance
Old Time Rock & Roll // The Innocent Bystanders - Live Bystanders
Attractive Nuisance is an unintentional concept EP presenting four radically different takes on human connection and our uncertainty about whether they can form and last. Musically, the Innocent Bystanders pay homage to late 60’s Stax, Spector’s Wall of Sound, Springsteen’s early 70s keyboard and sax driven “The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle” with a touch of 90’s Ska for good measure. Song structures have a traditional feel without being traditional. Sax lines harmonize with themselves as well as with the guitar. 12 string electrics appear playing lead lines as well as rhythm, and acoustic and electric six strings pan left and right throughout. Codas often take the place of breaks. These songs begin (and end) emphatically with a purpose. An intro is never just a verse or chorus with no words. The end is, well, clearly the end. The concept fading out doesn’t exist for this band. And when there is a break, it may be a bass, a piano, vocal/sax duet, or even a triangle. But the beat – yes the beat – is always R&B inspired, but never ordinary.