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1994 release, the fourth album from this Indie/Electropop outfit led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt. It's title, lyrics and musical styling are a nod to Country music, though the songs of Stephin Merritt remain rooted in classic pop and synthesizers. Virtually every song deals with roads and travel - and several songs' lyrics implicitly reference vampires.
1994 release, the fourth album from this Indie/Electropop outfit led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt. It's title, lyrics and musical styling are a nod to Country music, though the songs of Stephin Merritt remain rooted in classic pop and synthesizers. Virtually every song deals with roads and travel - and several songs' lyrics implicitly reference vampires.
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The Magnetic Fields - Charm of the Highway Strip

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Format: CD
Label: MRG
Catalog: 29355
Rel. Date: 04/18/1994
UPC: 036172935529

Charm of the Highway Strip
Artist: The Magnetic Fields
Format: CD
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1994 release, the fourth album from this Indie/Electropop outfit led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt. It's title, lyrics and musical styling are a nod to Country music, though the songs of Stephin Merritt remain rooted in classic pop and synthesizers. Virtually every song deals with roads and travel - and several songs' lyrics implicitly reference vampires.

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''The Charm of the Highway Strip'' is the fourth studio album by The Magnetic Fields, released in 1994. It is the first Magnetic Fields album to have its original release with Merge Records. Its title, lyrics and musical styling are a nod to country music, though the songs of Stephin Merritt remain rooted in classic pop and drenched in synthesizers. Virtually every song deals with roads and travel - and several songs' lyrics implicitly reference vampires.

The title of the album comes from a quote by J. B. Jackson, 1959: "Let us hope that the merits and charm of the highway strip are not so obscure but that they will be accepted by a wider public."

This is the group's second album in which songwriter Merritt does all of the singing.

The album was released on vinyl for the first time on May 6, 2008 via Merge Records. This marks the very first appearance of a Magnetic Fields album on vinyl.

Lush covered "I Have the Moon" as single B-side, also in Japanese/Canadian released album ''Topolino''.

The song "Dust Bowl" was used during an episode of the television series version of ''This American Life'' ("Pandora's Box"). - Wikipedia

        
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