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You Think You Really Know Me
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Album: You Think You Really Know Me
# Song Title   Time
1)    Another Time I Could Have Loved You
2)    You Keep On Looking
3)    6.4=Make Out
4)    When You Walk Into My Dreams
5)    Loneliness
6)    Cindy
7)    You Were Too Good to Be True
8)    Groovy Girls Make at the Beach
9)    I Wanna Lose Control
10)    You Think You Really Know Me
11)    Chromium Bitch
12)    And Then I Kissed Your Lips
 

Album: You Think You Really Know Me
# Song Title   Time
1)    Another Time I Could Have Loved You
2)    You Keep On Looking
3)    6.4=Make Out
4)    When You Walk Into My Dreams
5)    Loneliness
6)    Cindy
7)    You Were Too Good to Be True
8)    Groovy Girls Make at the Beach
9)    I Wanna Lose Control
10)    You Think You Really Know Me
11)    Chromium Bitch
12)    And Then I Kissed Your Lips
 
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  • Originally recorded and released in 1977.
  • Gary Wilson's You Think You Really Know Me may be the weirdest album released in 1977; it's also one of the most influential. The impact of this quirky lo-fi record can never be truly measured. Not many people are aware of it; however, it inspired Beck's sonic collages and showed college radio stations that home tapings shouldn't be ignored. Wilson recorded You Think You Really Know Me in his parents' basement, and it certainly has an intimate feel. On "6.4 = Make Out," Wilson sounds like he's whispering in your ear. With a voice reminiscent of Lou Reed's, Wilson aches like a sexually frustrated Barry White. Porno-movie synthesizers create a sleazy atmosphere as Wilson reaches new heights of emotional intensity when he bellows, "She's real/She's so real," at the track's end. A person is left wondering if the girl actually exists or if he's just trying to convince himself that she does. Even more unsettling is "Loneliness," wherein Wilson confesses in a distorted, psychotic voice, "Sometimes I wish I were dead," followed by samples of running water and a telephone operator. But this isn't a gloomy LP. "You Keep on Looking" and "And Then I Kissed Your Lips" utilize chirpy new wave keyboards years before they became fashionable. Wilson is having fun on You Think You Really Know Me, and his enjoyment is infectious, especially when his lunatic personality hogs the spotlight. ~ Michael Sutton
Professional Reviews
CMJ (4/15/02, p.5) - "...Impressively ahead of its time...combining fuzzy, water-logged effects with a slick synth sound....Wilson's songs remain brilliant..."
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