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The Gay Parade
Studio album by Of Montreal
Released February 16 1999
Recorded Sep 1997 - Oct 1998
Genre Indie rock, indie pop
Length 44:35
Label Bar/None
Producer Kevin Barnes
Professional reviews
Of Montreal chronology
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
(1998)
The Gay Parade
(1999)
Horse & Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed): The Singles and Songles Album
(2000)

The Gay Parade is a concept album by the band Of Montreal, their third full-length release. It has been called "indie pop's very own Sgt. Pepper" by Allmusic reviewer Jason Ankeny.

It is the first collaboration with frontman Kevin Barnes' brother David, who has since designed the artwork for every forthcoming of Montreal album. As the album cover depicts, The Gay Parade is a child-like exaltation of everyday life.

Track listing

All songs by Kevin Barnes.

  1. "Old Familiar Way" - 2:25
  2. "Fun Loving Nun" - 2:17
  3. "Tulip Baroo" - 2:10
  4. "Jacques Lamure" - 2:31
  5. "The March of the Gay Parade" - 2:55
  6. "Neat Little Domestic Life" - 2:45
  7. "A Collection of Poems About Water" - 3:57
  8. "Y The Quale And Vaguely Bird Noisily Enjoying Their Forbidden Tryst / I'd Be A Yellow Feathered Loon" - 2:40
  9. "The Autobiographical Grandpa" - 2:19
  10. "The Miniature Philosopher" - 1:54
  11. "My Friend Will Be Me" - 3:54
  12. "My Favorite Boxer" - 3:01
  13. "Advice from a Divorced Gentleman to His Bachelor Friend Considering Marriage" - 2:08
  14. "A Man's Life Flashing Before His Eyes While He and His Wife Drive Off a Cliff into the Ocean" - 3:04
  15. "Nickee Coco and the Invisible Tree" - 5:21
  16. "The Gay Parade Outro" - 0:47







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