Creative process[ edit ] Reflecting their new independence, the album saw changes in the creative process of the Barenaked Ladies. The band began with several songs already written, many of which were performed, recorded, and released on the summer Au Naturale tour see below for details. In the spring of , Ed Robertson and Steven Page got together at Page's home and began writing the first songs specifically intended for this album. They met again at Robertson's cottage after the summer and wrote 13—15 more songs. Kevin Hearn was also busy writing songs at his own cabin, where he completed several songs for this album, as well as a large portion of his own album The Miracle Mile.
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Coming from humble beginnings in Ontario, Canada, the pairing of Ed Robertson and Steven Page came together in a chance meeting after a Peter Gabriel concert. After constantly missing practices to begin with, the pair learnt to improvise their sets as they went along, a unique live touch that has remained a staple throughout their career. They began to put together home recordings including their first album, Buck Naked which was put together on a 4 track recorder. The band began to sell the tape at their shows and as demand increased, record shops were forced to stock the tape to keep customers happy. Live reviews Barenaked Ladies I had got a bit out of touch with Barenaked Ladies' albums after finding All In Good Time a bit gentle, but I've always loved their gigs and when news of the dates dropped into my inbox, I jumped on it and my long-suffering wife wasn't even asked if she wanted to come or not. I always try to know an artist's songs at least a bit before seeing them live as I can concentrate more on the performance than on trying to hear and understand the lyrics, so I promptly put the new album, Silverball, along with the two I had missed, All In Good Time and Grinning Streak on heavy rotation.
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This article is the last of a three-part series profiling each of the artists on the tour. We were at a rehearsal for our 10th grade musical, Dames at Sea — probably on a Saturday afternoon when most of our classmates were still sleeping off their Friday night shenanigans. Taking a break in our drama classroom, one of my friends emerged with a yellow cassette and told us to stop what we were doing to listen to this amazing new song by a group with an absolutely hilarious name… …the Barenaked Ladies. Insert teenage boy snickering here. He passed around the case with its unpretentious cover art — a hand-scrawled picture of a nondescript sandwich with an olive and a daisy bloom lanced by a toothpick on top.
The two albums or at least their material were released together under the Are Me title in several "deluxe" release methods before Are Men received its own proper official release in February In this way, Are Me and Are Men together may be considered the band's seventh full-length original-material studio album. The album's artwork was created by Team Macho who also did similar artwork for the Are Me releases. The title is an extension of the Are Me title.