The Gay Parade

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The Gay Parade
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 16, 1999
RecordedSeptember 1997 – October 1998
GenreIndie pop, baroque pop, psychedelic pop
ProducerKevin Barnes
Of Montreal chronology
The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
''The Gay Parade''
Horse & Elephant Eatery (No Elephants Allowed): The Singles and Songles Album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link
PopMatters(very favorable) link
Sputnikmusic(4.5/5) link
Ultimate-Guitar(10/10) link

The Gay Parade is a 1999 concept album by the band of Montreal and was their third full-length release. Allmusic's reviewer Jason Ankeny designated the album "indie pop's very own Sgt. Pepper".[1] Of Montreal's drummer and bassist Derek Almstead contemporaneously described it as a collection of character studies, comparable to the Kinks' 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society.[2]

It has the first album cover designed by lead vocalist Kevin Barnes' brother David, who has since designed the artwork for nearly every subsequent of Montreal album.

Track listing[edit]

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


  1. ^ Alkeny, Jason. "Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  2. ^ Roberts, Randall (February 1999). "Life's Rich Pagent". CMJ New Music Monthly. p. 12.