Pursuit Of Happiness
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Love Junk
One-Sided Story (Chrysalis, 1990)
The Downward Road (Mercury, 1993)
Where's the Bone? (Iron, 1995)
The Wonderful World Of... (Iron, 1996)
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I Pursuit Of Happiness di Moe Berg si misero in luce con l'album Love Junk (Chrysalis, 1988), prodotto da Todd Rundgren, all'insegna di un hardrock melodico alla Cheaptrick permeato di libidini adolescenziali (I'm An Adult Now, She's So Young e Killed By Love, i primi singoli). Accanto al leader figuravano gia` i membri destinati a rimanere le colonne portanti della formazione: il batterista Dave Gilby, il chitarrista Kris Abbott, la cantante Leslie Stanwyck.

Con One-Sided Story (Chrysalis, 1990) il cantante e compositore scrisse di fatto un concept sui rapporti con le donne (Two Girls In One, Shave Your Legs, All I Want) e sperimenta per la prima volta arrangiamenti fuori dalla struttura canonica del rock chitarristico (Gary Windo al sassofono nella conclusiva Survival ).

Divenuto quasi un Marshall Crenshaw del pop erotico e liberatosi dell'influenza di Rundgren, Berg cesella in Downward Road (Mercury, 1993) un affresco quasi psicanalitico dei sentimenti contrastanti di amore, perversione, speranza, libidine (Bored Of You, Honeytime, I'm Ashamed Of Myself). Villa In Portugal e` scritta in collaborazione con Jules Shear. Gli arrangiamenti si fanno sempre piu` austeri in Love Theme From TPOH e in But I Do (Paul McCandless all'oboe).

Il piu` commerciale e sofisticato Where's the Bone? (Iron, 1995) contiene l'hit Kalendar (TWA, 1996). Gli arrangiamenti sfoggiano ormai tromba, sitar, harmonium, tabla, oud.

Su The Wonderful World Of... (Iron, 1996), con Tara, la produzione e` quasi "sinfonica", grazie a una cornucopia di tastiere (Matt Horner), fiati (Sarah McElcheran) e violino (Melanie Doane).


Short discography
1996 edition

Love Junk
(Chrysalis, 1988)
  1. Hard To Laugh
  2. Ten Fingers
  3. I'm An Adult Now
  4. She's So Young
  5. Consciousness Raising As A Social Tool
  6. Walking In The Woods
  7. Beautiful White
  8. When The Sky Comes Falling Down
  9. Looking For Girls
  10. Mans Best Friend
  11. Tree Of Knowledge
  12. Killed By Love
  13. Down On Him

One-Sided Story
(Chrysalis, 1990)
  1. Food
  2. Two Girls In One
  3. New Language
  4. Something Physical
  5. The One Thing
  6. No Safe Place
  7. Shave Your Legs
  8. Runs In The Family
  9. All I Want
  10. Forbidden Fruit
  11. Little Platoons (My Neighbourhood)
  12. Survival

The Downward Road
(Mercury, 1993)
  1. The Downward Road (Intro)
  2. Cigarette Dangles
  3. Nobody But Me
  4. I'm Ashamed Of Myself
  5. Pressing Lips
  6. The Downward Road (Revisited)
  7. Heavy Metal Tears
  8. Bored Of You
  9. Love Theme From TPOH
  10. Forbidden World
  11. But I Do
  12. Crashing Down
  13. Honey Time
  14. Villa In Portugal
  15. Terrified

Where's The Bone ?
(Iron Music Group, 1995)
  1. Kalendar
  2. Save the Whales
  3. The Glamorous Death
  4. White Man
  5. I Should Know
  6. Completely Conspicuous
  7. Ritual
  8. Young & In Love
  9. Gretzky Rocks
  10. No Reason
  11. Bamboo
  12. Falling In
  13. Blowing Bubbles

The Wonderful World Of...
(Iron Music Group, 1996)
  1. Tara
  2. I Like You
  3. Carmelina
  4. Metaphor
  5. She's The Devil
  6. She Kiss Away
  7. I'm Just Happy To Be Here
  8. Tara's Theme
  9. What You Did To My Girl
  10. Let's Not Play
  11. Hate Engine
  12. Back Of My Mind
  13. The Truth
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