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by Opie Gone Bad
     
 

Opie Gone Bad's self-titled debut album drifts between rock, reggae, and rap, but the heart of the band's sound is pure funk. Jake Schroeder's diversified stylistic vocals complement whichever musical genre the band chooses to employ. Opie Gone Bad's influences come through loud and clear on several tracks, but the combination cover of See more details below

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Opie Gone Bad's self-titled debut album drifts between rock, reggae, and rap, but the heart of the band's sound is pure funk. Jake Schroeder's diversified stylistic vocals complement whichever musical genre the band chooses to employ. Opie Gone Bad's influences come through loud and clear on several tracks, but the combination cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and Stevie Wonder's "Livin' for the City" is a masterpiece. Thousands of bands play covers note for note and word for word, but Opie Gone Bad has taken the art of covering a song to a new level. By lyrically combining the two songs and adding a layered groove to the music, they have created a fresh sound that will fill a dancefloor anywhere they play. Unfortunately, the second half of the album sounds like a band experimenting with all of the toys that a studio brings. Adding numerous vocal affects and tweaking the sound diverts the listener's attention away from the band's strengths. Even with the unevenness of the album, they have laid the groundwork for a promising future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/01/1998
Label:
Celsius
UPC:
0781619972123
catalogNumber:
9721

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Opie Gone Bad   Primary Artist
Kirwan Brown   Bass,Keyboards,Tambourine
Randy Chavez   Guitar,Background Vocals
Steve Ivey   Drums,Shaker
Gannon Kashiwa   Guitar
Windell Armour   Bass
Jacob Schroeder   Vocals
Scott Davies   Drums

Technical Credits

Kirwan Brown   Producer
Randy Chavez   Producer
Gannon Kashiwa   Engineering
Rob Lewis   Engineer
Steve McNamara   Mastering
R.J. Miller   Executive Producer
Kirby Orrick   Engineer
Ed Kaufman   Engineer
Richard J. Bernstein   Executive Producer
Peter G. Trimarco   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Brian K. Parrish   Artwork
Jeremy Lawton   Engineer
Dave Brown   Composer
Jacob Schroeder   Composer

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