Wishing Well

Wishing Well

by The Rooks
     
 

Power pop is arguably party music -- generally, the music tries to distill a good-time vibe into concise, smooth, three-minute nuggets of sunshine. And if power pop is party music, then the Rooks would be the music for every classy wine and cheese party in the world. Considered by many to be one of the finest power pop bands of the '90s, theSee more details below

Overview

Power pop is arguably party music -- generally, the music tries to distill a good-time vibe into concise, smooth, three-minute nuggets of sunshine. And if power pop is party music, then the Rooks would be the music for every classy wine and cheese party in the world. Considered by many to be one of the finest power pop bands of the '90s, the Rooks have constructed a very distinct and finely tuned sound unlike almost any other band part of the scene. A Wishing Well is the Rooks' second full-length release and is considered by many power pop fans to not only be the band's best, but also one of the genre's finest releases of the decade. Here's why: from start to finish, almost no comparisons can be drawn to anything else ever done. The music has a timeless, craftsman-like quality; and while at first A Wishing Well may not quite stand out, it only grows in stature upon repeated listens. While the "power pop" label doesn't seem to fit this band all that well -- their somewhat cerebral and almost bizarre pop seems deserving of its own genre -- this release is a must-have for all fans of the genre.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2000
Label:
Not Lame Records
UPC:
0618403004824
catalogNumber:
48

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rooks   Primary Artist
Richard X. Heyman   Background Vocals
Lauren Agnelli   Background Vocals
Huw Gower   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Mazzarella   Guitar,Piano,Accordion,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Mellotron
Mark Perchanok   English Horn
Kristin Pinell   Guitar,Background Vocals,Electric Sitar
Patrick Yourell   Percussion,Snare Drums
Mike Mesaros   Bass
Dawn Buckholz   Cello
Anne Benkovitz   Bass,Background Vocals
Larry Di Bello   French Horn
Leif Arntzen   Trumpet
Claudia Chopek   Viola
Greg Field   Organ
Kim Henry   Background Vocals
Joe Mannix   Background Vocals
Steve Moses   Trombone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Tom Waits   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
David Domanich   Producer,Engineer
Paul Motian   Composer
Patrick Moten   Composer
Gary Wade   Engineer
George Goldner   Composer
Bryan Scott   Composer
Peter Stuart   Composer
Sandra Sully   Composer
Greg Field   Contributor
A. Barrett   Composer
Richie Barrett   Composer

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