Alive & Amplified

Alive & Amplified

by The Mooney Suzuki
     
 

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On their major-label debut, Electric Sweat, these New Yorkers proved they knew a thing or two about dirty-ass rock 'n' roll. Here, they pounce on the opportunity to show they can clean up just as well. Thanks in part to the production work of the Matrix -- who have turned the knobs for Liz Phair and,…  See more details below

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On their major-label debut, Electric Sweat, these New Yorkers proved they knew a thing or two about dirty-ass rock 'n' roll. Here, they pounce on the opportunity to show they can clean up just as well. Thanks in part to the production work of the Matrix -- who have turned the knobs for Liz Phair and, yes, Avril Lavigne -- Alive & Amplified does have a noticeable pop sheen, one that's oddly reminiscent of latter-day Urge Overkill. That touchstone is evoked most clearly on the sensually shuffling "Love Bus" and the title track, which boasts a giddy falsetto chorus that shows off Sammy James Jr.'s split goofball/soulman personality. Clever, catchy riffs crop up at regular intervals -- "Legal High" is a sure bet to get lodged in the gray matter after a listen or two -- but the Mooneys have begun to take greater care in shaping them into fully realized songs. Heck, they've even mastered the power ballad, as evidenced by the over-the-top Bic-igniter "Naked Lady." The slickening that the Mooney Suzuki have gone through will undoubtedly elicit "tsk, tsk" noises from naysayers, but Alive & Amplified proves that rock 'n' roll can survive -- and thrive -- even when dressed to kill.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Sony / Bmg Japan
UPC:
4547366015423
catalogNumber:
586
Rank:
223570

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mooney Suzuki   Primary Artist
Lynn Davis   Vocals
Mike Finnegan   Hammond Organ,Clavinet
Victor Indrizzo   Percussion
Michael Miles   Percussion,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Sammy James   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Graham Tyler   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Augie Wilson   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Matrix   Vocals
Sammy James   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lauren Christy   Composer
David Cobb   Contributor
Nick Brophy   Engineer
Mati Klarwein   Cover Painting
Paul Lani   Engineer
Graham Edwards   Composer
Stuart Brawley   Engineer
Mooney Suzuki   Artwork
Sammy James   Composer
Graham Tyler   Composer
Scott Spock   Composer
Matrix   Producer
Andrew Nast   Engineer
Bonnie Barton   Contributor
Sammy James   Composer

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