Anything Goes

Anything Goes

by Harpers Bizarre
     
 

It's not easy to figure what Harpers Bizarre had in mind with their second album, which was highly orchestrated soft rock on the verge of pre-rock pop. Rock for the kiddies, perhaps, or rock for the old folks, especially considering that a few of these tunes (Cole Porter's "Two Little Babes in the Woods,"See more details below

Overview

It's not easy to figure what Harpers Bizarre had in mind with their second album, which was highly orchestrated soft rock on the verge of pre-rock pop. Rock for the kiddies, perhaps, or rock for the old folks, especially considering that a few of these tunes (Cole Porter's "Two Little Babes in the Woods," "Chattanooga Choo Choo") were pre-rock standards. It gave producer Lenny Waronker (and Harpers Bizarre member Ted Templeman, who became a producer himself and helped with the vocal arrangements) some experience, but it's way too twee to make for meaningful music. Perhaps you can hear a wee bit of the kind of L.A. pop
ock-schmaltz dished out by Randy Newman (whom Waronker would produce), Nilsson, and Van Dyke Parks at times, but in a much dumbed-down fashion. There are some interesting cover choices, though: David Blue's "You Need a Change" (arranged by Ron Elliott of the Beau Brummels), Parks' "High Coin," and Newman's "The Biggest Night of Her Life" and "Snow," which must have generated enough royalties to feed the parking meter for a few hours.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/07/2012
Label:
Now Sounds
UPC:
5013929063129
catalogNumber:
2906312
Rank:
66024

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harpers Bizarre   Primary Artist
Doug Dillard   Banjo,Mandolin
Glen Campbell   Guitar
Ron Elliott   Guitar
Van Dyke Parks   Piano,Keyboards
Victor Feldman   Percussion
Plas Johnson   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Ted Nash   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Anthony Ortega   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Bud Shank   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Don Bagley   Bass
Lyle Ritz   Bass
James Burton   Guitar
Israel Baker   Violin,Viola
Hal Blaine   Drums
Harry Bluestone   Violin,Viola
Samuel Boghossian   Violin,Viola
Bobby Bruce   Violin,Viola
Dennis Budimir   Guitar
Roy Caton   Trumpet
Gene Cipriano   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Douglas Davis   Celli
Jesse Ehrlich   Celli
Virgil Evans   Trumpet
James Getzoff   Violin,Viola
Anne Goodman   Celli
John Guerin   Drums
Allan Harshman   Violin,Viola
Milt Holland   Percussion
Harry Hyams   Violin,Viola
Richard Hyde   Trombone
Norm Jeffries   Percussion
George Kast   Violin,Viola
Carol Kaye   Bass
Bernard Kundell   Violin,Viola
Neil Levang   Violin,Viola
Sinclair Lott   Trombone
Virginia Majewski   Violin,Viola
Leonard Malarsky   Violin,Viola
Mike Melvoin   Piano,Keyboards
Jay Migliori   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Ray Pohlman   Bass
George Poole   Violin,Viola
Joe Porcaro   Drums
Emil Richards   Percussion
Ralph Schaeffer   Violin,Viola
Paul Shure   Violin,Viola
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Joseph DiFiore   Violin,Viola
Gayle Levant   Harp
Joseph Saxon   Celli
Anthony Terran   Trumpet
David Filerman   Celli
Gene Garf   Piano,Keyboards
Alex Murray   Violin,Viola
Justin DiTullio   Celli
Bodie Chandler   Guitar
Carroll Lewis   Trumpet
Howard Terry   Saxophone,Woodwind,Navajo Flutes
Sidney Sharp   Violin,Viola
Sidney Miller   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Casey   Guitar
James Gordon   Drums
Bob West   Bass
Kenneth Watson   Percussion
William Kurasch   Violin,Viola
Norman Herzberg   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Charles Berghofer   Violin,Viola
David Duke   French Horn
James Decker   French Horn
Louis Morell   Guitar
Oliver Mitchell   Trumpet
Jerry D. Williams   Percussion
Alfred McKibbon   Bass
Mike Rubini   Piano,Keyboards
Mike Deasy   Guitar
Donnie Lanier   Guitar
Kenny Schroyer   Trombone
William E. Green   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Charles Shoemake   Percussion
Lew McCready   Trombone
James Horn   Flute,Saxophone,Woodwind
Charles Gentry   Saxophone,Woodwind,Navajo Flutes
Eddie Brackett   Percussion

Technical Credits

Ron Elliott   Arranger
Van Dyke Parks   Arranger,Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Don Addrisi   Arranger,Composer
Perry Botkin   Arranger
Eddie Brackett   Engineer
Nick DeCaro   Arranger
Lee Herschberg   Engineer,Remixing
Cole Porter   Composer
Dick Scoppettone   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
Mike Shields   Engineer
Joe Sidore   Engineer
Ted Templeman   Arranger,Vocal Arrangements
James Van Heusen   Composer
Lenny Waronker   Producer
Steve Stanley   Producer,Liner Notes,Art Direction,Layout
Bob Thompson   Arranger
Ted Koehler   Composer
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Ami Hadini   Engineer
R. Newman   Composer
H. Warren   Composer
J. Griffin   Composer
Jack Glaser   Sound Effects

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