Blister Soul

Blister Soul

by Vigilantes of Love
     
 

This is singer-songwriter Bill Mallonee's fifth album under the Vigilantes of Love moniker (and the fifth VoL band lineup). Producer John Keane has moved away from the glossy rock sound of the last VoL record, but he has moved in two opposite directions: half of the songs are harder and noisier, and the other half are mellow acoustic numbers. Unfortunately, the… See more details below

Overview

This is singer-songwriter Bill Mallonee's fifth album under the Vigilantes of Love moniker (and the fifth VoL band lineup). Producer John Keane has moved away from the glossy rock sound of the last VoL record, but he has moved in two opposite directions: half of the songs are harder and noisier, and the other half are mellow acoustic numbers. Unfortunately, the unplugged numbers have been given an overly sentimental pop sheen, and lack the grit and heart of the early VoL folk (with the exception of "Skin," a spiralling ode to VanGogh which ranks with the best VoL songs). Keane's production choices are dominated by cliches, and so are Mallonee's usually incisive lyrics.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/13/1996
Label:
Capricorn / Umgd
UPC:
0789394204224
catalogNumber:
942042

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vigilantes of Love   Primary Artist
Phil Madeira   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ
Andy Carlson   Violin
Newton Carter   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Guthrie   Electric Sitar
Billy Holmes   Mandolin,Piano,Hammond Organ
John Keane   Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Bill Mallonee   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Joel Morris   Drums
Matt Donaldson   Drums
Chris Donohue   Bass,Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar,Stick,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Chapman Stick
Laura Donohue   Background Vocals
Elissa Hadley   Background Vocals
Tina Rudl   Background Vocals
Laura Donahue   Background Vocals
John Evans   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Newton Carter   Contributor
John Keane   Producer,Engineer
Chuck Long   Executive Producer
Ken Love   Mastering
Bill Mallonee   Composer,Producer
Dan Russell   Producer
Dave Spaulding   Engineer
David Spalding   Engineer
Chris Donohue   Producer
Thom Jurek   Liner Notes
Diane Painter   Art Direction
Lee Beitchman   Contributor

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