Dynamite Steps

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The fifth full-length outing from head Afghan Whig and Gutter Twin Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers bristles with the kind of feverish late-night electricity that leaves notebooks in tatters and ashtrays spilling over onto the basement floor. Boasting a small army of maverick co-conspirators that includes Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Carina Round, Nick McCabe (The Verve), and Mark Lanegan, Dulli has crafted another solid collection of murky, innuendo-laced slabs of electro-tinged dirge rock that examines the darker corners of the human psyche. Part Richard Hawley and part Nick Cave, the album is built around Dulli's gritty, imperfect vocal abilities, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The fifth full-length outing from head Afghan Whig and Gutter Twin Greg Dulli's Twilight Singers bristles with the kind of feverish late-night electricity that leaves notebooks in tatters and ashtrays spilling over onto the basement floor. Boasting a small army of maverick co-conspirators that includes Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur, Petra Haden, Carina Round, Nick McCabe (The Verve), and Mark Lanegan, Dulli has crafted another solid collection of murky, innuendo-laced slabs of electro-tinged dirge rock that examines the darker corners of the human psyche. Part Richard Hawley and part Nick Cave, the album is built around Dulli's gritty, imperfect vocal abilities, and it's in the strained delivery of lines like "You crash the car to make the fever rise" ("Be Invited") and "I get lucky sometimes" ("Get Lucky"), along with the cinematic sweep of cuts like "Last Night in Town" and "Gunshots," that Dynamite Steps makes its biggest impressions. Dulli thrives on atmosphere, and while his inability to write the kind of sharp hooks or memorable choruses that have elevated other semi-dystopian malcontents into the relative mainstream is evident throughout the album, that sense of place makes Dynamite Steps feel less like a collection of songs and more like a long, dangerous, and unpredictable night on the town.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2011
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787084429
  • Catalog Number: 70844
  • Sales rank: 77,243

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Last Night In Town (4:41)
  2. 2 Be Invited (3:14)
  3. 3 Waves (4:02)
  4. 4 Get Lucky (4:11)
  5. 5 On the Corner (4:26)
  6. 6 Gunshots (3:36)
  7. 7 She Was Stolen (3:10)
  8. 8 Blackbird and the Fox (2:48)
  9. 9 Never Seen No Devil (3:00)
  10. 10 The Beginning of the End (3:09)
  11. 11 Dynamite Steps (6:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Twilight Singers Primary Artist
Mark Lanegan Vocals
Ani DiFranco Vocals
Greg Dulli Bass, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Mellotron, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Nick McCabe Guitar
Petra Haden Violin, Vocals
Joseph Arthur Harmonica, Vocals
Mike Napolitano Timpani
Gene Trautmann Drums
Greg Wieczorek Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Jon Skibic Bass, Guitar
Carina Round Vocals
David Henderson Drums
Steve "DJ Sherlock" Nalepa Synthesizer, Strings
Scott Ford Bass, Vocals
Amy Farris Violin, Cello, Viola
Joshua Blanchard Dobro
Cully Symington Drums
Mathias Schneeberger Bass, Guitar, Soloist
Leta Lucy Vocals
Dave Rosser Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Rick G. Nelson Violin, Cello
Chris Jordan Piano
Technical Credits
Kerry Brown Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Brenndan McGuire Engineer
Mike Napolitano Engineer
Ben Mumphrey Engineer
Eric Weaver Engineer
Tommaso Colliva Engineer
Steve "DJ Sherlock" Nalepa Engineer
Scott Ford Layout
Mathias Schneeberger Engineer
Dave Rosser Engineer
The Syndicate Producer
Steve Strange Booking
Steve Ferguson Booking
Kevin Dippold Engineer
Keith Hagan Management
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