Everything Goes Numb

Everything Goes Numb

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by Streetlight Manifesto
     
 

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Streetlight Manifesto's competent, lively ska-punk debut sets jittery, usually very rapid tunes to singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky's ultra-fast vocals. (Kalnoky also wrote all of the material and produced the record.) It's much like hearing a hardcore punk singer supported by much cheerier melodies and varied rhythms than most hardcore punk bands could muster. The… See more details below

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Streetlight Manifesto's competent, lively ska-punk debut sets jittery, usually very rapid tunes to singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky's ultra-fast vocals. (Kalnoky also wrote all of the material and produced the record.) It's much like hearing a hardcore punk singer supported by much cheerier melodies and varied rhythms than most hardcore punk bands could muster. The lyrics, too, aren't too far afield from hardcore, with their breathless narrative thrust and pumped-up vibes of prickly despair, uncertainty, assertion of individual identity against the odds, and fleeting images of violence. In truth, the actual lyrics Kalnoky's singing are, for the above reasons, often no easier to decipher than those heard on many hardcore punk records, though they're much less grating on the ear. And though they're helpfully printed in the sleeve, he's prone to jamming many words into very little time, so that some of them have to be reproduced in such small print that they're difficult to read. The band does prove itself able to concoct a variety of rhythms and arrangements within the ska-punk format, the accelerations and decelerations adding some drama, the horns adding some spy movie-like creepiness at times, and the frequent use of minor keys distinguishing Streetlight Manifesto melodically from some of the group's competition.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105020924
catalogNumber:
209
Rank:
32029

Tracks

  1. Everything Went Numb  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  2. That'll Be the Day  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  3. Point/Counterpoint  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  4. If and When We Rise Again  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  5. A Better Place, A Better Time  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  6. We Are the Few  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  7. Failing, Flailing  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  8. Here's to Life  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  9. A Moment of Silence  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  10. A Moment of Violence  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  11. The Saddest Song  -  Streetlight Manifesto
  12. The Big Sleep  -  Streetlight Manifesto

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Streetlight Manifesto   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chris Bailey   Percussion
James Egan   Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba,Group Member
Lico   Vocals
Dan Ross   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Jessica Davidson   Vocals
Jim Conti   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Josh Ansley   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Steve Ho   Vocals
Tomas Kalnoky   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Paul Lowndes   Drums,Group Member
Shane Thompson   Percussion
Robby Krieger   Cello

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Dominick Maita   Mastering
Tomas Kalnoky   Producer,Engineer

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