Extra Innings

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
The Outfield follows a simple modus operandi: high, yearning vocals and tight guitar lines stretched over compressed pop. Song after song, album after album, the trio pulls off this considerable hat trick to no monetary avail. Of course, song craft doesn't make headlines or Total Request Live, yet discerning rock fans need to know that coach John Spinks qualifies as one of the most consistent melody merchants around. Each piece floats past like an afternoon reverie, while "Kiss the Rain," "Heaven's Little Angel," "Girl of Mine," and "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" (a concept shared with Type O Negative) would rule the airwaves in a perfect universe. Toward the end, these power ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
The Outfield follows a simple modus operandi: high, yearning vocals and tight guitar lines stretched over compressed pop. Song after song, album after album, the trio pulls off this considerable hat trick to no monetary avail. Of course, song craft doesn't make headlines or Total Request Live, yet discerning rock fans need to know that coach John Spinks qualifies as one of the most consistent melody merchants around. Each piece floats past like an afternoon reverie, while "Kiss the Rain," "Heaven's Little Angel," "Girl of Mine," and "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" (a concept shared with Type O Negative) would rule the airwaves in a perfect universe. Toward the end, these power pop true-believers stray into some new territory, but never fear: the Outfield doesn't bore us, and the boys always get to the chorus which explodes like the goop in a sticky-sweet doughnut. Can't ask for much more from this cleanup collection of 15 audio delights; Extra Innings is a godsend. Small pleasures are the best pleasures. 'Nuff said.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • Label: Intersound Records
  • UPC: 015095957245
  • Catalog Number: 9572

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Outfield Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Tony Lewis Bass, Vocals
Simon Dawson Drums, Vocals
John Spinks Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
The Outfield Producer
Tony Lewis Producer
Simon Dawson Producer
John Spinks Producer
Benny Quinn Mastering
Joe Azar Mastering
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