Hi-Fi Sci-Fi

Hi-Fi Sci-Fi

by Dramarama
     
 
Hi-Fi Sci-Fi proved to be the swan song for New Jersey's Dramarama, but the band goes down blazing with an excellent effort. Produced by bassist Chris Carter and lead vocalist John Easdale, the band brings the well-traveled Clem Burke into the fold

Overview

Hi-Fi Sci-Fi proved to be the swan song for New Jersey's Dramarama, but the band goes down blazing with an excellent effort. Produced by bassist Chris Carter and lead vocalist John Easdale, the band brings the well-traveled Clem Burke into the fold on drums, and he provides this album with more muscle than their prior release, Vinyl. The raucous, pile-driving intro title "Introduction/Hey Betty" leads into the almost radio hit "Work for Food." With Dwight Twilley lending a hand on backup vocals, "Work for Food" is a driving and delightfully hooky tale of resilience from the point of view of a homeless person -- the twist being that the protagonist is revealed to be a failed musician. Other standouts on this consistently engaging album are numerous. Benmont Tench appears again playing piano on the lovely ballad "Senseless Fun," which also benefits from Martin Tillman's cello, and "Right on Baby, Baby," is another ballad with intelligent, poignant lyrics, Pete Wood's slide guitar, and Nicky Hopkins' added piano. On the rocking side, "Don't Feel Like Doing Drugs" is an amusing take on the aftermath of such endeavors. Hi-Fi Sci-Fi is, perhaps, the finest moment for an underappreciated band.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/1993
Label:
Chameleon / Wea
UPC:
0737056148928
catalogNumber:
61489

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dramarama   Primary Artist
Dwight Twilley   Background Vocals
Nicky Hopkins   Organ,Piano
Sylvain Sylvain   Background Vocals
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Voices
Clem Burke   Drums
John Easdale   Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Mark Englert   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Chris Fuhrman   Guitar
Tommy Mullaney   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Martin Tillman   Cello
Peter Wood   Rhythm Guitar,12-string Guitar
Astrid Young   Background Vocals
Butch Young   Background Vocals
Pete Wood   Acoustic Guitar,Strings,Vocals,12-string Guitar
Chris Carter   Bass,Tambourine

Technical Credits

Dramarama   Contributor
Sylvain Sylvain   Contributor
John Easdale   Producer
Chris Fuhrman   Engineer
Skiles   Art Direction
Chris Carter   Producer,Art Direction

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