Hoggin' All the Covers Unleashed!

Hoggin' All the Covers Unleashed!

by Band from TV
     
 
As the likes of Russell Crowe and Keanu Reeves can attest, making the transition from respectable actor to full-fledged rock star is usually a lot trickier than it seems. Luckily, Band from TV, a supergroup made up of stars from some of U.S. TV's most high-profile shows including House (Hugh Laurie),

Overview

As the likes of Russell Crowe and Keanu Reeves can attest, making the transition from respectable actor to full-fledged rock star is usually a lot trickier than it seems. Luckily, Band from TV, a supergroup made up of stars from some of U.S. TV's most high-profile shows including House (Hugh Laurie), Heroes (Greg Grunberg), and Desperate Housewives (James Denton), don't appear to be taking themselves too seriously, meaning that despite its amateurish pub rock quality, their debut album, Hoggin' All the Covers Unleashed!, is impossible to dislike. Like its title suggests, its 13 tracks are all pretty much straightforward renditions of classic rock & roll, soul, and country numbers, ranging from the '60s Brit-pop of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" to the blue-collar Americana of Bruce Springsteen's "Pink Cadillac" to the old-school blues of Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally." Recorded live at Los Angeles' Center Staging in a bid to raise money for various good causes, there are occasions when you have to be in a charitable mood to forgive some of the record's missteps, especially the over the top caterwaulings of Bonnie Somerville (The Ugly Truth), who misguidedly appears to fancy herself as a Janis Joplin impersonator on "Piece of My Heart." But some actors acquit themselves pretty well, particularly Denton, who provides a competent Elvis impression on "Viva Las Vegas," and, of course, Laurie, who hints at the jazz-blues direction his well-received Let Them Talk solo album pursued on a feel-good honky tonk rendition of the Leadbelly standard "Goodnight Irene." You get the feeling that Hoggin' All the Covers Unleashed! was perhaps much more fun for the people involved than for anyone listening to it, but it's certainly no disgrace, even if most of the stars on board shouldn't be advised to give up their day jobs just yet.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Genrosity Records
UPC:
0617917235724
catalogNumber:
2357

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Band from TV   Primary Artist
Maxi Anderson   Background Vocals
Luis Conte   Percussion
Barry Sarna   Keyboards
Oren Waters   Background Vocals
Terry Wood   Background Vocals
Bob Guiney   Vocals
Bonnie Somerville   Vocals
Will Wheaton   Background Vocals
Maxine Waters   Background Vocals
Brad Savage   Bass,Vocals
Hugh Laurie   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Bryan McCann   Saxophone
Greg Grunberg   Drums,Vocals
Rich Winer   Guitar
Monalisa Young Bea-Mone   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Dave Mason   Composer
Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Andre Williams   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Clark Germain   Engineer
Huddie Ledbetter   Composer
John A. Lomax   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Jeffrey Weber   Producer
Bert Russell   Composer
Bob Wynne   Art Direction
Ken Stewart   Director
Alvertis Isbell   Composer
Otha Hayes   Composer
Anthony Catalano   Pro-Tools
John Zweifel   Stage Technician
Jeff Porter   Lighting Director
Ian C. Charbonneau   Engineer
Bonny Rice   Composer
Chris Redding   Composer
Andy Dube   Executive Producer
Greg Grunberg   Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
Georgia Hilton   Producer,Authoring
Kurt Benjamin   Producer,Executive Producer,Creation
Tisno Onggara   Executive Producer
Verdie Rice   Composer

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