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The BoDeans toured as opening act to U2 while promoting their second album, Outside Looking In, and you could tell they had stuck around to listen to the headliners on their third album, Home, which contained at least four songs with guitar work that seemed to have been copied from the fingers of U2's

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The BoDeans toured as opening act to U2 while promoting their second album, Outside Looking In, and you could tell they had stuck around to listen to the headliners on their third album, Home, which contained at least four songs with guitar work that seemed to have been copied from the fingers of U2's The Edge. Elsewhere, the BoDeans seemed to be seeking to escape their "roots rock" tag by turning out one genre exercise after another -- country & western on "Beaujolais," '60s Motown R&B on "When The Love Is Good," '50s rock & roll on "Good Work" and "Sylvia." The only times when the band sounded like itself were when Sammy Llanas got to do one of his story songs, such as "No One" or "Far Far Away From My Heart." But those sounded more like Llanas solo efforts than group works. You had to admit that things had changed for this band over three albums: initially, they sounded so style-bound that you wondered if any growth was possible, but with this album they were charging off in half a dozen directions at once. Whether that indicated transition or just confusion remained to be seen.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/1989
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075992587624
catalogNumber:
25876
Rank:
93359

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Performance Credits

BoDeans   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Marshall Crenshaw   Vocals
Kenny Aronoff   Percussion,Drums,Rhythm
Bob Griffin   Bass
Kurt Neumann   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Cello,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Omnichord,Chainsaw
Michael Ramos   Organ,Piano,Strings,Accordion,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Clavinet
Rick Jagger   Drums
Susan Julian   Organ,Piano
Sam Llanas   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Bob Griffin   Contributor
Pat McDougal   Engineer
Kurt Neumann   Sound Effects,Contributor
Brian Poer   Engineer
Timothy R. Powell   Engineer
Michael Ramos   Contributor
Jim Rondinelli   Engineer
Jim Scott   Producer,Engineer
Chris Puram   Setup
Ross Donaldson   Engineer
Mark McCraw   Engineer
Liz Sroka   Setup
Joe Shay   Engineer
Kim Champagne   Art Direction
Kathy Yore   Setup
He & He   Producer
Dan O'Brien   Engineer
James Scott   Producer,Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Timothy Powell   Engineer
Sam Llanas   Composer,Sound Effects,Contributor

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