I Bificus

I Bificus

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by Bif Naked
     
 

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If you buy this one on the basis of the video for "Moment of Weakness," you'll be surprised by a couple of things: first, that Bif's stylistic range embraces much more than that song's tightly constructed pop-punk roar; second that "I Died" and "Spaceman" are both plain old anthemic guitar rock; third, that "Lucky" is a low-key and gently cathartic ballad; and finally… See more details below

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If you buy this one on the basis of the video for "Moment of Weakness," you'll be surprised by a couple of things: first, that Bif's stylistic range embraces much more than that song's tightly constructed pop-punk roar; second that "I Died" and "Spaceman" are both plain old anthemic guitar rock; third, that "Lucky" is a low-key and gently cathartic ballad; and finally, that "Chotee" is old-school, three-chord punk in the tradition of the Ramones. Another surprising element is her seriousness. The exuberantly goofy persona she exhibits on talk shows and in the "Moment of Weakness" video is not evident on any of these songs (though it raises its cockeyed head repeatedly throughout the handwritten liner notes). Her topics -- which include a failed marriage, extraterrestrials who never come to abduct her even though she's ready and waiting, and her own straight-edge (i.e.drug-free) lifestyle -- are generally dealt with quite earnestly, if not terribly deeply. The final product is really very good, though few other songs approach the perfect disposability of the single.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/1999
Label:
Lava
UPC:
0075678320125
catalogNumber:
83201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bif Naked   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Oliver Leiber   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Lance Morrison   Bass Guitar
Peter Rafelson   Keyboards
John Webster   Percussion,Keyboards
Matt Laug   Drums
Randy Black   Drums
Daniel Yaremko   Bass,Bass Guitar
Jerry Wong   Guitar
Mike Sage   Drums,Keyboards
Peter Karroll   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Adam Percy   Keyboards
Russ Klyne   Acoustic Guitar
Doug McCarvell   Guitar
Coco Culbertson   Drums,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Oliver Leiber   Producer,drum programming
Johnny Potoker   Engineer
Glenn Rosenstein   Producer,String Coordinator
Barry Rudolph   Engineer
John Webster   Programming,Producer
Bif Naked   Liner Notes,Illustrations,Drawing
Delwyn Brooks   Engineer
Andy VanDette   Mastering
Ralph Alfonso   Artwork
David Swope   Engineer
Mike Sage   Programming
Peter Karroll   Arranger,Producer
Adam Percy   Programming
Tal Herzberg   Digital Editing

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