I'm the Man [Bonus Track]

I'm the Man [Bonus Track]

by Joe Jackson
     
 

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Despite Joe Jackson's anxious demeanor and shaky pop
ock presence, I'm the Man holds together quite well as his second attempt. Reaching number 12 in the U.K. and a respectable number 22 in the U.S., the album managed to net him a number five hit in his homeland with the insightful "It's Different for Girls," which revealed Jackson's adeptness at philosophizing and

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Despite Joe Jackson's anxious demeanor and shaky pop
ock presence, I'm the Man holds together quite well as his second attempt. Reaching number 12 in the U.K. and a respectable number 22 in the U.S., the album managed to net him a number five hit in his homeland with the insightful "It's Different for Girls," which revealed Jackson's adeptness at philosophizing and his perception of examining the sexes, a trait that would follow him throughout his career. While this song represents his skill at crafting an effective ballad, the frantic "I'm the Man" showcases Jackson at his most frenzied, as a freight train's worth of lyrics pile haphazardly into one another alongside a wonderfully hysterical rhythm. Not only does the track show off Jackson's free-range ability, but his sense of humor arises once again, following in the footsteps of Look Sharp!'s "Is She Really Going Out With Him." Jackson's new wave tendencies are toned down for I'm the Man, but that doesn't restrain his talent, as songs like "Kinda Kute," "Amateur Hour," and "Geraldine and John" make for catchy side servings of attractive pop. It wasn't until Jackson's next album, Beat Crazy, that he began to expand his musical latitudes into reggae, soul, and later on into jazz and other styles. I'm the Man exposes Jackson in his early stages, but it's evident that his wit and peculiar brand of pop charm was already building up its strength.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
A&M
UPC:
0606949308926
catalogNumber:
493089
Rank:
11902

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Jackson   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Melodica
Dave Houghton   Drums,Vocals
Graham Maby   Bass,Vocals
Gary Sanford   Guitar

Technical Credits

Joe Jackson   Arranger,Producer,Sleeve Idea
Dave Houghton   Arranger
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Graham Maby   Arranger
Gary Sanford   Arranger
Alan Winstanley   Engineer
Vartan   Art Direction
Mike Ragogna   Reissue Producer
Bruce Rae   Cover Photo
Jeremy Holiday   Lyric Transcription
Michael Ross   Art Direction
Scott Schinder   Liner Notes

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