Indian Giver

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Two of rock's great eccentrics have a meeting of the minds on this album, which finds Sonic Boom aka Spectrum, and known to his mom as Pete Kember, the trance-rock acid evangelist of Spacemen 3 and Experimental Audio Research, sharing the studio with Jim Dickinson here trading as Captain Memphis, who helped Alex Chilton craft Big Star's damaged masterwork Third/Sister Lovers and has worked with everyone from Ry Cooder and the Rolling Stones to the Replacements and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. While most of the musicians on Indian Giver are Memphis cats who have a history with Dickinson, Randall Nieman of Füxa serves as Sonic Boom's right-hand man here on guitar and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
Two of rock's great eccentrics have a meeting of the minds on this album, which finds Sonic Boom aka Spectrum, and known to his mom as Pete Kember, the trance-rock acid evangelist of Spacemen 3 and Experimental Audio Research, sharing the studio with Jim Dickinson here trading as Captain Memphis, who helped Alex Chilton craft Big Star's damaged masterwork Third/Sister Lovers and has worked with everyone from Ry Cooder and the Rolling Stones to the Replacements and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. While most of the musicians on Indian Giver are Memphis cats who have a history with Dickinson, Randall Nieman of Füxa serves as Sonic Boom's right-hand man here on guitar and keyboards, and he helps keep the approach of the album balanced. The songs have a deep, trippy feel with plenty of the droning textures and overdriven guitars Kember is famous for, but Dickinson and his pals help give the performances a solidly organic groove that speaks of the Deep South, complete with spooky found noises and crickets chirping in the background, and Dickinson's recitations on "The Lonesome Death of Johnny Ace," "Til Your Mainline Comes," and "The Old Cow Died" sound like an inspired fusion of Nick Tosches and James Ellroy gone beatnik. Kember is a better singer, but he isn't half as good a storyteller. Sonic Boom and Dickinson seem to be having fun tossing these songs back and forth as Southern gothic comes face to face with ecstatic noise, and they bring out fine ideas in one another; this is a Dixie-fried freakout that's appropriately laid-back but emphatic for fans of the right sort of madness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2008
  • Label: Birdman
  • UPC: 607287010526
  • Catalog Number: 105
  • Sales rank: 376,965

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spectrum Primary Artist
Terry Manning Moog Synthesizer
Jim Crosthwait Drums
Luke Faust Fiddle
Pete Matthews Trumpet
Randall Nieman Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards
Kevin Houston Saxophone
Teddy "Edward the Troubadour" Page Upright Bass
Tate County Singers Track Performer
Technical Credits
James Luther Dickinson Audio Production
Randall Nieman Artwork
Kevin Houston Engineer
Andrea Lisle Liner Notes
David Katzelson Producer
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