King James Version

King James Version

by Harvey Danger
     
 

Quirky post-grungers Harvey Danger maintain their gnarling punk influences on their second effort King James Version. Still playful for the mainstream and indie enough for the college kids, Harvey Danger are fresh and witty, continuously satirical throughout the dozen-song set list. Frontman Sean C. Nelson sings like a 12-year-oldSee more details below

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Quirky post-grungers Harvey Danger maintain their gnarling punk influences on their second effort King James Version. Still playful for the mainstream and indie enough for the college kids, Harvey Danger are fresh and witty, continuously satirical throughout the dozen-song set list. Frontman Sean C. Nelson sings like a 12-year-old boy, and Jeff Linn's guitar hooks are fetching enough to make Harvey Danger's sophomore release undoubtedly solid. Nelson makes hilarious calls on pop culture -- Kip Winger, the Marlboro Man -- and twists new wave ambience with jaunty fragments of '80s anthem punk rock. Songs such as "(Theme From) Carjack Fever" and "Meetings With Remarkable Men (Show Me the Hero)" are wry, whereas others "Why I'm Lonely" and "You Miss the Point Completely I Get the Point Exactly" reflect on bittersweet heartbreaks. Harvey Danger aren't afraid to be funny, poking fun at what's supposed to be taken seriously. And if 1998's "Flagpole Sitta" didn't indicate such sharpness, the material rollicking on King James Version will.

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Editorial Reviews

Entertainment Weekly - James Sullivan
With this caustic second CD, his mold-busting Seattle band, which crafted the springy modern rock smash "Flagpole Sitta" makes a play for longevity.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Sire / London/Rhino
UPC:
0643443114325
catalogNumber:
31143

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Harvey Danger   Primary Artist
Grant-Lee Phillips   Background Vocals
Jami Sieber   Electric Cello
Ken Stringfellow   Background Vocals
Marc Olsen   Slide Guitar
Rajan Krishnaswami   Cello
Lois Maffeo   Vocals
Aaron Huffman   Bass,Guitar,Vibes,Pipe organ
Sean Nelson   Keyboards,Tambourine,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Melodion
Evan Sult   Drums
Ben Gibbard   Track Performer
Joe Gottesman   Track Performer
Ben Benshoof   Track Performer
Shari Link   Track Performer
Larry Sult   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Goodmanson   Producer,Engineer
Carl Plaster   Drum Technician
Harvey Danger   Producer
Tae Won Yu   Art Direction
Fisher   Drum Technician

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