Lincoln

Lincoln

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by Lincoln
     
 
In the late 1990s, alternative rock had divided itself into two camps: frat-boy music and nerd rock. Lincoln fell perfectly into the latter, but their They Might Be Giants-inspired pop is hardly derivative of any one genre. From straight-ahead alt-pop to country-rock and even synth-pop, Lincoln is truly an eclectic mix,

Overview

In the late 1990s, alternative rock had divided itself into two camps: frat-boy music and nerd rock. Lincoln fell perfectly into the latter, but their They Might Be Giants-inspired pop is hardly derivative of any one genre. From straight-ahead alt-pop to country-rock and even synth-pop, Lincoln is truly an eclectic mix, borrowing elements from many genres to create a disc packed with humorous, light, and unique pop songs. Lead vocalist Chris Temple constantly changes personas, from the enraged nerd in "Sucker" to a tender, heartbroken and scared man on "Wish You Were Dead." Temple's lyrics are often very personal, but he attempts to put up a macho front to help him from being vulnerable; however, his delivery gives him away. Not all of the 12 tracks are particularly memorable -- the last two seem to be stretching the album a bit -- but this proves to be an excellent souvenir from an unfortunately short-lived pop band. Lincoln broke up in September 1998, making this their first and last release.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/22/1997
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0042282890429
catalogNumber:
828904

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lincoln   Primary Artist
Nils Lofgren   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Jon Brion   Guitar,Keyboards
Alex Brofsky   French Horn
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Roger Greenawalt   Bass,Sampling
Greg Leisz   Slide Guitar
Tom Lofgren   Background Vocals
Andy Newmark   Drums
Mark Roule   Guitar
Danny Weinkauf   Bass
Chris Temple   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Gary Maurer   Keyboards,Sampling
Dan Miller   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Gonzalo Martinez   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Roger Greenawalt   Producer
David Kahne   Producer,Engineer
Jack Joseph Puig   Producer
Mark Roule   Producer
Chris Temple   Producer
Gary Maurer   Engineer,Loop
Christopher Temple   Composer

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Lincoln 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lincoln opened for TMBG on tour in '97-'98 and have a similar and very entertaining sound. Clever lyrics and some catchy tunes. The end of the album drags a little, but you can listen to the first 9-10 tracks over and over. Too bad they aren't around any more.