Look Up

Look Up

by Bob Neuwirth
     
 
Bob Neuwirth's fourth solo album in 22 years is also his third of the 1990s, not counting his duet album with John Cale. Such a commitment to productivity has been good for him, and Look Up is one of his more professionally performed and identifiable releases. Having spent most of his career as a musical footnote, Neuwirth also has

Overview

Bob Neuwirth's fourth solo album in 22 years is also his third of the 1990s, not counting his duet album with John Cale. Such a commitment to productivity has been good for him, and Look Up is one of his more professionally performed and identifiable releases. Having spent most of his career as a musical footnote, Neuwirth also has tended to sound like a sideman on his own records. Here, the usually large typically prominent supporting cast is on hand (for the record, it includes Patti Smith, Peter Case, Bernie Leadon, Butch Hancock, Elliott Murphy and Victoria Williams), but the spare, largely acoustic arrangements leave a lot of room for Neuwirth to make a vocal impression, and he does, even holding his own against Rosie Flores on the rocking "What's Our Love Comin' To." The music is very much in the folk/country singer-songwriter realm of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, and Neuwirth proves himself worthy of the company with some clever originals and a wonderful cover of Nan O'Byrne's cock-eyed classic "Sweet and Shiny Eyes."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/1996
Label:
Watermelon
UPC:
0715971105028
catalogNumber:
1050

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Performance Credits

Bob Neuwirth   Primary Artist,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals
Rosie Flores   Vocals
Sandy Bull   Bass,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Butch Hancock   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Cindy Bullens   Vocals
Peter Case   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Elliott Murphy   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Charlie Sexton   Saz,Violin,Drums,Vocals,Mandocello
Victoria Williams   Vocals
Chuck Prophet   Guitar
Billy Swan   Guitar
Gary Lucas   Guitar
Debbie Green   Bass
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Steven Soles   Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Ned Albright   Background Vocals
Don Heffington   Drums
Bruce Langhorne   Piano
Bernie Leadon   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Tambourine
David Mansfield   Bass,Fiddle,Guitar,Violin,Mandocello
Gurf Morlix   Slide Guitar
Mark Olson   Vocals
Patti Smith   Vocals
David Williams   Vocals
Matt Cartsonis   Mandolin,Accordion
Andrew Williams   Vocals
Gilbert Shelton   Piano

Technical Credits

Sandy Bull   Engineer
Elliott Murphy   Engineer
Charlie Sexton   Engineer
Bob Neuwirth   Producer
Gary Lucas   Engineer
Steven Soles   Engineer
Heinz Geissler   Executive Producer
Bernie Leadon   Engineer
Gurf Morlix   Engineer
Scott Smith   Art Direction
John T. Kunz   Executive Producer
Dick Reeves   Art Direction
G. Madarasz   Engineer
Gilbert Shelton   Illustrations

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