Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na [Split EP]

Mary Lou Lord/Sean Na Na [Split EP]

by Sean Na-Na
     
 

Well, here's a somewhat unexpected CD. Three songs each from two pop faves who float just a bit beneath the radar of the elusive star-making tastes of America's mass audience. First up is Boston's Mary Lou, whose God-given way with cover songs involves a propensity for diluting nearly any song she chooses; she's a musical food processor with one speed: liquefy. A… See more details below

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Well, here's a somewhat unexpected CD. Three songs each from two pop faves who float just a bit beneath the radar of the elusive star-making tastes of America's mass audience. First up is Boston's Mary Lou, whose God-given way with cover songs involves a propensity for diluting nearly any song she chooses; she's a musical food processor with one speed: liquefy. A prime example is the way she smoothes the edge right off of Lucinda Williams' "Hard Road," transforming it from a savory Southern pecan pie to a cutesy, gelatinous marshmallow puff. Her short list of original compositions isn't added to here either; Lord's three songs, including the aforementioned "Hard Road," are all covers. Sean Na Na fares a bit better, scoring one of his biggest hits here with "Princess and the Pony," a charismatic song in which Tillman ruminates on his eventual funeral party blowout. Tillman also tries his hand at songwriter "Lucky" Jeremy Allen's "My Old France," arranging a full band around Allen's spare, acoustic song.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2000
Label:
Kill Rock Stars
UPC:
0759656035026
catalogNumber:
60350
Rank:
275558

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sean Na-Na   Primary Artist
Bill Janovitz   Background Vocals
Chris Wilson   Drums
Ted Leo   Bass,Background Vocals
Mary Lou Lord   Vocals
Sean Tillmann   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Bells
Raging Teens   Track Performer
Kevin Patey   Rhythm Guitar
Matt Murphy   Upright Bass
Amy Griffin   Guitar
Keith Schubert   Drums
Holy Childhood   Vocals
Jeff Brown   Drums
Jimmy Ryan   Mandolin
Jeremy Allen   Keyboards
Lucky Jeremy   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Mike Leahy   Producer,Engineer
Adam Miller   Paintings
Nick Saloman   Composer
John Williams   Producer,Engineer
Ted Leo   Engineer
Brian Dunton   Producer,Engineer
Matthew Ellard   Producer,Engineer
Dave Gardner   Mastering
Eric Olsen   Engineer

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