Mavericks

Mavericks

by Holsapple-Stamey
     
 

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Eight years after Chris Stamey left the dB's (and three years after the group finally sputtered to a halt), he reunited with former bandmate Peter Holsapple (who became the group's de facto leader in Stamey's absence) for this duo album. Mavericks finds both Holsapple and Stamey sounding a bit older, quieter, and more pensive than they did in the old

Overview

Eight years after Chris Stamey left the dB's (and three years after the group finally sputtered to a halt), he reunited with former bandmate Peter Holsapple (who became the group's de facto leader in Stamey's absence) for this duo album. Mavericks finds both Holsapple and Stamey sounding a bit older, quieter, and more pensive than they did in the old days; while one can see many flashes of the bright, angular power pop that dominated the dB's first two albums, most of the songs are dominated by acoustic instruments, somewhat slower tempos, and a more "mature" tone. The introspective overtones of "Angels," "I Know You Will," or "Close Your Eyes" mark a switch from what these guys were doing on Repercussion or Stands for Decibels, but if you're looking for clever and well-crafted pop tunes, both Holsapple and Stamey deliver the goods, and they do rock out a bit here and there (most notably on "Lovers Rock" and the wonderfully sardonic "I Want to Break Your Heart"). Both Chris and Peter are at the top of their form as vocalists and players, and they get plenty of welcome assistance from such Hoboken-scene notables as Dave Schramm, James MacMillan, and Jane Scarpantoni (fellow former dB Gene Holder even pops up on one cut). Mavericks often sounds like semi-acoustic post-new wave pop for grownups, but it's a good bit more fun (and less academic) than that description would suggest.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/22/1995
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227079529
catalogNumber:
70795

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Holsapple-Stamey   Primary Artist
Chris Stamey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Accordion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Alan Bezozi   Drums
Michael Blair   Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel
Chris Butler   Tambourine
Gene Holder   Guitar
Peter Holsapple   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Autoharp,Drums,Electric Guitar,Recorder,Track Performer
James MacMillan   Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
Dave Schramm   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Michael Shockley   Tambourine
Ilene Markell   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello

Technical Credits

Joe Strummer   Composer
Chris Stamey   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Audio Production
Peter Holsapple   Arranger,Producer,Contributor,Audio Production
Mick Jones   Composer
James MacMillan   Engineer
Jon Rosenberg   Engineer
Bill Scheniman   Engineer
John Siket   Engineer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Brigid Pearson   Art Direction
Ann Selznick   Engineer

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