Modrophenia

Modrophenia

     
 
There are no notes and no particularly obvious sense to the order or selection of songs on this 18-track CD -- everyone from John Lee Hooker ("Dimples") and Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl") to Freddie & the Dreamers ("You Were Made for Me") and

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There are no notes and no particularly obvious sense to the order or selection of songs on this 18-track CD -- everyone from John Lee Hooker ("Dimples") and Van Morrison ("Brown Eyed Girl") to Freddie & the Dreamers ("You Were Made for Me") and Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes") is represented, with some unusual choices of exclusively British interest (Heinz's "Just Like Eddie," Susan Maughan's "Bobby's Girl") and a late-'60s digression (Humble Pie's "Natural Born Bugie"), and some U.S. classics as well ("Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen, "Every Beat of My Heart" by Gladys Knight, "Twist and Shout" by the Isley Brothers) -- and this reviewer hasn't a clue what Ketty Lester's "Love Letters" is doing here. The choices seem more predicated on what was good and available (i.e., cheap and easily licensed) than any real design to the disc, but that doesn't stop Modrophenia from being very enjoyable, if not exactly anything daringly inventive or enlightening -- the sound is state-of-the-art on everything here, and it's not like there are any bad or even weak songs here, just a few awkward detours out of the early/middle '60s and away from rock music.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/26/2001
Label:
Dressed To Kill
UPC:
0666629115121
catalogNumber:
212

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Track Performer
Freddie & the Dreamers   Track Performer
Gerry & the Pacemakers   Track Performer
Humble Pie   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Kingsmen   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Billy J. Kramer   Track Performer
Merseybeats   Track Performer
Heinz   Track Performer
Fourmost   Track Performer
Little Eva   Track Performer
Rick Nelson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Johnny Otis   Composer
Gene Pitney   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Steve Marriott   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bert Russell   Composer
Geoff Goddard   Composer
Jimmy "Handy Man" Jones   Composer
James C. Bracken   Composer

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