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Neonfire

Neonfire

by Neonfire
     
 
Greg Russo is probably better known as the author of a string of collector-centric reference books, charting the extremes of his musical tastes from Manfred Mann to Jethro Tull. Now he moves on to the Mothers of Invention, whose early inventiveness is spattered across

Overview

Greg Russo is probably better known as the author of a string of collector-centric reference books, charting the extremes of his musical tastes from Manfred Mann to Jethro Tull. Now he moves on to the Mothers of Invention, whose early inventiveness is spattered across this wonderful little collection. Indeed, from the moment "Alive" kicks in on a melodic line that certainly wouldn't have been out of place among the sweeter moments of Freak Out!, it's clear that Neonfire is not an album to just put on while you're washing the cat. Not-quite-quirky tunes merge with Candy Zappa's sassy vocals to push the album through a widescreen '60s-style sheen that defies the album's mid-noughties genesis, to hover instead in the shadow of pop's late-'60s golden age. Don't miss the cover of Dylan's "If You Gotta Go, Go Now," by the way. Cut firmly in the mold of the Manfreds' hit version but jollied up by a deliciously fuzzy guitar, it's one of the most buoyant Dylan covers to come along in many a moon.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/2008
Label:
Crossfire
UPC:
0723850950225
catalogNumber:
9502
Rank:
270817

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neonfire   Primary Artist
Napoleon Murphy Brock   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jeff Russo   Bass
Tornadoes   Guest Appearance
James Sanders   Guitar,Maracas
Dave Ballou   Trumpet
Nolan Porter   Vocals,Background Vocals,Spoken Word
Greg Russo   Keyboards
Joel Willenbring   Saxophone
Leonard Delaney   Drums
Gerald Sanders   Bass
Jesse Sanders   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,cowbell
Andre Cholmondeley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Joe Deninzon   Acoustic Guitar,Violin,Electric Violin
Glenn Leonard   Drums
Angelo Arcario   Vocals
Denise Russo   Vocals
Candy Zappa   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glenn Leonard   Drums
Jon Braun   Drums

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Greg Russo   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Angelo Arcario   Composer
Denise Russo   Composer

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