New Mansions in Sound

New Mansions in Sound

by Fastbacks
     
 
Fastbacks managed to pare themselves down to a mere three drummers while recording New Mansions in Sound (Mike Musburger played on 13 of the album's 15 cuts, while Jason Finn and Nate Johnson each sat in for one song), and the resulting album is a good bit stronger than

Overview

Fastbacks managed to pare themselves down to a mere three drummers while recording New Mansions in Sound (Mike Musburger played on 13 of the album's 15 cuts, while Jason Finn and Nate Johnson each sat in for one song), and the resulting album is a good bit stronger than their previous set, Answer the Phone Dummy. Fastbacks' punk quotient isn't especially high on this set (though "555 (Part One)" and "The Bitter Drink" will satisfy those looking for a fast-loud fix), but their pop side is in unusually solid form; Kim Warnick and Lulu Gargiulo have rarely sang so harmoniously, and songs like "Fortune's Misery" and "No Information" are so catchy it's hard to imagine anyone being able to resist them. The band's choice of covers on this set also makes for a lovely balance of sublime vs. ridiculous, facing "Space Station #5" by Montrose against "Girl's Eyes" by the Who. Solid, joyous, occasionally poignant, and lots of fun -- in short, another slice of brilliance from Fastbacks. (By the way, the "e.v." credited with singing backup on "Girl's Eyes" is noted Fastbacks fan Eddie Vedder, who can be heard offering the engineer 100 dollars if he'll please erase his vocal and let him try it again.)

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Sub Pop
UPC:
0098787035728
catalogNumber:
357

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fastbacks   Primary Artist
Kurt Bloch   Multi Instruments
Jason Finn   Drums
Lulu Gargiulo   Guitar,Vocals
Nate Johnson   Drums
Mike Musburger   Drums
Kim Warnick   Bass,Vocals
Rusty Willoughby   Vocals
Ken Posy   Vocals
Hammi   Vocals

Technical Credits

Kurt Bloch   Producer,Engineer,Contributor
Lulu Gargiulo   Contributor
Tad Hutchinson   Paintings
Tad Hutchison   Artwork
Mike Musburger   Contributor
Kim Warnick   Contributor
Rusty Willoughby   Contributor
Pete Gerrald   Engineer
New Mansions in Sound   Contributor
Hank Trotter   Artwork,Art Direction
Ken Posy   Contributor
Scott Kerr   Composer

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