No Doubtby No Doubt
Despite No Doubt's punk influences, they weren't included in the grunge boom of the early '90s. Much of the cause is due to the band's debut album, a work of polished production inspired more by '80s synth than No Doubt's heritage. Compared to Southern California's accepted ska/punk fusion, the album is quite pop-oriented, with new wave keyboards and punchy brass proving a foil to the basically ska framework and Gwen Stefani's extroverted vocals.
- Release Date:
- Interscope Records
Performance CreditsNo Doubt Primary Artist
Alex Henderson Trombone
Eric Stefani Keyboards,Vocals
Tom Dumont Guitar
Gwen Stefani Vocals
Adrian Young Percussion,Drums
Tony Kanal Bass
Don Hammerstedt Trumpet
Eric Carpenter Saxophone
Technical CreditsNo Doubt Arranger,Producer
Dito Godwin Producer
Michael Carnevale Engineer
Eric Stefani Arranger
Kimberly Holt Art Direction
Don Hammerstedt Horn Arrangements
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I am just completely flabbergasted by this album! Right now, as I type this, I am listening to the song "Sometimes" and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend everyone listen to this song, if nothing else. This song is absolutely amazing! It pierces right through the very soul. "Trapped in a Box" is also another song I would highly recommend everyone listen to. I have never heard a song like that before or since. This album shows that there are no limits to what can be done with music. If this album is only a sampling of the musical ability and arrangements that Eric Stefani (the originator of No Doubt) had to offer, the music world lost a tremendous talent when they tried to make him compromise his talent.
No Doubt's first album was a quirky spunky mix of ska and semi-grunge. At the time lead-singer Gwen Stefani was still just a young teenager. Her extrovirted and out there vocals are a major plus on this album. I would recomend it to many.
although not as poppy/trendy as you would like, this record is real good. ska, punk, and alot of humor twisted togeather back when eric stefanni was still masterminding.
This is a truly amazing album. If you like old-school No Doubt or are a fan of SoCal ska, this album is perfect. Really catchy ska riffs really make this one of my most played cds.
I got this for my Birthday yesterday and ever since all I have been doing is listening to it! I love the song "Sometimes." I'm ordering the Beacon Street CD today!