Outside Inside

Outside Inside

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by The String Cheese Incident
     
 

Jam bands get rapped for their apparent bipolar nature: Few can duplicate the energy of their live shows in the sterile environment of a studio. But on their third studio album, the String Cheese Incident proves they can do it inside or out. Outside Inside has nearly as much energy as…  See more details below

Overview

Jam bands get rapped for their apparent bipolar nature: Few can duplicate the energy of their live shows in the sterile environment of a studio. But on their third studio album, the String Cheese Incident proves they can do it inside or out. Outside Inside has nearly as much energy as their vaunted live show and captures the joy with which they play. It overflows with effervescence on almost all of the very different tracks. Perhaps credit is due to their new producer, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. The cuts on this album sound fuller and more energetic than their previous studio albums, Born on the Wrong Planet and Round the Wheel. Even compared to their last album, Carnival 99, a live collection, the album stands up well. The band certainly has no fear when it comes to throwing disparate musical genres together on a single album. On the ruckus roots-rocker "Outside and Inside," the band shows the influence of the mother of all jam bands, the Grateful Dead, without coming across as imitators or hacks. The band delves deftly into Southern rock on "Sing a New Song," with Bill Nershi's slide guitar setting the tone. Keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth leads the funky "Lost" with his Hammond organ and pulls off a respectable salsa jazz piano on "Latinissmo." They'd have been better off, however, avoiding the calypso-tinged "Search," which sounds like a Jimmy Buffet reject. With all these styles to chose from, the band seems to be moving away from the bluegrass jams that it has been known for, but the final track, "Up the Canyon," gives older fans some down-home accordion and mandolin sounds to groove to. ~ Michael Gowan

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2001
Label:
Sci Fidelity Records
UPC:
0662102100929
catalogNumber:
1009
Rank:
165810

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

String Cheese Incident   Primary Artist
Andy Cleaves   Trumpet
Karl Denson   Saxophone
Michael Travis   Percussion,Drums
Michael Kang   Mandolin,Violin
Keith Moseley   Bass Guitar
Bill Nershi   Acoustic Guitar
Kyle Hollingsworth   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Steve Berlin   Producer
Dave McNair   Engineer
Ernest Randrianasolo   Composer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Michael Travis   Composer
String Cheese Incident   Arranger,Composer
Michael Kang   Composer
Keith Moseley   Composer
Bill Nershi   Arranger,Composer
Robert Hadley   Mastering
Kyle Hollingsworth   Composer
Todd Radunsky   Cover Photo
Dain Pape   Composer

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