Raids on the Unspeakable

Raids on the Unspeakable

by Gregory Hoskins & The Stickpeople
     
 

Gregory Hoskins has a rather intriguing voice that falls somewhere between Sting, Paul Simon, and Van Morrison. Other good points: he writes superbly-crafted, poetic lyrics that effectively sketch the humanity of what our society calls "misfits" (go to "Let The World Call You Crazy" and "Dance of the Vulnerable.")…  See more details below

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Gregory Hoskins has a rather intriguing voice that falls somewhere between Sting, Paul Simon, and Van Morrison. Other good points: he writes superbly-crafted, poetic lyrics that effectively sketch the humanity of what our society calls "misfits" (go to "Let The World Call You Crazy" and "Dance of the Vulnerable.") Musically, the Stickpeople sound is a blend of pop, jazz and folk stylings. Again, the diversity of Morrison is a good source point. In sum, Raise offers mixed bag: you have the a cappella "Man to Man" -- a vocal tour de force -- then "Come In, Hope" which owes so much to mid-period (that name again) Morrison that a law-suit might well be in order.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/1995
Label:
True North
UPC:
0620638008126
catalogNumber:
81
Rank:
251156

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gregory Hoskins   Primary Artist,Indexed Contributor,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Group Member
Ron Allen   Bansuri
Phil Dwyer   Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jon Goldsmith   Piano,Harmonium,Prepared Piano
Gene Hardy   Bass Saxophone
Michael Spencer-Arscott   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Group Member
Colleen Allen   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
George Civello   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Bass (Vocal),Hammond Organ,Vocals,Alto (Vocal),bass pedals,fender rhodes,Group Member
Mike Fabello   Bass,Double Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar,Group Member
Lynn Simmons   Vocals,Soprano (Vocal),Alto (Vocal),Group Member
Steve Lucas   Double Bass
Michael White   Trumpet
Dick Smith   Percussion,Conga,Surdo
Chris Brown   Trombone
John Watson   Bass (Vocal)
Leslie Charbon   Chimes,Group Member

Technical Credits

Gregory Hoskins   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,drum programming
Lenny DeRose   Engineer
Jon Goldsmith   Producer
Dave Horner   Engineer
Robert Williams   Composer,Lyricist
George Civello   Vocal Support
Lynn Simmons   Arranger,Composer,Vocal Support
Anne Hoover   Art Direction

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