Red Clay Harvest

Red Clay Harvest

by Cravin' Melon
     
 

Cravin' Melon was founded in 1993 by Clemson University classmates and disbanded with a concert in May, 2001. The Southern roots-rock band released Red Clay Harvest in 1997 on Mercury Records. By that time, radio and the buying public had tired of their Hootie and the Blowfish-style pop music. (When Cravin' Melon lost their original drummer, See more details below

Overview

Cravin' Melon was founded in 1993 by Clemson University classmates and disbanded with a concert in May, 2001. The Southern roots-rock band released Red Clay Harvest in 1997 on Mercury Records. By that time, radio and the buying public had tired of their Hootie and the Blowfish-style pop music. (When Cravin' Melon lost their original drummer, Gary Greene of Hootie filled in for a tour.) The songs on Red Clay Harvest are all well written. Highlights include the upbeat rockers "Come Undone" and "Sweet Tea." The album was produced by Don Smith (Cracker and John Hiatt). The ballad "Post Office" sounds like it could have been written for Darius Rucker and has many of the qualities that made Hootie a smash: soaring melodies, impassioned vocals, and a wistfull sensibility. Cravin' Melon is similar musically to the Pat McGee Band and Sister Hazel. Red Clay Harvest is perhaps the band's most polished and cohesive record. Consider this album a reminder of mid-late 1990s rock by 1998's "South Carolina Band of the Year."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/28/1997
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731453430525
catalogNumber:
534305

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cravin' Melon   Primary Artist
Benmont Tench   Hammond Organ
Jim Chapman   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Greg Errico   Percussion
Davey Faragher   Background Vocals
David Immerglück   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Phil Jones   Percussion
Tommy Stinson   Bass Guitar
Jeff Trott   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Pierre de Beauport   Electric Guitar
Doug Jones   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Rick Reames   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
J.J. Bowers   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jim Chapman   Composer
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Jeff Sheehan   Engineer
Don Smith   Producer,Engineer
Tommy Stinson   Contributor
Janet Perr   Art Direction
Don C. Tyler   Digital Editing
Doug Jones   Composer
Rick Reames   Composer
J. J. Bowers   Composer

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