Stand Up

Stand Up

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by The Del Fuegos
     
 

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On the front cover of Stand Up, the Del Fuegos third album, lead singer and guitarist Dan Zanes looks as if he's struggling to stay awake, and it seems sadly indicative of a band that was clearly running out of steam. While guitarist Warren Zanes and Tom Lloyd had contributed to the songwriting on the DelSee more details below

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On the front cover of Stand Up, the Del Fuegos third album, lead singer and guitarist Dan Zanes looks as if he's struggling to stay awake, and it seems sadly indicative of a band that was clearly running out of steam. While guitarist Warren Zanes and Tom Lloyd had contributed to the songwriting on the Del Fuegos' first two albums, on Stand Up Dan wrote all the songs either by himself or with outside contributors (among them producer Mitchell Froom), and with a third guitarist, a handful of guest musicians, a horn section and six backing vocalists contributing to the sessions, this album simply doesn't sound like the work of the same band that made The Longest Day and Boston, Mass. It doesn't help that Dan Zanes' voice sounds a bit ragged here, and while having Tom Petty and James Burton contribute guitar work to the album certainly seemed like a great idea at the time, the songs just aren't up to what this band was capable of and the performances lack the energy and keen focus of their best work. Between the arrangements and the melodic hooks of tunes like "Wear It Like a Cape" and "A Town Called Love," it's clear that Dan Zanes was embracing his R&B influences while making Stand Up, but his voice just isn't up to the challenge of the material, and the oddball experiment "He Had A Lot to Drink Today" simply sounds like a mistake. Warren Zanes and drummer Woody Geissman would both leave the Del Fuegos after Stand Up failed to make an impression with either critics or fans, and it's not hard to imagine why -- this album is the sound of a band that has clearly lost the plot.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/15/2008
Label:
Wounded Bird
UPC:
0664140554023
catalogNumber:
5540
Rank:
48848

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Del Fuegos   Primary Artist
Bobby King   Vocals
Tom Petty   Vocals
James Burton   Dobro,Guitar,wah wah guitar
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Merry Clayton   Vocals
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards,Vocals
Donny Gerrard   Vocals
William "Bill" Greene   Vocals
James Ralston   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill   Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals
Dan Zanes   Guitar,Vocals
Donnie Garrard   Vocals
Woody Giessmann   Drums
Tom Lloyd   Bass,Cello,Vocals
Warren Zanes   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby "Blanco" King   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tchad Blake   Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Composer,Producer
Jerry Scheff   Composer
Donnie Garrard   Sound Effects

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