Still in Hollywood

Still in Hollywood

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by Concrete Blonde
     
 

With their brief moment of commercial success having long since faded, Concrete Blonde had essentially split by the time this collection was released. For fans, it's a well-conceived treat, gathering together many of the band's non-album tracks (although most had been available as B-sides). There's really not a track that won't be a…  See more details below

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With their brief moment of commercial success having long since faded, Concrete Blonde had essentially split by the time this collection was released. For fans, it's a well-conceived treat, gathering together many of the band's non-album tracks (although most had been available as B-sides). There's really not a track that won't be a delight to the band's devoted following. There are a handful of well-chosen cover songs. Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" is given a suitably ominous treatment and there is a beautiful, heartfelt take on the Cheap Trick ballad "Mandocello." Early college radio hit "God Is a Bullet" appears as a brutal live version (with some searing guitar work from James Mankey). The band's punk roots show on another live track, "The Sky Is a Poisonous Garden," and the chilling "Tomorrow, Wendy" retains its potency in a sparse, stripped-down version, showing off Johnette Napalitano's compelling vocal abilities. The B-side originals are consistently good, with the swaggering, loner lyrics and Mankey's spidery, twang guitar making "100 Games of Solitaire" especially noteworthy. The liner notes are concise, but informative, and Still in Hollywood is a well-done packaging of work that reinforces Concrete Blonde as a very talented creative unit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/1994
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724382912828
catalogNumber:
29128

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Concrete Blonde   Primary Artist
Paul Thompson   Drums

Technical Credits

John P. Kee   Composer
Joan Armatrading   Composer
Concrete Blonde   Producer,Remixing
Sean Freehill   Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Dennis Herring   Producer
Earle Mankey   Producer,Remixing,Engineering
James Mankey   Composer
Johnette Napolitano   Composer
Harry Rushakoff   Composer
Chris Tsangarides   Producer
Sig Sigworth   Producer,Liner Notes
Rob Bingston   Engineering
Lisa Sparks   Art Direction
Steve Karas   Liner Notes
Alan Bloch   Composer

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