Suzy

Suzy

by Terence Boylan
     
 

Suzy is an odd mix of the slick L.A. singer/songwriter pop of his previous record and stripped-down, acoustic-based new wave. The title cut, "Shake Your Fiorucci" (which quotes familiar guitar lines from the Stones' "Bitch" and Derek & the Dominoes' "Layla"), "Dump It In the River," and "$50 anSee more details below

Overview

Suzy is an odd mix of the slick L.A. singer/songwriter pop of his previous record and stripped-down, acoustic-based new wave. The title cut, "Shake Your Fiorucci" (which quotes familiar guitar lines from the Stones' "Bitch" and Derek & the Dominoes' "Layla"), "Dump It In the River," and "$50 an Hour," which were recorded with a tight three-piece band led by guitarist Will McFarlane, seem to have come from a completely different project than the rest of the album. Here Boylan shows an edge and even a touch of nastiness that isn't evident in the bulk of his work. Even his vocal delivery seems to have a tougher, almost punkish quality on these tunes, as opposed to his usual Jackson Browne-like throatiness. Unfortunately, the majority of Suzy -- which utilizes many of the same heavy hitters as Terence Boylan as well as guitarists Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Larry Carlton, pianist Paul Harris, and even Chevy Chase playing Fender Rhodes on the quirky "Miso Soup" -- lacks the punch and vibrancy of the sparsely produced tracks. Suzy, with its disparate styles, almost has the feel of two EPs released on the same disc. Though it may lack the cohesiveness of his Asylum debut, Suzy does show Boylan's willingness to stretch outside the realms of the typical Southern California sound.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
Label:
Wounded Bird Records
UPC:
0664140620124
catalogNumber:
6201
Rank:
53661

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Terence Boylan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Don Henley   Vocals,Harmony
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Conga,Vibes,Shaker,fender rhodes
Gary Foster   Saxophone
Chevy Chase   Percussion,fender rhodes,Soloist
Don Felder   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jim Gordon   Drums
Jeff Baxter   Guitar
Arnold Belnick   Violin
Ben Benay   Acoustic Guitar
Alma Boylan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Frederick Seykora   Cello
Jay Graydon   Guitar
Ed Greene   Drums
Paul Harris   Percussion
John Holbrook   Bass
David Kemper   Drums
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Joy Lyle   Violin
Will McFarlane   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Miranda McGrath   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Omartian   Percussion,fender rhodes
Don Palmer   Violin
Mike Porcaro   Bass
Emil Richards   Percussion
Timothy B. Schmit   Vocals,Background Vocals,Harmony
Barbara Thomason   Viola
Dennis Whitted   Drums
Jai Winding   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   Piano,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Terence Boylan   Composer,Producer
Paul Grupp   Engineer
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   String Arrangements,String Conductor

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