Hogyssey

The Hogyssey

by Spacehog
     
 

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For their third full-length effort, Spacehog stayed close to the David Bowie/T. Rex sound that made their 1996 debut Resident Alien such a hit. But if hopes were that a single as catchy as that album's out-of-the-gate hit "In the Meantime" was to be found, sadly there is not. That's not to say The Hogyssey doesn't have its moments. The

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For their third full-length effort, Spacehog stayed close to the David Bowie/T. Rex sound that made their 1996 debut Resident Alien such a hit. But if hopes were that a single as catchy as that album's out-of-the-gate hit "In the Meantime" was to be found, sadly there is not. That's not to say The Hogyssey doesn't have its moments. The lead single, "I Want to Live," displays all the fuzz and falsetto that made "Meantime" so popular (and with a line like "soar like an angel, ride like a whore," how could it go wrong?), and the accusatory "A Real Waste of Food" goes for a Diamond Dogs vibe and gets chunky with Wurlitzer and horns. "Perpetual Drag," "At Least I Got Laid," and "Jupiter's Moon" sport some truly inspired guitar riffs and powerful playing, but the corny rearrangement of Richard Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (better known as the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) is just downright ill-advised. An attempt to get back to the vibe of Resident Alien may have been a good idea, but now, in addition to drawing liberally from Bowie and glam rock, the Hog are already revisiting their own work. Crunchy guitars aside, perhaps Hogyssey is a misstep for Langdon and company. [This is the "clean" version of this release.]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
Label:
Artemis Records
UPC:
0699675107420
catalogNumber:
51074

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Performance Credits

Spacehog   Primary Artist
Johnny Cragg   Drums,Group Member
Antony Langdon   Guitar,Group Member
Royston Langdon   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Richard Steel   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Paul Ebersold   Producer,Audio Production
Bryce Goggin   Producer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Audio Production
Sean Slade   Producer,Audio Production
Antony Langdon   Composer
Royston Langdon   Composer
Benjamin Niles   Art Direction
Skidd Mills   Engineer
Damien Shannon   Engineer

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