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The Phoenix Album

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All Music Guide - Lisa LeeKing
The psychedelic-drenched Los Angeles group's underlying modus operandi is to "conjure up music as an experience." Both live and recorded, lead vocalist/guitarist Bobby Hecksher -- along with a six- to eight-member entourage -- transform jams into something tangible, much like avant-garde Suicide and space rockers Spiritualized have been known to do. The five-song mini-album almost merits full-length status, as it clocks over an hour in length. The seven-minute "Stone Hearts" is the most memorable, with its fuzzed-out drones and tranquil, Jason Pierce-esque vocals. The other tracks offer up more long, instrumental neo-psychedelia bliss that start on one plane and end up on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lisa LeeKing
The psychedelic-drenched Los Angeles group's underlying modus operandi is to "conjure up music as an experience." Both live and recorded, lead vocalist/guitarist Bobby Hecksher -- along with a six- to eight-member entourage -- transform jams into something tangible, much like avant-garde Suicide and space rockers Spiritualized have been known to do. The five-song mini-album almost merits full-length status, as it clocks over an hour in length. The seven-minute "Stone Hearts" is the most memorable, with its fuzzed-out drones and tranquil, Jason Pierce-esque vocals. The other tracks offer up more long, instrumental neo-psychedelia bliss that start on one plane and end up on a different euphonious level, thus obliging their MO. The Warlocks' un-gimcrack multi-instrumentation, featuring two drummers and a former Brian Jonestown Massacre member, may help explain the jam band and drug-induced connotations. Exploring these influences is the Syd Barrett tone on the final track, "Minneapolis Mad Man." The end result is a blurring of lines between reality and fiction, making Phoenix EP ethereal both in spirit and effect.
Blender - Clark Collis
When they lock into one of their more decent tunes... the result definitely leaves you wanting another fix.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/1/2003
  • Label: Mute U.S.
  • UPC: 724596922729
  • Catalog Number: 9227
  • Sales rank: 65,655

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shake the Dope Out (4:22)
  2. 2 Hurricane Heart Attack (5:35)
  3. 3 Baby Blue (3:58)
  4. 4 Stickman Blues (3:48)
  5. 5 Cosmic Letdown (9:25)
  6. 6 The Dope Feels Good (4:13)
  7. 7 Moving and Shaking (3:32)
  8. 8 Inside Outside (7:41)
  9. 9 Stone Hearts (7:04)
  10. 10 Oh Shadie (14:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Warlocks Primary Artist
Sonic Boom Guitar
Danny Hole Drums
Mike McHugh Drums
Bobby Hecksher Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards
Larry Hardy Vocals, Voices
Jeff Levitz Guitar, Sitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Laura Grisby Organ
Jason "Plucky" Anchondo Percussion, Drums
Corey Lee Granet Guitar
Technical Credits
Betsy Palmer Promotions Director
Donnell Cameron Engineer
Dave Pearlman Engineer
Mark Wheaton Engineer
Bryan Lasley Artwork
Mike McHugh Engineer
David Cheppa Mastering
Larry Hardy Contributor
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