Theme Park

Theme Park

by BMX Bandits
     
 

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After the relatively straightforward Gettin' Dirty, 1996's Theme Park moves right back into the all-over-the-place ethos of the earlier BMX Bandits records, with a slightly higher recording budget. Frustratingly, the album also features a return to the self-indulgent experimentation of albums like 1990's C-86 and More, with the smartly written andSee more details below

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After the relatively straightforward Gettin' Dirty, 1996's Theme Park moves right back into the all-over-the-place ethos of the earlier BMX Bandits records, with a slightly higher recording budget. Frustratingly, the album also features a return to the self-indulgent experimentation of albums like 1990's C-86 and More, with the smartly written and crisply played power pop of tunes like "Girl Next Door" and the Big Star homage "In the Afterglow" reduced somewhat by their proximity to half-baked goofs like "Teenage Slaughtertime" and "Evel Kneivel." On the other hand, the quality goods do outnumber the write-offs, with the absolutely giddy "I Wanna Fall in Love" and the twangy, cocktail-influenced "Before the Blue Moon" among the catchiest tunes the group has ever managed. Songs like that suggest that the BMX Bandits would have progressed into an entirely new direction, but they were caught in the fallout of Creation Records' collapse and the group broke up before they could release a follow-up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Big Deal Records
UPC:
0643609904821
catalogNumber:
9048

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

BMX Bandits   Primary Artist
Sushil Dade   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Autoharp,Electric Bass,Drums,Sitar,Vocals,Bottleneck Guitar,Echo
Kle   Vocals
Francis MacDonald   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Joseph McAlinden   Violin
John McCusker   Fiddle,tin whistle
Duglas T. Stewart   Theremin,Vocals,Dancer
Mike Bennett   Vocals,Sampling,Sample Voices
Finlay MacDonald   Synthesizer,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Tacye   Vocals
John Hogarty   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Gordon Keen   Electric Guitar
Norman Blake   Synthesizer,Percussion

Technical Credits

Kim Fowley   Producer
Joseph McAlinden   Organic Director
BMX Bandits   Producer
Joe Foster   Producer
Dean Brownrout   Executive Producer
Toby Egelnick   Artwork,Layout Concept
Mike Bennett   Producer

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