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Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia [Bonus CD]
     

Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia [Bonus CD]

by The Dandy Warhols
 

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Though they still tend towards pastiche, the Dandy Warhols' third full-length, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, presents a bakers' dozen of their most focused and cohesive songs. Where their earlier albums were eclectic to the point of being scattershot, this release manages to limit the band's style-switching to dreamy, sweeping epics like "Godless" and

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Though they still tend towards pastiche, the Dandy Warhols' third full-length, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, presents a bakers' dozen of their most focused and cohesive songs. Where their earlier albums were eclectic to the point of being scattershot, this release manages to limit the band's style-switching to dreamy, sweeping epics like "Godless" and "Nietzsche," sussed, sleazy power pop like "Horse Pills" and "Cool Scene," and country and gospel ventures like "Country Leaver" and "The Gospel." The group's increasingly strong songwriting makes most of these experiments successful and distinctive, though the Dandys fall into their old habit of appropriating sounds they like wholesale with "Shakin'," a "tribute" to Elastica's uptight yet sexy riffs and rhythms. Not surprisingly, the most successful songs on Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia are the least derivative ones, such as anxious pop songs like "Solid," "Get Off," and the delicate, lovelorn ballad "Sleep." On those tracks, as well as the satirical single "Bohemian Like You" -- this year's model of their hit "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" -- the Dandys reveal themselves as a savvy pop band with a voice of their own. Though they're not all the way there yet, Tales From Urban Bohemia is a worthwhile step in their developing creativity. [The 2013 reissue added a bonus disc made up of early mixes, alternate versions, and home demos .]

Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2013
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0602537379736
catalogNumber:
001842302

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Performance Credits

Dandy Warhols   Primary Artist
Phil Baker   Upright Bass
Vince Di Fiore   Trumpet
Eric Matthews   Trumpet
Anton Newcombe   Strings,Guitar (Tremolo)
DJ Swamp   scratching
Zia McCabe   Bass,Keyboards
Brent DeBoer   Drums,Background Vocals
Erik Gavriluk   Organ
Courtney Taylor-Taylor   Guitar,Vocals
Troy Stewart   Slide Guitar
Pete Holmstrom   Guitar
Meg Bobbitt   Vocals
Joe Kaczmarek   Organ

Technical Credits

Steven Birch   Layout
Dave Sardy   Producer,Additional Production
Frank Collura   Reissue Producer
Gregg Williams   Producer
Brent DeBoer   Cover Photo
Lee Cohen   Management
Courtney Taylor-Taylor   Composer,Producer,Layout
Pete Holmstrom   Composer

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