Two Beasts

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It would have been difficult to review Two Beasts without some mention of John Cougar Mellencamp. First, the Why Store produced this impressive sophomore effort with Mellencamp's longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic. Second, the Heartland quintet hails from Indiana, Mellencamp's home state. But then, Two Beasts doesn't need an indirect connection to Mellencamp to legitimize it, and truth be told, this probably would have been an impressive CD even without Wanchic's participation. The passionate and bluesy Chris Shaffer is as fine a songwriter as he is a lead singer, and it's obvious how talented he is on such earthy offerings as "Manic Man," "Working" and "Do Do Do." You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
It would have been difficult to review Two Beasts without some mention of John Cougar Mellencamp. First, the Why Store produced this impressive sophomore effort with Mellencamp's longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic. Second, the Heartland quintet hails from Indiana, Mellencamp's home state. But then, Two Beasts doesn't need an indirect connection to Mellencamp to legitimize it, and truth be told, this probably would have been an impressive CD even without Wanchic's participation. The passionate and bluesy Chris Shaffer is as fine a songwriter as he is a lead singer, and it's obvious how talented he is on such earthy offerings as "Manic Man," "Working" and "Do Do Do." You won't find trendy or pretentious songwriting on this CD, just straightforward, uncomplicated rock & roll that thrives on melody and more melody. Those who enjoyed the Why Store's previous album will also find a lot to admire about Two Beasts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008811175443
  • Catalog Number: 11754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Working (3:30)
  2. 2 Burnout (3:19)
  3. 3 No Matter (3:39)
  4. 4 Two Beasts (3:18)
  5. 5 Do Do Do (3:40)
  6. 6 Manic Man (4:27)
  7. 7 Here I Go (3:54)
  8. 8 Who Is Your Love? (3:34)
  9. 9 Everybody (3:53)
  10. 10 Montague (4:23)
  11. 11 She's Broken (2:52)
  12. 12 Story Song (3:01)
  13. 13 When You're High (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Why Store Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Sue Medley Background Vocals
Johnny Socko Horn
Bekka Bramlett Background Vocals
John Mellencamp Guitar
Joshua Silbert Saxophone
Chris Shaffer Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Moe Z Background Vocals, Sampling, Loops
Jeff Pedersen Organ, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Background Vocals
Greg Gardner Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Demian Hostetter Trumpet
Michael David Smith Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar
Loren "Moe Z" Stewart Background Vocals, Sampling, Loops
Charlie Bushor Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Nils Fredland Trombone
Technical Credits
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Paul Mahern Engineer
John Mellencamp Producer
Mike Wanchic Producer
The Why Store Producer
Ramón Bretón Digital Editing
Monster X Art Direction
Chris Shaffer Lyricist
Leo Zulueta Tattoo Art
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