When the Telephone Rings

When the Telephone Rings

by The Silos
     
 

When the Telephone Rings bursts out of the starting blocks with "The Only Love," a fiery rocker fueled by some high-octane guitar from the great Richard Lloyd, and for five minutes it sounds like Walter Salas-Humara and his latest edition of the Silos have finally made the top-shelf rock & roll recordSee more details below

Overview

When the Telephone Rings bursts out of the starting blocks with "The Only Love," a fiery rocker fueled by some high-octane guitar from the great Richard Lloyd, and for five minutes it sounds like Walter Salas-Humara and his latest edition of the Silos have finally made the top-shelf rock & roll record they've long had in 'em (and almost made with Laser Beam Next Door). Sad to say, the album never kicks quite that hard again, but When the Telephone Rings manages a taut emotional intensity that's both bracing and satisfying, and it still rocks with greater conviction than most anything in the band's catalog. Much of the album was cut with Salas-Humara on guitar, Drew Glackin on drums, and Konrad Meissner on drums, and together they're a tight rhythm section capable of cutting an impressive groove, with a rotating cast of friends filling out the sound. The Silos circa 2004 are a capable power trio who don't need all that much assistance to bring these songs up to speed, and when they want to ease things back a bit, they can still hit the target (as on the moody title cut). And while Salas-Humara remains a passionate realist two decades into the Silos' career, these 11 songs celebrate life in all its glories (as well its occasional indignities) as only someone who's been around the block a few times can. When the Telephone Rings is rock & roll by grown-ups for grown-ups, and the maturity and wisdom inherent in this music doesn't minimize the sweaty fun to be had. Read the lyrics and turn it up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020116122
catalogNumber:
1161
Rank:
316044

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Silos   Primary Artist
Walter Salas-Humara   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Richard Lloyd   Guitar
Amy Allison   Background Vocals
David Boyle   Organ,Electric Piano
Dave McNair   Latin Percussion
Bruce Martin   Conga
Tom Freund   Bass,Harmonica,Piano,Background Vocals
Done Piper   Background Vocals
Dave Bassett   Bass,Guitar,Background Vocals,Mellotron,Group Member
Drew Glackin   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Mary Lee Kortes   Background Vocals
Paul Wallfisch   Organ
Dennis Cronin   Trumpet,Accordion
Jason Victor   Guitar,Group Member
Steve McCormick   Steel Guitar
Konrad Meissner   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mary L. Rowell   Violin

Technical Credits

Ray Kennedy   Mastering
Walter Salas-Humara   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Amy Allison   Vocal Support
Tom Freund   Composer
Done Piper   Vocal Support
Dave Bassett   Vocal Support
Mary Lee Kortes   Vocal Support
Konrad Meissner   Composer
Chris Kelly [Choir Practice]   Graphic Design

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