Where Are You, Bambi Woods?

Where Are You, Bambi Woods?

by A Balladeer
     
 

With an album title (and title track) like this, and other tunes such as "Superman Can't Move His Legs," "Jesus Doesn't Love Me," and "Dead as Disco," you might expect Where Are You to be a funny album. Instead, this Dutch band's second LP is another highly crafted, warm pop album that's consumed with U.S. culture of the recent past. i.e., Bambi Woods,See more details below

Overview

With an album title (and title track) like this, and other tunes such as "Superman Can't Move His Legs," "Jesus Doesn't Love Me," and "Dead as Disco," you might expect Where Are You to be a funny album. Instead, this Dutch band's second LP is another highly crafted, warm pop album that's consumed with U.S. culture of the recent past. i.e., Bambi Woods, girl-next-door blonde star of the most famous porn film other than Deep Throat, 1978's Debbie Does Dallas, really did disappear off the cultural
ews radar in the '80s after making four XXX films seemingly without a trace, and her long-rumored drug OD death has never been confirmed; even the directors of the serious 2005 British TV documentary Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered couldn't find her (albeit they talked to someone claiming to be Woods via telephone). Lead A Balladeer Marinus de Goederen uses her mysterious evaporation as an emblem of the darker
aughtier/corrupt side of American cultural hegemony, felt acutely abroad. Indeed, songs concerning sin city Las Vegas, Jackie Kennedy, California, Dean Martin, and Marilyn Monroe, the 1998 Laramie beating death of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Wayne Shepard, and 1984 slasher film A Nightmare on Elm Street blend into a thoughtful meditation pot of brooding lush, piano-centric Euro-pop, with occasional excursions into slightly more commercial radio fodder in a reasonable U2/Coldplay mode ("Welcome to Vegas"). Fascinating all around, for its foreign perspective and mannered music. ~ Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2010
Label:
Zip Records
UPC:
0884501247924
catalogNumber:
65

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Tracks

  1. Plan B  -  Balladeer
  2. Jesus Doesn't Love Me  -  Balladeer
  3. When Dean Was the Man (And Monroe Always Smiled)  -  Balladeer
  4. Nightmare On Elm Street  -  Balladeer
  5. Oh, California  -  Balladeer
  6. Mary Had a Secret  -  Balladeer
  7. Superman Can't Move His Legs  -  Balladeer
  8. Poster Child  -  Balladeer
  9. Welcome To Vegas  -  Balladeer
  10. Dead As Disco  -  Balladeer
  11. Ting-a-Ling  -  Balladeer
  12. Where Are You, Bambi Woods?  -  Balladeer
  13. America, America  -  Balladeer
  14. Fortune Teller  -  Balladeer
  15. Swim With Sam  -  Balladeer

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Balladeer   Primary Artist
Peter Bauwens   Hammond Organ
Mark Steylaerts   Violin
Veronique Gilis   Violin
Marc Tooten   Viola
Charlie Dée   Background Vocals
Karel Steylaerts   Cello
Peter Slager   Bass,Double Bass
Bas Kennis   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Johan Wijnants   Choir, Chorus
Jens Staal   Choir, Chorus
Erik Meereboer   Synthesizer,Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Background Vocals
Dries De Porre   Choir, Chorus
Bram Vannieuwenhuyze   Choir, Chorus
Bart Erkelens   Background Vocals
Arn Kortooms   Bass
Tijs Stehmann   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Background Vocals
Ronald Vanhuffel   Synthesizer,Percussion
Pieter Van De Walle   Choir, Chorus
Noah Tratree   Vocals
Michiel Flamman   Background Vocals
Marinus de Goederen   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer

Technical Credits

Michel Dierickx   Engineer
Frank VanEssen   String Arrangements
Balladeer   Arranger,Engineer
Peter Slager   Arranger
Bas Kennis   Arranger,Engineer
Philippe Delire   Engineer
Adriaan Jaeggi   Inspiration
Darius Van Helfteren   Mastering
Ernst Van Kleij   Engineer
Erik Meereboer   Programming,Producer
Bart Erkelens   Arranger,Engineer,String Arrangements
Arno Dreef   Producer,Engineer
Tijs Stehmann   Programming
Sint-Niklaaskerk   Engineer
Ronald Vanhuffel   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer

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