Win Lose or Both

Win Lose or Both

by Fastbacks
     
 
Win Lose or Both, true to its name, is split between four brand new studio recordings and nine live versions of Fastbacks favorites. The studio tracks are a treat, particularly the opening "No Music Played," which alternates a spare vocals-and-guitar verse with choruses that make use of that '70s art rock staple the E-bow (the magnetic device that makes guitars

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Win Lose or Both, true to its name, is split between four brand new studio recordings and nine live versions of Fastbacks favorites. The studio tracks are a treat, particularly the opening "No Music Played," which alternates a spare vocals-and-guitar verse with choruses that make use of that '70s art rock staple the E-bow (the magnetic device that makes guitars sound vaguely like electrified violins) and has a downbeat but not depressed feel akin to the best songs from 1993's masterful Zucker. A cover of the Mr. T Experience's ultra-poppy "Book of Revelation" sounds like an original, showing the Fastbacks' underrated influence on the bands that came after them. The live tracks, unfortunately, are less interesting: they sound basically like their studio counterparts played faster and sloppier, and lead singer Kim Warnick has some occasional pitch problems that distract from guitarist Kurt Bloch's always fine songwriting. The live tracks make this more of a curio for fans than an essential album, but the first third of the album makes up for them.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/13/1998
Label:
Popllama
UPC:
0053254000623
catalogNumber:
6
Rank:
190787

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Performance Credits

Fastbacks   Primary Artist
Kurt Bloch   Guitar,Vocals
Nate Johnson   Drums
Andrew McKeag   Guitar,Vocals
Mike Musburger   Drums
Kim Warnick   Bass,Vocals
Rusty Willoughby   Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Gus "The Flying Rabbi" Mustang   Drums

Technical Credits

Kurt Bloch   Composer,Producer
Rusty Willoughby   Artwork,Cover Design
Craig Montgomery   Live Sound
Pete Gerrald   Engineer
Mell Dettmer   Engineer
Floyd Reitsman   Engineer
Scott Kerr   Composer
Bobby Mack   Live Sound
Jim Anderson   Live Sound

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