World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band

World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band

by Jim Carroll
     
 

NYC poet Jim Carroll is best known for his autobiographical novel, The Basketball Diaries, which later became a popular movie as well. But Carroll also fronted the Jim Carroll Band, who released three new wave/punk-influenced albums in the early '80s (1980s Catholic Boy, 1982's Dry Dreams, and 1984's I Write Your Name). Since Carroll'sSee more details below

Overview

NYC poet Jim Carroll is best known for his autobiographical novel, The Basketball Diaries, which later became a popular movie as well. But Carroll also fronted the Jim Carroll Band, who released three new wave/punk-influenced albums in the early '80s (1980s Catholic Boy, 1982's Dry Dreams, and 1984's I Write Your Name). Since Carroll's books deal with the seedier and/or sadder side of life (prostitution, homelessness, drug addiction, etc.), it's only logical that his songs would delve into the same subject matter. His semi-hit (and most popular song) "People Who Died" is highlighted here, and finds Carroll pulling no punches as he describes in lurid detail how many of his friends died. Other highlights include "I Want the Angel," "It's Too Late," and "Them," among others. Longtime Carroll fans will want to check out World Without Gravity: The Best of the Jim Carroll Band, since it contains two previously unreleased tracks (the studio outtake "Plain Division" and a live version of "City Drops into the Night"). Although Jim Carroll never achieved mass chart success, he's been able to gain the praises of such high-profile artists as Patti Smith and Keith Richards, no doubt due to his gripping and honest body of work.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/1993
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227129026
catalogNumber:
71290
Rank:
72063

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Carroll   Primary Artist,Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Shrieve   Drums
Syd Straw   Background Vocals
Clarence Clemons   Tambourine
Walter Steding   Violin
Paul Sanchez   Guitar
Sarah Birdseye   Background Vocals
Valerie Block   Background Vocals
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Tom Canning   Organ,Keyboards
Michael Caravello   Percussion,Conga
Suzanne DelRegno   Background Vocals
Sammy Figueroa   Percussion
Lenny Kaye   Guitar,Background Vocals
Kinny Landrum   Keyboards
Allen Lanier   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Will Lee   Bass
Brian Linsley   Guitar
Steve Linsley   Bass
Brian Marnell   Guitar,Background Vocals
Gwynne Rivers   Background Vocals
Jon Tiven   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Anne Waldman   Background Vocals
Terrell Winn   Guitar
Wayne Woods   Drums,Background Vocals
Amy Kanter   Background Vocals
Sally Tiven   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Lenny Kaye   Liner Notes
Earl McGrath   Producer
Jon Tiven   Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction

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