Writerscramp

Writerscramp

by Breetles
     
 
Want some '60s and power pop mania? Writerscramp opens with the bridge chords and guitar lead from the Move's "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" (someone send this to Roy Wood). The second song name-checks Bob Dylan, Donovan, the Who, Brian Wilson,

Overview

Want some '60s and power pop mania? Writerscramp opens with the bridge chords and guitar lead from the Move's "I Can Hear the Grass Grow" (someone send this to Roy Wood). The second song name-checks Bob Dylan, Donovan, the Who, Brian Wilson, the Beatles, the Monkees, XTC, Johnny Thunders, and the Records while retracing the George Harrison guitar solo from "My Sweet Love." The third song rips off the Beatles' Let It Be track "I Dig a Pony." Head Breetle Chris Breetveld probably loves the Rutles, the Dukes of Stratosphear (and XTC's Skylarking), Martin Newell, Todd Rundgren (especially Utopia's Deface the Music), and other records whose sole purpose is to return to rock & roll pop's golden age: 1964-1974. Hey, he even gets R. Stevie Moore to sit in on these sessions (and his label did us the favor of reissuing the obscure seventh Badfinger LP). Tell you what, like the above named, the Breetles are a lot of fun. Because Breetveld -- who comes across as an American, more power pop Newell -- has such a thorough knowledge of what he's re-creating. "Same as Me" is one of those songs that's as immediately drop-dead catchy as all his heroes, and there are others here like the XTC-ish "Please Send Boat" that brighten up a rainy afternoon. Sometimes nostalgia just isn't a bad thing. (14431 Ventura Blvd., PMB #311, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; pop@permanentpress.net)

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2000
Label:
PERMANENT PRESS
UPC:
0702675271425
catalogNumber:
52714

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Breetles   Primary Artist
Chris Butler   Background Vocals,Snare Drums
Jim Johnson   Guitar,Background Vocals
Richard Larsen   Bass
Dave Amels   Moog Synthesizer,Ondioline
Lane Steinberg   Electric Guitar
Tom Lucas   Guitar,Background Vocals
Chris Breetveld   Bass,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Hand Clapping
Tim Korzun   Organ,Horn,Keyboards,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Eric Block   Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Joe Hosey   Percussion,Slide Guitar
Bob Brainen   Bass,Background Vocals
David Dessel   Tambourine

Technical Credits

Richard Larsen   drum programming
Chris Breetveld   Producer
Tim Korzun   Producer,Percussion Arrangement
Bob Brainen   Producer
Tim Korzum   Producer
E. Smith   Composer
Chris Breetveld   Producer

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