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Zig Zag
     

Zig Zag

by The Hooters
 
This release shows the Hooters trying to modernize their sound from the over-romantic power pop of their previous efforts (e.g., "And We Danced"):  a little more dirt, a little less gloss, a little more personal expression.  The songwriting has gotten better in places here as well, still delivering infectious pop hooks with more sophisticated lyrics particularly on

Overview

This release shows the Hooters trying to modernize their sound from the over-romantic power pop of their previous efforts (e.g., "And We Danced"):  a little more dirt, a little less gloss, a little more personal expression.  The songwriting has gotten better in places here as well, still delivering infectious pop hooks with more sophisticated lyrics particularly on songs like "Brother, Don't You Walk Away," "You Never Know Who Your Friends Are," and "Deliver Me."  They do go over the top with the heavy metal ballads so popular in the late '80s; "Always a Place" and "Give the Music Back" reek of over-sentimentality. And "Mr. Big Baboon" has got to be one of the most stupid songs to come out of 1989.  The white reggae version of "500 Miles" featuring Peter, Paul, and Mary -- a very uncharacteristic Hooters tune -- alone makes the record worthwhile, however.  They still show off their non-traditional auxiliary instrumentation in places: mandolin, accordion, harmonium, this time with a little more class. ~ Mark W. B. Allender

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/1989
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074644505825
catalogNumber:
45058

Tracks

  1. Brother, Don't You Walk Away  -  Hooters
  2. Deliver Me  -  Hooters
  3. 500 Miles  -  Hooters
  4. You Never Know Who Your Friends Are  -  Hooters
  5. Heaven Laughs  -  Hooters
  6. Don't Knock It 'Til You Try It  -  Hooters
  7. Give the Music Back  -  Hooters
  8. Always a Place  -  Hooters
  9. Mr. Big Baboon  -  Hooters
  10. Beat up Guitar  -  Hooters

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hooters   Primary Artist
Peter, Paul and Mary   Vocals
Rico   Tenor Saxophone
Eric Bazilian   Guitar,Strings,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Wind,Multi Instruments
Rick Chertoff   Trumpet
Rob Hyman   Keyboards,Vocals
John Lilley   Guitar
Fran Smith   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar
David Uosikkinen   Drums
Joel DuBay   Background Vocals
Todd Haug   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Agnello   Engineer
Eric Bazilian   Producer
Rick Chertoff   Producer
Rob Hyman   Producer
Phil Nicolo   Engineer
Janet Perr   Art Direction

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