Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]

Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]

by The Feelies


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Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]

The Feelies invented a nerdy version of cool '80s rock that critics dubbed "geek chic." Four guys from the Jersey 'burbs who tucked in their shirts and buttoned up their collars, the foursome arrived in 1979 with epic guitar rave-ups augmented by a one-man polyrhythm named Anton Fier. Borrowing clean, pretty guitar sounds from the Byrds and the Velvet Underground, axe-men Bill Million and Glen Mercer took off for Zen planes formerly reserved for free jazz musicians and Tibetan monks. Their debut, CRAZY RHYTHMS, is one of the strangest, wildest guitar records ever recorded, boasting titles like "The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness" and "Raised Eyebrows" and featuring a clinically insane cover of the Beatles' "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey." Mercer and Million's singing suggests David Bowie after a dozen cups of coffee, while Fier's unbelievably fast, impossibly complex drumming gave the music a rhythmic intensity worthy of James Brown. Years later, CRAZY RHYTHMS would influence scores of bands, especially R.E.M. (whose Peter Buck produced the band's belated follow-up, THE GOOD EARTH), but in 1980 it was a genre unto itself, and a masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/08/2009
Label: Bar/None Records
UPC: 0032862019623
catalogNumber: 196
Rank: 57945

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Feelies   Primary Artist
Anton Fier   Percussion,Drums,Bass Drums,Tom-Tom,Snare Drums
Glenn Mercer   Guitar,Percussion,Castanets,Electric Guitar,Maracas,Vocals,Claves,Shaker,sleigh bells,Temple Blocks
Bill Million   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Tambourine,Timbales,Tom-Tom,Vocals,Background Vocals,Bells,Claves,Shaker,cowbell,Temple Blocks,Box
Keith DeNunzio   Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Pipe,Vocals,Background Vocals,Snare Drums,Wood Block

Technical Credits

John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Mark Abel   Producer
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Glenn Mercer   Composer,Producer
Bill Million   Composer,Producer
Jim DeRogatis   Liner Notes
Jim Bonnefond   Engineer
Aldous Huxley   Author
Brooke Delarco   Engineer
Brooke Delarco   Engineer

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