Feel Free [Select]

Feel Free [Select]

by Mike Peters


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Feel Free [Select]

Mike Peters namechecks Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan on "Shine On (113th Dream)," and the leadoff track of this solo album, and by the second song, "The Message," he is recasting the old Grandmaster Flash rap as a rock number, all of which pretty much sums up his highly referential style. The ruling influence, though, seems to be John Lennon, especially in his immediate post-Beatles period, as Peters points fingers ("You've been using artistic license making a lie with the truth") and looks back in anger ("I have been fooled by the rock & roll dream/All I ever believed in snatched away/By a piece of paper"). Could all this have something to do with his old band, the Alarm? If so, "All Is Forgiven," and Peters is moving on, which seems to mean adding trip-hop drum tracks to his folk-rock anthems and edging his earnestness with a ruefulness born of his unpleasant music business experiences. Still, as he notes in the hidden bonus track, which we'll call "Gone Elvis," he hopes to be delivered from Vegas. Good luck.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/08/1996
Label: Select / Ada
UPC: 0010912166121
catalogNumber: 21661
Rank: 272662

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mike Peters   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Voices,Organistrum
Tony Jones   Bass
Dan McLoughlin   Bass
Henry Priestman   Organ,Hammond Organ,bass pedals
Tim Speed   wah wah guitar
Owen Thomas   Drums,Drum Loop
Roger Coletti   Drums
Ryan McMullen   Drums

Technical Credits

Nigel Luby   Engineer
Dan McLoughlin   Producer,Engineer
Mike Peters   Arranger,Producer
Ian Wilson   Producer,Executive Producer
Melvin Glover   Composer
Tim Speed   Producer,Engineer
Fred Munao   Producer
Michael Peter   Producer
E. Smith   Composer

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