Malibu Storm

Malibu Storm

by Malibu Storm

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Overview

Malibu Storm

West Coast siblings Dana, Lauren, and Michael are Malibu Storm -- an obvious nod at their questionable country roots -- a young, photogenic, but seasoned threesome who harmonize, pick, and bow like a gang of orphans found wandering along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their self-titled debut is a calculated and radio-ready bullet aimed at fans of the Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss that feels about as pure as a snow globe in a Nashville gift shop. The sisters, who used to perform as the Shankman Twins, croon and growl with the effortless confidence of true doppelgängers trying to outdo each other, making songs like "Old Hickory Lake" impossible not to smile along with. However, it's their cover of Def Leppard's "Photograph" that's sure to receive the most attention -- it shouldn't work, but it's awfully hard to recall the original once they start riffing on the chorus harmonies. While their penchant for pop, good looks, and enviable chops has drawn numerous comparisons to fellow country sprouts Nickel Creek, they lack the songwriting skills and imaginative arrangements that make that band so compelling. With every track -- besides an instrumental about the family cat -- written and played by Nashville's best, it's hard to extract the trio's true voice out of the machine. It would be unfair to call them tools, but with the slew of young and attractive artists being pulled from the country gene pool, it's only a matter of time before Malibu Storm either grow out of the "hitmaking" mindset and blaze their own trail, or decide to get behind the board and orchestrate it for the next generation.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2004
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661048621
catalogNumber: 610486

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Malibu Storm   Primary Artist
Steve Brewster   Drums
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Adam Steffey   Mandolin
Glenn Worf   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Bryan Sutton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Troy Lancaster   Electric Guitar
Michael Alden   Bass,Acoustic Bass,Vocal Harmony,Group Member
Dana Burke   Banjo,Vocals
Michael Alden   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Lauren Mills   Fiddle,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Beth Nielsen Chapman   Composer
Cindy Bullens   Composer
Lee Dorsey   Composer
Janis Ian   Composer
Radney Foster   Composer
Buzz Cason   Composer
Derek Bason   Engineer
Debra Davis   Composer
Robert John "Mutt" Lange   Composer
Bryant Simpson   Composer
Tommy Sims   Composer
Stephony Smith   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer,Audio Production
Eliot Sloan   Composer
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Annie Roboff   Composer
Sally Barris   Composer
Peter Willis   Composer
Melissa Peirce   Composer
Brent Hedgecock   Tray Photo
Jeff Sochor   Engineer
Chris Ashburn   Engineer
Carrie Nuttall   Cover Photo
Rhonda Fleming   Composer
Stephen Clark   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Richard Savage   Composer

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