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Notes from the Underground
     

Notes from the Underground

by Hollywood Undead
 

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Working again with American Tragedy producer/co-writer Griffin Boice, masked alt-metal
ap outfit Hollywood Undead returned with their testosterone-fueled signature sound for their 2012 album Notes from the Underground<

Overview

Working again with American Tragedy producer/co-writer Griffin Boice, masked alt-metal
ap outfit Hollywood Undead returned with their testosterone-fueled signature sound for their 2012 album Notes from the Underground. The record boosts the knowing arena rock posturing with titanic contemporary production. Going for a grand scale enhances the power of their rap-metal attack, which can get tedious, but as they did on the previous year's outing, Johnny 3 Tears, Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Funny Man, J-Dog, and Danny divide their songs up into club pop, rap-rock, and power ballads to break up the sameness of Hollywood suburbia. There are two lyrical themes, too, almost as if they are partying recklessly when the masks are on, and inner angst is revealed when the masks are removed. For every song that revolves around juvenile humor -- for instance, the thinly veiled sports gag "Pigskin," where Charlie Scene raps about his weenie and Danny sings "Hike up your skirt girl, let's get naughty" -- there's a seemingly heartfelt song about dejection. The party rhymes are pretty played out at this point, and knowingly so, as evidenced by a line like "Girls look at me like that guy must make pornos/Yeah, I'm pushing 30 but I still drink Mickey's four O's," but otherwise, the group shows no signs of slowing and will probably still be going strong if and when rap-rock makes a resurgence.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2013
Label:
A&M / Octone
UPC:
0602537260065
catalogNumber:
001797502
Rank:
33120

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Performance Credits

Hollywood Undead   Primary Artist
John 5   Guitar
J-Dog   Bass
Da Kurlzz   Vocals
Steve Shebby   Bass,Guitar
Daren Pfeifer   Drums
Griffin Boice   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals
Jeffrey Light   Mouthpiece

Technical Credits

Danny Lohner   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Sam Hollander   Composer
Ron Laffitte   Management
Josh Edmondson   Engineer,Additional Production
S*A*M   Producer
Dave Katz   Composer
J-Dog   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Charlie Scene   Composer,Programming
Johnny 3 Tears   Composer
Funny Man   Composer
Da Kurlzz   Composer
Steve Shebby   Composer,Producer
Roi Hernandez   Art Direction
Griffin Boice   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Chris Nary   Management
Danny   Illustrations
David Baker   Engineer

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