Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In

by BoDeans


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Having established themselves as contenders with their debut album, the BoDeans looked to move on to the next level in commercial and artistic terms on their second release, bringing in producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and expanding beyond their roots rock style, to the extent of occasionally singing in falsetto, adding female backup vocals, and recording near-soul pop numbers like "Runaway Love." But the songwriting wasn't as impressive, and the de-emphasis on such signature sounds as Sammy Llanas' nasal voice inclined the album toward anonymity. (Sequencing didn't help either: Why bury the album's best song, the Byrds-like "What It Feels Like," as the eighth track? In fact, the album improved generally in its second half, when it sounded more like the first record.) Although they broke into the Top 100 best-sellers, they failed to break a chart or radio single, which clouded their future.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0075992562928
catalogNumber: 25629
Rank: 91439

Album Credits

Performance Credits

BoDeans   Primary Artist
Jerry Harrison   Keyboards
Bob Griffin   Bass
Rick Jaeger   Drums
Kurt Neumann   Guitar,Vocals
Arlene Newson   Vocals
Shirley Sims   Vocals
Guy Hoffman   Drums
Sam Llanas   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Guy   Contributor
Jerry Harrison   Producer,Contributor
Beau   Contributor
Jim Bartz   Engineer
Bob   Contributor
Sammy Bodean   Contributor
Bruce Breckenfeld   Engineer
Dan Harjung   Engineer
Junior Jaeger   Contributor
Rick Jaeger   Contributor
Jay Mark   Engineer
Mark McGraw   Engineer
Don Peterkofsky   Engineer
Mark Roule   Engineer
Jayrase Snyder   Contributor
Junior Brantley   Contributor
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Joey Kent   Engineer
He & He   Producer
Jan Levinson   Composer
Mark McCraw   Engineer
Sam Llanas   Composer

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