The Big Heat

The Big Heat

by Stan Ridgway


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The Big Heat

The Big Heat has Stan Ridgway's love of film noir and Jim Thompson-style stories splashed gaudily all over it. The album is tremendous fun, even with its dependence on synthesizers and drum-machine work, since Ridgway's cynical delivery gives everything else an edge, even in the romance-gone-wrong atmosphere of "Walkin' Home Alone." The standouts include the Ennio Morricone-influenced title track, the demented "Pile Driver," "Drive She Said," and the over-the-top Vietnam tale "Camouflage."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/1993
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077771312526
catalogNumber: 13125

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stan Ridgway   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Steve Reid   Percussion
Richard Greene   Violin
Mark Cohen   Banjo,Mandolin
K.K. Barrett   Drums
Hugo Burnham   Percussion
Luis Cabaza   Bass
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
Richard Gibbs   Synthesizer,Emulator
Hugh Jones   Keyboards
Roger Kleier   Guitar
Cliff Martinez   Bass
Bill Noland   Piano,Keyboards
Joe Ramirez   Guitar,Vocals
David Sutton   Bass
Mike Watt   Bass
Eric Williams   Guitar
Bruce Zelesnik   Drums
Chris Becerra   Drums
Joe Berardi   Drums
John Dentino   Keyboards
Bernard Hall   Keyboards
Christopher   Violin,Cello
Tom Rechoin   Percussion
Mark Terlizzi   Bass
Louis VandenBerg   Keyboards
Tom Recchion   Percussion
Louis Cabasa   Bass
Pietra Wexstun   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Morris   Contributor
Joe Chiccarelli   Producer,Engineer
Mitchell Froom   Producer
Hugh Jones   Producer,Engineer
Bill Noland   Producer
Joe Ramirez   Programming,drum programming
Stan Ridgway   Producer,Engineer
Louis VandenBerg   Producer,Engineer
Carl Grasso   Art Direction
Mark Lewis   Contributor
Simon Watson   Engineer
Jim Hill   Engineer

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