The Broken Side of Time

The Broken Side of Time

by Alberta Cross

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The Broken Side of Time

The five members of Alberta Cross, representing the disparate rock locales of Brooklyn, NY, London, England, and Stockholm Sweden, share an innate love of all things Americana on their 2010 sophomore effort Broken Side of Time. Like Crazy Horse fronted by Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue, the band blazes a trail through the backwoods with the raw fury of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and the pensive, worldweary pen of Gram Parsons. For the most part, grungy, midtempo numbers like "Song Three Blues," "Rise from the Shadows," and the epic title track (which sports a nice, meaty, Sabbath-inspired breakdown) provide Broken Side of Time's backbone, but there are enough boozy stadium rockers here to keep fists pumping through the thick veil of smoke. Still, it's a slow burner with nary a hook in sight, and vocalist/guitar player Petter Ericson Stakee's theatric mumbles can be an acquired taste, but listeners with a CD collection that leans heavily on bands like Catherine Wheel, Sixteen Horsepower, the Cult, and Kings of Leon will find this dense monolith of roots-based stoner rock to be the perfect late-night companion for a dark summer highway.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/09/2010
Label: Ato Records
UPC: 0880882167226
catalogNumber: 21672

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alberta Cross   Primary Artist
Alec Higgins   Keyboards,Group Member
Petter Eriksson Stakee   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Terry Wolfers   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Austin Beede   Drums,Group Member
Ricky Ray Jackson   Pedal Steel Guitar
Sam Kearney   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mike McCarthy   Producer,Engineer
Jim Vollentine   Engineer
Frank Maddocks   Art Direction
Robin C. Hendrickson   Art Direction
Bruce Flohr   Management
Alberta Cross   Arranger,Composer
Petter Eriksson Stakee   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist
Terry Wolfers   Arranger
Chris Sampson   Management
James Minchin   Band Photo
Alan Gastelum   Band Photo
Sam Kearney   Composer

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