The Musician

The Musician

by Tim Rose


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The Musician

Although The Musician was recorded several years after Tim Rose's 15 minutes of fame had officially ended, his voice is as gloriously ragged and raspy as ever, and the album contains several flashes of the brilliance that made Rose a Greenwich Village legend in the mid- and late '60s. Considerably less folky-sounding than his earlier records, The Musician contains heavy rock versions of the two songs with which Rose is most identified ("Morning Dew" and "Hey Joe") along with several originals and covers of generally high quality. Like Alex Chilton, another devotee of pure pop music who seems entirely unconcerned with commercial success, Rose's no-apologies vibe has always placed him in the "love him or hate him" category. For those of the former inclination, he offers up some real gems. On "7:30 Song," Rose, in his inimitable growl, croons lustful Barry White-isms like "ooh, you do it good" over a female backing chorus and wah-wah bass. On his exceedingly strange version of Neil Young's "Old Man," Rose, amid swirling psychedelic slide guitars, sings like a raging drunk, lending the song an air of chilling desperation. Although much of the production values are quite dated, Rose does a good job of treating each song with a complete emotional honesty that transcends any sonic limitations.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/1996
Label: Edsel Records Uk
UPC: 0740155144821
catalogNumber: 448

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tim Rose   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Bass,Conductor,Rhythm Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals,5-string Banjo
John Field   Percussion
Andy Summers   Electric Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Tina Charles   Background Vocals
John Verity   Electric Guitar
David Charles   Drums
Ron Berg   Drums
Richard Burgess   Drums
Paul Cobbold   Bass,Electric Guitar,Bowed Bass,Fuzz Bass
B.J. Cole   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Mick Dyche   Guitar
Ian Ellis   Bass
Tommy Eyre   Flute,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Ken Freeman   Synthesizer
Steve Gregory   Saxophone
Bobby Johns   Conga
Mick Parker   Piano
Tom Parker   Organ
Jonathan Rowlands   Tambourine
Roger Sutton   Bass
Mike Gardner   Overdubs
Ray Martinez   Electric Guitar
Lee Jackson   Organ

Technical Credits

Tim Rose   Producer,String Arrangements
David Charles   Engineer
Armando Anthony Corea   Composer
Tommy Eyre   String Arrangements
Damon Lyon-Shaw   Engineer
Hugh Murphy   Producer
Jonathan Rowlands   Producer

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