Happy Days (album)
Happy Days is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released 6 June 1995 by Fontana Records in the UK and Mercury Records in the US. Like its predecessor, Chrome, it was produced by Gil Norton. "Judy Staring at the Sun" featured guest vocals by Tanya Donelly. On the single mix, Donelly performed the song's chorus and second verse; the single peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. The album peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, was the band's first album to chart on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 163. All tracks written by Brian Futter. "God Inside My Head" – 3:52 "Waydown" – 3:14 "Little Muscle" – 3:04 "Heal" – 6:13 "Empty Head" – 3:12 "Receive" – 3:35 "My Exhibition" – 2:27 "Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck" – 8:06 "Shocking" – 3:58 "Love Tips Up" – 3:55 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:56 "Hole" – 3:49 "Fizzy Love" – 3:34 "Glitter" – 4:10 "Kill My Soul" – 5:10 Rob Dickinson – guitar, vocals Brian Futter – guitar, vocals Dave Hawes – bass Neil Sims – percussion Tanya Donelly – vocals Tim Friese-Greene – organ, keyboards Audrey Riley – strings, cello Mark Feltham – harmonica Rob Dickinson – producer Gil Norton – producer Paul Corkett – producer, engineer "Judy Staring at the Sun" Fontana CW CD 8, 852 307-2 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:55 "God Inside My Head" – 3:51 "Glitter" – 4:06 "Capacity to Change" – 4:13 Fontana CW 8, 852 307-0 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:55 "God Inside My Head" – 3:51 "Waydown" "Crank" Fontana CW DD 8, 852 309-2 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:55 "God Inside My Head" – 3:51 "Backwards Guitar" – 5:07 "Angelo Nero" – 4:21 Fontana CDP 1496, CDP 1496 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:57 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 3:57 "Little Muscle" Fontana CDP 1525 "Little Muscle" – 3:04 "Waydown" Fontana CW CD 7, 856 933-2 "Waydown" – 3:16 "Show Me Mary" – 3:23 "Kill Rhythm" – 3:58 Fontana CW 7, 856 819-0 "Waydown" – 3:15 "Crank" – 3:50 "Wish You Were Here" – 2:48 Fontana 852 016-2 "Waydown" – 3:15 "Show Me Mary" – 3:21 Fontana 852 017-2 "Waydown" – 3:15 "Crank" – 3:49 "Broken Head" – 5:41 "Chrome" – 3:54 Fontana CW DD 7, 856 819-2 "Waydown" – 3:15 "Broken Head" – 5:41 "Chrome" – 3:54 Fontana CDP 1432, CDP 1432 "Waydown" – 3:14
Fresh Wine for the Horses
Fresh Wine for the Horses is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter, former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson. Released in 2005, it features tracks that Dickinson wrote while a member of Catherine Wheel but never made it onto official releases, as well as new material written since the band's breakup in 2000; the album received mixed reviews from the media, but was met with enthusiastic approval by longtime fans of the band. The release was supported by a tour of small venues across the United States and Canada, where Dickinson performed intimate acoustic sets comprising both Catherine Wheel and solo material. In 2008, the album was reissued as two disc edition with EP titled Nude, consists of acoustic version of Catherine Wheel tracks. My Name Is Love – 4:08 Oceans – 4:19 The Night – 4:17 Mutineer – 1:02 Intelligent People – 5:20 Handsome – 5:16 Bathe Away – 4:07 The Storm – 3:38 Bad Beauty – 5:30 Don't Change – 5:42 Towering and Flowering – 6:17
Painful Thing is an EP by English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released in May 1991 on Wilde Club Records. The EP was mixed by Simon Davey at Purple Rain Studios in Norfolk; the EP was limited to 2,000 copies of each. The songs were rerecorded for the band's debut studio album, Ferment. All songs written by Catherine Wheel. "Shallow" – 3:24 "Spin" – 2:42 "Painful Thing" – 3:58 "I Want to Touch You" – 5:05 Catherine WheelRob Dickinson – vocals, guitar Brian Futter – vocals, guitar Dave Hawes – bass Neil Sims – drums, percussionTechnical personnelSimon Davey – mixing Alastair Thain – photography Painful Thing at Discogs
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington, in 1997. The band is composed of Ben Gibbard, Nick Harmer, Dave Depper, Zac Rae, Jason McGerr; the band was a solo project by Gibbard. Upon getting a record deal, he expanded the project into a complete band, which released a debut album, Something About Airplanes, in 1998; the group's fourth album, 2003's Transatlanticism, broke into the mainstream both critically and commercially, with songs from the album featured in numerous TV series and films. The band's major-label debut for Atlantic Records, 2005's Plans, went platinum. A ninth studio album, Thank You for Today, was released in August 2018. Death Cab for Cutie's music has been called indie rock, indie pop, alternative rock, it is noted for its unconventional instrumentation and for Gibbard's distinctive voice and lyrical style. Since its formation, the band has released nine full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, one demo album.
The group's name comes from the song "Death Cab for Cutie", written by Neil Innes and Vivian Stanshall and performed by their group the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Death Cab for Cutie began in 1997 as a solo project by Ben Gibbard when he was a guitarist for the band Pinwheel, he recorded under the name All-Time Quarterback. As Death Cab for Cutie, he released a cassette titled You Can Play These Songs with Chords during the same year; the release was successful, he decided to expand the project into a band, hiring Chris Walla on guitar, Nick Harmer on bass guitar, Nathan Good on drums. Death Cab for Cutie was formed at Western Washington University in Washington. Lyrics from early songs include local references. Many of the early songs were recorded in the basement of a house on Ellis Street in which Gibbard lived with several roommates; the four released their debut album, Something About Airplanes, on August 18, 1998. The album was reviewed favorably by the independent music press. In 1998 the band met Jordan Kurland.
Kurland had heard the band praised, after a failed attempt to see them perform at South by Southwest he met them while touring with a client. The band released We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes in March 2000. Nathan Good left the band during the making of the album and was replaced by Jayson Tolzdorf-Larson. Gibbard played drums on the majority of the album, with Good's playing on "The Employment Pages" and "Company Calls Epilogue" kept on the final release. Although Tolzdorf-Larson did not contribute to the album, he did appear on the song "Spring Break Broke" from the "Death Cab for Fiver" 7-inch record, he joined the band on two tours, including their first full tour of the United States. Tolzdorf-Larson was replaced by Michael Schorr, who would first appear on The Forbidden Love EP released on October 24, 2000. In 2001, Death Cab for Cutie released The Photo Album. Limited editions of this album contained three bonus tracks, which were released separately as The Stability EP; the album produced the band's first charting single, "A Movie Script Ending", which reached number 123 on the UK Singles Chart, was the first of three songs by the band to be used on the television show The O.
C. "I Was a Kaleidoscope" and "We Laugh Indoors" reached numbers 115 and 122 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively. In 2003 there was yet another change of drummer with Jason McGerr, who had played in the band Eureka Farm with Gibbard and Harmer, joining the band. McGerr's debut came with the band's next release, their fourth album Transatlanticism, released in October 2003; the album received critical acclaim and launched the band into mainstream commercial success, with the two singles "The Sound of Settling" and "Title and Registration", appearing in the soundtracks of the television shows The O. C. Six Feet Under, CSI: Miami and Californication, the films Wedding Crashers, Easy A, Mean Creek. A tenth-anniversary version containing demos and outtakes was released in 2013. In early 2004 the band recorded a live EP, entitled The John Byrd EP, named for their sound engineer was released on Barsuk Records in March. Death Cab for Cutie had been contacted by major labels on-and-off for several years, but it was only after the proven success of Transatlanticism that they decided to start talking to labels about a potential deal.
The fact that they had achieved considerable success allowed the band to negotiate with a lot of creative freedom. According to their manager Jordan Kurland, the band had spoken to "pretty much all of them", decided they were most satisfied with their offer from Atlantic Records. In November 2004, the band signed a "long-term worldwide deal" with Atlantic, leaving their long-time label Barsuk Records. Gibbard stated on the band's official website that nothing would change, except that "next to the picture of Barsuk holding a 7", there will be the letter "A" on both the spine and back of our upcoming albums." After signing to Atlantic, the band was still nervous about corporate economics, encouraged fans to download its songs from the Internet. The band released their fifth studio album and debut major-label release, Plans, on August 30, 2005, to critical and commercial success. Two singles from the album, "Soul Meets Body" and "Crooked Teeth", reached the top ten of the US Billboard Alternative Songs chart, while the single "I Will Follow You into the Dark" became the band's best-selling single to date.
Death Cab for Cutie performed "Crooked Teeth" live on Saturday Night Live on January 14, 2006. Plans received a nomination for the Grammy Awar
Alternative rock is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became popular in the 1990s. In this instance, the word "alternative" refers to the genre's distinction from mainstream rock music; the term's original meaning was broader, referring to a generation of musicians unified by their collective debt to either the musical style or the independent, DIY ethos of punk rock, which in the late 1970s laid the groundwork for alternative music. At times, "alternative" has been used as a catch-all description for music from underground rock artists that receives mainstream recognition, or for any music, whether rock or not, seen to be descended from punk rock. Alternative rock broadly consists of music that differs in terms of its sound, social context and regional roots. By the end of the 1980s, magazines and zines, college radio airplay, word of mouth had increased the prominence and highlighted the diversity of alternative rock, helping to define a number of distinct styles such as noise pop, indie rock and shoegaze.
Most of these subgenres had achieved minor mainstream notice and a few bands representing them, such as Hüsker Dü and R. E. M. had signed to major labels. But most alternative bands' commercial success was limited in comparison to other genres of rock and pop music at the time, most acts remained signed to independent labels and received little attention from mainstream radio, television, or newspapers. With the breakthrough of Nirvana and the popularity of the grunge and Britpop movements in the 1990s, alternative rock entered the musical mainstream and many alternative bands became successful. In the past, popular music tastes were dictated by music executives within large entertainment corporations. Record companies signed contracts with those entertainers who were thought to become the most popular, therefore who could generate the most sales; these bands were able to record their songs in expensive studios, their works sold through record store chains that were owned by the entertainment corporations.
The record companies worked with radio and television companies to get the most exposure for their artists. The people making the decisions were business people dealing with music as a product, those bands who were not making the expected sales figures were excluded from this system. Before the term alternative rock came into common usage around 1990, the sort of music to which it refers was known by a variety of terms. In 1979, Terry Tolkin used the term Alternative Music to describe the groups. In 1979 Dallas radio station KZEW had a late night new wave show entitled "Rock and Roll Alternative". "College rock" was used in the United States to describe the music during the 1980s due to its links to the college radio circuit and the tastes of college students. In the United Kingdom, dozens of small do it yourself record labels emerged as a result of the punk subculture. According to the founder of one of these labels, Cherry Red, NME and Sounds magazines published charts based on small record stores called "Alternative Charts".
The first national chart based on distribution called the Indie Chart was published in January 1980. At the time, the term indie was used to describe independently distributed records. By 1985, indie' had come to mean a particular genre, or group of subgenres, rather than distribution status; the use of the term alternative to describe rock music originated around the mid-1980s. Individuals who worked as DJs and promoters during the 1980s claim the term originates from American FM radio of the 1970s, which served as a progressive alternative to top 40 radio formats by featuring longer songs and giving DJs more freedom in song selection. According to one former DJ and promoter, "Somehow this term'alternative' got rediscovered and heisted by college radio people during the 80s who applied it to new post-punk, indie, or underground-whatever music". At first the term referred to intentionally non–mainstream rock acts that were not influenced by "heavy metal ballads, rarefied new wave" and "high-energy dance anthems".
Usage of the term would broaden to include new wave, punk rock, post-punk, "college"/"indie" rock, all found on the American "commercial alternative" radio stations of the time such as Los Angeles' KROQ-FM. Journalist Jim Gerr wrote that Alternative encompassed variants such as "rap, trash and industrial". In December 1991, Spin magazine noted: "this year, for the first time, it became resoundingly clear that what has been considered alternative rock – a college-centered marketing group with lucrative, if limited, potential- has in fact moved into the mainstream"; the bill of the first Lollapalooza, an itinerant festival in North America conceived by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, reunited "disparate elements of the alternative rock community" including Henry Rollins, Butthole Surfers, Ice-T, Nine Inch Nails and the Banshees and Jane's Addiction. That same year, Farrell coined the term Alternative Nation. In the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. In 1997, Neil Strauss of The New York Times defined alternative rock as "hard-edged rock distinguished by brittle,'70s-inspired guitar riffing and singers agonizing over their problems until they take on epic proportions".
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Adam and Eve (Catherine Wheel album)
Adam and Eve is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel. It was released on 29 July 1997 by Mercury Records; this was the band's last album to feature original bassist Dave Hawes. The album peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers and No. 178 on the Billboard 200. An alternative cover design was released in some European countries, featuring a green cover with only a few of the nude models in boxes in the center. Another alternative cover design was released to Walmart stores which featured a zoom-in of a piece of the original US artwork, without any nudity. In both cases, the album content was unchanged. Response from music critics was positive; the Big Takeover magazine named Adam and Eve its "Album of the Year" for 1997, with Radiohead's OK Computer at No. 2. – 1:23 "Future Boy" – 5:15 "Delicious" – 5:10 "Broken Nose" – 5:20 "Phantom of the American Mother" – 5:43 "Ma Solituda" – 5:12 "Satellite" – 5:14 "Thunderbird" – 6:39 "Here Comes the Fat Controller" – 5:31 "Goodbye" – 7:02 "For Dreaming" – 7:15 – 3:00Singles"Delicious" Europe CD single"Delicious" – 4:22 "Future Boy" – 5:15 "Judy Staring at the Sun" – 4:01 "Heal" – 6:13UK 10" vinyl single"Delicious" – 4:22 "Eat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck" – 8:07 "Crank" – 3:55 "Texture" – 5:23UK CD single"Delicious" – 4:22 "Future Boy" – 5:15 "Judy Staring at the Sun"" – 4:49 "Heal" – 6:13"Broken Nose""Broken Nose" – 4:19 "Crank" – 4:25 "Texture" – 4:49 "Black Metallic" – 11:04UK CD single"Broken Nose" – 5:03 "Flower to Hide" – 4:50 "Heal" – 7:09 "I Want to Touch You" – 5:50UK 7" vinyl single"Broken Nose" "Little Muscle""Ma Solituda" UK CD single"Ma Solituda" – 4:22 "Delicious" – 4:15 "Descending Babe" – 6:26 "Paranoia" – 4:49UK 7" vinyl single"Ma Solituda" – 4:20 "Kill Rhythm" – 5:13UK CD single 2"Ma Solituda" – 4:58 "Delicious" – 4:32 "Willing to Wait" – 5:22 "Lucifer" – 4:27 Adam and Eve at Discogs
James Newell Osterberg Jr. better known as Iggy Pop, is an American singer, musician, record producer, actor. Designated the "Godfather of Punk", he was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who were formed in 1967 and have disbanded and reunited multiple times since, he began a solo career with the 1977 album The Idiot, recorded in collaboration with David Bowie. He is well known for his unpredictable stage antics. Pop's music has encompassed a number of styles over the course of his career, including garage rock, punk rock, hard rock, art rock, new wave, jazz and electronic. Though his popularity has fluctuated through the years, many of Pop's songs have become well-known, including "Search and Destroy" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog" by the Stooges, his solo hits "Lust for Life", "The Passenger", "Real Wild Child". In 1990, he recorded his first and only Top 40 U. S. hit, "Candy", a duet with B-52's singer Kate Pierson. Iggy and The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Iggy Pop was born James Newell Osterberg Jr. in Muskegon, Michigan, on April 21, 1947, the son of Louella and James Newell Osterberg Sr. a former high school English teacher and baseball coach at Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan. He is of English and Irish descent on his father's side, Danish and Norwegian ancestry on his mother's side, his father was adopted by Swedish Jews who fled the Holocaust, took on their surname. Pop was raised in a trailer park in Michigan. In a 2007 Rolling Stone interview, Pop explained his relationship with his parents and their contribution to his music: Osterberg began his music career as a drummer in various high school bands in Ann Arbor, including the Iguanas, who cut several records such as Bo Diddley's "Mona" in 1965, his stage name, Iggy, is derived from the Iguanas. After exploring local blues-style bands such as the Prime Movers, he dropped out of the University of Michigan and moved to Chicago to learn more about blues. While in Chicago, he played drums in blues clubs, helped by Sam Lay who shared his connections with Iggy.
Inspired by Chicago blues as well as bands like The Sonics, MC5 and The Doors, he formed the Psychedelic Stooges and began calling himself Iggy. The band was composed of Iggy on vocals, Ron Asheton on guitar, Asheton's brother Scott on drums, Dave Alexander on bass, their first show was played at a Halloween party at a house in Michigan. Members of the MC5 were in attendance; the seeds of Iggy Pop's stage persona were sown when he saw The Doors perform in 1967 at the University of Michigan and was amazed by the stage antics and antagonism displayed by singer Jim Morrison. Morrison's extreme behavior, while performing in a popular band, inspired the young Iggy Pop to push the boundaries of stage performance. Other influences on Iggy Pop's vocals and persona were James Brown. Iggy Pop popularized the activity. Iggy Pop, who traditionally performs bare-chested performed such stage theatrics as rolling around in broken glass and exposing himself to the crowd. I attended two concerts by the Doors; the first one I attended was early on and they had not gotten their shit together yet.
That show was a big, big influence on me. They had just had their big hit, "Light My Fire" and the album had taken off.... So, here's this guy, out of his head on acid, dressed in leather with his hair all oiled and curled; the stage was tiny and it was low. It got confrontational. I found it interesting. I loved the performance... Part of me was like. He's pissing people off and he's lurching around making these guys angry." People were rushing Morrison's going "Fuck you. You blank, blank." You can fill in your sexual comments yourself. The other half of it was that I thought, "If they've got a hit record out and they can get away with this I have no fucking excuse not to get out on stage with my band." It was sort of the case of, "Hey, I can do that." There was some of that in there. In addition to Jim Morrison and The Doors' influence on the band, Iggy Pop attributes the Stooges getting jump started after seeing an all-girls rock band from Princeton, New Jersey called The Untouchable play. In a 1995 interview with Bust Magazine, he relates: And the other thing was we went to New York.
We had gone to New York a couple of months before that just to check out the scene, we had never been to a place like New York... we went down around Eighth Street there where all the young tourists hang out, we met these girls from New Jersey, from Princeton, they had a band called The Untouchable, we're like, "Oh, you've got a band, sure, ha ha ha," and they said "Well, come to our house and see us play." And we didn't have anywhere to crash, they played for us, they rocked, we were ashamed. In 1968, one year after their live debut and now dubbed the Psychedelic Stooges, the band signed with Elektra Records, again following in the footsteps of The Doors, who were Elektra's biggest act at the time. Iggy himself told the story in the 2016 Jim Jarmusch documentary film about The Stooges, Gimme Danger; the Stooges' first album The Stooges, (on which Iggy Pop was credited as "Igg