Throwing Copper is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Live, released on April 26, 1994 on former MCA Records subsidiary Radioactive Records. It was recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studio. Throwing Copper has sold over 8 million copies and was certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was well received by music critics. All lyrics written by Ed Kowalczyk; the tracks. They were, included on the 2012 vinyl reissue on Music on Vinyl, which added "Horse" to the track listing; the cover art is a painting by Scottish artist Peter Howson titled Sisters of Mercy. On September 23, 2005 it was sold for $186,000 by Christie's in New York; the painting measures 243 × 182 centimeters. It has been suggested that the painting explores the themes of betrayal and fear and that it shows a group of prostitutes urging a man holding a bible to throw himself off a cliff. Live Ed Kowalczyk – lead vocals, rhythm guitar Chad Taylor – lead guitar, backing vocals Patrick Dahlheimer – bass Chad Gracey – drums, backing vocalsTechnical personnel Jerry Harrison – production Lou Giordano – engineering, recording Ted Jensen – mastering Gary Kurfirst – executive production Tom Lord-Alge – mixing
They Stood Up for Love
"They Stood Up for Love" is a song by alternative rock group Live, released as the third and final single from their 1999 album, The Distance to Here. The song was not released as a single in the United States but reached number 31 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and number 24 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, it was a major success in the Flanders region of Belgium, reaching number one for two weeks, reached number 19 in the Netherlands and number 88 in Australia. It was Flanders' fourth highest-selling single of 2000; the single releases include acoustic recordings made at Jet Studios in Brussels, Belgium in April 2000. The video for "They Stood Up For Love" was directed by Kai Sehr and features the band performing the song in a recording studio; this footage is interspersed with film of young people partying. The two strands come together as the people from the wild party join the band in the studio; the content of the video is somewhat at odds with the spiritual nature of the song's lyrics.
Australian CD single "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:17 "Run to the Water" – 4:27 "The Distance" – 4:39 "The Dolphin's Cry" – 5:15 "I Alone" – 4:00 "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:17European CD single 1 "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:17 "Run to the Water" – 4:27 "The Distance" – 4:42 "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:19European CD single 2 German CD single "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:19 "They Stood Up for Love" – 4:17 Official Music Video via Live's VEVO channel Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Secret Samadhi is the third studio album by American rock band Live. It debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released on February 18, 1997, it includes the singles "Lakini's Juice", "Rattlesnake", "Turn My Head", "Freaks". The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA on July 8, 1999; this is the first Live recording to be produced by Jay Healy since their 1990 cassette EP Divided Mind, Divided Planet. The US release uses HDCD encoding, but the package is not labeled as HDCD. All lyrics written by Ed Kowalczyk. Live Ed Kowalczyk - lead vocals, rhythm guitar Chad Taylor - lead guitar, backing vocals Patrick Dahlheimer - bass Chad Gracey - drumsAdditional musicians Tim Bauber – engineering Jon Carin – keyboards Jennifer Charles – vocals on "Ghost" Jay Healy – engineering, production Femio Hernandez – engineering, production Ted Jensen – mastering Doug Katsaros – string arrangements on "Lakini's Juice" and "Turn My Head" Gerardo Lopez – engineering, production Tom Lord-Alge – mixing Greg Thompson – engineering, production
Birds of Pray
Birds of Pray is the sixth studio album by Live, released in 2003. The first single, "Heaven" became the band's most successful single in several years, reaching number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. Birds of Pray was Live's final release on Radioactive/MCA, they signed with Epic in 2005. Ed Kowalczyk's lyrics on this album return to the spiritual territory of The Distance to Here. Guitarist Chad Taylor explained that the tensions between Kowalczyk and the other three members that caused the band to split from him surfaced in 1999, had grown worse during the album's recording sessions. "I wasn't sure how our rocker fanbase would feel about the lyrics." He expressed his frustration with the album by adding, "Jim Wirt worked hard to fashion a contemporary album, but it never felt like the Live I loved." Birds of Pray debuted at number 28 on the Billboard 200, selling over 37,000 copies in its first week of release. By August 2005 it had sold 273,000 copies in the US; the album failed to reach gold status in the US, although it outsold 2001's V.
The album has a rating of 50 out of 100 on Metacritic. AllMusic disliked Kowalczyk's lyrics, claiming they were "Either too literal or bewilderingly obtuse" and said that the album was, "Still recognizably Live...big, big guitars, sweeping anthemic choruses, earnest ballads, mildly histrionic vocals...but it's a little more subdued and a little more serious and quite streamlined... The biggest problem with the record is that the eye is on the big picture...to the extent that the individual moments aren't all that memorable lacking singles as forceful as those that fueled Throwing Copper." AllMusic concluded by claiming that, "Live is growing up and settling down, turning into a solid thirty-something rock band."Shaking Through described the album's lyrics as, "Self righteous" and "Unintentionally humorous." It claimed that, "the songs are a procession of brittle riffs" and concluded by saying, "Birds of Pray just seems clueless, like a high school kid who doesn't realize that his strident need to seem interesting just makes him a joke."
All songs written by Ed Kowalczyk except. "Heaven" – 3:49 "She" – 2:40 "The Sanctity of Dreams" – 3:33 "Run Away" – 3:53 "Life Marches On" – 2:53 "Like I Do" – 4:14 "Sweet Release" – 3:02 "Everytime I See Your Face" – 3:16 "Lighthouse" – 3:08 "River Town" – 4:09 "Out to Dry" – 3:20 "Bring the People Together" – 3:02 "What Are We Fighting For?" – 3:21British bonus tracks"Forever May Not Be Long Enough" – 4:07 "Overcome" – 4:23Special edition bonus DVD Live tracks recorded during the 2002 Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands."Selling the Drama" "Voodoo Lady" "Nobody Knows" "White Discussion" LiveEd Kowalczyk – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, backing vocals Chad Taylor – lead guitar, backing vocals Patrick Dahlheimer – bass Chad Gracey – drumsAdditional musiciansPaul Buckmaster – conductor, string arrangements Larry Corbett – cello Joel Derouin – violin Bruce Dukov – violin Suzie Katayama – orchestra manager Patrick Warren – chamberlin Evan Wilson – violaTechnical personnelMichael Attardi – assistant engineering Neil Couser – assistant engineering CJ Eiriksson – digital editing Femio Hernández – assistant engineering John Ikuma – assistant engineer Ted Jensen – mastering Phil Kaffel – engineering Okhee Kim – assistant engineering Tom Lord-Alge – mixing Jeff Robinette – assistant engineering P.
J. Smith – assistant engineering Michael Wilson – photography Jim Wirt – production, engineering Jesse Wright – design A^: "Heaven" did not chart on the Flemish Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 6 on the Ultratip chart
"Simple Creed" is a song by alternative rock group Live, released as the first single from their 2001 album, V. It features vocals by English rapper Tricky; the song was not released as a single in the US, but peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks Chart and No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. "Simple Creed" reached No. 4 in Belgium, No. 18 in The Netherlands and No. 43 in Australia. "Simple Creed" – 3:26 "Shit Towne" – 4:40 "Sparkle" – 5:26 "Simple Creed" – 3:26 "Shit Towne" – 4:37 The music video for "Simple Creed" was directed by Marc Webb. It features the band performing the song outdoors, cut with footage of two men fighting as they are urged on by a crowd of onlookers; the fight ends. He is followed by a large group of young people; when the rap section begins, the video cuts to a young man in his living room watching Tricky perform his section of the song on TV. The band finish performing the song as the sun sets; the final shot is of the now large group of young people standing behind the band members in a suburban street.
Official band website Official Music Video via Live's Vevo channel Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
Jeremiah Griffin Harrison is an American songwriter, musician and entrepreneur. He achieved fame as the keyboardist and guitarist for the New Wave band Talking Heads and as an original member of The Modern Lovers. In 2002, Harrison was inducted into the Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Talking Heads. Born in Milwaukee, Harrison played with Jonathan Richman in The Modern Lovers when he was an architecture student at Harvard University. Harrison was introduced to Richman by mutual friend and journalist Danny Fields and the pair bonded over their shared love of the Velvet Underground, he joined The Modern Lovers in early 1971, playing on their debut album in 1972, left in February 1974 when Richman wished to perform his songs more quietly. Harrison joined Talking Heads in 1977, after the release of their debut single "Love → Building on Fire". Harrison's solo albums include The Red and the Black, Casual Gods, Walk on Water. After the 1991 breakup of Talking Heads, Harrison turned to producing and worked on successful albums by bands including Hockey, Violent Femmes, The BoDeans, The Von Bondies, General Public, Crash Test Dummies, The Verve Pipe, Rusted Root, Stroke 9, The Bogmen, Black 47, The Mayfield Four, Of A Revolution, No Doubt, Josh Joplin, The Black and White Years, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bamboo Shoots, the String Cheese Incident and The Gracious Few.
He is Chairman of the Board for Garageband.com. Harrison, as a member of Talking Heads, is featured throughout the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme. During the Talking Heads era, Harrison made cameo appearances as Billy Idol and Prince look-alike lip-synchers in David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories. Harrison had a small part in the 2006 film The Darwin Awards as "Guy in Bar No. 1" alongside John Doe of the band X. Jerry Harrison at AllMusic Jerry Harrison Interview for the NAMM Oral History Program
Run Away (Live song)
"Run Away" is a song by alternative rock group Live, released as a single from their 2003 album, Birds of Pray. The American release, issued only as a single-track radio promo, is a re-recorded version of the song with country music artist Shelby Lynne sharing lead vocals with Ed Kowalczyk; this version was released on Live's greatest hits album Awake: The Best of Live. The other worldwide releases contain the original version of the song. All songs by Ed Kowalczyk, except as noted: "Run Away" – 3:53 "Like I Do" – 4:39 "They Stood Up for Love" – 5:03 "Heaven" – 4:03 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics