Fun & Games (The Connells album)

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Fun & Games
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Studio album by The Connells
Released 1989
Genre Alternative rock, jangle pop, power pop, indie rock
Length 45:20
Label TVT
Producer Gary Smith, Anthony Battaglia, Matt Matthews, The Connells
The Connells chronology
Boylan Heights
(1987)Boylan Heights1987
Fun & Games
(1989)
One Simple Word
(1990)One Simple Word1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Fun & Games is the third album by the American pop/rock band The Connells, released in 1989. It was recorded primarily at Fort Apache Studios, in Cambridge, MA, with additional recording at Studio 900 in New York City and Reflection Studio in Charlotte, NC. In the US, the album reached #163 on the Billboard 200 while the single "Something to Say" reached #7 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something To Say" (Mike Connell) - 3:40
  2. "Fun & Games" (Connell, Doug MacMillan) - 3:06
  3. "Sal" (George Huntley, Mike Ayers, Peele Wimberley) - 3:44
  4. "Upside Down" (Connell) - 3:16
  5. "Fine Tuning" (Connell) - 3:19
  6. "Motel" (Huntley) - 3:40
  7. "Hey Wow" (Connell) - 4:17
  8. "Ten Pins" (Connell, Huntley, MacMillan) - 4:06
  9. "Inside My Head" (Huntley) - 3:12
  10. "Uninspired" (Connell, MacMillan) - 4:10
  11. "Sat Nite (USA)" (The Connells) - 3:47
  12. "Lay Me Down" (Huntley) - 5:03

"Fine Tuning" was a CD only bonus track.

Personnel[edit]

The Connells
  • Mike Connell - guitar, slide guitar
  • David Connell - bass, percussion
  • Doug MacMillan - lead vocals
  • Peele Wimberley - drums, percussion
  • George Huntley - guitar, vocals
Additional personnel
  • Willa Bassen - French horn sampler
  • Deborah Coffman - cello
  • Steve Haigler - bells
  • Jeb Bishop - trombone
  • Tom Gordon - saxophone
  • Jon Thornton - trumpet
  • Tanya Quick - "la la la's"
  • Gary Smith - producer, piano, organ, guitar, slide guitar, vibes, backing vocals, "la la la's"
  • Anthony Battaglia - producer, guitar, backing vocals
  • Matt Matthews - producer
  • Beth Cumber - illustration, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fun & Games at AllMusic
  2. ^ "The Connells". Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Connells". Retrieved 4 April 2016.