пятница, 13 июля 2012 г.




Performer: Mickey Jupp
Album: Juppanese 1978
Ⓟ & © 2006 Repertoire Records  
Remastered (Bonus Tracks)
Catalog#: REPUK-1084
Genres: Rock, pub rock, rhythm and blues
Format: FLAC (.cue+log)
BiTrate: lossless
Cover: JPG, 300 dpi - Full Scan
Total Time: 00: 57:22






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Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Before he released his first solo album in 1978, Mickey Jupp's reputation as a songwriter had begun to grow, as pub rockers like Dr. Feelgood and Ducks Deluxe were covering his compositions. As a performer, Jupp didn't fare as well. The main problem with Juppanese, his first solo album, is his lifeless vocals. The first half of Juppanese was recorded with Rockpile, the rock & roll group fronted by guitarist Dave Edmunds and bassist Nick Lowe. Because Jupp's strength is standard three-chord rock & roll, the first side of the album works the best; while it never captures the joyous energy of Rockpile's best moments, it is considerably tighter and rawer than the slick second side, where Jupp's nondescript voice struggles to be heard amid the studio professionalism. Even though it features several of Jupp's finest songs, including "You'll Never Get Me up in One of Those" and "Old Rock 'n' Roller," Juppanese doesn't include "Switchboard Susan," arguably his best song. Rockpile recorded the backing track for the album, yet Jupp refused to sing on it. Nick Lowe kept the tape, recording his own vocals for the song; his version is included on his 1979 album Labour of Lust.


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  ♪  Tracklist:

 
1. Making Friends 3:23
 2. Short List 3:26
 3. Old Time Rock'N'Roller 3:06
 4. School 3:03
 5. If Only Mother 2:58
 6. Down In Old New Orleans 3:07
 7. You'll Never Get Me Up In One Of Those 3:11
 8. Pilot 3:47
 9. S.P.Y. 3:20
10. The Ballad Of Billy Bonney 3:26
11. Partir C'est Mourir Un Peu 4:04
12. Brother Doctor, Sister Nurse 4:00

   
Bonus tracks: 
13. Don't Talk To Me 3:23
14. Junk In My Trunk 2:58
15. Nature's Radio 3:24
16. You Made A Fool Out Of Me 4:09
17. Be Stiff 2:58

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Produced by Nick Lowe (tracks 1-7) and Gary Brooker (tracks 8-12).
Tracks 1-12 recorded at Pebble Beach Studio, Worthington.
Engineered by Robert Ash.
Track 15 produced by Pete Solley.
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Tracks 1-7 Mickey Jupp - vocals, piano, electric guitar
Dave Edmunds - guitar, Billy Bremmer - guitar,
Nick Lowe - bass and Terry Williams - drums
Tracks 8-12 Gary Brooker - piano, Bruce Lynch - bass,
Chris Spedding - guitar and Dave Mattacks - drums
Tracks 15 Tim Renwick - vocals, guitar, Mick Moody - guitar,
Colin Gibson - bass, Henry Spinetti - drums, Jimmy Jewell - sax,
Peter Solley - piano, and Glen Le Fleur - percussion


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1 комментарий:

  1. У меня есть два его альбома - этот и "Long Distance Romancer" (1979), но первый без бонусов! :(( Поэтому с удовольствием беру из-за бонусов. Ох, уж эти бонусы! Порой они бывают поинтереснее, чем сам альбом... Спасибо!!!!

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