nice - (U.S.A.)...
2001 - Sanctuary Records - 06076-84512-2
|2||Up For It||4:39|
|3||Gone Inside The Zero||2:39|
|5||What's The Matter Man||2:58|
|6||Your Number Is One||4:27|
|7||Stop Look And Listen||1:48|
|8||I Want So Much More||3:42|
|10||Going Out Strange||4:51|
|11||We Walk Alone||3:59|
|12||Let That Devil Out||4:21|
(European Union Limited Edition)
SPV 087-72500 CDE
As above with:
|13||Nowhere To Go But Inside||3:03|
|14||Too Much Rock & Roll||3:51|
Plus a multimedia track in the .mpg format:
|15||Your Number Is One (CD extra video track)||3:48|
Festival Mushroom Records
As above with:
|15||Marcus Has The Evil In Him||4:00|
The band would like to thank: Mike Curtis, Darrell Bussino, Clif Norrell, Cherokee Studios - Susan,
Adrian & the staff, the Robb's, Richard Stockton & Shure Bros. Microphones, Chris Romano and Black
Market Music, Dave Leinhard & Dean Markley Strings, Steve Riskin & Paiste Cymbals, Gene Provencio
& TAMA Drums, Nick Chaires & Guitar Center, John Norris & Peterson Strobe Tuners, Seymour Duncan
pick-ups, Tien Lawrence & Mesa Boogie, Remo Drum Heads, Marco Soccoli & Vic Firth Drumsticks,
Steve Clayton guitar picks, Pinnacle Entertainment, Free Trade Agency, 3 Artist Management & staff,
Carol Bua, our friends at MET-Rx, Our fantastic, hard rocking audience worldwide, James Beaton,
Mitch Bury of Adams Mass.
Jim thanks: everyone who buys our CDs and comes to our shows, Ytak, LA Ray the cat, Mel K. &
Lice... thanks to Mother Superior for continuing to rock and Henry for always making sure that we
do... also my family, Fender, Gibson, Marshall and Mike "Smitty" Smith. Rock on.
Marcus thanks: Brad Junca, Uyen Tran, Mom, Dad and Stephan and their families, all at 3AM, Jim
Lapesa, Keith Matherne, Tony Visconti, Jean Codianni, Mayanne Dacey, Jennifer Ballantyne and you.
Jason thanks: Janet, Javan, Joren, Mom & Dad, Kerim Imes, Danny Miller, Julie Lewis, Bob Feterl (again
and again...), Chris Macias, Jake West, Bruce, Petter & Dean from Triple X, Nike Tkalac, Len Fagan,
Dean Brown, Wayne Kramer, Dan Epstein and Brian Kehew. Jim, Marc & Henry, you guys rule!
Management: Richard Bishop
for 3 Artist Management
Legal: Gail Perry
U.S. - Pinnacle Entertainment, New York
Rest of the World - Free Trade Agency, London
Henry Rollins: Throat
Jim Wilson: Guitar, Organ
Marcus Blake: Bass
Jason Mackenroth: Drums, Sax
JOE COLE 4.10.61 - 12.19.91
PRODUCED BY HENRY ROLLINS / RECORDED & MIXED BY CLIF NORRELL / MASTERED BY STEPHEN
MARCUSSEN AT MARCUSSEN MASTERING
ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY ROLLINS BAND 2001 BE DRINKABLE MUSIC (BMI)
TRACKED AT CHEROKEE STUDIOS LOS ANGELES, CA 00-01 / ASSISTANT ENGINEER: SANDER DE
JONG / MIXED AT SUNSET SOUND RECORDERS / ASSISTANT ENGINEER: CHRIS REYNOLDS / MIXED
AT SKIP SAYLOR RECORDING / ASSISTANT ENGINEER: PAUL SMITH / MANY OF THE GREAT GUITAR
SOUNDS ON THIS RECORD WERE CREATED BY MIKE CURTIS / BACKING VOCALS ON "UP FOR IT" &
"I WANT SO MUCH MORE": JACKIE SIMLEY-STEVENS, VALERIE PINKSTON, MAXAYN LEWIS, SUSEANN
CARWELL & TYLER COLLINS / TRUMPET ON "I WANT SO MUCH MORE: CLIF NORRELL
TO PURCHASE OR GET INFORMATION ON HENRY ROLLINS BOOKS, CDS, T-SHIRTS AND VIDEOS,
CONTACT: WWW.HENRYROLLINS.COM / 2.13.61 - P.O. BOX 1910, LOS ANGELES, CA 90078
PHOTOGRAPHS BY RALF STRATHMANN
DESIGN BY RANIA ALOMAR
Once again, the Rollins Band has changed labels, this time presumably due to the ILLUMINATOR fiasco
associated with the U.S. version of GET SOME GO AGAIN. The new arrangement has 2.13.61 Records holding the rights,
and licensing them to Sanctuary Records in the U.S., Steamhammer in Europe, and Festival Mushroom Records in Australia.
Ironically, the U.S. discs have been manufactured and distributed by BMG, the major label that the Rollins Band initially parted ways
with through the collapse of Imago.
Nice picks up where GET SOME GO AGAIN left off, with a 1970's influenced, hard-driving rock sound. The album opens with
One Shot, a quintessential Rollins Band opener song, meant to get the blood flowing. Up For It and I Want So Much More (later
on the disc) feature female backup singers, a definite departure from past tradition. Hello, Your Number is One, & Stop Look and Listen are tour
tested material, and some of the strongest stuff on this disc. Hello is a return to THE END OF SILENCE's wallowing in darkness.
Your Number is One is an adrenaline-fest, with a funky, driving bass line. I Want So Much More follows shortly thereafter with an inspired
drumbeat driving the song. Going Out Strange looks at our mortality from an unusual perspective. Let That Devil Out draws on the Rollins Band's
tradition of finishing off with a loose jam, this time in a swing-inspired framework.
The European limited edition and Australian versions of this disc provide a few bonus tracks. Found on both are Nowhere To Go But Inside, a track that fits
quite well with the rest of the album, and Too Much Rock & Roll, which begins with a barber shop quartet style intro but quickly proceeds to rock out to the
theme of Rollins Band blowing away the many lame excuses for rock bands that currently pollute the airwaves. The Australian disc includes two further bonus tracks:
Marcus Has The Evil In Him's title alludes to the monstrous bass line on this track about an evil-hearted woman that is in the vein of a 90's Rollins Band tune.
Soul Implant is more of the same, although more in the 70's rock approach that ties this album together. All four of these tracks can be had on
A NICER SHADE OF RED, available directly through 2.13.61. The European disc has an .mpg of the Your Number Is One video instead
of the latter two tracks.
Overall, I think Rollins has loosened the reins a little on this album, allowing the broadly-styled creativity of Mother Superior to shine through in
many tracks. GET SOME GO AGAIN may have seen the new lineup trying very hard not to break from the band's tradition too much, but nice
has lots of new sounds and borrows from musical forms and genres that we haven't heard before on a Rollins Band disc. To my ear, the production is much like
that of GET SOME GO AGAIN, with a sound that is a bit fuzzy and distorted. I miss the sound that the discs had before the departure of Theo Van
Rock, which I think was less focussed on the midrange and somehow more pleasing to my ear.
This disc is identical to the standard U.S.A. release in every way, except that an American flag bathing suit has been digitally rendered to cover some of the model's naked
torso depicted on the other album covers. Presumably, this was a response to some retailers who found the original cover objectionable.
David Tenenbaum (11.19.02)