On July 2, 1996.

On July 2, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Wax Ecstatic”, the second Sponge studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Tim Patalan, Vinnie Dombroski, Michael Cross, Tim Cross, Joey Mazzola and Charlie Grover.

Personnel:

  • Vinnie Dombroski– vocals, guitar, drums
  • Michael Cross – guitars, bass
  • Tim Cross – bass
  • Joey Mazzola– guitars
  • Charlie Grover – drums
  • Richard Butler– additional vocal
  • Johnny Evans – tenor, altoand baritone sax
  • Chris Codish – acoustic piano
  • Mando Dorame– sax solo
  • Steve Baxter – trombone
  • Donald Hayes – saxophone
  • Anne King – trumpet
  • Tim Patalan – cello, recording
  • Andy Patalan, Matt Hanson – recording assistants
  • Tim Palmer– mixing, additional production
  • Mark O’Donoughue – mix engineer
  • Jamie Seyberth – additional engineering
  • Lamont Hyde – engineering assistant
  • Steve King – engineer
  • Mike Corbett – post production edit
  • Howie Weinberg– mastering
  • Mary Maurer – art direction
  • SITE – design
  • Melanie Nissen – photography

Track listing:

  1. My Purity – Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross
  2. Got to Be a Bore – Vinnie Dombroski
  3. Wax Ecstatic (To Sell Angelina) – Vinnie Dombroski
  4. The Drag Queens of Memphis – Vinnie Dombroski
  5. I Am Anastasia – Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Joey Mazzola
  6. Silence is Their Drug – Vinnie Dombroski
  7. Have You Seen Mary – Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross
  8. My Baby Said – Vinnie Dombroski, Joey Mazzola
  9. The Death of a Drag Queen – Vinnie Dombroski, Mike Cross, Joey Mazzola
  10. Velveteen (contains the hidden trackImagine You) – Vinnie Dombroski

 

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