Tag Archives: 1993

Cracker: Kerosene Hat

On August 24, 1993, “Virgin” label released “Kerosene Hat”, the second Cracker studio album. It was recorded February – March 1993, and was produced by Don Smith, David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher and Michael Urbano.

Personnel:

  • David Lowery – vocals, guitar
  • Johnny Hickman – vocals, lead guitar
  • Davey Faragher – vocals, bass
  • Michael Urbano – drums

All tracks by David Lowery, except where noted.

  1. Low – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  2. Movie Star
  3. Get Off This – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  4. Kerosene Hat
  5. Take Me Down to the Infirmary
  6. Nostalgia – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  7. Sweet Potato – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  8. Sick of Goodbyes – Mark Linkous, David Lowery
  9. I Want Everything
  10. Lonesome Johnny Blues – Johnny Hickman
  11. Let’s Go for a Ride – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  12. Loser – Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter
  13. Hi-Desert Biker Meth Lab (non – consecutive track) – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher
  14. Euro Trash Girl (hidden track) – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Davey Faragher, Joey Peters
  15. I Ride My Bike (hidden track) – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  16. Kerosene Hat (outtake, hidden track)

X: Hey Zeus

On June 8, 1993, “Big Life” label released “Hey Zeus!”, the seventh X studio album. It was recorded September – December 1992, at “Zeitgeist Studios” in Los Angeles, “Groove masters” in Hollywood, and was produced by Tony Berg.

Personnel:

  • Exene Cervenka – vocals
  • John Doe – vocals, bass
  • Tony Gilkyson – vocals, guitar
  • D.J. Bonebrake – percussion, drums, marimba
  • Patrick Warren, Tony Berg – keyboards
  • Tchad Blake – engineer, mixing
  • Casey McMackin – engineer
  • Brian Schuebie – engineer
  • Dale Lavi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Exene Cervenka and John Doe; except where noted.

  1. Someone’s Watching – John Doe, Tony Gilkyson
  2. Big Blue House
  3. Clean Like Tomorrow
  4. New Life
  5. Country at War
  6. Arms for Hostages
  7. Into the Light – John Doe, Tony Gilkyson
  8. Lettuce and Vodka – Duke McVinnie
  9. Everybody
  10. Baby You Lied
  11. Drawn in the Dark

Arhangel: Arhangel 2

On June 7, 1993, “MRT” label released “Arhangel 2”, the second Arhangel album. It was recorded in 1993, at “Studio M2”, in Skopje, Macedonia, and was produced by Trajce Organdziev.

Personnel:

  • Risto Vrtev – vocal, guitar, arrangements
  • Dragan Ginovski – guitar, arrangements
  • Petar Jankov – bass, arrangements
  • Mihail Parusev – drums, arrangements
  • Braco Zafirovski – recording

Track listing:

  1. Seniste – Risto Vrtev
  2. Dragi Moj – Risto Vrtev
  3. Vojna – Risto Vrtev
  4. Dno – Petar Jankov
  5. Cudesen Svet – Black
  6. Covek bez ime i prezime – lyrics by Petar Jankov, music by Risto Vrtev
  7. 1000 svetla
  8. Zborovi volsebni – lyrics by Boris Pasternak, music by Risto Vrtev
  9. 1 000 000 $ – Risto Vrtev
  10. Razgovor bez smisla – Risto Vrtev

Stephen Bishop: Blue Guitars

On May 28, 1996, “Foundation” label released “Blue Guitars”, the sixth Stephen Bishop studio album (album with the same title, but with different tracks was released in Japan in 1994). It was recorded 1993 – 1996, and was produced by Andrew Gold and Jeff Jones.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Bishop – vocals, acoustic guitars
  • Andrew Gold – keyboards, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, drums, multi-instruments, backing vocals
  • David Crosby – harmony vocals
  • Carnie Wilson – backing vocals
  • Wendy Wilson – backing vocals
  • Pia Zadora – backing vocals
  • Michael McDonald – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Bishop, except where noted.

  1. I Go Numb – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snow, Andrew Gold
  2. Dive into the Pool of Love – Stephen Bishop, Tom Snom
  3. On Blonde Street
  4. When You Love Somebody
  5. (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet – Freddie Gorman, Bob Hamilton
  6. Wall Around Your Heart
  7. The King of Tonga
  8. Picasso Played a Blue Guitar
  9. Italian Rain
  10. Let Your Heart Remember – Stephen Bishop, Jeff Jones
  11. When Love Was Grand
  12. Separate Lives (acoustic version)
  13. R’s Theme

Nicky Skopelitis: Ekstasis

On April 20, 1993, “Axiom” label released “Ekstasis”, the second Nicky Skopelitis studio album. It was recorded 1992 – 1993, at “BC Studio”, “Greenpoint Studios” and “Platinum Island Studios” in New York, and was produced by Bill Laswell and Nicky Skopelitis.

Personnel:

  • Nicky Skopelitis – electric guitar, twelve-string guitar, bağlama, coral sitar, dobro
  • Amina Claudine Myers – Hammond B-3
  • Bill Laswell – bass guitar 
  • Jah Wobble – bass guitar
  • Jaki Liebezeit – drums 
  • Ziggy Modeliste – drums 
  • Aïyb Dieng – ghaṭam, talking drum
  • Guilherme Franco – cuíca, electric berimbau, whistle, cowbell, tambourine, congas
  • Zakir Hussain – tabla
  • Bachir Attar – flute, ghaita 
  • Simon Shaheen – violin, oud
  • Foday Musa Suso – harp, kora
  • Martin Bisi – engineer
  • Bruce Calder – engineer
  • Robert Musso – engineer
  • Oz Fritz – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Flam – engineer assistant
  • Imad Mansour – engineer assistant
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • James Koehnline – cover art
  • Aldo Sampieri – design
  • Ira Cohen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Nicky Skopelitis, except where noted.

  1. Tarab – Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis, Jah Wobble
  2. Meet Your Makers
  3. Ghost of a Chance
  4. Proud Flesh
  5. Sanctuary – Bachir Attar, Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis
  6. One Eye Open – Bill Laswell, Nicky Skopelitis
  7. Heresy – Nicky Skopelitis, Foday Musa Suso, Jah Wobble
  8. Jubilee – Nicky Skopelitis, Foday Musa Suso, Jah Wobble
  9. Witness – Simon Shaheen, Nicky Skopelitis, Jah Wobble
  10. Telling Time

Annie Lenox: Diva

On April 6, 1992, “RCA Records” label released “Diva”, the debut Annie Lennox album. It was recorded 1991 – 1992, at “Mayfair” and “The Church” in London, and was produced by Stephen Lipson. In 1993 “Brit Awards”, “Diva” won the “British Album of the Year”. It was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Lennox – all vocals, keyboards
  • Stephen Lipson – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Kenji Suzuki – guitar
  • Ed Shearmur – piano
  • Paul Moore – keyboards
  • Peter-John Vettese – keyboards, programming, recorder
  • Marius de Vries – keyboards, programming
  • Doug Wimbish – bass
  • Keith LeBlanc – drums
  • Luís Jardim – percussion
  • Steve Jansen – drum programming
  • Dave DeFries – trumpet
  • Gavyn Wright – violin
  • Heff Moraes – engineer, MIDI management
  • William O’Donovan – mixing assistance
  • Ian Silvester – digital technician
  • Ian Cooper – mastering
  • Laurence Stevens – designs
  • Satoshi – photography (front cover)
  • Anton Corbijn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Lennox, except where noted.

  1. Why
  2. Walking on Broken Glass
  3. Precious
  4. Legend in My Living Room – Annie Lennox, Peter John Vettese
  5. Cold
  6. Money Can’t Buy It
  7. Little Bird
  8. Primitive
  9. Stay By Me
  10. The Gift – Annie Lennox, The Blue Nile

Bill Laswell & Pate Namlook: Outland

On February 20, 1994, “FAX +49-69/450464” label released “Outland”, collaborative album by Bill Laswell and Pete Namlook. It was recorded in 1993, at “Klanglabor Frankfurt” in Germany, and was produced by Pete Namlook.

Personnel:

  • Bill Laswell – electronics
  • Pete Namlook – electronics
  • Oz Fritz – recording
  • Nicky Skopelitis – recording
  • Thi-Linh Le – cover art

Track listing:

  1. From the Earth to the Ceiling (Parts I-XII) – Bill Laswell, Pete Namlook

Belly: Star

On January 25, 1993, “Reprise” and “Sire” labels released “Star”, the debut Belly studio album. It was recorded in 1992, at “Sound Emporium Studios” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Amazon Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by Tracy Chisolm, Gil Norton, Tanya Donelly, Fred Abong, Chris Gorman and Thomas Gorman.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly – vocals, guitar
  • Fred Abong – bass
  • Chris Gorman – drums, percussion
  • Thomas Gorman – guitar, organ
  • Chick Graining – guitar, slide guitar, vocals
  • Tracy Chisholm – engineer
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Chris Gorman – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly, except where noted.

  1. Someone to Die For
  2. Angel
  3. Dusted
  4. Every Word
  5. Gepetto
  6. Witch
  7. Slow Dog
  8. Low Red Moon
  9. Feed the Tree
  10. Full Moon, Empty Heart
  11. White Belly – Tanya Donelly, Fred Abong
  12. Untogether
  13. Star
  14. Sad Dress
  15. Stay

Better Than Ezra: Deluxe

On November 16, 1993, “Swell Records” label released “Deluxe”, the second Better Than Ezra album. It was recorded May – June 1993, and was produced by Dan Rothchild.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Griffin – vocals, guitar
  • Tom Drummond – bass
  • Cary Bonnecaze – vocals, drums
  • Dan Rothchild – vocals, additional guitar, various instruments
  • Lili Haydn – violin
  • Martin Tillman – cello
  • Melanie Owen – vocals
  • Walt Thompson – Hammond organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Griffin, except where noted.

  1. In the Blood
  2. Good
  3. Southern Gürl
  4. The Killer Inside
  5. Rosealia
  6. Cry in the Sun
  7. Teenager
  8. Ether
  9. Summerhouse
  10. Porcelain
  11. Heaven – Kevin Griffin, Tom Drummond
  12. This Time of Year
  13. Coyote

Uncle Tupelo: Anodyne

On October 5, 1993, “Sire” label released “Anodyne”, the fourth and final Uncle Tupelo studio album. It was recorded May – June 1993 at “Cedar Creek Studio” in Austin, Texas, and was produced by Brian Paulson.

Personnel:

  • Jay Farrar – vocals and guitar, mandolin
  • Max Johnston – fiddle and lap steel guitar, banjo, dobro
  • John Stirratt – guitar, bass guitar
  • Jeff Tweedy – vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Ken Coomer – drums
  • Joe Ely – vocals
  • Brian Henneman – vocals
  • Lloyd Maines – pedal steel guitar
  • Doug Sahm – vocals, guitar
  • Brian Paulson – engineer, mixing
  • Scott Hull – mastering
  • Dave C. Birke – art direction, design
  • Dan Corrigan – photography

Track listing:

  1. Slate – Jay Farrar
  2. Acuff-Rose – Jedd Tweedy
  3. The Long Cut – Jeff Tweedy
  4. Give Back the Key to My Heart – Doug Sahm
  5. Chickamauga – Jay Farrar
  6. New Madrid – Jeff Tweedy
  7. Anodyne – Jay Farrar
  8. We’ve Been Had – Jeff Tweedy
  9. Fifteen Keys – Jay Farrar
  10. High Water – Jay Farrar
  11. No Sense in Lovin’ – Jeff Tweedy
  12. Steal the Crumbs – Jay Farrar