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On August 9, 1997.

On August 9, 1997, “Sire”, “Warner Bros” and “4AD” labels released “Lovesongs”, the debut Tanya Donelly solo album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Tanya Donelly, Wally Gagel and Gary Smith.

Personnel:

  • Tanya Donelly– vocals, guitar, keyboards, arranger
  • Dean Fisher – acoustic guitar, bass guitar, percussion, accordion, keyboards
  • Wally Gagel – bass, percussion, keyboards, drum machine, arranger
  • Rich Gilbert – guitar, accordion, bass, keyboards, saw
  • Stacy Jones, David Lovering, David Narcizo– drums
  • Hilken Mancini, Chris Toppin – background vocals
  • Jonathan Williams – electric guitar
  • Jesse Henderson, Suzanne Kapa, Kelly Wohlford – assistant engineers
  • Wally Gagel, Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade – mixing
  • Dave Kirkpatrick – mixing assistant
  • Brian Lee – mastering
  • Carl Plaster – drum technician
  • Chris Bigg – design
  • Andrew Catlin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tanya Donelly except where noted.

  1. Pretty Deep
  2. The Bright Light
  3. Landspeed Song
  4. Mysteries of the Unexplained
  5. Lantern
  6. Acrobat – Tanya Donelly, Dean Fisher
  7. Breathe Around You
  8. Bum
  9. Clipped
  10. Goat Girl
  11. Manna
  12. Swoon
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On July 29, 1997.

On July 29, 1997, “Elektra” label released “Pup Tent”, the fourth Luna album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Sear Sound Studios”,” Pachyderm Studio”, “Baby Monster Studios”, and “ RPM Studios”, and was produced by Pat McCarthy.

Personnel:

  • Dean Wareham– vocals, guitars
  • Sean Eden – guitars
  • Justin Harwood– bass, keyboards, trumpet, guitars
  • Lee Wall – drums, percussion
  • Jamie Candeloro – mandolin, slide dobro
  • Barrett Martin– marimba, vibes
  • Pat McCarthy– bits, bobs
  • Mike Russell – accordion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Pat McCarthy– engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Dean Wareham, music by Dean Wareham, Sean Eden, Justin Harwood and Lee Wall.

  1. IHOP
  2. Beautiful View
  3. Pup Tent
  4. Bobby Peru
  5. Beggar’s Bliss
  6. Tracy I Love You
  7. Whispers
  8. City Kitty
  9. The Creeps
  10. Fuzzy Wuzzy

On July 15, 1997.

On July 15, 1997, “Wax Trax!” label released “Metropolis”, the fourth Sister Machine Gun studio album. It was recorded in 1997, at “Warzone Recorders & Chicago Recording Company” in Chicago and “Battery Studios K2” in New York, and was produced by Chris Randall and John Fryer.

Personnel:

  • Chris Randall – vocals, keyboards, piano, guitar, programming, B-3
  • Richard Deacon – bass
  • Kevin Temple – drums
  • Brian Sarche, Reeves Gabrels- guitar
  • Catherine Bent, Serena Jost – cello
  • Rob Thomas, Ted Falcon – violin
  • Mars Williams – saxophone
  • John Fryer- additional programming, backing vocals, Radio Shack 50-in-one science kit
  • Amanda Riesman – string arrangements.
  • Martin Czembor – backing vocals, German rant, NYC street noise
  • Lisa Randall – harangue
  • Jason McNinch – additional programming
  • Jaye Steiner – live sound
  • Robin Glowski – album design

Track listing:

  1. This Metal Sky
  2. Desperation
  3. Temptation
  4. Think
  5. Living Without You
  6. Torque
  7. White Lightning
  8. Everything
  9. What Do You Want From Me
  10. Admit
  11. Bitter End
  12. Cut Down

On July 8, 1997.

On July 8, 1997, “Interscope” label released “Brown Album”, the fifth Primus studio album. It was recorded December 1996 – April 1997 at “Rancho Relaxo” in Sebastopol, California, and was produced by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Bryan “Brain” Mantia.

Personnel:

  • Les Claypool– vocals, bass, upright bass, engineer
  • Larry LaLonde– guitar
  • Bryan “Brain” Mantia– drums
  • Engineered by Les Claypool
  • Jill “Galaxy Queen” Rose – production coordinator
  • Tim “Soya” Soylan – studio assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Les Claypool, all music by Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Bryan “Brain” Mantia.

  1. The Return of Sathington Willoughby
  2. Fisticuffs
  3. Golden Boy
  4. Over the Falls
  5. Shake Hands with Beef
  6. Camelback Cinema
  7. Hats Off
  8. Puddin’ Time
  9. Bob’s Party Time Lounge
  10. Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread
  11. Restin’ Bones
  12. Coddingtown
  13. Kalamazoo
  14. The Chastising of Renegade
  15. Arnie

On June 24, 1997.

On June 24, 1997, “Lava Records” label released “Misguided Roses”, the second  Edwin McCain album. It was recorded 1996 – 1997, and was produced by Matt Serletic, and Kenny Greenberg.

Personnel:

  • Edwin McCain – vocals, guitar
  • Scott Bannevich – bass
  • Larry Chaney – electric guitar, cuatro, lap steel guitar
  • Beth Nielsen Chapman, Ashley Cleveland– background vocals
  • Eric Darken- percussion, pandeiro
  • Kenny Greenberg– acoustic, electric and 12 string guitars, dobro
  • Vicki Hampton – vocals (background)
  • Dave Harrison – percussion, drums
  • Michael McDonald – background vocals
  • Matt Rollings- organ, synthesizer, piano, wurlitzer, anvil
  • Craig Shields – keyboards, alto, baritone, soprano and tenor saxophone, wind controller
  • Russ Taff – background vocals
  • Jeff Tomei, Carl Meadows – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain, Richard Dodd – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig, Joseph M. Palmaccio- mastering
  • Clay McBride – photography
  • Larry Freemantle – art direction
  • Hans Neleman – cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Edwin McCain. except where noted.

  1. See the Sky Again
  2. Grind Me in the Gears
  3. Cleveland Park
  4. I’ll Be
  5. How Strange It Seems
  6. The Rhythm Of Life
  7. Punish Me
  8. Darwin’s Children
  9. Take Me
  10. Stop Thinking ‘Bout That, (I’ve Got To)” – James Taylor, Daniel Kortchmar
  11. What Matters
  12. Holy City – hidden track “Through The Floor” follows

 

On January 5, 1999.

On January 5, 1999, “Griffin Music” label released “Hawkwind in Your Area”, the twenty-second Hawkwind album. Album had two sides, studio and live one. The studio side was recorded in 1998, at “Earth Studios”, and the live one was recorded in November 1997, at “Ancienne Belgique”,in  Brussels, Belgium, and was produced by  Dave Brock, Jerry Richards, Ron Tree and Richard Chadwick.

Personnel:

  • Dave Brock– electric guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Jerry Richards – electric guitar
  • Ron Tree– vocals, bass guitar
  • Richard Chadwick – drums
  • Captain Rizz – vocals
  • Crum (Julian Crimmins) – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. Brainstorm – Nik Turner / Hawkwind In Your Area – Dave Brock, Captain Rizz / Alchemy – Jerry Richards, Richard Chadwick
  2. Love in Space – Dave Brock
  3. Rat Race – Dave Brock, Captain Rizz
  4. Aerospace Age Inferno – Robert Calvert
  5. First Landing on Medusa – Robert Calvert, Dave Brock
  6. I Am the Reptoid – Ron Tree
  7. The Nazca – Dave Brock
  8. Hippy – Ron Tree, Jerry Richards
  9. Prairie – Ron Tree, Jerry Richards
  10. Your Fantasy – Ron Tree, Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Jerry Richards
  11. Luxotica – Ron Tree, Richard Chadwick, Jerry Richards
  12. Diana Park – Dave Brock

On September 8, 1997.

On September 8, 1997, Derek Taylor died aged 65. He was journalist, writer, publicist and music producer, best known as publicist for the Beatles. He has also worked as press officer for The Byrds, The Beach Boys and the Mamas and the Papas. In 1967 he helped organization of the “Monterey Pop Festival” together with Lou Adler and John Philips.