Tag Archives: 2012

Ringo Starr: Ringo 2012

On January 30, 2012, “Hip-O” and “UM” labels released “Ringo 2012”, the 17th Ringo Starr studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Roccabella West” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Bruce Sugar and Ringo Starr.

Personnel:

  • Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) – lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion,  keyboards, guitar, mixing
  • Steve Dudas – guitar, bass
  • Joe Walsh – guitar
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar, keyboards
  • Matt Cartsonis – mandolin
  • Bruce Sugar – keyboards, piano, horn, arrangement, organ, synth horns, mixing
  • Van Dyke Parks – keyboards, accordion, string arrangement
  • Benmont Tench – organ
  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Don Was – bass
  • Michael Bradford – bass
  • Edgar Winter – sax, organ
  • Ann Marie Calhoun – violin
  • Amy Keys – backing vocals
  • Kelly Moneymaker – backing vocals
  • Richard Page – backing vocals
  • Ned Douglas – recording assistant
  • Chris Bellman – mastering
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Mike Fink, Philip Manning, Meire Murakami – design
  • Rob Shanahan – photography
  • Christine Telleck – production manager
  • Adam Starr – product manager

Track listing:

  1. Anthem – Richard Starkey, Glen Ballard
  2. Wings – Rickard Starkey, Vini Poncia
  3. Think It Over – Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  4. Samba – Richard Starkey, Van Dyke Parks
  5. Rock Island Line – traditional, arranged by Richard Starkey
  6. Step Lightly – Richard Starkey
  7. Wonderful – Richard Starkey, Gary Nicholson
  8. In Liverpool – Richard Starkey, Dave Stewart
  9. Slow Down – Richard Starkey, Joe Walsh

Guided by Voices: Let’s Go Eat the Factory

On January 24, 2012, “Fire Records” label released “Let’s Go Eat the Factory”, the 17th Guided by Voices album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chief Runningmouth and The Soft Spoken Trout.

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – lead vocals, artwork
  • Tobin Sprout – vocals, guitar, illustrations
  • Mitch Mitchell – guitar
  • Greg Demos – bass
  • Kevin Fennell – drums
  • Jim Pollard – guitar, bass
  • Steve MacDougall – recording
  • Roger Seiby – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard, except where noted.

  1. Laundry & Lasers
  2. The Head – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  3. Doughnut for a Snowman
  4. Spiderfighter – Tobin Sprout
  5. Hang Mr. Kite
  6. God Loves Us – Jim Pollard, Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout
  7. The Unsinkable Fats Domino
  8. Who Invented the Sun – Tobin Sprout
  9. The Big Hat and Toy Show – Greg Demos, Jim Pollard, Robert Pollard
  10. Imperial Racehorsing
  11. How I Met My Mother
  12. Waves – Tobin Sprout
  13. My Europa
  14. Chocolate Boy
  15. The Things That Never Need – Tobin Sprout
  16. Either Nelson
  17. Cyclone Utilities (Remember Your Birthday) – Mitch Mitchell, Robert Pollard
  18. Old Bones – Tobin Sprout
  19. Go Rolling Home – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  20. The Room Taking Shape – Greg Demos, Robert Pollard
  21. We Won’t Apologize for the Human Race

Green Day: ¡Tré!

On December 7, 2012, “Reprise” label released “¡Tré!”, the third and final installment in the “¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré!” trilogy, a series of studio albums that were released from September to December 2012, and the eleventh Green Day studio album overall. It was recorded February – June 2012, at “Jingletown Studios” in Oakland, California, and was produced by Rob Cavallo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White.

Personnel:

  • Billie Joe Armstrong – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jason White – guitar
  • Mike Dirnt – vocals, bass
  • Tré Cool – drums, percussion
  • Tom Kitt – strings and horn arrangements
  • Chris Dugan – engineer
  • Brad Kobylczak – engineer
  • Lee Bothwick – engineer
  • Wesley Seidman – engineer assistant
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Keith Armstrong – mixing assistant
  • Nik Karpen – mixing assistant
  • Brad Townsend – mixing assistant
  • Andrew Schubert – mixing assistant
  • Ted Jensen – mastering
  • Kenny Butler – drum technician
  • Mike Fasano – drum technician
  • Eden Galindo – bass technician
  • Andrew “Hans” Buscher – guitar technician
  • Chris Bilheimer – art direction/design
  • Felisha Tolentino – photography
  • Greg Schneider – stills
  • Chery Jenets – production managing
  • Jaime Neely – production assistant
  • Michelle Rogel – production assistant

Track listing:

All lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, all music by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White, except where noted. 

  1. Brutal Love – Sam Cooke, Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tré Cool and Jason White
  2. Missing You
  3. 8th Avenue Serenade
  4. Drama Queen
  5. X-Kid
  6. Sex, Drugs & Violence
  7. A Little Boy Named Train
  8. Amanda
  9. Walk Away
  10. Dirty Rotten Bastards
  11. 99 Revolutions
  12. The Forgotten

The xx: Coexist

On September 5, 2012, “Young Turks” label released “Coexist”, the second The xx studio album. It was recorded November 2011 – May 2012, at The xx studio in London, and was produced by Jamie Smith.

Personnel:

  • Romy Madley Croft – vocals, guitar, keyboards, art direction, design
  • Oliver Sim – vocals, bass, synthesizer, design
  • Jamie Smith – piano, organ, MPC, steel pans, beats, engineer, mixing, design
  • Sarah Chapman – strings
  • Charlotte Eksteen – strings
  • Ivo Stankov – strings
  • James Underwood – strings
  • Rodaidh McDonald – mixing
  • Mandy Parnell – mastering
  • Phil Lee – art direction, design
  • David Evans – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft, except where noted, all music by Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft.

  1. Angels – lyrics by Romy Madley Croft
  2. Chained – contains a sample from “Lilies of the Nile”, performed by The Crusaders
  3. Fiction – lyrics by Oliver Sim
  4. Try
  5. Reunion
  6. Sunset
  7. Missing
  8. Tides
  9. Unfold
  10. Swept Away
  11. Our Song

Sixpence Non the Richer: Lost in Transition

On August 7, 2012, “Tyger Jim” label released “Lost in Transition”, the sixth Sixpence None the Richer studio album. It was recorded 2008 – 2010, and was produced by Daniel Tashian and Jim Scott.

Personnel:

  • Leigh Nash – vocals
  • Matt Slocum – guitar, cello
  • Justin Cary – bass, baritone guitar
  • Will Sayles – drums, percussion, photography
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Jason Lehning – keyboards, mixing
  • Cason Cooley – keyboards
  • Jim Scott – engineer, mixing, percussion
  • John Painter – horns
  • Kevin Dean – additional engineer
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Don Clark – art direction, design

Track listing:

  1. My Dear Machine – Matt Slocum, Jamieson, Daniel Tashian
  2. Radio – Matt Slocum, Ashworth
  3. Give It Back – Matt Slocum, Leigh Nash, Fitchuk
  4. Safety Line – Matt Slocum, Shive
  5. When You Call Me – Leigh Nash, Wilson
  6. Should Not Be This Hard – Matt Slocum, Wilson
  7. Go Your Way – Matt Slocum, Ashworth
  8. Failure – Matt Slocum
  9. Don’t Blame Yourself – Matt Slocum, Ashworth
  10. Stand My Ground – Leigh Nash, Wilson
  11. Sooner than Later – Leigh Nash, Wilson
  12. Be OK – Matt Slocum, Jamieson, Daniel Tashian

Gram Rabbit: Welcome to the Country

On July 18, 2012, “Royal Order” label released “Welcome to the Country”, the fifth Gram Rabbit album. It was recorded in 2012, at “Hicksville Trailer Palace” in Joshua Tree, CA, and was produced by Jesika von Rabbit and Todd Rutherford.

Personnel:

  • Jesika von Rabbit – vocals, keyboard, guitar, recording, mixing
  • Todd Rutherford – vocals, bass, guitar, programming, recording, mixing
  • Eric Jonasson – vocals, guitar
  • Ryan Erskine – additional guitar
  • Brandon Henderson – additional guitar
  • Bill Maresh – pedal steel
  • JP Houston – piano
  • Naomi Husaruk – vocals, accordion
  • James St. James – drums, bass
  • Scott “Drago” Kissinger – horns
  • Jamie Hafler, Cristie Carter – extra vocals
  • Bruce Barielle – mastering
  • Robin Davy – design
  • Marina Chavez – photography

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Jesika von Rabbit, Todd Rutherford except where noted.

  1. Wild Imagination
  2. Country Jo
  3. Eeyore
  4. I’ve Been Thinking
  5. Olde October Moon
  6. Rider on a White Horse – Lee Hazlewood
  7. Too Drive to Drunk
  8. Country Lullaby
  9. Honky Tonkin
  10. Din Ho

Rush: Clockwork Angels

On June 12, 2012, “Roadrunner Records” label released “Clockwork Angels”, the nineteenth and final Rush studio album. It was recorded October – December 2011, at “Revolution Recordings” in Toronto, in April 2012, at “Blackbird Studio “ in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee – vocals, bass guitar, bass pedals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Alex Lifeson – guitars, keyboards, arrangements
  • Neil Peart – drums, cymbals, tambourine, arrangements
  • Jason Sniderman – piano
  • David Campbell – string arrangement, conducting
  • Richard Chycki, Martin Cooke, Jason DuFour, Paul Fig, Stephen Koszler – recording
  • Nick Raskulinecz – mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. Caravan
  2. BU2B
  3. Clockwork Angels
  4. The Anarchists
  5. Carnies
  6. Halo Effect
  7. Seven Cities of Gold
  8. The Wreckers
  9. Headlong Flight
  10. BU2B2
  11. Wish Them Well
  12. The Garden

The Melvins: Freak Puke

On June 5, 2012, “Ipecac Recordings” label released “Freak Puke”, the eighteenth Melvins (The) album. It was recorded December 2011 – January 2012, and was produced by Toshi Kasai, King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn.

Personnel:

  • King Buzzo – vocals, guitar
  • Trevor Dunn – vocals, standup bass
  • Dale Crover – vocals, drums
  • James McAleer – backing vocals
  • Dan Raymond – additional guitar, backing vocals & additional guitar
  • Toshi Kasai – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, except where noted.

  1. Mr. Rip-Off
  2. Inner Ear Rupture
  3. Baby Won’t You Weird Me Out
  4. Worm Farm Waltz
  5. A Growing Disgust
  6. Leon Versus the Revolution
  7. Holy Barbarians
  8. Freak Puke
  9. Let Me Roll It – Paul McCartney
  10. Tommy Goes Berserk

Stick Men: Open

On June 1, 2012, Stick Men self-released “Open”, band’s third studio album.

Personnel:

  • Tony Levin – Chapman stick
  • Markus Reuter – guitar, electronics, mixing
  • Pat Mastelotto – drums
  • Lee Fletcher – mastering
  • Ritxi Ostáriz – design

Track listing:

  1. Amino 21
  2. Open Pt. 1 – Plunge
  3. Alabaster
  4. Open Pt. 2 – Plow
  5. Cyber Shards
  6. Open Pt. 3 – Truncheon
  7. Glass Heart (for Renée)
  8. Time Capsule

Clutch: Earth Rocker

On March 15, 2013, “Weathermaker Music” label released “Earth Rocker”, the tenth Clutch studio album. It was recorded in October 2012, and was produced by Machine.

Personnel:

  • Neil Fallon – vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion
  • Tim Sult – guitar
  • Dan Maines – bass
  • Jean-Paul Gaster – drums, percussion
  • Machine – engineer, mixing
  • Alberto De Icaza – additional engineering, editing
  • Randy LeBouf – editing
  • Paul Logas – mastering
  • Zakk Cervini, Justin Aufdemkampe – producer assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Jean-Paul Gaster.

  1. Earth Rocker
  2. Crucial Velocity
  3. Mr. Freedom
  4. D.C. Sound Attack
  5. Unto the Breach
  6. Gone Cold
  7. The Face
  8. Book, Saddle & Go
  9. Cyborg Bette
  10. Oh, Isabella
  11. The Wolf Man Kindly Requests…