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Better Than Ezra: Before the Robots

On April 4, 2005, “Artemis” label released “Before the Robots”, the sixth Better Than Ezra album. It was recorded in 2005, by Ethan Allen, Kevin Griffin, Tom Drummond and Travis Aaron McNabb.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Griffin – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Tom Drummond – bass guitar
  • Travis Aaron McNabb – drums
  • Jon Gros – B3 organ, Whirly, Rhodes
  • Jason Hill – backing vocals
  • Brian Karzcig – backing vocals
  • Eric Lucero – trumpet
  • Mark Mullins – trombone
  • Greg Collins – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Griffin.

  1. Burned
  2. Daylight
  3. A Lifetime
  4. It’s Only Natural
  5. Overcome
  6. Special
  7. American Dream
  8. Our Last Night
  9. A Southern Thing
  10. Juicy
  11. Hollow
  12. Our Finest Years
  13. Breathless

On November 1, 1998.

On November 1, 1998, “Atlantic” label released “American Dream”, the fifth studio and ninth overall Crosby, Stills & Nash album, also the second one with Neil Young. It was recorded April 24, 1987 – September 16, 1988, at “Redwood Digital” in Woodside, California, and was produced by Niko Bolas, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, Neil Young.

Personnel:

  • David Crosby– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Stephen Stills– vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, bass synthesizer, synthesizer, handclaps, percussion
  • Graham Nash– vocals, piano, electric guitar, sound effects, keyboards, harmonica
  • Neil Young– vocals, guitars, piano, harmonica, percussion
  • Joe Vitale – vocals, drums, sound effects, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vibraphone
  • Mike Finnigan– organ, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Bob Glaub– bass
  • Joe Lala– percussion, drums
  • Chad Cromwell– drums
  • The Bluenotes: Tommy Bray, Claude Callilet, Larry Cragg, John Fumo, Steve Lawrence – horns
  • Brian Bell – synthesizer programming
  • Rhett Lawrence– synthesizer programming
  • Niko Bolas, Tim Mulligan, Tim Foster, Brentley Walton – handclaps
  • Bill Boydston, Don Gooch, Bill Lazerus – sound effects
  • The Volume Dealers Choir: Kelly Ashmore, Betsy Aubrey, Tom Banghart, Cha Blevins, Niko Bolas, Craig Doerge, Scott Gordon, R. Mac Holbert, Stanley Johnston, Bill Krause, Debbie Meister, Tim Mulligan, Susan Nash, Jay Parti, Steve Perry, Vince Slaughter, Joe Vitale, Paul Williamson – backing vocals
  • Gary Long, Tim McCollan, Brentley Walton – engineer
  • Tom Banghart, Bob Vogt – mixing
  • Gary Burden– art direction, design
  • Delana Bettoli – border illustration
  • Henry Diltz, Aaron Rapoport– photography
  • Tim Mulligan – assistant producer

Track listing:

  1. American Dream – Neil Young
  2. Got it Made – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  3. Name of Love – Neil Young
  4. Don’t Say Goodbye – Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  5. This Old House – Neil Young
  6. Night Time for the Generals – David Crosby, Craig Doerge
  7. Shadowland – Rick Ryan, Graham Nash, Joe Vitale
  8. Drivin’ Thunder – Stephen Stills, Neil Young
  9. Clear Blue Skies – Graham Nash
  10. That Girl – Stephen Stills, Joe Vitale, Bob Glaub
  11. Compass – David Crosby
  12. Soldiers of Peace – Graham Nash, Craig Doerge, Joe Vitale
  13. Feel Your Love – Neil Young
  14. Night Song – Stephen Stills, Neil Young

On January 19, 1982.

On January 19, 1982, “Epitaph Records” label released “How Could Hell Be Any Worse?”, the debut Bad Religion album. It was recorded October–November 1980 and January 1981, at “Track Record Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley and Pete Finestone.

Personnel:

  • Greg Graffin– vocals
  • Brett Gurewitz– guitars
  • Jay Bentley– bass
  • Pete Finestone- drums
  • Jay Ziskrout- drums
  • Greg Hetson- guitar solo
  • Edward Colver– cover photography
  • Gustave Dore – back cover illustrations

Track listing:

  1. We’re Only Gonna Die – Greg Graffin
  2. Latch Key Kids – Greg Graffin
  3. Part III – Jay Bentley
  4. Faith in God – Greg Graffin
  5. Fuck Armageddon…This Is Hell – Greg Graffin
  6. Pity – Greg Graffin
  7. In the Night – Brett Gurewitz
  8. Damned to Be Free – Greg Graffin
  9. White Trash (2nd Generation) – Brett Gurewitz
  10. American Dream – Brett Gurewitz
  11. Eat Your Dog – Greg Graffin
  12. Voice of God Is Government – Jay Bentley
  13. Oligarchy – Brett Gurewitz
  14. Doing Time – Brett Gurewitz

 

On December 26, 2006.

On December 26, 2006, “Columbia” label released “Oh! Gravity”, the sixth Switchfoot album. It was recorded in 2006, at “Big Fish Recordings” in Encinitas, CA, Signature Sound” in San Diego, CA, “Starstruck Studio” in Nashville, and was produced by Tim Palmer, Steve Lillywhite, John Fields, Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, Chad Butler, Jerome Fontamillas and Drew Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Jon Foreman– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, lead guitar
  • Tim Foreman– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chad Butler– drums
  • Jerome Fontamillas– rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals
  • Drew Shirley– lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Keith Tutt II – cello
  • Kybra Minisee – violin
  • Sidney Cabrera – violin
  • Andy Geibon – horns
  • Charlie Peacock– Chimus Minutus
  • Mark Felthamon – harmonica
  • Sarah Mooridian – cowbell
  • Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins– vocals, mandolin
  • Noah Lamberth – space pedal steel
  • Care House Choir: Jennifer, Lukas, Dawn, Tierra, Lynsey, Steffany, Luke, Devin – vocals
  • Tim Lord Palmer – additional “window treatments”
  • Steve Lillywhite– executive producer
  • Tim Palmer– recording, mixing
  • John Fields– mixing
  • Tom Lord-Alge– mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Steven Miller, Chris Testa, Joe Marlett – additional recording
  • Michael Harris, Matt Beckley, Cameron Barton, Zeph Sowers – recording assistant
  • Jamie Seyberth, Femio Hernandez – assistant mix engineer
  • Joshua Marc Levy – art direction, illustration
  • Andy Barron– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Foreman, except where noted.

  1. Oh! Gravity – Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman
  2. American Dream
  3. Dirty Second Hands – Jon Foreman, Todd Cooper
  4. Awakening
  5. Circles
  6. Amateur Lovers
  7. Faust, Midas, and Myself
  8. Head Over Heels (In This Life)
  9. Yesterdays
  10. Burn Out Bright
  11. 4:12
  12. Let Your Love Be Strong