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On August 25, 2017.

On August 25, 2017, “Atlantic” label released “A Deeper Understanding”, the fourth The War on Drugs studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Adam Granduciel. “A Deeper Understanding” won “Best Rock Album” at the “60th Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Adam Granduciel – vocals, Linn drum, samplers, Yamaha CS-5, piano, Wurlitzer, mellotron, Hammond organ, E70 organ, Nashville guitars, acoustic guitars and electric guitars, vibes, celeste, Juno 106, synthesizers, bass guitar, Korg Trident, harmonica, Arp Solina, Vox Jaguar, Roland Juno-60, tape loops, Vox organ, drums, percussion
  • Robbie Bennett – Prophet 12, piano, celeste, Hammond organ, Rhodes, Baldwin organ, backing vocals
  • Anthony LaMarca – acoustic and electric guitar, slide guitar, drums, backing vocals
  • Jon Natchez – baritone saxophone
  • Dave Hartley – bass guitar, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, fretless bass, Höfner bass, backing vocals
  • Charlie Hall – drums, percussion, electric guitar, vibes, backing vocals
  • Patrick Berkery – drums, percussion
  • Michael Bloch – electric rhythm guitar, electric guitar
  • Meg Duffy – slide guitar
  • Max Hart – Prophet 6, Oberheim expander, pedal steel
  • Otto Hauser – drums, percussion
  • Darren Jesse – drums, percussion
  • Michael Johnson – Arp Odyssey
  • Josh Kauffman – amplified voice, electric guitar
  • Parker Kindred – percussion
  • Sterling Laws – drums, percussion
  • Lucius (Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) – backing vocals 
  • Carter Tanton – acoustic guitar
  • The Dove & The Wolf (Louise Hayat & Paloma Gil) – backing vocals
  • Shawn Everett – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Adam Granduciel, except where noted.

  1. Up All Night
  2. Pain
  3. Holding On – lyrics by Adam Granduciel, music by Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett
  4. Strangest Thing
  5. Knocked Down
  6. Nothing to Find
  7. Thinking of Peace
  8. In Chains
  9. Clean Living
  10. You Don’t Have to Go

On August 25, 1987.

On August 25, 1987, “Elektra” label released “Door to Door”, the sixth Cars studio album. It was recorded April – May 1987, at “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by Ric Ocasek.

Personnel:

  • Ric Ocasek – lead vocals, guitar
  • Benjamin Orr – lead vocals, bass guitar
  • Greg Hawkes – vocals, keyboards
  • Elliot Easton – vocals, guitar
  • David Robinson – vocals, drums
  • Greg Hawkes – additional production
  • Joe Barbaria – recording, mixing engineering
  • Jamie Chaleff – second engineer
  • George Marino – LP mastering
  • Stephen Innocenzi – CD mastering
  • David Heglmeier, Brian Sklarz, Tracy Wiener – special assistance
  • Andy Topeka – technical assistance
  • Marco Glaviano – cover design, photography
  • Emanuele DiLiberto – painting

Track listing:

All tracks by Ric Ocasek, except where noted.

  1. Leave or Stay
  2. You Are the Girl
  3. Double Trouble
  4. Fine Line
  5. Everything You Say
  6. Ta Ta Wayo Wayo
  7. Strap Me In
  8. Coming Up You
  9. Wound Up on You
  10. Go Away – Ric Ocasek, Greg Hawkes
  11. Door to Door

On August 25, 2017.

On August 25, 2017, “Matador” label released “Villains”, the seventh Queens of the Stone Age studio album. It was recorded January – March 2017 and was produced by Mark Ronson and Mark Rankin.

Personnel:

  • Josh Homme– lead vocals, guitars
  • Troy Van Leeuwen– guitars, keys, backing vocals
  • Dean Fertita– keys, guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Shuman– bass guitar, vocals
  • Jon Theodore– drums
  • Nikka Costa– background vocals
  • Matt Sweeney– background vocals
  • Fred Martin – background vocals
  • Tai Phillips – background vocals
  • Faith Matovia – background vocals
  • The Section Quartet– strings
  • James King– saxophone
  • Mark Rankin– engineering
  • Wesley Seidman – engineering assistant
  • Justin Smith – engineering assistant
  • Caesar Edmunds – mix engineering
  • Alan Moulder– mixing
  • Gavin Lurssen– mastering
  • Reuben Cohen – mastering
  • Boneface – design, illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Josh Homme, all music by Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore.

  1. Feet Don’t Fall me
  2. The Way You Used to Do
  3. Domesticated Animals
  4. Fortress
  5. Head Like a Haunted House
  6. Un-Reborn Again
  7. Hideaway
  8. The Evil Has Landed
  9. Villains of Circumstances

On August 25, 2000.

On August 25, 2000, Bernard Alfred Nitzsche aka Jack Nitzsche, died aged 63. He was a songwriter, composer, arranger, record producer, and musician, known for his work with Phil Spector, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Earl Palmer, Leon Russell, Roy Caton, Willy DeVille, Glen Campbell, and Graham Parker. He also worked in film scores, for films such as “Performance”, “The Exorcist” and “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. Nitzsche released four solo albums and five OSR albums.

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “Virgin” label released “Gentleman’s Blues” the fourth Cracker studio album. It was recorded in 1998 and was produced by Don Smith.

Personnel:

  • David Lowery– vocals, guitar
  • Johnny Hickman– vocals, lead guitar
  • Bob Rupe– vocals, bass
  • Frank Funaro– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by David Lowery, except where noted.

  1. Good Life – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  2. Seven Days – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  3. Star – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  4. James River
  5. My Life Is Totally Boring Without You – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Bob Rupe
  6. Been Around the World
  7. The World Is Mine – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  8. Lullabye
  9. Waiting for You Girl – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  10. Trials & Tribulations – Johnny Hickman
  11. Wild One – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman, Bob Rupe
  12. Hold of Myself – Johnny Hickman
  13. Gentleman’s Blues – David Lowery, Johnny Hickman
  14. I Want Out of the Circus
  15. Wedding Day – Johnny Hickman
  16. Hallelujah

Tracks after “Hallelujah” are all hidden tracks.

  1. [Silence]
  2. 1-202-456-141 (the touch-tone phone number for the White House)
  3. [Silence]
  4. 1-202-514-8688 (a U.S. Department of Justice phone number, formerly held by Ken Starr)
  5. [Silence]
  6. 1-310-289-4459 (presently, the phone number for Beverly Hills psychotherapist Julia Kantor)
  7. [Silence]
  8. Cinderella – David Lowery

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “Elektra” label released “How Does Your Garden Grow?” the fourth Better Than Ezra album. It was recorded January – March 1998 and was produced by Malcolm Burn.

Personnel:

  • Kevin Griffin– vocals, guitar, Rhodes, piano, Chamberlin, VCS3
  • Tom Drummond – bass, pedal steel, MetaSynth, VCS3
  • Travis Aaron McNabb – drums, percussion, Beat Box, VCS3, Optigan
  • Anthony Dagradi – flute
  • Mark Mullins – trombone
  • Brian Graber – trumpet
  • James Arthur Payne – vocals, guitar
  • Karl Berger – vibraphone

Track listing:

All tracks by Kevin Griffin

  1. Je ne m’en Souviens pas
  2. One More Murder
  3. At the Stars
  4. Like It Like That
  5. Allison Foley
  6. Under You
  7. Live Again
  8. Happy Day Mama
  9. Pull
  10. Particle
  11. Beautiful Mistake
  12. Everything in 2’s
  13. New Kind of Low: Low / Coma
  14. Waxing or Waning?

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “DreamWorks” label released “XO”, the fourth Elliot Smith studio album. It was recorded 1997 – 1998, at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Elliott Smith, Rob Schnapf and Tom Rothrock.

Personnel:

  • Elliott Smith– vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar, drums, organ, mandolin, electric piano, melodica, percussion, string and horn arrangements, recording
  • Rob Schnapf– guitar, recording
  • Paul Pulvirenti – drums
  • Tom Rothrock– drum programming, recording
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Jon Brion– vibraphone, Chamberlin
  • Shelly Berg – string and horn arrangements
  • Tom Halm – string and horn arrangements
  • Bruce Eskovitz – bass and baritone saxophone, flute
  • James Atkinson – French horn
  • Roy Poper – trumpet
  • Farhad Behroozi – strings
  • Henry Ferber – strings
  • Jerrod Goodman – strings
  • Pamela DeAlmeida – strings
  • Peter Hatch – strings
  • Raymond Tischer II – strings
  • Russel Cantor – strings
  • Waldemar DeAlmeida – strings
  • Larry Crane – recording
  • Johnson and Wolverton – sleeve artwork
  • Eric Matthies – sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Elliott Smith.

  1. Sweet Adeline
  2. Tomorrow Tomorrow
  3. Waltz #2 (XO)
  4. Baby Britain
  5. Pitseleh
  6. Independence Day
  7. Bled White
  8. Waltz #1
  9. Amity
  10. Oh Well, Okay
  11. Bottle Up and Explode
  12. A Question Mark
  13. Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands
  14. I Didn’t Understand

On August 25, 1998.

On August 25, 1998, “Creation Records” label released “The Last Dog and Pony Show”, the fourth Bob Mould album. It was recorded in 1998 and was produced by Bob Mould.

Personnel:

  • Bob Mould – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming, sampling
  • Matt Hammon – drums
  • Alison Chesley- cello
  • Jim Wilson – engineer, sampling
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Mould

  1. New #1
  2. Moving Trucks
  3. Taking Everything
  4. First Drag of the Day
  5. Classifieds
  6. Who Was Around?
  7. Skintrade
  8. Vaporub
  9. Sweet Serene
  10. Megamanic
  11. Reflecting Pool
  12. Along the Way

On August 25, 1997.

On August 25, 1997, “Creation Records” label released “Radiator”, the second Super Furry Animals studio album. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by Gorwel Owen, Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Guto Pryce, and Dafydd Ieuan.

Personnel:

  • Gruff Rhys– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Moog, claps
  • Huw Bunford– electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Cian Ciaran– electronics, Rhodes piano, piano, claps, backing vocals
  • Guto Pryce– bass, sub-bass, claps
  • Dafydd Ieuan– drums, percussion, piano, backing vocals
  • Les Morrison – banjo
  • Gorwel Owen– E-Bow, samples, electric harpsichord, backward Rhodes
  • Martin Smith – trumpet
  • Simon James – tenor saxophone, flute
  • Andrew Frizzell – trombone, alto saxophone
  • The Electra Strings:
  • Sonia Slany – violin
  • Jules Singleton – violin
  • Clair Arster – viola
  • Dinah Beamish – cello

Track listing:

All tracks by Gruff Rhys, Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Guto Pryce, and Dafydd Ieuan.

  1. Furryvision
  2. The Placid Casual
  3. The International Language of Screaming
  4. Demons
  5. Short Painkiller
  6. She’s Got Spies
  7. Play It Cool
  8. Hermann ♥’s Pauline
  9. Chupacabras
  10. Torra Fy Ngwallt Yn Hir
  11. Bass Turned to D.E.A.D.
  12. Down a Different River
  13. Downlod
  14. Mountain Peole