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On January 15, 2002.

On January 15, 2002, “Manifesto” label released “Group Therapy”, the seventh Concrete Blonde album. It was recorded in 2001, at “Cherokee Studios”, “The House” in Thousand oaks, California, and was produced by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.

Personnel:

  • Johnette Napolitano – vocals, bass, mixing, design concept
  • Jim Mankey – bass, guitar, mixing
  • Harry Rushakoff – drums, mixing
  • Earle Mankey – recording, mixing
  • The Robb Brothers – recording
  • Valente Torrez – recording assistant
  • David Schultz – mastering
  • Lisa Sutton – art direction
  • Sunshine Day Design – art direction
  • Edward Colver – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Harry Rushakoff, James A. Mankey, and Johnette Napolitan.

  1. Roxy
  2. Violent
  3. When I Was a Fool
  4. True, Pt. 3
  5. Tonight
  6. Valentine
  7. Your Llprona
  8. Take Me Home
  9. Inside/Outside
  10. Fried
  11. Angel
  12. Memory

On December 9, 2003.

On December 9, 2003, “Island” label released “Reason”, the second Hoobastank studio album. It was recorded March – August 2003, at “Bay 7 Studios”, “Valley Village Studios”, “Sparky Dog Studios” in Calabasas, California, and was produced by Howard Benson. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”, 2 x Platinum in the USA by “RIAA”.

Personnel:

  • Doug Robb – lead and background vocals 
  • Dan Estrin – acoustic and electric guitar 
  • Markku Lappalainen – bass guitar 
  • Chris Hesse – drums 
  • Michael Valerio – upright bass 
  • Howard Benson – keyboards
  • Mark Robertson – violin, string contractor
  • Sam Fisher – violin
  • Rene Mandel – violin
  • Simon Oswell – viola
  • Shanti Randall – viola
  • Evan Wilson – viola
  • Victor Lawrence – cello
  • David Low – cello
  • Deborah Lurie – string arrangements
  • David Mergen – cello
  • Jamie Oliver – group vocals 
  • Ian Watkins – group vocals
  • Chris Lord-Alge – mixing
  • Mike Plotnikoff – mixing
  • Louis Marino – art direction, design, illustrations
  • Danny Clinch – band photography
  • RJ Muna – cover photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Doug Robb; all music by Daniel Estrin.

  1. Same Direction
  2. Out of Control
  3. What Happened to Us
  4. Escape
  5. Just One
  6. Lucky
  7. From the Heart
  8. The Reason
  9. Let It Out
  10. Unaffected
  11. Never There
  12. Disappear

In December 1973.

In December 1973, “Milestone” label released “Butterfly Dreams”, the second Flora Purim studio album. It was recorded in December 1973, at “fantasy Studios” in Berkeley, California, and was produced by Orrin Keepnews.

Personnel:

  • Flora Purim – vocals, arrangements 
  • George Duke – electric piano, ARP synthesizer, clavinet, piano, arrangements
  • David Amaro – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Stanley Clarke – Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, arrangements
  • Ernie Hood – zither
  • Joe Henderson – flute, tenor saxophone
  • Airto Moreira – drums, percussion
  • Jim Stern – engineering
  • Eddie Bill Harris – engineering
  • David Turner – mastering
  • Anthony Samuel Lane – art direction, design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Dr. Jive Pt. I – Stanley Clarke
  2. Butterfly Dreams – lyrics by Neville Potter, music by Stanley Clarke
  3. Dindi – lyrics by Aloisio de Oliveira, music by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  4. Summer Night – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  5. Love Reborn – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by George Duke
  6. Moon Dreams – lyrics by Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, music by Egberto Gismonti
  7. Dr. Jive Pt. II – Stanley Clarke
  8. Light as a Feather – lyrics by Flora Purim, music by Stanley Clarke

On November 23, 2004.

On November 23, 2004, “Atavistic” and “Breakin Beats”, labels released “Smoke in the Shadows”, the fifth Lydia Lunch album. It was recorded 2002 – 2003, at “Newzone Studio” in Los Angeles, “Antechamber” in South Pasadena, California, and was produced by Nels Cline, Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, and Len Del Rio.

Personnel:

  • Lydia Lunch – vocals, design
  • Joseph Berardi – vibraphone
  • Adele Bertei – backing vocals
  • Carla Bozulich – vocals
  • Alex Cline – drums
  • Nels Cline – guitar
  • Terry Edwards – all instruments on “Portrait of the Minus Man”
  • John Fumo – trumpet
  • Vinny Golia – alto flute, baritone saxophone
  • Tommy Grenas – guitar, drums, synthesizer
  • Joel Hamilton – double bass
  • Niels Van Hoorn – saxophone
  • Ryan Kirk – guitar
  • Chuck Manning – alto saxophone
  • Don Ostermann – trombone
  • Len Del Rio – synthesizer, organ, piano, programming, recording, mixing
  • Ryan Kirk – engineering
  • Wayne Peet – mixing, recording
  • Marc Viaplana – photography, design

Track listing:

All tarcks by Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio, except where noted.

  1. Hangover Hotel – Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  2. Smoke in the Shadows – Adele Bertei, Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  3. Johnny Behind the Deuce – Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  4. I Love How You…- Nels Cline, Lydia Lunch
  5. Touch My Evil
  6. Lost World
  7. Sway
  8. Gone City
  9. Blame – Adele Bertei, Tommy Greenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  10. Pass Like Night – Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  11. Portrait of the Minus Man – Lydia Lunch, Terry Edwards
  12. Trick Baby – Adele Bertei, Tommy Greenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio
  13. Hot Tip – Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch, Len Del Rio

On November 6, 2014.

On November 6, 2014, Rick Rosas aka “Rick the Bass Player” died aged 65. He was musician (bass), one of the most south after studio session musicians in California. He performed and recorded with Neil Young, Ron Wood, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rivers, Etta James, Buffalo Springfield, Joe Walsh, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.

On November 4, 1987.

On November 4, 1987, “SST” label released “If’n”, the second Firehose studio album. It was recorded September – October 1987, at “Radio Tokyo” in Venice, California, and was produced by Ethan James and Mike Watt.

Personnel:

  • Ed Crawford – vocals, guitar
  • George Hurley – drums
  • Mike Watt – vocals, bass

Track listing:

  1. Sometimes
  2. Hear Me
  3. Honey, Please
  4. Backroads
  5. From One Cums One
  6. Making the Freeway
  7. Anger
  8. For the Singer of R.E.M.
  9. Operation Solitaire
  10. Windmilling
  11. Me & You, Remembering
  12. In Memory of Elizabeth Cotten
  13. Soon
  14. Thunder Child

On October 22, 1996.

On October 22, 1996, “Columbia” label released “Trial by Fire”, the tenth Journey studio album. It was recorded in 1996, at “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, “The Site” in Marin County, California, “Wildhorse” in Marin County, California, and was produced by Kevin Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Steve Perry – lead vocals
  • Neal Schon – lead guitar, background vocals
  • Ross Valory – bass, background vocals
  • Steve Smith – drums, percussion
  • Jonathan Cain – keyboards, piano, rhythm guitar, background vocals, engineer
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Scott Pinkerton – programming
  • David Campbell – string arrangements
  • Kevin Shirley – engineer, mixing
  • George Massenburg – engineer, mixing
  • John Hurlbut, Bob Levy – engineers
  • George Marino – mastering
  • John Kalodner – A&R

Track listing:

All tracks by Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, except where noted.

  1. Message of Love – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  2. One More
  3. When You Love a Woman
  4. If He Should Break Your Heart
  5. Forever in Blue
  6. Castles Burning
  7. Don’t Be Down On Me Baby
  8. Still She Cries
  9. Colors of the Spirit – Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, John Bettis
  10. When I Think of You – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  11. Easy to Fall
  12. Can’t Tame the Lion
  13. It’s Just the Rain – Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain
  14. Trial by Fire
  15. Baby I’m a Leavin’ You

On October 17, 2010.

On October 17, 2010, “HC Productions” label released “The Heavy Soul Sessions”, the thirteenth Djam Karet studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “White Arrow Studios” in California, and was produced by Gayle Ellett, Mike Henderson, Aaron Kenyon, Mike Murray and Chuck Oken Jr.

Personnel:

  • Gayle Ellett – organ, synthesizer, mellotron, mixing, mastering
  • Mike Henderson – electric guitar, electronics, engineering
  • Aaron Kenyon – 5-string bass guitar, electronics
  • Mike Murray – electric guitar, electronics
  • Chuck Oken, Jr. – drums, engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Gayle Ellett, Mike Henderson, Aaron Kenyon, Mike Murray and Chuck Oken Jr., except where noted.

  1. Hungry Ghost
  2. The Red Threated Sexy Beast
  3. Consider Figure Three
  4. The packaging House
  5. Dedicated to K. C. – Richard Pinhas
  6. The Gypsy and the Hegemon

on October 10, 1995.

On October 10, 1995, “Shrapnel” label released “Evolution”, the sixth Tony MacAlpine studio album. It was recorded in July 1995, at “Prairie Sun Recording Studios” in Cotati, California, and was produced by Tony MacAlpine and Steve Fontano.

Personnel:

  • Tony MacAlpine – guitar, keyboard, mixing
  • Mike Terrana – drums
  • Tony Franklin – bass
  • Steve Fontano – engineering, mixing
  • Kenneth K. Lee, Jr. – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Tony MacAlpine, except where noted.

  1. The Sage
  2. Oversea Evolution
  3. Eccentrist
  4. Time Table
  5. Seville
  6. Futurism
  7. Etude H5/Opus №10 – Frédéric Chopin
  8. Powerfield
  9. Plastic People
  10. Sinfonia
  11. Astarias KV467№21 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

On October 5, 1991.

On October 5, 1991, “Alias” label released “Everclear”, the fifth American Music Club studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Music Annex Studio A” in Menlo Park, California, “Soma Sync Studios”, “Brilliant Studios” in San Francisco, and was produced by Mark Eitzel, Bruce Kaphan, Dan Pearson, Mike Simms, Vudi, Bruce Kaphan and Norman Kerner.

Personnel:

  • Mark Eitzel – vocals, guitar, keyboards, songwriting
  • Bruce Kaphan – pedal steel, keyboards, bass, percussion, lap steel, dobro, guitar, dulcimer
  • Dan Pearson – vocals, bass, guitar, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo
  • Mike Simms – drums
  • Vudi – guitar, accordion, bass
  • Tom Carr – recording
  • Joe Chiccarelli – mixing
  • Kyle Johnson – second engineer
  • Bruce Kaphan – mixing, recording
  • Norman Kerner – recording
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jean Lowe – cover painting
  • Frank Weidemann – design
  • Beth Herzhaft – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mark Eitzel.

  1. Why Won’t You Stay
  2. Rise
  3. Miracle on the 8th Street
  4. Crabwalk
  5. Sick of Food
  6. The Confidential Agent
  7. Sick of Food
  8. The Dead Part of You
  9. Royal Café
  10. What the Pillar of Salt Held Up
  11. Jesus’ Hands