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On June 2, 2008.

On June 2, 2008, “Super Ego Records” label released “@#%&*! Smilers” (pronounced Fucking Smilers), the seventh Aimee Mann studio album. It was recorded in 2008, at “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Paul Bryan.

Personnel:

  • Aimee Mann – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bowed acoustic
  • Paul Bryan – bass, backing vocals, horn arrangements
  • Jamie Edwards – keyboards
  • Jebin Bruni – Moog 
  • Chris Bruce – guitar solo 
  • Jay Bellerose – drums
  • Willie Murillo – trumpet
  • Mark Visher – tenor and baritone saxophone
  • Jason Thor – trombone and bass trombone
  • Eric Gorfain, Daphne Chen, Amy Wickman, Alyssa Park, Terry Glenny, Marisa Kuney, Melisa Reiner – violins
  • Leah Katz, Caroline Buckman, David Sage – violas
  • Richard Dodd, Alan Matthews, John Krovaza – cellos
  • Buddy Judge – backing vocals
  • Kimon Kirk – backing vocals
  • Sean Hayes – duet vocals
  • Dave Eggers – whistling
  • Patrick Warren – string arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Aimee Mann, except where noted.

  1. Freeway
  2. Stranger into Starman
  3. Looking for Nothing
  4. Phoenix
  5. Borrowing Time
  6. It’s Over
  7. 31 Today
  8. The Great Beyond
  9. Medicine Wheel – Aimee Mann, Gretchen Seichrist
  10. Columbus Avenue
  11. Little Tornado
  12. True Believer – Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Phillips
  13. Ballantines

On May 28, 1996.

On May 28, 1996, “Warner Bros” label released “Good God’s Urge”, the second and final Porno for Pyros studio album. It was recorded in 1996, and was produced by Perry Farrell, Thomas Johnson and Matt Hyde.

Personnel:

  • Perry Farrell – vocals, percussion, samples, harp, keyboards
  • Peter DiStefano – guitars, samples, backing vocals
  • Martyn LeNoble – bass
  • Stephen Perkins – drums, percussion, samples, backing vocals
  • Thomas Johnson – samples, sounds, keyboards
  • David J, Mike Watt, Flea – bass
  • Daniel Ash – guitar
  • Kevin Haskins – samples
  • Dave Navarro – guitar intro
  • Matt Hyde – intro slide guitar, samples, slide guitar
  • Lili Haydn – violin
  • Ralf Rickert – trumpet
  • Leo Chelyapov – clarinet
  • John Flannery – space guitar intro, chorus, backing vocals, trash can
  • Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Christine Cagle, Shawn London, Kimberly Juarez – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Porpoise Head
  2. 100 Ways
  3. Tahitian Moon
  4. Kimberly Austin
  5. Thick of it All
  6. Good God’s Urge!
  7. Wishing Well
  8. Dogs Rule the Night
  9. Freeway
  10. Bali Eyes