Jamie Blake

Jamie Blake

by Jamie Blake



The alternative rock explosion of the 1990s brought with it a lot of dissonant, abrasive sounds, but melodic power-pop is something that never lost its popularity, which is why everyone from Oasis to No Doubt to Alanis Morrisette was selling millions of albums in the mid-1990s. Another rocker thriving on melody, melody and more melody in the mid-'90s was Jamie Blake, who at 21 showed considerable promise on this debut album. Combining her obvious love of melodic hooks with guitar-powered aggression, the Chicago native is power-pop personified. When Blake tears into hook-laden gems like "You Asked Me," "What You Say" and the single "Runaway," it's hard to miss the strong influence of Pat Benatar's vocal style. But Blake never sounds like a clone, and unlike the Benatar of the early to mid-1980s, she doesn't venture into hard rock or heavy metal territory. Showing Blake to be a worthwhile artist in her own right, this CD was among the most memorable rock releases of 1997.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1997
Label: A&M
UPC: 0731454068222
catalogNumber: 540682

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jamie Blake   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Theremin,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Hand Clapping,Mellotron
Josh Freese   Drums
Larry Hamby   Hand Clapping
Paul Q. Kolderie   Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Hand Clapping
Sean Slade   Organ,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Hammond Organ,Hand Clapping
Scott Riebling   Bass
Mark Whiteis-Helm   Guitar
Stacey Jones   Drums

Technical Credits

David J. Holman   Engineer
Paul Q. Kolderie   Producer,Engineer
Sean Slade   Producer,Engineer
James Vincent Hall   Composer
Jamie Blake   Composer

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