The Phoids

The Phoids

by Phoids



For their third full-length release, the Phoids hooked up with producer Niko Bolas, who helped the NYC band obtain a more classic rock sound without losing their unpredictable edge. The band decided to try a different approach than usual, and chose to record the album in a rural recording studio in Massachusetts (Long View Farm Studios). By incorporating for the first time such sounds as a children's choir, the Memphis Horns, mellotron, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, varied percussion, slide guitar, and trombone, it appears as though the band is maturing musically and expanding their songwriting. This is especially evident in the pretty acoustic love song "Rosemarie" and the mid-paced country rock of "So Long." And whereas on an older album they would have replaced the prominent horn section on "Killer" with electric guitars, here it is allowed to groove and breathe on its own. The muffled chromatic guitar riff of "I Never Worry" is one of their all-time best, and "Spark on the Horizon" sounds almost like a long-lost Lynyrd Skynyrd gem.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/1998
UPC: 0706182002626
catalogNumber: 20026

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Phoids   Primary Artist
Memphis Horns   Horn
Rob Arthur   Piano,Trombone,Accordion,Mellophonium,Hammond Organ
James Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Jim Spake   Tenor Saxophone
Mike Chambers   Drums,Tambourine
Lannie McMIllian   Tenor Saxophone
Kelly Wohlford   Background Vocals
Jac Calabro   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Greg Bass   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Niko Bolas   Producer,Engineer
Lester Snell   Horn Arrangements
Danny Kadar   Engineer

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