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Boomtown (1986)

Artist: David & David
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Format: CD
Sku: 60078556
UPC: 075021513426
UPC 14: 00075021513426
Release Date: 2/6/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Welcome To The Boomtown ~ David & David
2. Swallowed By The Cracks ~ David & David
3. Ain't So Easy ~ David & David
4. Being Alone Together ~ David & David
5. Rock For The Forgotten, A ~ David & David
6. River's Gonna Rise ~ David & David
7. Swimming In The Ocean ~ David & David
8. All Alone In The Big City ~ David & David
9. Heroes ~ David & David
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Camille Henry, Toni Childs (vocals); Ed Greene (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: John Beverly Jones.
Muze PNote Recording information: A & M; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Mad Hatter; Skyline.
Muze PNote Photographer: Melanie Nissen.
Muze PNote David David's Boomtown is a hard look at urban life in the 1980s, a time when many were fulfilling the American Dream of financial success and upward mobility. It is not an easy album to listen to, as the characters depicted in the songs are often dealing with major problems such as drugs and domestic violence. But it is an artful record, full of poetry and convincing stories of the hard times that many silently endured. At times the record is full of pop hooks, and at other stages a more bleak sound dominates. The vocals of David David are also effective in telling the tales, as often there is a shrill, despondent quality that complements what is being related to the listener. In particular, the drums have kind of a hushed sound to them, and the guitars often purvey sounds of doom through distortion or other means. "Welcome to the Boomtown" is the hit off the album, and is one of various cuts that convincingly detail the many trials of the characters such as Kevin, who "deals dope out of Denny's keeps a table in the back." Although there are often hints of hope and seemingly a sense of compassion toward the subjects in the songs, it is not apparent that most will eventually pull themselves out of their predicaments. One may not want to listen to this record to lift the spirit, but it is a strong reminder of difficult situations faced during what can be perceived by many as the best of times. ~ Michael Ofjord

Producer: Davitt Sigerson

Engineer: John Beverly Jones

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/03/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1986
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : AA7502151342
Music Label Name Label : A&M (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00075021513426

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - "...a spare, painful chronicle of how ugly disappointment can be when it's California's golden promise that fails..."

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