Citizen Bird CD (2002)

Artist: Citizen Bird

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Label Ryko Distribution
SKU 60547975
UPC 803615000324
UPC 14 00803615000324
Format CD
Release Date 4/2/2002
Author Citizen Bird
Technical Info
Engineer Citizen Bird; Dag Lundquist; Kalle Gustafsson
CatalogID 3
Lable Name Stinky Records
Released 07/25/2005
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00803615000324
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Simon Ohlsson (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Jukka Rintamaki (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass); Andreas Nilsson (guitar); Jon Oimeskog (keyboards); Anders Gustafsson (drums).
Additional personnel: Karin Dreijer (vocals); Lars-Erik Grimelund, Dieter Hallen (drums).
Producers: Citizen Bird, Kalle Gustafsson, Svenska Grammofonstudion, Dagge Lundquist.
Personnel: Karin Dreijer (vocals); Andreas Nilsson (guitar); H?kan Hellstr?m, Anders Gustafsson, Lars Erik Grimelund (drums).
Audio Mixers: Citizen Bird; Dag Lundquist; Kalle Gustafsson.
Recording information: Decibal Studio; Svenska Grammofonstudion.
Photographer: Niclas L?fgren.
Unlike many of the sunny indie pop bands that came out of Sweden in the '90s (the Cardigans, Club 8, Komeda, et al.), Citizen Bird is firmly rooted in shadowy psychedelia. And throughout their self-titled record, the band draws from all of its best elements. There are strains of the noises explored by Spiritualized ("Glory"), the proto-punk of MC5 ("This Is the Place"), and the somber energy of the Doors ("Magnetic City"). The lyrics -- "Melody and a couple of chords/Just a simple thing and nothing more" -- from the driving "Joy" shouldn't be taken too literally, as the quintet is much more cerebral and complex than they let on. With the vocal delay, sonic guitar, and Hammond organ, this psychedelic outing from Citizen Bird flies away to a place where classic and modern rock meet amicably. One of the more intriguing records to come out of Sweden. ~ Kenyon Hopkin
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/12/02, p.94) - "...The swirl and throb of a happy Joy Division..."
Alternative Press (June 2002, p.73) - 8 out of 10 - "...Trailing uptempo rock with beautiful orchestral tricks, chirping birds, simple piano melodies and echoing keyboards..."
CMJ (5/6/02, p.10) - "...Songs with a string of well-crafted moments, sometimes dark and hazy and at other times as sunny as spring..."
Disc 1
1 Glory
2 Joy
3 Magnetic City
4 Money
5 This Is The Place
6 Citizen Bird
7 Grasshopper
8 People Get Real
9 Star
10 Axe Man
11 Knucklebuster
12 Dance With Me
13 I Love You

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