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American Hi-Fi [PA]


  • 1. Surround
    2. Flavor of the Weak
    3. Bigger Mood, A
    4. Safer on the Outside
    5. I'm a Fool
    6. Hi-Fi Killer
    7. Blue Day
    8. My Only Enemy
    9. Don't Wait for the Sun
    10. Another Perfect Day
    11. Scar
    12. What About Today
    13. Wall of Sound
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 542871

  • Credits
    ProducerBob Rock
    EngineerBrian Joseph Dobbs

    American Hi-Fi: Stacy Jones (vocals, guitar); Jaime Arentzen (guitar); Drew Parson (bass); Brian Nolan (drums).
    Recorded at Plantation Recording, Maui, Hawaii.
    American Hi-Fi: Stacy Jones (vocals, guitar); Jaime Arentzen (guitar); Drew Parson (bass); Brian Nolan (drums).
    Recorded at Plantation Mixing And Recording, Maui, Hawaii.
    Personnel: Stacy Jones (vocals, guitar); Jamie Arentzen (guitar); Brian Nolan (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Bob Rock; Randy Staub .
    Recording information: Plantation Mixing And Recording, Maui, HI.
    Photographers: Zoren Gold; C. Taylor Crothers.
    A Boston band fronted by ex-Veruca Salt drummer Stacy Jones, American Hi-Fi is another heir to the Cheap Trick tradition of loud guitars, unpretentious attitude, and pop hooks galore. Said pop hooks are also familiar--"I'm a Fool" not only sports surprising high Beach Boys harmonies, it also quotes the chords from the Move/ELO classic "Do Ya."
    Highlights include "Blue Day," a sort of 21st century version of the Beatles circa REVOLVER. "Flavor of the Weak" is an insidiously catchy tune about a girl who's disrespected by her slacker boyfriend, while "Scar" is a pounding riff rocker that makes the Cheap Trick connection especially explicit.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (5/10/01, p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...[They] outshine most recent radio-friendly pop-punk, with instantly welcoming songwriting and ferocious instrumental skills that match their good taste..."
    Q (8/01, p.122) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...For a first album, this sounds fantastic...an album of weight and volume...energetically played songs crafted the traditional way..."
    Alternative Press (4/01, p.64) - 3 out of 5 - "...The pop prescription is here: happy hooks and wildly infectious grooves...Stacy Jones leads the group into musical rants, escaping the trappings of mindless pop while deriving some well-deserved rock-cred..."
    Alternative Press (4/01, p.64) - 3 out of 5 - "...The pop prescription is here; happy hooks and wildly infectious grooves...Stacy Jones leads the group into musical rants, escaping the trappings of mindless pop while deriving some well-deserved rock-cred..."
    NME (Magazine) (9/22/01, p.39) - 7 out of 10 - "...Like being handed a masterpiece of fiction by David Baddiel or watching a funny Eddie Murphy movie..."
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