CD L.A., L.A. [095081404625] (CD 658020),
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L.A., L.A. [095081404625]

  • 1. Last Year, The - (45 Version)
    2. It's Cold Outside - (45 Version)
    3. Circumstantial Evidence - (45 Version)
    4. Not That Way Anymore - (45 Version)
    5. I'll Be Alright - (Unreleased Demo)
    6. I Stand Accused - (Unreleased Demo)
    7. L.A.L.A. - (Unreleased Jam Session)
    8. Blues
    9. Factory Boy
    10. Story in Your Eyes - (Bomp 45)
    11. Have Love Will Travel - (Bomp 45)
    12. I'm No More - (Unreleased Demo)
    13. Gudbuy T'Jayne - (Unreleased Demo)
    14. Circumstantial Evidence - (Alternate Version)
    15. I'll Be Alright - (Alternate Version)
    16. Not That Way Anymore - (Alternate Version)
    17. It's Cold Outside - (Alternate Version)
    18. Last Year, The - (Alternate Version)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4046

  • Credits

    Personnel includes: Stiv Bators (vocals, 6-& 12-string guitars, bass); Tommy Rock (acoustic guitar); Frank Secich (guitar, background vocals); Eddy Best, Frank Infante, Nick Ferrari, Gore Verbin Ski (guitar); Hein Hoven (synthesizer); Grant Fleming (bass); Mark Cain, David Quinton, Rick Bremmer (drums); Charlie Sexton (background vocals).
    Producers include: Stiv Bators, Charlie Sexton, Brett Gurewitz, Kim Fowley, Greg Shaw.
    Engineers include: David Zammit, Jim Mankey, Brett Gurewitz.
    Recorded between 1979 and 1987. Includes liner notes by Greg Shaw.
    If you're expecting the music on Stiv Bators' compilation L.A., L.A. to sound similar to his previous band (the Dead Boys), you'll probably be disappointed. That's not to say that the material isn't worthwhile. Upon the Dead Boys' breakup in 1979, Stiv regrouped in Los Angeles, and embarked on a solo career that was rooted in 60's pop (as evidenced by his very mod-looking back-up band on the album cover). An assortment of alternate versions, unreleased demos, jam sessions, and edited 'single' versions of popular tracks that span 1979-1987, the album does a good job of tying up the loose ends of Bators' solo career. Highlights include the autobiographical "The Last Year" (which chronicles the Dead Boys' demise), several obscure covers from the '60s ("It's Cold Outside," "I Stand Accused," etc.), and the power-poppish "Circumstantial Evidence." Although not all the material hits the mark (such as the title track, which is a silly rewrite of "Louie Louie"), L.A., L.A. provides much insight into the unpredictable world of Stiv Bators. Also included is a CD booklet which details track info, pictures, and recollections from friends of Bators. ~ Greg Prato

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