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The Heat [Jesse Malin]

  • 1. Mona Lisa
    2. Swinging Man
    3. Silver Manhattan
    4. Arrested
    5. Since You're in Love
    6. Going Out West
    7. Scars of Love
    8. New World Order
    9. About You
    10. Block Island
    11. Basement Home
    12. Hotel Columbia
    13. Indian Summer
    14. God's Lonely People
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 51534

  • Credits
    ProducerJesse Malin; Paul Garisto; Eli Janney; Jesse Malin
    EngineerRudyard Lee Cullers; Eli Janney; Geoff Sanoff; Jamie Candiloro

    Personnel: Jesse Malin (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Jesse Malin; Doug Pettibone (electric guitar, pedal steel guitar); Ricky Beck Mahler, Ricky Mahler (electric guitar); Joe McGinty (piano, Wurlitzer piano, organ, pump organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Howie Pyro (bass guitar, sound effects); Johnny "Shoes" Pisano (bass guitar); Matthew Caws, Matthew Caw (background vocals); Ryan Adams (electric guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); Jody Porter, Richard Fortus, Justin Lomery, Miles Okazaki (electric guitar); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Christine Smith (piano, keyboards, background vocals); Rob Clores (piano, keyboards); Paul Garisto (drums, percussion, background vocals); Johnny T. (percussion); David Poe, Pete Yorn, Tommy Stinson (background vocals).
    Audio Mixers: Ryan Adams; Eli Janney; Jamie Candiloro.
    Recording information: Stratosphere Studios, New York, NY.
    Photographers: Dave Stekerd; Paul Malin.
    Arrangers: Paul Garisto; Eli Janney.
    Born in the New York City borough of Queens and a longtime resident of the East Village, former D Generation frontman Jesse Malin has quietly slipped into the role of Big Apple bard. Starting with his 2002 solo debut, THE FINE ART OF SELF-DESTRUCTION, Malin cast himself as a latter-day Lou Reed. Two years on, follow-up THE HEAT features guest appearances by Ryan Adams, ex-Replacement Tommy Stinson, Pete Yorn, and Fountains of Wayne's Jody Porter. However, these guests don't distract from Malin or his tunes, as this punk-loving singer/songwriter's compositional prowess more than carries the record. Having written most of this album on the road, Malin uses the perspective of an outsider looking in to inform this batch of Manhattan-centric songs. The Byrds-flavored "Mona Lisa" finds cross-dressers and dope-dealers scrambling to survive in post-9/11 New York, while the losing gamblers and fame-starved teens of the John Lennon-influenced "God's Lonely People" find failure on the Left Coast. With THE HEAT, Jesse Malin has cemented his place in the NYC rock pantheon.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "THE HEAT is liberation time: sharply drawn slices of naked-city life, rich in scarred guitars and made vivid and personal by Malin's cutting East Village-barfly yowl."
    Uncut (p.114) - 5 stars out of 5 - "THE HEAT is all genuine passion, brimming with energy, anger and great tunes sandwiched between the dense guitars."
    Uncut (p.76) - Ranked #31 in Uncut's "Best New Albums of 2004" - "Great tunes wrapped in dense guitars and delivered with tremendous passion, energy and righteous anger."
    Magnet (p.100) - "[I]t's hard to ignore that everything Malin touches is resplendent."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.118) - 3 stars out of 5 - "Perpetually mysterious and grieving, THE HEAT walks a thin line between epic classicism and intimate sorrow..."
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