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Transmission [Gay Dad] [700435711723]


  • 1. Transmission
    2. Now, Always and Forever
    3. Night Club
    4. Harder Faster
    5. Plane Going Down
    6. All My Life
    7. Breathe
    8. Dinosaur
    9. Shoot Freak
    10. Keep It Heavy
    11. Everything Changes
    12. Promise of a Miracle
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 57117

  • Credits
    ProducerGay Dad; Ben Chapman
    Engineer

    Gay Dad: Cliff Jones (vocals, guitar); Nigel Hoyle (bass); Nicholas Crowe (drums).
    Additional personnel includes: James Risebero (keyboards).
    Engineers: Mark Frith, Roger Tebutt, Fulton Dingley.
    Personnel: Denise Johnson (vocals); Brian G. Wright (cello).
    Audio Mixer: Stephen Harris.
    For a basic guitar-bass-drums trio, Gay Dad spices up its music with plenty of alluring extras on TRANSMISSION. While the focus of the band's sound is guitar-based Britpop, they add (with the help of producer Ben Chapman) plenty of zippy synth lines and electronic effects that not only fill out the sound but expand it to reach a level beyond that of their ostensible peers. Nevertheless, TRANSMISSION isn't exactly DIG YOUR OWN HOLE; rippling acoustic and bold electric guitars abound, framing ringing vocal harmonies and a bevy of catchy choruses. Most of the album is given over to driving (and driven) rockers, but Gay Dad still finds time for the occasional balladic detour, as on the gentle "All My Life." TRANSMISSION closes on an agreeably left-field note, however, with the trashcan vocals, crazed guitars, and frenzied breakbeats of "Promise of A Miracle" (don't confuse it with the similarly titled Simple Minds tune).

  • Critic Reviews
    Entertainment Weekly (5/3/02, p.86) - "...Gay Dad's glam-Bowie reinventions [culminate] midway in the pop-rock nuggetry..." - Rating: B
    CMJ (4/22/02, p.13) - "...A 12-pack of...spacy-snotty-slick glam rock..."
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