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True Crime Motel


  • 1. Easter Bunny Song
    2. Into Day
    3. I Know
    4. True Crime Motel
    5. Mississippi River Factory Town
    6. Jimmy's Candy
    7. Just Once
    8. Amour C'est Ca, L'
    9. Lullaby for a Steeplejack
    10. Breathe for Me
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 70167

  • Credits
    ProducerKerry Kelekovich; Cath Carroll
    EngineerJohn Carpenter; John Carpenter

    Personnel: Cath Carroll (vocals); Nicholas Markos (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals, percussion); Marcos Sueiro (keyboards, background vocals, tambourine); Kerry Kelekovich (bass, shaker, background vocals); John Maier (drums, congas); John Carpenter (background vocals).
    Recorded at Thunderclap Recording, Hammond, Indiana.
    All songs written by Cath Carroll except "Mississippi River Factory Town" (Cath Carroll/Beatleplex) and "L'Amour C'Est Ca" (unknown).
    Personnel: Cath Carroll (vocals); Nicholas Markos (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, background vocals); Marcos Sueiro (keyboards, tambourine, background vocals); Kerry Kelekovich (shaker, background vocals); John Carpenter (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Kerry Kelekovich.
    Recording information: Thunderclap Recording, Hammond, IN; Trutone, Newark, NJ.
    Photographers: Unkle Klickie; Tom Allen .
    Arrangers: Nicholas Markos; Cath Carroll.
    Cath Carroll's first album in several years is a shiny set of alternative pop that borders on experimental occasionally. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (12/95, p.134) - 3 Stars - Good - "...a quietly gripping snapshot of low lifes, love lives and shadowy displaced characters, shot through with vivid blasts of shocking lyrical imagery and smoothly unsettling Carroll vocals..."
    Alternative Press (1/96, pp.73-74) - "...[TRUE CRIME MOTEL] blends a voice which is truly one of rock's most seductive deadly weapons with a clutch of songs which wouldn't seem out of place on a Gram Parsons album... if Elvis Costello arranged it, and Debbie Harry washed up the dishes..."
    Option (3-4/96, p.96) - "The '50s had Peggy Lee and the `60s had Dusty Springfield; Cath Carrol is a chanteuse for the `90s..."
    NME (Magazine) (9/9/95, p.50) - 7 (out of 10) - "...rooted in the ethics of days when `indie' did not mean a generic style of music or an `attitude', but a specific stance and a riposte to capitalism....this is resolutely `adult' music, with an experienced band constructing sympathetic backdrops for...late-night tales..."
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