My favorite release from Mr. Mould so far in the 21st century and I do own and enjoy them all. As the title would imply this is an up tempo rocker of an album. Bob at his best.
Favorite track: Sin King.
Gwynplaine de Pétroleuse
An all out fun and hard rockin' release. Sunshine Rock isn't the kind of raw hardcore punk of Mould's days in HD, however even with some backing keys and a somewhat more streamlined feel the production still has a very rough sound and style, fitting for Mould. A fantastic rush of an album.
Favorite track: I Fought.
Produced by Bob Mould.
Engineered by Beau Sorenson.
Recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland and Tiny Telephone B, San Francisco.
Additional Recording at Granary Music, San Francisco and Granary Music, Berlin.
Mixed at Different Fur, San Francisco.
Mastered by Matthew Barnhart, Chicago Mastering Service, Chicago.
Bob Mould: Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
Jason Narducy: Bass, Backing Vocals
Jon Wurster: Drums, Percussion
Alison Chesley: Cello on “Western Sunset”
Prague TV Orchestra: Cellos, Violas, Violins
Orchestral Arrangements: Bob Mould
Orchestral Score Transcriptions: Alison Chesley
Transcription Consultant: Paul Martens
Orchestra Conductor: Mikel Toms
Orchestra Engineer: Jan Košulič
All songs written by Bob Mould except *.
Published by Granary Music. Administered by BMG Music.
*“Send Me A Postcard” written by Robbie van Leeuwen. Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. o/b/o Veronica Music Editions BV.
Art Design: Daniel Murphy and Bob Mould.
Back Cover Photo: Alicia J. Rose.
Management: Jordan Kurland and Mac Cregan, Brilliant Corners Artist Management, San Francisco.
Legal: Josh Grier and Jaime Herman, Sloss Eckhouse Law Co, NYC.
Booking: Frank Riley and Sam Gans, High Road Touring, Sausalito; Paul Boswell and David Hughes, Free Trade Agency, London.
Publicity: Jim Merlis, Big Hassle Media, LA and Sarah Lowe, Fifth Avenue PR, London.
Accounting: Tom Francis and Tyler Harringer, TEF LLC, San Dimas.
Bob Mould is endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and D’Addario Strings.
Jason Narducy is endorsed by Orange Amplifiers and GHS Strings.
Jon Wurster is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and C & C Drums.
Thanks: Thanks: Matt Farrar at Fender for the Mustang Bass and Reclaimed Strat, Nils Karsten at KRK for the speakers, Tym Guitars, Alex Auxier, Guitar Works LTD, John Vanderslice, Jorge Hernandez, Che Arthur, Troy D. Castro, Ryan Hembrey, Terry Lewis, Debbie Estes and MN music folks for the Super Bowl gig, Alicia J. Rose, Philipp Reichenheim, Mario Bergmann, Mikal Toms, Dennis Pelowski, Brigid McGough Hart, Paul Hilcoff, Don Fisher, Krista Schmidt, Anne Ellinghaus, Keith Nealy, Hassan Khider, Gus Brandt, John Silva, and the entire Foo Fighters family, Johanna Rees.
sets the tone of things to come, perfectly.
understated chorus vocals, Lallys amazing bass sound, and just the perfect amount of MacKaye guitar, to make this track an exceptional opener! the last of the lost pirates