Jellyfish - Spilt Milk - 1993 Glam Rock Grunge Rock Power Pop 180 Grm LP
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
Label: Omnivore Recordings
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Originally Released: 1993
Released: 10 Jan 2012
Style: Power Pop, Glam Grunge Rock
A1 Hush 2:10
A2 Joining A Fan Club 4:03
A3 Sebrina, Paste And Plato 2:23
A4 New Mistake 4:03
A5 The Glutton Of Sympathy 3:49
A6 The Ghost At Number One 3:37
A7 Bye Bye Bye 4:02
B1 All Is Forgiven 4:10
B2 Russian Hill 4:45
B3 He's My Best Friend 3:44
B4 Too Much, Too Little, Too Late 3:15
B5 Brighter Day 6:12
Guitar Jon Brion, Lyle Workman
Mastered By[Mastered For Vinyl] John Golden
Mixed By Jack Joseph Puig
Photography Cary Okazaki, Peter Darley Miller
Producer Albhy Galuten, Andy Sturmer, Jack Joseph Puig, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Written-By Andy Sturmer, Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Cut from original analog masters. First time on LP in the U.S.
Black vinyl edition
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode: 8 16651 01005 9
Matrix / Runout (A Side): OVLP-6-A RE1 GOT JELLYFISH? GOLDEN 20124.1(3)
Matrix / Runout (B Side): OVLP-6-B RE1 IT'S MY MILK AND I'LL SPILL IF I WANT TO GOLDEN 20124.2
It is only a matter of time before the grungy, negative haze that was 90s rock and has morphed in to Nu-Metal falls out of fashion and people realize that in the angst driven fuzz of Nirvana and the minions of Nirvanawannabes, a truly brilliant American band was overlooked.
The band was Jellyfish and their two albums of pop bliss will one day reach a level of cult respectibility not seen since Big Star, the early 70s power-pop group lead by Alex Chilton and Chris Bell, that thankfully was re-discovered in the late-80s and finally given some respect.
Having enjoyed "Bellybutton" so much, this release was eagerly anticipated, and did not disappoint in the least. Sort of a 90's update of "Sergeant Pepper," the band covers a lot of musical ground in a dream concept. Beginning with the gentle, Queen-like a-capella "Hush" to the overblown, hallucinogenic carnival sounds of "Brighter Day," from the feedback roar of "All Is Forgiven" flowing into the peaceful acoustic "Russian Hill," I never fail to be impressed by the craft of the whole effort.
The instrumentation runs a bizarre gamut of guitars, harpsichord, organs, banjo, brass...the vocal harmonies echoing Queen (of course), the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Association. Hard songs, mellow songs, even a polka thrown in for good measure. This is one of those disks that I can listen to for days on end without tiring. Irresistably cheerful and upbeat and always amazing.
Perhaps best of all, the record ends where it begins, so I can go right back to track 1 for another listen. All of the songs are standouts. The music world should be mourning the breakup of Jellyfish, one of the truly great bands to emerge from the decade. I was lucky enough to see them twice on the "Spilt Milk" tour, and I was shocked at how much they were able to duplicate the incredible production on the album in a live setting. With brilliant songwriting, production and musicianship, "Spilt Milk"
Jellyfish - The Ghost At #1
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Jellyfish - Joining a Fanclub
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Jellyfish - Hush
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|Format||LP, 180 Gram|