Ghoti Hook – Songs We Didn’t Write – 1998

So what does a band do when their songwriter leaves the band to go back to school? They put out an album of covers, problem solved. OK I’m not sure that’s exactly why they put out this album but that is the official timeline leading up to it. The album contains cover versions of songs both from secular and Christian music. I’m not really too sure what the point of the album was but I suspect they were just having a bit of fun. I can only imagine the nightmare this album was as far as licensing goes. Anyway it’s a fun album filled with punked up versions of mainly 80’s songs (but not all) that is fun to listen to but I wouldn’t take it too seriously.

Tracklist
1 – I Love Rock And Roll – 2:53
2 – Earth Angel – 2:10
3 – True Faith – 4:12
4 – Just What I Needed – 2:43
5 – Friends – 3:37
6 – Acquiesce – 3:25
7 – I See Red – 3:51
8 – Walking On Sunshine – 3:25
9 – The Guitar Song – 3:57
10 – Hey Nonny Nonny – 3:11
11 – On The Road Again – 2:04
12 – Where Is My Mind? – 3:36
13 – Burnin’ Love – 3:15
14 – The Invisible Man – 2:09
15 – Untitled (Hidden Track) – 1:30

Credits
Bass – Christian Ergueta
Drums – Adam Neubauer
Executive-Producer – Brandon Ebel
Guitar – Jamie Tolosa
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Producer – Ghoti Hook
Producer, Engineer – Kevin 131
Vocals, Guitar – Joel Timothy Bell

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Tooth & Nail Records
Copyright (c) – Tooth & Nail Records

The Electrics – Livin’ it Up When I Die – 1998

The 5th album from The Electrics turns it up a bit. Their eclectic mix of Rock and Celtic sound is just what the doctor ordered in 1998 and at this point the band had perfected their sound. It was refreshing to find a sound like the Pogues with a far more positive message. Guest stars on the album include Big Country’s Stuart Adamson playing guitar to “Rolling Home”, and Phil Keaggy playing guitar on “Face”, a rather rock song that doesn’t really fit with the album but is a great tune.

Tracklist
1 – Party Goin’ On Upstairs – 3:49
2 – Rolling Home – 3:17
3 – Come Back Down – 3:47
4 – Livin’ It Up When I Die – 2:51
5 – Yer Man McCann Can – 4:03
6 – Piping Hot – 2:52
7 – Till I’m Old – 3:06
8 – Hey Paddy – 3:33
9 – Have A Jar On Me – 2:25
10 – Raggle Taggle Gypsy – 2:46
11 – Face – 2:39
12 – Outakes Medley – 3:05

Credits
Jim Devlin – Composer, Guitar (Electric), Vocals (Background)
The Electrics – Primary Artist
Matt Huesmann – Mastering
Wade Jaynes – Mixing
Phil Keaggy – Guest Artist, Guitar (Electric)
David Lyon – Composer
Phil Madeira – Accordion, Composer, Engineer, Photography, Producer, Vocals (Background)
Julie Miller – Guest Artist
Mark Robertson – Vocals (Background)
Antoine Silverman – Fiddle
Frank Tate – Executive Producer