A City Dressed in Dynamite

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A City Dressed in Dynamite
Studio album by That Handsome Devil
Released 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Experimental rock, psychobilly, alternative hip-hop, jazz-rock, alternative rock
Length 41:42
Label Modern Savage
Producer Jeremy Page
That Handsome Devil chronology
That Handsome Devil EP
(2006)
A City Dressed in Dynamite
(2008)
Enlightenment's For Suckers EP
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Static Multimedia 3.5/4 stars[1]

A City Dressed in Dynamite is the debut album by That Handsome Devil. It was released in 2008. It was recorded at Cybersound Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. It is darker in tone and content than the band's EP, with some songs dealing explicitly with drug addiction and death. The album includes numerous samples of the 1967 educational video "Narcotics: Pit of Despair". The cover art and the illustrations in the album booklet were done by Neil "Women 158" Parkinson.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Godforbid. 

No. Title Length
1. "Damn Door"   3:01
2. "Wintergreen"   2:59
3. "Rob the Prez-O-Dent"   3:21
4. "Pills for Everything"   4:31
5. "Cry"   3:40
6. "Kiss the Cook"   3:23
7. "Viva Discordia"   4:13
8. "Squares"   3:21
9. "Mexico"   3:57
10. "Reagan's Kids"   3:34
11. "Treefood"   4:21
12. "Atom Shell"   2:28
Notes
  • "Atom Shell" appears as a hidden track on the physical cd
  • The iTunes exclusive bonus tracks are "Karaoke Burial" and "Power Drunk"
  • The eMusic exclusive bonus tracks are "Powderbomb" and "Romance is Dead"

Personnel[edit]

  • Godforbid – lead vocals.
  • Jeremy Page – guitar, bass, keyboard, banjo, pedal steel, glockenspiel, percussion, accordion, synthesizers, kazoo, backing vocals
  • Naoko Takamoto – backing vocals.
  • Andy Bauer – drums, percussion, accordion, guitar, backing vocals.
  • Evan Sanders – keyboard, trumpet, trombone.
  • Martin Rodriguez – guitar.
  • DJ Beyonder – turntable.
  • Lucas Lajuene – violin.
  • Benjamin Powell – violin.
  • Fabrizio Mazzetta – cello.

Appearances[edit]

  • "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" is featured in Rock Band 2.
  • A portion of "Mexico" was featured in the seventh episode of Weeds, "Yes I Can".[3]
  • "Squares" is featured in Reaper in the episode "Rebellion".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Static Multimedia review
  2. ^ "Women 158 official site". Archived from the original on 9 February 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Audio list on Showtime". Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ "List of music from Reaper". Retrieved March 21, 2011. 

External links[edit]

"That Handsome Devil A City Dressed In Dynamite" Static Multimedia