Manic Frustration

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Manic Frustration
Studio album by Trouble
Released 16 June 1992
Recorded Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, California, Studio II, Culver City, California and Hollywood Sound, Los Angeles, California, 1991
Genre Heavy metal, doom metal, stoner rock
Length 43:19
Label Def American
Producer Trouble and Rick Rubin
Trouble chronology
Trouble
(1990)
Manic Frustration
(1992)
Plastic Green Head
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 5/5 stars[2]

Manic Frustration is the fifth album by the American doom metal band Trouble, released in 1992.[3] The album marked a change in style for Trouble, featuring a faster-paced, psychedelic sound (as opposed to the slower, doom metal style featured on their earlier albums). It was the band's last release on Def American.

The album is currently available as a digital download via Amazon.com.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Eric Wagner, Bruce Franklin and Rick Wartell, except where noted.

  1. "Come Touch the Sky" – 2:54
  2. "'Scuse Me" – 3:25
  3. "The Sleeper" – 3:14
  4. "Fear" – 3:38
  5. "Rain" – 4:17
  6. "Tragedy Man" – 4:17
  7. "Memory's Garden" – 4:24
  8. "Manic Frustration" (Trouble) – 4:10
  9. "Hello Strawberry Skies" (Trouble) – 3:04
  10. "Mr. White" – 3:26
  11. "Breathe..." – 6:30

Credits[edit]

  • Produced by Rick Rubin & Trouble
  • Engineered by Chris Kupper & Brendan O'Brien
  • Mixed by Dave Sardy
  • Recorded at Indigo Ranch Studios, Malibu, CA; Studio II, Culver City, CA; and Hollywood Sound, L.A., CA
  • Mixed at Hollywood Sound, L.A., CA
  • Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC
  • Keyboards by Rick Seratte
  • Vocal guidance & inspiration by Ron Anderson & Gary Hoey
  • Art direction: Kim Champagne
  • Front cover concept: Trouble
  • Front cover illustration: Jean-Francois Podevin
  • Band photo: Neil Zlozower
  • Individual photos: Chris Cuffaro

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Trouble Manic Frustration review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-11-13. 
  2. ^ Kaye, Don (12 September 1992). "Trouble 'Manic Frustration'". Kerrang! 409. London, UK: EMAP. 
  3. ^ "Trouble - Manic Frustration". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-11-12.