Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars

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Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
Studio album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Released August 9, 1988
Recorded Rockfield Studios, Wales (U.K.)
Genre Alternative rock, jangle pop, Folk rock
Length 48:22
Label Geffen
Producer Pat Moran
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians chronology
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
(1988)
Ghost of a Dog
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B–[2]

Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars is the debut album by the American alternative rock band Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, released in 1988. The album went 2x platinum in the United States.

"What I Am" was the lead single and big hit from the album, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] The follow-up single, "Circle," was about strained relationships.[4] Although described by author Brent Mann as "the perfect follow up single to 'What I Am'" and which "had 'smash' written all over it," it stalled at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and fared slightly better on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, reaching #32.[3][5] Another song from the album, "Little Miss S,," was inspired by Edie Sedgwick and reached reached #38 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "What I Am"   Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow 4:54
2. "Little Miss S."   Brickell, Withrow, Brad Houser, Brandon Aly, John Bush 3:37
3. "Air of December"   Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush 5:54
4. "The Wheel"   Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush 3:53
5. "Love Like We Do"   Brickell 3:13
6. "Circle"   Brickell, Withrow 3:11
7. "Beat the Time"   Brickell, Withrow 2:58
8. "She"   Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush 5:06
9. "Nothing"   Brickell, Withrow 4:49
10. "Now"   Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush 6:00
11. "Keep Coming Back"   Brickell 2:42
12. "I Do" (Hidden track) Brickell 2:00

Personnel[edit]

NEW BOHEMIANS

with:

Both Chris Whitten and Paul "Wix" Wickens were/are members of Paul McCartney's Band. Whitten, from 1989-1990, and Wickens from 1989-present.

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Pat Moran
  • Engineer: Pat Moran
  • Mastering: George Marino
  • Design: Terry Robertson
  • Cover illustration: Edie Brickell
  • Photography: Bob Cook
  • Tracks 6 & 8 published by Geffen Music-Withrow Publishing-Edie Brickell Songs.[6]
  • Tracks 11 & 12 published by Geffen Music-Edie Brickell Songs.
  • All Other Tracks Published By Geffen Music-Strangemind Productions-Enlightened Kitty-Withrow Publishing-Edie Brickell Songs.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 27, 1988). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Shooting Rubberbands awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  4. ^ a b McCartney, K. "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  5. ^ Mann, B. (2003). 99 Red Balloons And 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders. Citadel. p. 33. ISBN 9780806525167. 
  6. ^ Publishing Information as found at discogs
  7. ^ "australian-charts.com Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars – austriancharts.at" (ASP) (in German). Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  9. ^ "dutchcharts.nl Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP). dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch). MegaCharts. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  10. ^ "Album Search: Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP) (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  11. ^ a b "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1989" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  12. ^ "charts.org.nz - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  13. ^ "Chart Stats - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  14. ^ Allmusic - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
  15. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1989". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  16. ^ "Billboard.BIZ". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Edie Brickell – Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH