is the second Volume 2: Status: Ships Commander Butchered extended play (EP) by American desert rock collective The Desert Sessions. Recorded in August 1997 at Rancho De La Luna, it was released by Man's Ruin Records on February 10, 1998. The album features eight credited musicians, including [1 ] Josh Homme, John McBain and Ben Shepherd. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] It was later re-released with [5 ] in 1998 as Volume 1: Instrumental Driving Music for Felons . Volumes 1 & 2 [6 ]
Recording and release [ edit ]
The first two Desert Sessions EPs were recorded in sessions between August 5 and 12, 1997 at
Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree, California, a studio founded by Fred Drake and Dave Catching. [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] The tracks on [5 ] Volume 2 were engineered by Drake, with Catching assisting, and feature a total of eight credited musicians: Josh Homme (guitar, vocals, bass and keyboards), John McBain (guitar and keyboards), Ben Shepherd (bass and guitar), Brant Bjork (drums, percussion and bass), Peter Stahl (vocals), Alfredo Hernández (drums and percussion), Drake and Catching (both percussion). [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] Homme mixed the album, and it was mastered by Tom Baker at Future Disc in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. [5 ] [2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
Volume 2 was initially released alone on vinyl by Man's Ruin Records on February 10, 1998. It later received a re-release with its predecessor, [1 ] Volume 1: Instrumental Driving Music for Felons, on CD on February 24, 1998 as Volumes 1 & 2. [6 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
AllMusic awarded Volume 2: Status: Ships Commander Butchered three out of five stars. In a four-star review of [1 ] Volumes 1 & 2 for the website, Tom Schulte said the following about the albums: "Propelled by a steady rhythm section, guitars or keyboards creep in to contribute mostly spectral wails decaying with tremolo or reverb. The picture you get is very much that of a desert, a wasteland divided by a stark streak of asphalt." He summarised the album as a "soundtrack for a running reckless in a land where the only visible things are the dash panel, the headlights, and the stars". [6 ] [6 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
All songs written and composed by "Acquitted Felons".
[2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
"Johnny the Boy"
"Cake (Who Shit on The?)"
Personnel [ edit ]
Personnel credits adapted from album liner notes.
[2 ] [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
Josh Homme – guitars (tracks 1, 2 and 3), vocals (track 1), bass and keyboards (track 2), mixing
John McBain – guitars (tracks 1 and 2), keyboards (track 3)
Ben Shepherd – bass (tracks 1 and 2), guitar (track 3)
Brant Bjork – drums (tracks 1 and 2), bass and percussion (track 3)
Peter Stahl – vocals (tracks 2 and 3)
Alfredo Hernández – drums (tracks 1 and 3), percussion (track 3)
Fred Drake – percussion (track 3), engineering
Dave Catching – percussion (track 3), engineering assistance
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d "Desert Sessions, Vol. 2: Status, Ship's Commander Butchered". AllMusic . Retrieved . December 26, 2014
^ a b c d e f Volume 2: Status: Ships Commander Butchered (Media notes). The Desert Sessions. Man's Ruin Records. 1998.
^ a b c d e f (Media notes). Volumes 1 & 2 The Desert Sessions. Man's Ruin Records. 1998.
^ a b c d e f "Desert Sessions, The - Vol II. Status: Ships Commander Butchered (Vinyl)". Discogs . Retrieved . December 26, 2014
^ a b c d e f "Desert Sessions, The - Volume I.Volume II (CD, Album)". Discogs . Retrieved . December 26, 2014
^ a b c d Schulte, Tom. "Desert Sessions, Vols. 1 & 2". AllMusic . Retrieved . December 26, 2014