Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!

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Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!
Studio album by Grace Slick
Released January 28, 1981
Recorded 1980 at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami and The Hit Factory, New York City
Genre Rock
Psychedelic rock
Label RCA Records
Producer Ron Frangipane
Grace Slick chronology
Dreams
(1980)
Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!
(1981)
Software
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Welcome to the Wrecking Ball! is Grace Slick's 1981 follow-up to her solo album Dreams (1980). Her third solo album, it was released before stepping back into her old position in Jefferson Starship. The lyrics of the first track include numerous references to Slick's dislike of rock journalists and critics. The songs Slick wrote for side-B of the album are closer in style to the psychedelic songs of Jefferson Airplane than to the songs on the previous album Dreams, and the song "No More Heroes" contains vocal overlays and tape effects speeding up and slowing down the song. The album rose to #48 on the Billboard charts.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Grace Slick & Scott Zito

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Wrecking Ball" (Grace Slick, Scott Zito) 3:49
2. "Mistreater"   3:23
3. "Shot In The Dark"   3:18
4. "Round & Round"   3:37
5. "Shooting Star"   5:19
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Just A Little Love"   4:21
2. "Sea Of Love"   4:04
3. "Lines" (Grace Slick, Scott Zito) 3:20
4. "Right Kind" (Grace Slick, Scott Zito) 3:07
5. "No More Heroes" (Grace Slick, Scott Zito) 3:52

Singles[edit]

  • "Sea of Love" (1981)
  • "Mistreater" (1981)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Ron Frangipane – producer, arrangements
  • Ed Sprigg – engineer
  • Scott Zito – arrangements
  • Skip Johnson – management, cover concept
  • Michael Guerra, Alan Meyerson, Kevin Ryan – assistant engineers
  • Jim Mesham – equipment manager
  • Recorded at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami and The Hit Factory, NYC
  • Mastered at Masterdisk, NYC, by Bob Ludwig
  • Grace Slick – cover concept
  • Roger Ressmeyer – photo
  • "Bijou" – make-up
  • Joe Stelmach – art director
  • Tony King – creative director

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe (2011). "Welcome to the Wrecking Ball! - Grace Slick | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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