Aluminum (album)

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Gods Child Alt Cover Aluminum .jpg
Studio album by Gods Child
Released July 1996
Recorded July 1995, Brooklyn
October 1995, Los Angeles
Genre Alternative rock,
indie rock, pop rock
Length 43:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tim Palmer
Gods Child chronology
Dream This
Singles from Aluminum
  1. "Female Elvis (I'm The Man)"
    Released: July 1996
  2. "This Is The Real World?"
    Released: November 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Aluminum was the second album from NYC band Gods Child, littered with damaged guitars, distressed mellotron, and raw vocals. Produced by Tim Palmer (who has worked with such acts as Pearl Jam, Sponge, and Mission UK) the album features a spaced-out aura, solid musicianship and soaring sonics.[citation needed] Aluminum was critically acclaimed, but singles “Female Elvis” and “This is the Real World?” only charted regionally. Song “Need” was featured in the Fox Network television series Melrose Place. After this album, the band moved from NYC to Los Angeles and recorded their follow up album Dream This under the new moniker Joe 90 in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Seefried unless noted.

No. Title Length
1. "This Is the Real World?" 4:04
2. "Princess, Princess" 4:01
3. "Need" 3:19
4. "Female Elvis" 3:45
5. "Space Boy" 4:52
6. "2001" 3:47
7. "Heart of Extasy" 5:06
8. "Picture This" 4:13
9. "Lift Me Up" (Seefried, DeRosa, Ruda) 4:23
10. "Serve Yourself" 5:58

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Chris Seefried – vocals, electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, samples
  • Gary DeRosa – piano, mellotron, organ, casio, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals, loops
  • Craig Ruda – bass
Additional personnel
  • Tim Palmer - Producer
  • Tony Mangurian – Drums
  • Mark O'Donoughue – Engineer
  • Eric Tucker – Photography
  • A&R: Hugo Burnham
  • Mike Ainsworth – Assistant Engineer
  • Ryan Arnold – Assistant Engineer


Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Female Elvis (I'm The Man)" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks
1994 "Female Elvis (I'm The Man)" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks
1996 "This Is The Real World?" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks