Casual Gods

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Casual Gods
Casualgodsalbumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1988
RecordedD.V. Recording, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
GenreRock
Length55:54
LabelSire/Warner Bros. (USA)
Fontana (UK & Europe)
ProducerJerry Harrison
Jerry Harrison chronology
The Red and the Black
(1981)
Casual Gods
(1988)
Walk on Water
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]

Casual Gods is the second album by American musician Jerry Harrison, released in 1988 by Sire Records in the U.S. and Fontana Records in the UK and Europe. His third album, Walk on Water, would also bear the Casual Gods name as a proxy for the band.

The track "Man with a Gun" was featured in the 1988 film Two Moon Junction, and the instrumental version of the same song was used in the 1986 Jonathan Demme film Something Wild.[citation needed] The track "Cherokee Chief" first appeared on the 1987 Sire Records promotional sampler Just Say Yes. The single "Rev It Up" peaked at No. 7 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart. The album cover features a photograph of the Serra Pelada gold mine by Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Jerry Harrison, except where indicated.

  1. "Rev It Up" (Jerry Harrison, John Sieger, Ernie Brooks) – 4:17
  2. "Song of Angels" – 3:35
  3. "Man with a Gun" – 4:35
  4. "Let It Come Down" – 4:52
  5. "Cherokee Chief" (Harrison, Brooks) – 4:30
  6. "A Perfect Lie" (Harrison, Arthur Russell, Brooks) – 4:25
  7. "Are You Running?" (Harrison, Brooks, Monique Dayan) – 4:20
  8. "Breakdown in the Passing Lane" – 4:37
  9. "A.K.A. Love" (Harrison, Brooks) – 4:10
  10. "We're Always Talking" (Harrison, Brooks) – 4:40
  11. "Bobby" (Harrison, Brooks) – 4:03
  12. "Bobby" (Extended Mix) (Harrison, Brooks) – 6:58
  • The extended mix of "Bobby" did not appear on the LP or cassette versions of the album, but was featured as the B-side of the "Rev It Up" 7-inch single. "Breakdown in the Passing Lane" was not on the original U.S. LP release.

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians

  • Alex Weir – guitars (tracks 1–10), bass guitar (tracks 2–3, 5, 8–10)
  • Chris Spedding – guitars (tracks 1, 5)
  • Robbie McIntosh – guitars (tracks 5–6)
  • Rick Jaeger – drums (tracks 1, 5–12)
  • David Van Tieghem – drums (track 2), percussion (tracks 4–5)
  • Yogi Horton – drums (track 3)
  • Bernie Worrell – keyboards; bass synthesizer (track 6)
  • Jim Liban – horns; harmonica (track 8)
  • Dickie Landry – horns; saxophone (track 6)
  • Arlene Holmes – background vocals (tracks 1, 2–4, 7)
  • Lovelace Richmond – background vocals (tracks 2–4)
  • Arthur Russell – background vocals (track 6)
  • Joyce Bowden – background vocals (track 6)
  • Monique Dayan – background vocals (track 5)
  • Ernie Brooks – background vocals (track 8)

Technical

  • Jerry Harrison – producer
  • Ernie Brooks – assistant producer
  • Sebastião Salgado – photography
  • David Vartanian – engineer (tracks 1–8, 10–12), overdub engineer; mixing (track 11)
  • Jay Mark – engineer (track 9), mixing (tracks 6, 8)
  • David Avidor – overdub recording
  • Robin Laine – overdub recording
  • Eric "E.T." Thorngren – overdub recording; mixing (tracks 2–3, 5, 10)
  • John "Tokes" Potoker – overdub recording; mixing (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9, 12); additional engineering (track 6)
  • J.C. Convertino – overdub recording
  • Don Peterkofsky – studio assistant
  • Nick Delro – studio assistant
  • Tony Masciarotte – studio assistant
  • Mark Roule – studio assistant
  • Fernando Kral – studio assistant
  • Stan Katayama – studio assistant
  • Tom Vercillo – studio assistant
  • Bob Brackman – studio assistant
  • Jack Skinner – mastering
  • M&Co. – album art design

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Australian (Kent Music Report) 18[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Casual Gods". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 134. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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