Everybody (Gods Child album)

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Everybody
Album Gods Child Everybody cover.jpg
Studio album by Gods Child
Released July 1994
Recorded 1994 New York City
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, rock
Length 54:48
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Chris Seefried, Gary DeRosa
(AKA Bullfrog and the Elephant)
Gods Child chronology
Everybody
(1994)
Aluminum
(1996)
Singles from Everybody
  1. "Everybody's 1"
    Released: June 1994
  2. "Stone Horses"
    Released: September 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3./0 stars[1]

Everybody was the debut album from New York based band Gods Child. The band members (Chris Seefried on vocals, guitars, and Mellotron; Gary DeRosa on keyboards; Craig Ruda on bass, and Alex Alexander on drums, percussion, and loops), all hail from the burroughs of the Big Apple, and cite Patti Smith and the Velvet Underground as their main inspirations. However, the best tracks on this album (such as "Wolf", which features spiky, over-amped guitars against a stressed-out string section, and "Stone Horses", which kicks off with a funky Mellotron before sliding into a smooth, danceable beat) show the unmistakable influence of Ireland's finest export.[2] Everybody comes from the Zooropa school. This result is not surprising, considering that Everybody was mixed by Robbie Adams, who also worked on Zooropa.

Gods Child's highest honor came when one of its tracks, "Everybody's 1", charted in two Billboard charts simultaneously in 1994. "Everybody's 1" peaked at #18 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #25 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The album was released on CD and vinyl and produced by band members Chris Seefried and Gary DeRosa under the pseudonym "Bullfrog and the Elephant". The cover photograph is that of an amusement ride at "Coney Island".

Promotional videos for "Everybody's 1" and "Stone Horses" were released on iTunes in March 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Chris Seefried unless noted.

Everybody
No. Title Length
1. "Wolf" 6:03
2. "Everybody's 1" 5:58
3. "14th Street" (Seefried, Lou Reed) 1:03
4. "Stone Horses" 3:09
5. "Crucial" (Seefried, Marc Bolan) 5:31
6. "Milk" 7:07
7. "Silver Sky Pilot" 4:46
8. "Monkey Pin-Ups" :16
9. "Slide" 4:47
10. "Reachin" 4:51
11. "Sey" 6:05
12. "Watching The Dog Stars" 4:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Seefried – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, Mellotron, bass, percussion, samples
  • Gary DeRosa – wurlitzer piano, strings, casio, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals, loops
  • Alex Alexander – drums, percussion
  • Craig Ruda – bass

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Sean Pelton – Drums on "Everybody's 1"
  • Frank Funaro – Drums on "Reachin'"
  • Everette Bradley – Background Vocals on "Reachin'"
  • Mark Plati – Bass on "Wolf", "Milk"
  • Greg Calbi – Mastering
  • Grant Austin – Engineer
  • Will Schillinger – Engineer
  • Robbie Adams – Mixing
  • Larry Bussacca – Photography
  • A&R – Hugo Burnham
  • Elizabeth Tirone – Art Direction

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1994 "Everybody's 1" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 18
1994 "Everybody's 1" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 25
1994 "Stone Horses" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ [1] Archived March 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.