Everyone's Got One

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Everyone's Got One
Echobelly ego.jpg
Studio album by Echobelly
Released 25 October 1994
Recorded Summer 1994 [1]
Genre Alternative rock
Length 41:16
Label Rhythm King
Producer Simon Vinestock
Echobelly chronology
Everyone's Got One
(1994)
On
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Vox 8/10 stars[3]

Everyone's Got One is the debut album from English rock band Echobelly. Gaining a favourable response from critics,[4] the album reached number 8 in the UK Albums Chart. On 21 July 2014, a 2CD expanded edition of the album was released by 3 Loop Music which featured b-sides and previously unreleased live material.

Singles[edit]

Insomniac", "I Can't Imagine The World Without Me" and "Close… But"" were all released as singles, and "Bellyache" was released as an EP.[5] This EP also contained "Give her a gun". Videos were made for all of the singles (besides "Bellyache").[6][7][8]

Album meaning[edit]

The album's title was fuelled by Sonya's fascination for wordplay. It was titled so that the first letter of each word spelled "EGO", a common theme throughout the album. [9]

Song Meanings[edit]

Source:[10]

Today, Tomorrow, Sometime, Never[edit]

This song is about Sonya's feeling of alienation, because of the fact she is Indian. In an Interview, Sonya said "Even though I have a brown skin, I didn't feel Asian. I felt alien".

Father Ruler King Computer[edit]

This song is about her anger towards arranged marriages. "I was brought up, I've been told, that a husband is the goal. What connotations in these loaded words, a spinster and a bachelor, I am whole all by myself, I don't need nobody else"

Give Her A Gun[edit]

Sonya feels that men have too much power and woman should have more power. The title is a metaphor for this, saying that woman should have guns. This suggests she even wants woman to be more powerful.

I Can't Imagine The World Without Me[edit]

This shows Sonya's self-confidence, hence the name.

Bellyache[edit]

This song is about the pain a friend of Sonya's went through when having an abortion.

Call Me Names[edit]

This song, similar to "Today, Tomorrow, Sometime Never", also expresses Sonya's feeling of alienation, but the lyrics are more obvious. "Outside, you will come out and play with me, I've been scrubbing at my skin you see but the colour remains on me . . . . I don't know, is it the same for everyone? Maybe that i've done something wrong. Why do you call me names?"

Close... But[edit]

In this song Sonya tries to express her feeling off loneliness, despite all of the friends that she was getting to know around this time.

Track listing[edit]

Original 1994 release[edit]

All songs written by Sonya Madan and Glenn Johansson.

  1. "Today Tomorrow Sometime Never" – 3:39
  2. "Father, Ruler, King, Computer" – 2:40
  3. "Give Her a Gun" – 3:37
  4. "I Can't Imagine The World Without Me" – 3:00
  5. "Bellyache" – 4:29
  6. "Taste of You" – 3:30
  7. "Insomniac" – 4:15
  8. "Call Me Names" – 3:49
  9. "Close… But" – 2:50
  10. "Cold Feet Warm Heart" – 3:28
  11. "Scream" – 5:52
  12. "Centipede"*
  13. "Sober"*
  • Those marked with an asterisk are Japanese Bonus Tracks only.[11] However, these were released on the expanded edition.

Bonus disc included with the 2014 reissue[12][edit]

  1. "Bellyache"
  2. "Sleeping Hitler"
  3. "Give Her A Gun"
  4. "I Don't Belong Here"
  5. "Centipede"
  6. "Talent"
  7. "Sober"
  8. "Venus Wheel"
  9. "So La Di Da"
  10. "I Can't Imagine A World Without Me (Live)"
  11. "Cold Feet Warm Heart (Live)"
  12. "Father Ruler King Computer"*
  13. "Call Me Names"*
  14. "Taste Of You"*
  15. "Give Her A Gun"*
  • Those marked with an asterisk were recorded during the Steve Lamacq Evening Session BBC Radio 1 Session – 2 February 1994

Personnel[13][edit]

Original Album[edit]

  • Sonya Aurora Madan – vocals
  • Glenn Johansson – guitars, mandolin, additional vocals
  • Debbie Smith – guitar
  • Alex Keyser – bass, piano, whistle
  • Andy Henderson – drums, percussion
  • Barbara Snow – trumpet ("I Can't Imagine the World Without Me")
  • Lino Robinson – piano, string arrangements ("I Can't Imagine the World Without Me")
  • Miles Bould – percussion ("Taste of You")
  • Audrey Riley – cello ("Taste of You", "Cold Feet Warm Heart")
  • Simon Vinestock – Producer (besides "Insomniac"), Re-mixer ("Insomniac")
  • Clive Martin - Producer and Engineer ("Insomniac")
  • Ronen Tal – Engineer (besides "I Can't Imagine The World Without Me" and "Insomniac")
  • Nick Addison – Engineer ("I Can't Imagine The World Without Me")
  • Alan Moulder - Mixer ("I Can't Imagine The World Without Me")
  • Fauve Music - Publisher
  • Paul Bailey - Management
  • Maria Mochnacz - Photography
  • Stylorouge - Designer

Expanded edition disc 2[edit]

  • Sonya Aurora Madan – vocals
  • Glenn Johansson – guitars, mandolin, additional vocals
  • Debbie Smith – guitar
  • Alex Keyser – bass, piano, whistle
  • Andy Henderson – drums, percussion
  • Juju Midget - Didgeridoo ("Bellyache)
  • Huw Warren - Cello ("Sleeping Hitler")
  • Dick Meany & Echobelly - Producer (tracks 1-4)
  • Clive Martin - Producer & Engineer (tracks 5&6)
  • Echobelly - Producer (tracks 7&8)
  • Nick Addison - Engineer (track 7)
  • Dick Meany - Mixer (track 8)
  • Simon Vinestock - Producer (track 9)
  • Sam Cunningham - Producer (tracks 10&11)
  • Miti Adhikari - Engineer (tracks 10&11)

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