Help Wanted (Eric Avery album)

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Help Wanted
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Studio album by Eric Avery
Released April 8, 2008
Recorded 2006 – 2007
Genre Alternative rock
Length 50:05
Label Dangerbird Records
Producer Billy Bush
Eric Avery chronology
Help Wanted
(2008)
LIFE.TIME.
(2013)LIFE.TIME.2013
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Blog Critics Magazine (not rated) [1]
Reax Music Magazine 5/5 stars [2]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars link

Help Wanted is the debut solo album release from former Jane's Addiction bassist, Eric Avery, released on April 8, 2008.[1]

A number of notable guest musicians perform on the record, including Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, Garbage's Shirley Manson, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and trumpeter Flea and trumpeter Willie Waldman. Harold Barefoot Sanders III, who collaborated with Eric in his band Polar Bear, also contributes on a few tracks. Lastly, Chris Chaney, current bassist of Jane's Addiction, plays on a song along with his fellow band-mate of The Coattail Riders.

A music video was created for the song "All Remote And No Control" which can be viewed at IGN.[3]

Fishpork ranked it #5 of the year for 2008.[2]

Track list[edit]

  1. "Belly of an Insect" – 4:24
  2. "Beside the Fire" – 3:32
  3. "All Remote and No Control" – 4:03
  4. "Revolution" – 4:22
  5. "Maybe" – 4:26
  6. "Unexploded" – 3:55
  7. "Walk through Walls (The Man Who Can Fly Pt. 5)" – 4:37
  8. "Philo Beddoe" – 4:09
  9. "Chicken Bone (The Man Who Can Fly Pt. 2)" – 3:40
  10. "Porchlight" – 3:48
  11. "Song in the Silence (The Man Who Can Fly Pt. 7)" – 4:35
  12. "Sun’s Gone" – 4:28

Personnel[edit]

  • Taylor Hawkins – drums (1, 3, 6–8)
  • Jason Orme – guitar (1, 9)
  • Chris McClure – guitar (2), backing vocal (4)
  • Christian Stone – guitar (2)
  • Eamon Ryland – guitar (2)
  • David Levita – guitar (3, 5, 7, 10, 11), Marxophone (7)
  • Mark Pritchard – guitar (8)
  • Zane Smythe – guitar (11)
  • Kirsten Gottschalk – backing vocal (3)
  • Harold Barefoot Sanders III – synth (3), drum sampling, bits and synth (12)
  • Shirley Manson – lyric co-writing and vocal (5)
  • Jonathan Larroquette – synth (6)
  • Adam Somers – modular synth (6)
  • Chris Chaney – bass (7)
  • Zac Rae – Keys (7, 11), Wurly (10)
  • Matt Tecu – drums (10, 11)
  • Flea – main horn (11)
  • Willie Waldman – outro horn (11)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Avery Help Wanted CD (Press release)". DangerbirdRecords.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2007. Retrieved 6 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "Fishpork ratings December 2008". Archived from the original on 9 December 2008. Retrieved 16 July 2016.