R&B Transmogrification

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R&B Transmogrification
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 25, 1997
Length47:04
LabelUp Records[1]
ProducerCharlie Campbell & Quasi
Quasi chronology
Early Recordings
(1996)
R&B Transmogrification
(1997)
Featuring "Birds"
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Pitchfork Media7.8/10[citation needed]
Record Collector[3]

R&B Transmogrification is an album by the American indie band Quasi.[4][5] It was released on March 25, 1997, on Up Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Record Collector wrote that the album is "clever from the get-go; between their heavily distorted rocksichord (a kind of electronic keyboard made to approximate the sound of a harpsichord) and lyricism that tells of the worst kind of heartbreak, there’s a sort of commercial viability without selling the soul of these songs."[3] Trouser Press thought that "the imaginative music includes everything commercial pop lacks: the pioneering spirit navigating a sinking ship, violations of civilized taste and neurotic condemnations."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Sam Coomes except "Bird's Eye View" by Janet Weiss and Coomes.

  1. "Ghost Dreaming" – 3:24
  2. "Ballad of Mechanical Man" – 3:13
  3. "In the First Place" – 4:02
  4. "Bird's Eye View" – 3:23
  5. "Two-Faced" – 2:53
  6. "Ghost vs. Vampire" – 3:26
  7. "R&B Transmogrification" – 2:29
  8. "When I'm Dead" – 2:20
  9. "Sugar" – 5:27
  10. "My Coffin" – 3:59
  11. "Mama, Papa, Baby" – 2:59
  12. "Chocolate Rabbit" – 3:24
  13. "Iron Worm" – 3:18
  14. "Clouds" – 2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Sam Coomes – vocals, guitars, Roxichord, keyboards
  • Janet Weiss – vocals, drums
  • Charlie Campbell – recording engineer, mixing
  • Quasi – recording engineer, mixing
  • Tony Lash – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (October 9, 2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9780743201698 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "R&B Transmogrification - Quasi | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ a b "R&B Transmogrification - Record Collector Magazine".
  4. ^ Jenkins, Mark (August 1, 1997). "QUASI" – via www.washingtonpost.com.
  5. ^ "Quasi Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Quasi". Trouser Press. Retrieved 7 January 2022.