Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars
|Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars|
|Studio album by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians|
|Released||August 9, 1988|
|Recorded||Rockfield Studios, Wales (U.K.)|
|Genre||Alternative rock, jangle pop, Folk rock|
|Edie Brickell & New Bohemians chronology|
"What I Am" was the lead single and big hit from the album, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, "Circle," was about strained relationships. Although described by author Brent Mann as "the perfect follow up single to 'What I Am'" and which "had 'smash' written all over it," it stalled at #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and fared slightly better on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, reaching #32. Another song from the album, "Little Miss S,," was inspired by Edie Sedgwick and reached #38 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
|1.||"What I Am"||Edie Brickell, Kenny Withrow||4:54|
|2.||"Little Miss S."||Brickell, Withrow, Brad Houser, Brandon Aly, John Bush||3:37|
|3.||"Air of December"||Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush||5:54|
|4.||"The Wheel"||Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush||3:53|
|5.||"Love Like We Do"||Brickell||3:13|
|7.||"Beat the Time"||Brickell, Withrow||2:58|
|8.||"She"||Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush||5:06|
|10.||"Now"||Brickell, Withrow, Houser, Aly, Bush||6:00|
|11.||"Keep Coming Back"||Brickell||2:42|
|12.||"I Do" (Hidden track)||Brickell||2:00|
Excerpted from a "songbook" included with a box set of the "What I Am" single, presumed to be annotated and illustrated by Brickell herself:
Little Miss S. "Little Miss S. is just another one of those famous dead people."
Air of December "People change & affect you just like the weather."
The Wheel "Your kind's always gonna be a-round."
Love Like We Do "We're broke & we're ugly."
Circle "That weird lost feeling can get you even when you're hangin' round with friends."
Beat the Time "Time Divides."
She "She's just about a homegirl."
Nothing "There's something about nothing – but it's nothing I wanna talk about."
Now "When your heart occupies your head."
Keep Coming Back "Some people get right on your mind & just stay there."
I Do "I Do is a song for my cat."
- Edie Brickell - vocals
- Kenny Withrow - guitar
- Brad Houser - bass
- Brandon Aly - drums (fired from the band by the label during the sessions)
- John Bush - percussion
- Robbie Blunt - guitar
- John Henry - background vocals
- Chris Whitten - drums
- Paul "Wix" Wickens - keyboards
Both Chris Whitten and Paul "Wix" Wickens were/are members of Paul McCartney's Band. Whitten, from 1989-1990, and Wickens from 1989-present.
- Producer: Pat Moran
- Engineer: Pat Moran
- Mastering: George Marino
- Design: Terry Robertson
- Cover illustration: Edie Brickell
- Photography: Bob Cook
- Tracks 6 & 8 published by Geffen Music-Withrow Publishing-Edie Brickell Songs.
- Tracks 11 & 12 published by Geffen Music-Edie Brickell Songs.
- All Other Tracks Published By Geffen Music-Strangemind Productions-Enlightened Kitty-Withrow Publishing-Edie Brickell Songs.
- Allmusic review
- Christgau, Robert (December 27, 1988). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 13, 2013.
- "Shooting Rubberbands awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
- McCartney, K. "Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
- Mann, B. (2003). 99 Red Balloons And 100 Other All-Time Great One-Hit Wonders. Citadel. p. 33. ISBN 9780806525167.
- Publishing Information as found at discogs
- Time Out, June 21–28, 1989
- "australian-charts.com Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- "Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars – austriancharts.at" (ASP) (in German). Retrieved 2011-09-18.
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- "Album Search: Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP) (in German). Media Control. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- "Hit Parade Italia - Gli album più venduti del 1989" (in Italian). hitparadeitalia.it. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- "charts.org.nz - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (ASP). Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- "Chart Stats - Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars" (PHP). UK Albums Chart. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- Allmusic - Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums
- "RPM Top 100 Albums of 1989". RPM. Retrieved 2011-10-03.
- "Billboard.BIZ". billboard.biz. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- "American album certifications – Edie Brickell – Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH