Some Other Sucker's Parade
|Some Other Sucker's Parade|
|Studio album by Del Amitri|
|Released||24 June 1997|
|Recorded||November 1996-January 1997|
|Studio||The Chapel; Parkgate Studios|
|Del Amitri chronology|
The album's recording was characterised by changes in personnel. Drummer Ashley Soan had joined the band soon after the release of Twisted (1995), and following their 1995 US tour the group parted company with guitarist David Cummings, who left to become a television scriptwriter. Jon McLoughlin was drafted in to replace him, and would co-write Some Other Sucker's Parade's title track with Justin Currie. Both Soan and McLoughlin left soon after the album's recording.
Intended to communicate the band's live sound, the album deliberately used few studio effects in favour of a "raw" feel. "Absolutely as few overdubs as possible," confirmed Iain Harvie in an October 1997 interview with Guitarist magazine. "Probably about 80 per cent of the songs on this record don't have overdubs, apart from the vocals obviously, with all the harmonies, and maybe the guitar solo if there was a really dreadful mistake in the middle that we just couldn't live with. Wherever possible, we recorded with our live format of bass, drums, two guitars and keyboards for most of the songs."
- "Not Where It's At" (Justin Currie) – 3:39
- "Some Other Sucker's Parade" (Currie, Jon McLoughlin) – 3:08
- "Won't Make It Better" (Currie, Iain Harvie) – 3:59
- "What I Think She Sees" (Currie) – 2:59
- "Medicine" (Currie) – 2:50
- "High Times" (Currie, Harvie) – 4:26
- "Mother Nature's Writing" (Currie, Harvie) – 3:50
- "No Family Man" (Currie) – 2:54
- "Cruel Light Of Day" (Currie) – 3:13
- "Funny Way To Win" (Currie, Harvie) – 3:36
- "Through All That Nothing" (Currie, Harvie) – 3:55
- "Life Is Full" (Currie) – 3:22
- "Lucky Guy" (Currie, Harvie) – 4:54
- "Make It Always Be Too Late" (Currie) – 3:22
- "Paper Thin" (Currie) – 3:30 (Australian and Japanese releases)
- "Sleep Instead Of Teardrops" (Currie) – 4:31 (Australian and Japanese releases)
- Justin Currie – vocals, bass
- Iain Harvie – guitar, bass on "Medicine" and "Life Is Full"
- Jon McLoughlin – guitar
- Andy Alston – keyboard
- Ashley Soan – drums, percussion
- The London Session Orchestra – strings on "Some Other Sucker's Parade" and "What I Think She Sees"
- Jamie Seyberth – whistle on "Funny Way To Win"
- Will Malone – string arrangements on "Some Other Sucker's Parade" and "What I Think She Sees", brass arrangement on "Make It Always Be Too Late"
|Not Where It's At
Released: June 1997 (in two versions)
Chart positions: # 21 (UK)
Scheduled for release: 8 September 1997 (in three versions). Withdrawn –
|Some Other Sucker's Parade
Released: November 1997 (in three versions)
Chart positions: # 46 (UK)
|Sleep Instead Of Teardrops
Released: November 1997 (in Australia only)
Chart positions: unknown
- All singles released on A&M Records.
- All B-sides written by Justin Currie unless specified.