The Good Earth (The Feelies album)

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The Good Earth
The Good Earth (The Feelies album) front cover.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1986
StudioMixolydian Studios, Boonton, New Jersey
GenreJangle pop, post-punk, alternative rock
Length36:21
LabelCoyote/Twin/Tone Records (original US release)
Rough Trade (original UK release)
ProducerGlenn Mercer, Bill Million, Peter Buck
The Feelies chronology
Crazy Rhythms
(1980)
The Good Earth
(1986)
Only Life
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. ClubA[2]
Classic Rock6/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork9.1/10[4]
PopMatters7/10[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[7]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[8]
The Village VoiceA−[9]

The Good Earth is the second album by American alternative rock band The Feelies. It was released in 1986 on Coyote Records, six years following their debut album Crazy Rhythms.[10] The original LP was contained in a sleeve designed by Glenn Mercer, featuring a front cover photo of the band by bassist Brenda Sauter and a back cover photo by John Baumgartner with coloring by Sauter.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million.

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."On the Roof"2:51
2."The High Road"4:20
3."The Last Roundup"2:50
4."Slipping (Into Something)"5:54
5."When Company Comes"2:15
Side B
No.TitleLength
6."Let's Go"2:37
7."Two Rooms"2:32
8."The Good Earth"3:48
9."Tomorrow Today"5:30
10."Slow Down"3:13
Total length:36:21
2009 digital edition bonus tracks[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Sedan Delivery" (Neil Young cover) 2:53
12."She Said, She Said" (The Beatles cover)Lennon–McCartney3:02
13."Slipping (Into Something)" (live at 9:30 Club, 2009) 6:09
Total length:48:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Glenn Mercer – lead and rhythm guitars, vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Million – rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals
  • Dave Weckerman – percussion
  • Brenda Sauter – bass guitar, backing vocals, violin
  • Stan Demeski – drums, percussion

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "The Good Earth – The Feelies". AllMusic. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  2. ^ Phipps, Keith (September 15, 2009). "The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  3. ^ Dee, Johnny (November 2009). "The Feelies - The Good Earth". Classic Rock. No. 138. p. 95.
  4. ^ Powell, Mike (September 14, 2009). "The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Carson, Craig (September 23, 2009). "The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth". PopMatters. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (September 8, 2009). "The Good Earth : The Feelies". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 14, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "The Feelies". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 296. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 5, 1986). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  10. ^ "Feelies". Trouser Press. Retrieved November 20, 2015.