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 The Feelies
Released 1986
Studio Mixolydian Studios, Boonton, New Jersey
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Length 36:21
Label Coyote/Twin/Tone Records (original US release)
Rough Trade (original UK release)
Bar/None (2009 US reissue)
Domino (2009 UK reissue)
Producer Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Peter Buck
The Feelies chronology
Crazy Rhythms
(1980)
The Good Earth
(1986)
Only Life
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club A[2]
Pitchfork Media 9.1/10[3]
PopMatters 7/10[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[6]
The Village Voice A−[7]

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.[8] 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.

The 2009 digital version included covers of Neil Young's "Sedan Delivery" and The Beatles "She Said, She Said."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Glenn Mercer and Bill Million.

Side one
  1. "On the Roof"
  2. "The High Road"
  3. "The Last Roundup"
  4. "Slipping (Into Something)"
  5. "When Company Comes"
Side two
  1. "Let's Go"
  2. "Two Rooms"
  3. "The Good Earth"
  4. "Tomorrow Today"
  5. "Slow Down"

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. ^ Powell, Mike (September 14, 2009). "The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ Carson, Craig (September 23, 2009). "The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms / The Good Earth". PopMatters. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (September 8, 2009). "The Good Earth : The Feelies". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 14, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 296. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  7. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 5, 1986). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Feelies". Trouser Press. Retrieved November 20, 2015.