Label: A&M Records - 393 241-2 • Series: Audio Master Plus Series • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Jazz, Rock, Pop • Style: New Wave, Jazz-Rock, Power Pop
This version differs from Joe Jackson Band - Beat Crazy in that the Disc was Made in Japan and the Matrix/Runout is different. Recorded at Basing Street Studios, London, England. "This Album represents a desperate attempt to make some sense of Rock and Roll.
An accomplished musician, Jackson had expressed discontent with his gritty lyrics, but for his third album, ’s Beat Crazy, his restlessness extended to breaking through the precision pop of his previous output for alternate rhythms and sonic vistas. Reggae and rock-steady rhythms shadow many of the tracks and there are a few slow moving ballads to suggest Jackson would like to spend more time .
Commercially "Beat Crazy" was a bit of a let down for Jackson. The title track was released as a single, but did not get a lot of airplay and the album would be his lowest charting up to this point in his career. This would also be the last album from the original Joe Jackson band until "Volume 4" which would come out over two decades later/5(54).
All selections written by Joe Jackson and published by Albion Music Ltd. Administered in the U.S. and Canada by Also Music Corp. (ASCAP) Produced and Arranged by Joe Jackson Variant runouts are all hand-etched, except as follows: 1) variant 2: Side A: "V" is stamped; Side B: "D" is stamped and "T-1" is etched over what was originally "P-1"; 2.
Performed by: Joe Jackson –Vocals, Keyboards, Melodica. Graham Maby – Bass, vocals (lead vocal on “beat crazy”) Gary Sanford – Guitars. Dave Houghton – Drums, Vocals. Label: A&M. X. ‘The stereotypical Difficult Third Album, in which we tried to change the formula a bit without quite knowing how. It’s darker than the first two, and the reggae influence is more pronounced.
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