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Genre: Rock
Release Date: 10/07/1997 Style: Hard Rock
Record Label: Capitol/EMI Records Artist: Everclear
UPC:

724383650347

Format: Cassette

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UPC:724383650347
Artist:Everclear
Format:Cassette
Release Year:1997
Record Label:Capitol/EMI Records
Genre:General, Grunge, Hard Rock, Rock & Pop

Details
Contributing Artists:Rami Jaffee
Distributor:EMI Music Distribution
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
Everclear: Art Alexakis (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, toy piano); Craig Montoya (bass, vocals, keyboards, mandolin); Greg Eklund (drums, percussion, vocals, keyboards, slide whistle).Additional personnel: Paul Cantelon (violin); Gerri Stutyak (cello); Derron Nuhfer (saxophone); Neal Avron (trumpet); Buddy Schnaub (trombone); Rami Jaffee (organ).Recorded at A&M Studios, Rondor Studios, Los Angeles, California; Ocean Studios, Burbank, California; Whitehorse Studios, Portland, Oregon, in November 1996, January and March 1997."El Distorto De Melodica" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.On their follow up to their hit album SPARKLE AND FADE, Everclear continue to ride the wave of Pacific Northwest grunge that brought them their original success. Mixing three-chord rock and straightforward lyrics about the seamier side of Generation X, Everclear achieve an earthiness that the Foo Fighters and other grunge survivors aim for but never quite seem to attain. Leader Art Alexakis sings about people besieged by unfortunate circumstances. When he sings "They have never been poor/They have never had the joy of a welfare christmas" In "I Will Buy You A New Life", he makes his characters' plight real with the understanding and insight of someone who's been there himself. Some of the most effective moments come when he draws on his own experiences; his absentee father and his mother's nervous breakdown are each the subject of powerful songs, and when he sings "You wouldn't even know me since you went away" in "Normal Like You" it is unclear whether he is talking about his father, an old friend, or himself.

Everclear: Art Alexakis (vocals, guitar, steel guitar, keyboards, banjo, mandolin, toy piano); Craig Montoya (vocals, mandolin, keyboards, bass); Greg Eklund (vocals, slide whistle, keyboards, drums, percussion).Additional personnel: Paul Cantelon (violin); Gerri Stutyak (cello); Derron Nuhfer (saxophone); Neal Avron (trumpet); Buddy Schnaub (trombone); Rami Jaffee (organ).Recorded at A&M Studios, Rondor Studios, Los Angeles, California; Ocean Studios, Burbank, California; Whitehorse Studios, Portland, Oregon, in November 1996, January and March 1997."El Distorto De Melodica" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.On their follow up to their hit album SPARKLE AND FADE, Everclear continue to ride the wave of Pacific Northwest grunge that brought them their original success. Mixing three-chord rock and straightforward lyrics about the seamier side of Generation X, Everclear achieve an earthiness that the Foo Fighters and other grunge survivors aim for but never quite seem to attain.Leader Art Alexakis sings about people besieged by unfortunate circumstances. When he sings "They have never been poor/They have never had the joy of a welfare christmas" In "I Will Buy You A New Life", he makes his characters' plight real with the understanding and insight of someone who's been there himself. Some of the most effective moments come when he draws on his own experiences; his absentee father and his mother's nervous breakdown are each the subject of powerful songs, and when he sings "You wouldn't even know me since you went away" in "Normal Like You" it is unclear whether he is talking about his father, an old friend, or himself.

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REVIEWS-

"This is a song about Susan" is the first line of Everclear's follow-up to the deservedly platinum Sparkle and Fade. That personalization is one of Art Alexakis's greatest gifts to postgrunge rock; rather than float generalized rage over the ever-growing roar of his power trio, he tells you his stories, those of the people around him, some he makes up--and makes them all yours in the end. The development in the music here, from the Beach Boys-style chorale at the top of the title cut to the new wavey jerkiness of "Everything to Everyone" and "Normal Like You," boasts of not only the band's surefootedness but Alexakis's own generosity. The latter is best reflected in "Father of Mine," one of the saddest, most brutal songs about family ever. --Rickey Wright

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Everclear is one of my favorite male bands, So Much for the Afterglow is my favorite cd of theirs. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  

    

A great concept album about getting screwed by life. Parents, the pretty machine, drugs, money, and women all tear you apart. All to songs that are fun to sing along to! lol.
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after listening to these guys... i have ranked this my favorite band and album...ever! this is a must have. these guys are absolutely amazing. ABSOLUTELY NO FILLER! every song is a dream come true. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  

    

This was an outstanding CD. Almost every song on it could have been a single, and if memory serves me right, almost everyone one of them was. Its just a classic CD, anyone who enjoys music should have this CD, its deep, meaningful, and almost everyone knows one song from it. So why not pick it up. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  


Well, if I could have only one CD on that deserted island, this would be it. Incredible from start to finish, not one piece of filler. I think Everclear did set the bar too high with this one, because no band could ever surpass this recording, Everclear included. Anybody giving anything other than five stars on this is crazy. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  

    

Art saved my life. I totally relate to everything he sings and he's one of the most honest singers ever. He's also got a fantastic turn of phrase. Lyrics are completely unconventional. My favorite line of the CD is from a song called "Normal Like You" it's "Just because you are Neurotic and Depressed doesn't mean that you're sad." It's very true. No one understands that unless you have gone through it. Have a bad break up? Listen to Everclear. Have a crappy childhood but don't want to whine about it? Listen to Everclear. Just pissed off and had a bad day? Listen to 'em. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  

    

`So Much for the Afterglow' is one of those `essential' albums, an album that truly capitalizes on everything that's good and sound about the post-grunge rock scene and delivers one brilliantly paced and almost effortlessly meaningful album, exceptional track after exceptional track. Art Alexakis speaks from experience about drugs, abuse, loss and tragic family life on the tracks provided here and he does so poetically. Songs like the much loved `Father of Mine' give us a heartbreakingly real look into a broken home, and Art's words feel so real you are brought to a place you may have never been but feel you've always known. Every track rings through with Art's personal touch and offers a unique and memorable music experience. Standout tracks include the title track, `Everything to Everyone', `Normal Like You' and `White Men in Black Suits' (my personal favorite) as well as the two singles, the aforementioned `Father of Mine' and `I Will Buy you a New Life' which tackles with class the after effects of a break up, one where kids are involved and feelings still live on. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  

        

Everclear has a sound.
Whenever you hear a song on the radio, if it's an Everclear song you know it immediately.
Even if you don't know THAT song.
For example, the songs "Everything for Everyone", "I Will Buy You A New Life" and "Father of Mine" are all variations of a theme.
The tempos are all similar: a loping, head-bobbing midtempo cruise.
The guitar chord/bass lines are nearly identical: dum-dum-dum-da-da-dumdum.
The lyrics, however, are the kicker, and they are what elevate Alexakis and company above the usual radio fodder. They're open, insightful, sometimes raw and often funny.
This is the album where the Everclear sound finally defines itself, and the extraordinary number of strong songs makes it a must-purchase.
"So Much For The Afterglow" and "Sunflowers" are killer tunes...melodic, driving modern rock. The rest of the album is filled out with interesting if not spectacular ideas.
This is the one to get, and then pick up their greatest hits. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  


If you read my reviews, you know by now that I am a 90's alt-rock lover. Although I was a small child when this album came out (I was 6), I loved the song "Father Of Mine". I finally got this album a year ago, and it is still as good as when I first heard it. It is a must have for 90's rock lovers. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  


This is one of my favorite albums. I'm not really a big fan of "Songs From an American Movie", but this album is just unbelievable. "So Much For the Afterglow" is probably my favorite, simply because of the mood it is able to capture in me. "I Will Buy You a New Life", "California King" and "Sunflowers" are definitely also favorites.

Every once in a while, I forget about it, and then I put it into the cd player and I remember how wonderful it really is. It's a good cheer-up album for me--and it pretty much works for any occasion for in-car rocking.

If I could give it more than five stars, I definitely would. 

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Sparkle and Fade became a surprise hit thanks to "Santa Monica," a gritty, infectious grunge hit that captured Everclear at their best. Like many grunge and post-grunge rockers, however, Everclear's leader, Art Alexakis, felt constrained by his modest success and its implications, deciding to take his band in new experimental directions for their follow-up album, So Much for the Afterglow. As the title suggests — as well as song titles like "One Hit Wonder," "White Men in Black Suits," and "Everything to Everyone" — Alexakis is feeling a bit ambivalent about his success, believing that it's only a transient thing. He may be right — So Much for the Afterglow lacks anything as catchy as "Santa Monica." He attempts to compensate by adding a more elaborate production, complete with Beach Boy harmonies and guest musicians. The result sounds cluttered, not symphonic, and distracts from Everclear's strength as a straight-ahead grunge trio. There are several songs on the album that do showcase the group at their best, but they aren't enough to excuse the confused attempts at progression that make So Much for the Afterglow a muddled affair.

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BIOGRAPHIES-

Though Everclear's Northwestern grunge-punk style was hardly revolutionary when the band rose to popularity in 1995, the trio's hook-ridden songs and Art Alexakis' "us against them" lyrics were taken to heart by bored Gen-X teens. Everclear's sound reflected the rock, post-punk, and singer/songwriter influences of frontman Alexakis, including acts like X, the Replacements, the Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Elvis Costello. Also instrumental to Everclear's success was the group's obsessive touring schedule and aggressive self-promotion tactics.

Art Alexakis (b. Apr. 12, 1962, West Los Angeles, CA) was raised in a lower-middle-class household by his single mother. His father left the family during Alexakis' childhood, an incident that would later pepper many of Everclear's most popular songs. The dual deaths of his brother and girlfriend (his brother by heroin overdose; his girlfriend by suicide) convinced him to kick his own cocaine habit in the mid-'80s, and he later formed a country-punk band named Colorfinger in San Francisco. The group released one LP on Alexakis' own Shindig label, but the album (and an EP) became out of print after distributor Rough Trade folded. The band subsequently imploded, and Alexakis moved to his girlfriend's hometown of Portland, Oregon. In 1992, he met Craig Montoya (b. Sept. 14, 1970) and Everclear's first drummer, Scott Cuthbert; the trio recorded a demo EP for $400 and released the disc on Portland's Tim/Kerr label. Alexakis grew frustrated with the company's lack of promotion, so he hired an independent promoter to push the EP and personally mailed copies to media outlets and distributors.

Everclear then added several songs to the EP, re-titled it World of Noise, and issued the expanded package in 1993 on Fire Records. Throughout the following year, the group toured relentlessly and underwent several key changes, replacing Cuthbert with Greg Eklund (b. Apr. 18, 1970) and singing to Capitol Records in June. Their second album, Sparkle and Fade, appeared in 1995 and attracted a much wider audience. Alternative radio outlet lent their support to the singles "Santa Monica" and "Heroin Girl," and the album eventually rose to platinum status. Meanwhile, Alexakis became a major alternative media figure, even reporting from the 1996 political conventions for MTV. So Much for the Afterglow followed in 1997 and went double-platinum, particularly due to the success of three Top 5 modern rock hits: "Everything to Everyone," "I Will Buy You a New Life," and "Father of Mine." Alexakis had become a father himself around this time, and the birth of his daughter prompted the singer to become even more politically active. He testified in front of Congress regarding child support laws and campaigned with several presidential tickets, among other efforts. Everclear was also hailed Modern Rock Artist of the Year by Billboard magazine in 1998.

A double-barreled concept effort appeared in 2000 with the poppy Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile surfacing in early fall and the harder-rocking Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude appearing a few months later. (Learning How to Smile was initially planned as a solo effort for Alexakis, given its deviation from the band's standard three-piece rock sound.) Both records produced several charting singles, with the AM radio pop of "Wonderful" finding the most success. Everclear returned with the more straightforward Slow Motion Daydream in 2003 before the aptly-titled greatest hits compilation Ten Years Gone: The Best of Everclear 1994-2004 appeared in October 2004. In between, Alexakis ventured on a brief 2003 solo acoustic tour before the entire Everclear lineup would shift around him. Alexakis remained the only original member as the group expanded past a trio to include bassist Sam Hudson, guitarist Dave French, drummer Brett Snyder, and keyboardist Josh Crawley. Now off the Capitol roster and back in the indie world, the newly-minted Everclear released Welcome to the Drama Club on Eleven Seven Music (in association with ADA/Warner Music Group) in September 2006. Spearheaded by the single "Hater," the album was meant to be a homage to some of Alexakis' earliest influences. Drama Club cracked the Billboard Top 200 and hit number eleven on the Top Independent Albums chart, while Everclear subsequently headed out on a college club tour through the fall.

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