What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits by The Doobie Brothers (CD, Oct-1990, Warner Bros.)
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|Artist:||The Doobie Brothers|
|Record Label:||Warner Bros.|
|Genre:||Rock & Pop|
1. Song to See You Through
3. Pursuit on 53rd St.
4. Black Water
5. Eyes of Silver
6. Road Angel
7. You Just Can't Stop It
8. Tell Me What You Want (And I'll Give You What You Need)
9. Down in the Track
10. Another Sunday Another Park
11. Daughters of the Sea
12. Flying Cloud
|Playing Time:||44 min.|
|Contributing Artists:||Arlo Guthrie, The Memphis Horns|
The Doobie Brothers: Tiran Porter (bass instrument); John Hartman , Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston.Personnel: Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston (vocals, guitar); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Tiran Porter (vocals); Jeff Baxter (guitar, steel guitar, pedal steel guitar); Arlo Guthrie (autoharp, harmonica); Novi Novag, Novi (viola); Andrew Love (saxophone, horns); Wayne Jackson (trumpet, horns); Jack Hale (trombone); James Mitchell (horns); James Booker (piano); Bill Payne (keyboards); Milt Holland (marimba, pandeiro, tabla, percussion); John Hartman , Michael Hossack (drums); Eddie Guzman (congas, timbales, percussion); Ted Templeman (percussion).Recording information: Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA; Wally Heider Studio, San Francisco, CA; Warner Bros. Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA; Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood, CA.Photographer: Dan Fong.WHAT WERE ONCE VICES ARE NOW HABITS, the follow-up to the Doobies' massive commercial breakthrough, THE CAPTAIN AND ME, boasts one of the great album titles in rock history. The album also features a strong bunch of songs in the same stylistic vein as its immediate predecessors. The big hit here, of course, is "Black Water," an infectious piece of jazzy folk rock with a killer a cappella gospel-chorus section. "Song to See You Through" is the Doobies' version of a '60s soul ballad, with the Memphis Horns adding a deep, Southern-fried feel."Eyes of Silver" lopes along on a guitar-driven "Listen to the Music" groove, while "Down in the Track" is a straight-ahead, mid-tempo blues rocker with a cameo appearance by New Orleans piano legend James Booker. Best of all is the lovely "Another Park, Another Sunday," whose folk-style guitars and harmonies give country-rock contemporaries like the Eagles a good run for their money. Though not as consistent and essential as THE CAPTAIN AND ME, WHAT WERE ONCE VICES still has plenty to offer, capturing the band at the crest of their early-'70s peak.
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- mwpehl1Oct 22, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Doobies are great
These hits are great and if you had this on vinyl you will agree
- bearandcatJun 2, 2012by
A must have for west coast rockers, long live the class of the 70's
This album is clearly a tribute to the early roots, California coastal biker rock & roll that is executed with heart and soul, produced without commercial compromise and will quickly become a favorite of many Doobie enthusiast. Patrick's Cajun influence is most notable in "Black water", but it is Tommy's unbridled passion for high wattage power cords that rule the day. Sprinkled among the road rocking anthems are several lay back tributes to serve as a reminder that these rockers are masters of mellow as well. My personal favorite of my unabridged Doobie collection.
- 2xhappycampersDec 2, 2008by
The Best Doobie Album Ever
The Vices Album is my most favorite album of all time. The CD quality just makes it better. I have loved this album since I was fourteen. I heard BLACKWATER and it was on! I throughly have enjoyed this CD ever since I bought it. Thanx Chuck
- 225105343@delet...Dec 4, 2006by
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I have loved this album since it was first released in the '70's! E-Bay was the only place I could find it after visiting over 25 stores in 3 states.
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What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits
I've possessed the Doobie's 'Greatest Hits' album in various forms (vinyl, cassette and CD and now on I-Tunes as well)but until a friend played his Doobie's copy of 'The Captain And Me' in DVD audio, I'd never heard any of the bands other music. I loved the album - Purchased it on disc and I figured I'd start to purchase their other albums chronologically which led me to their first three albums and now this, their forth.
Released in 1974, a year after their breakthrough album "The Captain & Me," What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits is a very good album (especially by today's standards of music).
The big hit from this album, of course, is the classic: "Black Water." This was originally the 'B-side' to 'Another Park, Another Saturday Night' another outstanding track on this album that never recieved the "Hit" status it deserved. There are lots of nice acoustic songs here - Daughters of the Sea is blessed with great harmonys along with a very hummable melody. Tom Johnson has a couple of rockers that, by now in there career were obligitory for him to ad. They're not bad. The transfer to CD is very nice. Overall, I'd give this album a grade of B+ to A-. Wayne RidgeRead full review