Friday, August 27, 2010

Everclear: DoTM

Everclear is a rock band that was formed in 1992 in Portland, Oregon.

Everclear is one of those bands who some of their music I really really like and some of their either stuff I'm just a little indifferent to. Overall, I would say that they are a pretty good band.

The current lineup consists of:
Art Alexakis - guitar, vocals; Dave French - guitar; Freddy Herera - bass; Sasha Smith - keyboards; Jordan Plosky - drums.

Here are some websites where you read about them:

Official Everclear Website
Everclear Wiki Article

Nervous and Weird
Released in 1993 by Tim/Kerr Records.
Produced by Art Alexakis.
Band lineup:
Art Alexakis - guitar, vocals; Craig Montoya - bass; Scott Cuthbert - drums.
Tracks: 6

World of Noise
Released in 1993 by Tim/Kerr Records.
Produced by Art Alexakis.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Fire Maple Song"

Sparkle and Fade
Released in May 1995 by Capitol Records.
Produced by Art Alexakis.
Lineup changes:
Scott Cuthbert was replaced on drums by Greg Eklund.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Heroin Girl" "Santa Monica" "Heartspark Dollarsign" and "You Make Me Feel LIke a Whore"
Charts:
#25 on the Billboard 200.

White Trash Hell
Released in March 1997 by Fire Records.
Produced by Art Alexakis.
Lineup notes:
Most of the songs on this album were recorded prior to the release of 'Sparkle and Fade' and were recorded with Scott Cuthbert. The rest of the songs were recorded with their current drummer, Greg Eklund.
Tracks: 7

So Much For the Afterglow
Released in October 1997 by Capitol Records.
Produced by Art Alexakis and Rob Nace.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Everything to Everyone" "Father of Mine" "I Will Buy You a New Life" and "One Hit Wonder"
Charts:
#33 on the Billboard 200.

Live from Toronto
Live album released in August 1998 by Capitol.
Tracks: 8

Songs from an American Movie Vol 1: Learning How to Smile
Released in July 2000 by Capitol.
Produced by Art Alexakis, Lars Fox and Neal Avron.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Wonderful" "AM Radio" and "Brown Eyed Girl"
Charts:
#9 on the Billboard 200.

Songs from an American Movie Vol 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude
Released in November 2000 by Capitol.
Produced by Art Alexakis.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"When It All Goes Wrong Again" "Rock Star" and "Out of My Depth"
Charts:
#66 on the Billboard 200.

Slow Motion Daydream
Released in March 2003 by Capitol.
Produced by Art and Lars Fox.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 14
Singles:
"Volvo Driving Soccer Mom" "The New York Times"
Charts:
#33 on the Billboard 200.

Ten Years Gone
Compilation album released in October 2004 by Capitol.
Produced by Art.
Tracks: 21

Closure
Compilation album released in November 2004 by Capitol.
Produced by Art.
Tracks: 9

Welcome to the Drama Club
Released in September 2006 by Eleven Seven Music.
Produced by Art.
Lineup changes:
Craig Montoya and Grek Eklund left the band and were replaced by Sam Hudson and Tommy Stewart. Dave French was also added as a 2nd guitarist as well as Josh Crawley on keyboards.
Tracks: 12
Singles:
"Glorious" and "Hater"
Charts:
#169 on the Billboard 200.

The Best of Everclear
Compilation album released in October 2006 by Capitol.
Various producers.
Tracks: 10

The Vegas Years
Cover album released in April 2008 by Capitol.
Produced by Art.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 15
Notes:
Includes cover songs by artists such as Hall & Oates, The Go-Go's, Thin Lizzy, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, and Tommy Tutone.

In A Different Light
Compilation album released in October 2009 by 429 Records.
Produced by Art.
Band lineup:
Art Alexakis - vocal, guitar; Dave French - guitar; Sam Hudon - bass; Josh Crawley - keyboards; Tommy Steward - drums.
Notes:
This album is a compilation of older previously released songs re-recorded acoustically.

2 comments:

  1. Wow…I never realized that they had released so many albums. I remember seeing the video for “Fire Maple Song” on 120 Minutes when it came out. From what I remember, it was a pretty good song.

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  2. I didn't realize they had that many albums either.

    My favorite song of theirs is "Heroin Girl" from Sparkle and Fade.

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