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...The Dandy Warhols Come Down

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Released  July 15, 1997
Artist  The Dandy Warhols
Label  Capitol Records
Length  66:23
Release date  15 July 1997
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Recorded  1996 at Sound Impressions; Stiles Recording; Falcon Studios; Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment, Portland, Oregon, United States
Producer  The Dandy Warhols Tony Lash
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Genres  Rock music, Alternative rock, Power pop, Neo-psychedelia
Similar  The Dandy Warhols albums, Neo-psychedelia albums, Other albums

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down is the second studio album by American rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was recorded in 1996 and released on July 15, 1997 by record label Capitol.

Contents

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" and "Boys Better".

Recording and The Black Album

The band's first effort for Capitol Records was an album which was recorded before Come Down called The Black Album, which was rejected by Capitol for, according to frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, containing "no songs". It was later released as a double album in 2004 with Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols, an album composed of B-sides and previously unreleased material.

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was recorded in 1996 at Sound Impressions, Stiles Recording, Falcon Studios, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment in Portland, Oregon.

Musical style

The album featured a shift in style from the garage rock- and shoegaze-influenced sound of their previous album, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, to a more psychedelic and power pop-influenced sound.

Release

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was released on July 15, 1997 by Capitol Records.

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", which helped to establish the band's popularity; "Every Day Should Be a Holiday", which reached No. 29 on the UK Singles Chart; and "Boys Better", which reached No. 36 on the same chart.

It is the final album with founding member Eric Hedford, who was replaced by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer in 1998.

Reception

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down has sold 103,000 copies as of 2008.

The album has received a generally positive reception from critics. AllMusic criticized the album's consistency, writing, "the band has talent for not just punchy hooks but for layered sonics as well, but they don't know how to meld the two together." Rolling Stone, on the other hand, called it "the most exhilarating '60s-into-'90s excursion yet attempted by an American band", following with "if this is The Dandy Warhols coming down, the mind boggles at the thought of them flying high."

Legacy

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

"Boys Better" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting and the 2002 film Igby Goes Down. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" was featured in the movie There's Something About Mary

Track listing

All tracks written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted.

Songs

1Be-in7:00
2Boys Better4:32
3Minnesoter3:04

References

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down Wikipedia


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