Dylan Hicks-Poughkeepsie

Dylan Hicks
Poughkeepsie
No Alternative Records
TRG 89375 (1998)

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LIQUID AUDIO
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Waterbed
(liquid)
(G2)
That Look Wasn't Meant For You
(liquid)
(G2)
Rocketship
(liquid)
(G2)
100 Dollar Bill
(liquid)
(G2)
Claude Debussy
(liquid)
(G2)
Incapable
(liquid)
(G2)
The Longhorn Days
(liquid)
(G2)
Bad Boyfriend
(liquid)
(G2)
I'm Not From Around Here
(liquid)
(G2)
The Forest Through The Trees
(liquid)
(G2)
Things To Do
(liquid)
(G2)
Crybaby Crusade
(liquid)
(G2)
If I Were a Single Man (Living In This Town)
(liquid)
(G2)

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Waterbed (3.2M)

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"Poughkeepsie" is Hick's second CD for No Alternative Records, and represents a departure from his past work. Recorded in five separate studios, including Hicks' no-frills 8-track reel-to-reel home studio set-up, the highly textured record is diverse but cohesive. "I didn't want it to sound lo-fi, and I didn't want it to sound slick," says Hicks, "I just wanted it to sound cool." About half of "Poughkeepsie" finds Hicks playing keyboards and guitar with sundry guest players, both human and mechanical. Drum machines and melodic samples are beautifully integrated with Hicks' pop-folk songs and distinctive vocal style. The other half of the record, done with Hick's regular band, is a rare kind of roots rock that's heavy on irreverence an light on clich. You'll hear elements of synth pop, hip hop, country, garage rock, and pure pop on Poughkeepsie, but the strong lyrical voice brings the record together.


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