All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit correction

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All-Music Guide (C) 1994 by Matrix Software, Big Rapids, MI 49307 Please submit corrections or additional albums for this artist (also bios, sidemen, tracks, ratings, and reviews) at Internet Address: AMG@ALLMUSIC.FERRIS.EDU All-Music Guidelines in file: ALLMUSICHELP -------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist : BoDeans Genre : Rock Style : Roots-rock, Contemporary Instr. : Group Rating : importance (3) popularity (3) All-Music Guide Biography The BoDeans are led by Sammy Llana and Kurt Neumann, guitarists, singers, and songwriters from Wakesha, WI, who play tight, well-arranged guitar rock on their several albums for Slash/Warner Brothers. ~ William Ruhlmann ---------- Related Artists ----------- Los Lobos S440 ---------- Roots & Influences ---------- Byrds Everly Brothers Buffalo Springfield Burnett, T-Bone AMG Artist ID # : P000003726 Chronological Album List |Date| Label | Number |R S T|Rating --------------------------------+----+----------+--------+-----+------ Black and White |1991|Slash |26487 |R | Good Home |1989|Slash |25876 | S | Good Outside Looking In |1987|Slash |25629 | S | OK Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams |1986|Slash |25403 |R |+BestA Go Slow Down | |Slash | | | All-Music Guide Album Details (Alphabetical Order) ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Black and White Artist : BoDeans Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #105, entered Apr 20, 1991, on charts 005 weeks Rock & Roll Disc #3/3 Genre : Rock Time : 48:22 min Date : Mar 26, 1991 (release) AMG ID : R000058451 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1991 CD Slash 2-26487 1991 CS Slash 4-26487 1991 Reprise 26487 CD Slash 9 26487-2 Slash 26487 CD Warner Brothers 26487 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- Known for their rootsy rock sound the BoDeans were one of the original jangly guitar bands ... they aim for a more commercial sound.... All is not lost; Kurt Neumann and Sam Llanas remain good songwriters, and redeeming material like "Good Things" and "Forever on My Mind" save this disc from drowning in mainstream sound. ~ Sheryl Hunter, Rock & Roll Disc. After moderate sales on their first three albums threatened to forever classify them as an alternative band, BoDeans started tackling bigger themes on BLACK AND WHITE, produced by Prince sideman David Z. The band hardly sounds like the roots-oriented band of their previous efforts, Sam Llanas and Kurt Neumann sound more ambitious as songwriters. So "Black, White and Blood Red" is about more than race, the same way the anthemic "Naked" is about more than sex, the same way the hooky "Good Things" is about more than some guy who can't meet a girl. BLACK AND WHITE is about using individual problems as analogies to social ones. It's also about loneless and hardship. It also didn't sell that much better (if any) than the first albums. ~ Brian Mansfield ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Go Slow Down Artist : Bodeans Rating : not rated yet Genre : Rock AMG ID : R000189368 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- CD Slash 45455-2 CS Slash 45455-4 ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Home Artist : BoDeans Rating : Good Charts : Billboard #094, entered Jul 22, 1989, on charts 013 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 56:40 min Date : Jun 27, 1989 (release) AMG ID : R000002211 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1989 CD Slash 2-25876 1989 CS Slash 4-25876 CD Warner Brothers 25876 Slash/ Reprise 25876 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Bob Griffin Sam Llanas Kurt Neumann Timothy Pwell - Engineer Michael Ramos Jim Scott - Producer, Engineer ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams Artist : BoDeans Rating : Best-of-Artist (First Pick) Charts : Billboard #115, entered Jun 7 , 1986, on charts 019 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 41:40 min Date : 1986 (release) AMG ID : R000002209 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1985 CD Slash 2-25403 1985 CS Slash 4-25403 1986 LP Slash 11 CD Warner Brothers 25403 1986 Warner Brothers 25403 ------- AMG Album Reviews ------- On this debut album, Llanas and Neumann are at their best on songs like "Fadeaway," where their sweet-and-sour harmonizing rules over a bouncing rock arrangement full of twangy guitars. There is just enough fidelity to basic rock & roll, and the right number of individual twists to mark the group's considerable promise. ~ William Ruhlmann ----------------------- All-Music Guide Album ------------------------ Album : Outside Looking In Artist : BoDeans Rating : OK Charts : Billboard #086, entered Oct 10, 1987, on charts 020 weeks Genre : Rock Time : 48:40 min Date : 1987 (release) AMG ID : R000002210 (album inprint) --------- Album Releases --------- 1987 CD Slash 2-25629 1987 CS Slash 4-25629 1987 LP Slash 8280711 CD Warner Brothers 25629 Warner Brothers 25629 ------- Album Personnel/Sidemen ------- Beau

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