King James Version (album)

King James Version (album)

Infobox Album | Name = King James Version
Type = Album
Artist = Harvey Danger
Recorded = 1999
Released = September 12, 2000
Genre = Indie rock
Length = 42:56
Label = Sire Records
Producer = John Goodmanson, Harvey Danger, Daniel Cannistra
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:2z320r1au48x~T00 link]
Last album = "Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?"
(1997)
This album = "King James Version"
(2000)
Next album = "Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)"
(2004) |

"King James Version", originally released by Sire Records on September 12, 2000, is the second full-length album by alternative rock band Harvey Danger. Although it garnered critical acclaim, it failed to produce a hit song, unlike the earlier "Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?". After the release of "King James Version", the band took a three-year hiatus.

The album is characterized by a polished and energetic indie rock style and lyrics laden with historical, literary, and pop cultural allusions.

Track listing

#"Meetings With Remarkable Men" (Show Me the Hero) – 2:53
#"Humility On Parade" – 4:30
#"Why I'm Lonely" – 3:33
#"Sad Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" – 3:28
#"You Miss the Point Completely I Get the Point Exactly" – 4:12
#"Authenticity" – 2:31
#(Theme from) "Carjack Fever" – 3:40
#"Pike St./Park Slope" – 4:42
#"(This Is) the Thrilling Conversation You've Been Waiting For" – 2:53
#"Loyalty Bldg." – 6:06
#"Underground" – 4:39
#"The Same as Being in Love" – 3:29

Lyrical allusions

Meetings With Remarkable Men (Show Me the Hero)
*Jesus Christ
*Fundamental Christianity
*"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy" - F. Scott Fitzgerald
*Avatar
*Morrissey
*Kip Winger

Humility on Parade
*"All roads lead to Rome" [http://www.bartleby.com/59/3/allroadslead.html]
*Far from the Madding Crowd
*Theory of the Leisure Class
*"Mustard on the wedding dress" - a German custom [http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/aa010101a.htm]
*The Inquisition
*Good-Bye to All That

Why I'm Lonely
*Leonard Cohen
*Philistine
*"Not much nourished by modern love," from Leonard Cohen's "Queen Victoria"
*"Independence and indifference are the two wings which enable the soul to fly." - Hazrat Inayat Khan [http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/VIII/VIII_2_10.htm]

Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo
*Sweetheart of the Rodeo
*Existentialism
*Valium
*"The Marlboro man died of cancer"
*"Lonesome Cowboy Bill" from the Velvet Underground's "Loaded"

Authenticity
*The third degree

(Theme from) Carjack Fever
*Toluca Lake
*Nathanael West
*"Tragedy requires greatness" - formula for a classical tragedy
*Culver City
*Beachwood Drive, the street that provides the best view of the Hollywood sign
*Vesper Avenue, a street in the San Fernando Valley.

Pike St./Park Slope
*Pike Street, home to Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA
*Park Slope, Brooklyn
*"We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful," a song from Morrissey's "Your Arsenal"

This Is the Thrilling Conversation You've Been Waiting For
*Exaltation of the Holy Cross
*Emancipation of minors
*Tintinnabuli

Loyalty Bldg.
*Nashville

Personnel

* Aaron Huffman - Bass guitar, guitar, pipe organ, vibraphone
* Jeff J. Lin - Guitar, piano, organ, theremin, xylophone, silver box o' death, string arrangements
* Sean Nelson - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards, melodian, tambourine, triangle
* Evan Sult - drums
* Anne Marie Ruljancich - Backing vocals
* Grant-Lee Phillips - Backing vocals
* Ben Gibbard - Backing vocals
* Ken Stringfellow - Backing vocals
* Lois Maffeo - Backing vocals
* Marc Olsen - Slide guitar
* Larry Sult - Banjo
* Terri Benshoof - Cello
* Rajan Krishnaswami - Cello
* Jami Sieber - Electric cello
* Joe Gottesman - Viola
* Shari Link - Viola
* Christopher Possanza - Writing credit, "Underground"
* John Goodmanson - Production, engineering, mixing
* Harvey Danger - Production
* Tae Won Yu - Art direction, design, photography
* Damien Shannon - Assistant engineering
* Aaron Franz - Assistant engineering
* Ryan Hadlock - Assistant engineering
* Zack Blackstone - Assistant engineering
* Okhee Kim - Assistant engineering
* Carl Plaster - Drum tech
* Fisher - Guitar tech
* Greg Calbi - Mastering

External links

* [http://www.harveydanger.com Harvey Danger's official site]


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