A City Dressed in Dynamite

A City Dressed in Dynamite is the debut album by That Handsome Devil, released in 2008. It was recorded at Cybersound Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. The songs featured on the album are darker in tone and content than those on the band's debut EP, with some dealing explicitly with drug addiction and death. The album includes numerous samples of the 1967 educational video "Narcotics: Pit of Despair". The cover art and illustrations in the album booklet were done by Neil "Women 158" Parkinson.[2]

A City Dressed in Dynamite
A City Dressed in Dynamite album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2008
Recorded2006–2008
GenreExperimental rock, psychobilly, alternative hip hop, jazz-rock, alternative rock
Length41:42
LabelModern Savage
ProducerJeremy Page
That Handsome Devil chronology
That Handsome Devil
(2006)
A City Dressed in Dynamite
(2008)
Enlightenment's For Suckers
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Static Multimedia3.5/4 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics are written by Godforbid.

No.TitleLength
1."Damn Door"3:01
2."Wintergreen"2:59
3."Rob the Prez-O-Dent"3:21
4."Pills for Everything"4:31
5."Cry"3:40
6."Kiss the Cook"3:23
7."Viva Discordia"4:13
8."Squares"3:21
9."Mexico"3:57
10."Reagan's Kids"3:34
11."Treefood"4:21
12."Atom Shell"2:28
Notes
  • "Atom Shell" appears as a hidden track on the physical CD.
  • The iTunes exclusive bonus tracks are "Karaoke Burial" and "Power Drunk".
  • The eMusic exclusive bonus tracks are "Powderbomb" and "Romance is Dead".

PersonnelEdit

  • Godforbid – lead vocals
  • Jeremy Page – guitar, bass, keyboard, banjo, pedal steel, glockenspiel, percussion, accordion, synthesizers, kazoo, backing vocals
  • Naoko Takamoto – backing vocals
  • Andy Bauer – drums, percussion, accordion, guitar, backing vocals
  • Evan Sanders – keyboard, trumpet, trombone
  • Martin Rodriguez – guitar
  • DJ Beyonder – turntable
  • Lucas Lajuene – violin
  • Benjamin Powell – violin
  • Fabrizio Mazzetta – cello

AppearancesEdit

  • "Rob the Prez-O-Dent" is featured in Rock Band 2.[3]
  • A portion of "Mexico" was featured in the seventh episode of Weeds, "Yes I Can".[4]
  • "Squares" is featured in Reaper in the episode "Rebellion".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Static Multimedia review". Archived from the original on February 3, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009.
  2. ^ "Women 158 official site". Archived from the original on February 9, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 4, 2009. Retrieved February 16, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Audio list on Showtime". Archived from the original on February 2, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "List of music from Reaper". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2011.