Mary Jean & 9 Others
|Mary Jean & 9 Others|
|Studio album by|
|Marshall Crenshaw chronology|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Crenshaw noted that the album represented a more guitar-heavy sound when compared to its predecessor, 1985's Downtown. He explained, "I rediscovered the sound of turning my guitar amplifier all the way up. This was kind of a reactionary move after Downtown, which was a slick record with a clean, twangy guitar sound."
Crenshaw said of "A Hundred Dollars," the second track on the album, "It’s really just a nice rock 'n' roll song. There’s this old one called, 'I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night,' so I figured, 'Hmm, $5 in 1954, you'd need $100 in 1987 to do the same thing you could do with $5 in the earlier song.' So maybe it's kind of an update of 'I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night.' Really, it's just a straightforward rock 'n' roll song. It's got some nice chords in it."
All songs written by Marshall Crenshaw, except where noted.
- Mary Jean & 9 Others at AllMusic
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- The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 167.
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