Dan Loves Patti

Dan Loves Patti

by Yum-YumYum-Yum

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Overview

Although Chris Holmes later tried to dismiss Yum-Yum's sole album, 1996's Dan Loves Patti, as some kind of elaborate joke, there's little evidence of that in the music itself; Holmes would have to be more deadpan than Jack Webb if there were the slightest bit of humor evident in this po-faced, terribly earnest-sounding collection of a dozen wimpy pop ballads. Though both Holmes' lyrics and vocals are excruciatingly lame -- and even if Holmes claims that was the idea, it doesn't make the eye-rolling lyrics of songs like "Jealous of the Stars" any less irritating -- the album is saved by the clever melodies and Dave Trumfio's excellent production, which blends electronic pulses with real strings and horns in a surprisingly logical and organic way. The arrangements save songs like "Apiary" and the opening "I'm Not Telling," but a couple of the real howlers just can't be saved no matter what Trumfio tries. No matter what Holmes' intentions were, his half-baked execution makes Dan Loves Patti a basically pleasant, though in the end slightly irritating listen of little lasting import.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/02/2018
Label: Omnivore Recordings
UPC: 0816651010776
catalogNumber: 101077
Rank: 153065

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yum-Yum   Primary Artist
Dave Crawford   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Michael Kirts   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Harry Trumfio   Percussion
Barbara Gretsch   Vocals
Jim Newberry   Organ
Hilary Rachel Poriss   Violin
Darcy Vaughn   Viola
Sara Dominis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Alberto Serpente   French Horn
Brett Andrew Grossman   Background Vocals
Chris Holmes   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Mellotron,chamberlain
Dave Trumfio   Bass,Percussion
Marina Peterson   Cello

Technical Credits

Prince   Composer
Ellie Greenwich   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Kenny Ascher   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Cheryl Pawelski   Reissue Producer
Paul Williams   Composer
Mike Hagler   Engineer,Original Album Producer,Analog Engineer
Murphy MacDonald   Art Direction
Jim Newberry   Cover Photo
Chris Holmes   Composer,Engineer,Reissue Producer,Art Direction,Original Album Producer
Erik Flannigan   Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Dave Trumfio   Engineer,Original Album Producer
Jon Langford   Illustrations

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