General Admission [Deluxe Edition]

General Admission [Deluxe Edition]

by Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly

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It's a clever joke naming your autobiographical album General Admission, and thank the stars that Cleveland MC Machine Gun Kelly is that clever. Life on the bad streets of his hometown sounds depressing and dour according to the stories here, so framing it all as a cruel joke is necessary, and breaking these downers up with a Kid Rock anthem couldn't hurt. Not when that Detroit-meets-Cleveland rap-rock cut is the worthy "Bad Mother F*cker," a simple yet aptly titled baller where MGK gives up "I'm the type to drop a hit of acid on the beach/And then fly to Baltimore and scream 'F*ck the police!'" as if that would help matters. General Admission sometimes seems dipped in this acid and stoned on shrooms as the haunting "Alpha Omega" free associates spiritual stuff like it was a Bizzy Bone cut, while the great Cleveland booster "Til I Die" and the nearly as good "World Series" are trap anthems that could be melting as they slowly trudge out of the speakers. Add to this the relationship apocalypse called "Story of the Stairs," and the doomed number dubbed "Eddie Cane" (."..only Five Heartbeats left"), and the album is a no-fun effort with little hope, with a bit of Kid Rock-driven debauchery to keep listeners off the ledge. That doesn't mean MGK holds back on the mischief, the jokes, or the wry rhymes, and when he holds Kurt Cobain up as an inspiration during "A Little More," it makes sense. General Admission can be corrosive and coarse like Nirvana's In Utero, but while it lacks that album's artistic weight, it's proud to be unattractive which, oddly enough, becomes this druggy downer's allure. [A Deluxe Edition added three bonus tracks, "Make It Happen," "Round Here," and "Therapy."]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2015
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602547449542
catalogNumber: 002360402
Rank: 4754

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Machine Gun Kelly   Primary Artist
Jim Jonsin   Keyboards,Vocals
Paper Chase   Vocals
Sonyae Elise   Vocals
Alex Delicata   Guitar
Kevin Marcus Sylvester   Violin
Colson Baker   Vocals
Brandon Allen   Keyboards,Vocals
Peter Lee Johnson   Violin
Joseph Valbrun   Cello
FNZ   Keyboards
Tyler Carter   Guitar
Michael Burman   Guitar
Ray   Vocals
Tim Glover   Vocals
John Munds   Guitar
Joseph "Jo Jo" Shields   Vocals
J.P. Floyd   Trombone
Eric Allen   Vocals
Alexander Jyus   Guitar
Stephen Basil   Organ,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Alfonso "Ceven" Lugo   scratching

Technical Credits

George Clinton   Composer
Sean "Puffy" Combs   Executive Producer
Daniel Watson   Engineer
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Composer
James Scheffer   Composer
Gretchen Anderson   Producer
Niko Marzouca   Composer,Engineer
Jim Jonsin   Programming,Producer
Ben Schigel   Additional Production
Todd Douglas   Music Business Affairs
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League   Producer
Narcotics   Producer
Steve "Rock Star" Dickey   Engineer
Machine Gun Kelly   Executive Producer,Art Direction
James McMillan   Executive Producer
Erika Savage   Music Business Affairs
Kevin Crowe   Composer
Leroy Sanchez   Composer
Michael Mule   Composer
Justine Massa   Creative Coordinator
Ryan Montgomery   Composer
Ned Cameron   Producer
Colson Baker   Composer
MGK   Executive Producer,Art Direction
Kenneth Bartolomei   Composer
Grace Cook Hazel   Composer
De'Andre Langford   Composer
Brandon Allen   Engineer
Isaac de Boni   Composer
Byron Kirkland   Executive Producer
Slim Gudz   Additional Production
Tommy Brown   Composer,Producer,Engineer
FNZ   Programming,Producer
Nicole Bilzerian   Marketing
Erik Reyes-Ortiz   Composer
Michael Burman   Composer
Garrett Williams   Marketing
Michael Crawford   Composer
Casey McPerry   Art Direction
Andre Cisco   Art Direction
Marcel Primous   Composer
Nate Fox   Composer,Producer

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