Notes from the Lost Civilization

Notes from the Lost Civilization

by Tonio K.


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The sparsely orchestrated "Children's Crusade" sets the tone of the record: short, simple lyrics and lots of musical space. Though not so clever and sardonic as some of his earlier work, this is an good collection of what Tonio K. himself calls "urban surf music." Songs tend to be more emotionally ("Stay, darlin' stay") than intellectually oriented like his earlier work. The exception is found in the song "What Women Want" -- left off the WHAT? Records version presumably because of the line, "I know what these women want/They want sex!" Very little really stands out on this album -- the urban surf music description seems appropriate from many angles. Great CD for your car. ~ Mark W. B. Allender

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1996
Label: Gadfly
UPC: 0076605221829
catalogNumber: 218
Rank: 13252

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tonio K.   Primary Artist,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Peter Case   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Charlie Sexton   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Jim Keltner   Drums
Steven Soles   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Alex Acuña   Percussion
T Bone Burnett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Ralph Forbes   Drums
James Jamerson   Electric Bass
Booker T. Jones   Hammond Organ
John Keller   Piano
David Miner   Bass,Guitar,Electric Bass,Harmonium,Marimbas,String Bass
Rick Neigher   Organ
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Raymond Lee Pounds   Drums
David Raven   Synthesizer
Jack Sherman   Electric Guitar
Billy Vera   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Tonio K.   Producer
Tim Chandler   Arranger
Ralph Forbes   Programming,drum programming
Larry Hirsch   Engineer
David Miner   Arranger,Producer
Rick Neigher   Producer
Tim Pierce   Arranger
David Raven   Arranger,Programming
Rob Watson   Arranger

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