Subject...Aldo Nova

Subject...Aldo Nova

by Aldo Nova
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Overview

After the huge success of his self-titled debut album, Aldo Nova defied his record company, which basically wanted a carbon copy for his sophomore follow-up, and made a very loose concept album touching on themes such as dreams, imagination, and paradise. Subject...Aldo Nova still featured hooks and melodies galore (and an emphasis on keyboards and synthesizers), but the format was different. Perhaps this style curve confused listeners, and as a result, Subject...Aldo Nova sold far fewer copies than its predecessor and only went gold. (Nova also claimed Portrait didn't promote the album properly.) Three impressively spasmodic synthesizer segments -- "Subject's Theme," "Armageddon (Race Cars)," and "Armageddon" -- open Subject...Aldo Nova and lead into its highlight, "Monkey on Your Back." This disturbing anti-heroin song features a midtempo, menacing throb thanks to relentlessly roaring drums, bass guitar, and rhythm guitar and slow, sustained lead guitar fills. "Hey Operator" and "Cry Baby Cry" are carried by infectious choruses. "Victim of a Broken Heart" is the album's obligatory power ballad. Subject...Aldo Nova isn't as good as Aldo Nova, but Nova had the courage to try something a little bit different.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074643872126
catalogNumber: 38721

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aldo Nova   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Kevin Carlson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Multi Instruments,Soloist
Billy Carmassi   Primary Artist,Drums,Tom-Tom,Vocals
David Sikes   Primary Artist,Bass,Multi Instruments
Chuck Burgi   Drums
Steve Buslowe   Bass
Denis Chartrand   Piano
Neil Jason   Bass
Neal Jason   Bass

Technical Credits

Aldo Nova   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Kevin Carlson   Sound Effects
Billy Carmassi   Sound Effects
Denis Chartrand   Arranger,String Arrangements
Dwight Druick   Composer
Jeff Hendrickson   Engineer
David Sikes   Sound Effects
Clay Hutchinson   Engineer
Val Azzoli   Executive Producer
Tony Bruno   Composer
Oscar Guzman   Artwork

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Subject...Aldo Nova 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love those songs and very good to hear all the time. It will take you back to the 1980's. Very good love music.