Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday

Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday

by Creeper LagoonCreeper Lagoon


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Anyone who remembers all those ill-titled albums by the Smashing Pumpkins knows that releases with such high falutin' titles as Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday usually beg to be dismissed as little more than the pretentious, self-indulgent bursts of egocentric musicians. It's a great surprise, then, that Creeper Lagoon's second long-player bucks expectations and actually makes good on the indie rock promise of the band's full-length debut, 1998's overhyped albeit underwhelming I Become Small and Go. And although this release doesn't change the formula of the band's past, the songs here are catchier, smarter, better. Opening with the guitar-driven anthems "Chance of a Lifetime" and "Wrecking Ball," the album immediately sounds so emotionally and sonically overwhelming that it actually lives up to the enormity of the title. It's the more subdued tracks like "Under the Tracks" and "Keep From Moving," however, that prove the band is more than typical rock radio fare. So if you can overlook the absurd title, Take Back the Universe and Give Me Yesterday is nothing less than perfect Creeper territory.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/17/2001
Label: Universal Int'l
UPC: 0600445004320
catalogNumber: 450043
Rank: 219296

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Creeper Lagoon   Primary Artist
Jerry Harrison   Keyboards
Natalie Jackson   Background Vocals
Mark Endert   electronics
Ken Andrews   Background Vocals
Ian Sefchick   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Dave Kostiner   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sharky Laguana   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Carr   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jerry Harrison   Producer
Tom Banghart   Engineer
Greg Wells   Producer
Mark Endert   Arranger
Mark Trombino   Producer
Chris Bilheimer   Art Direction
Creeper Lagoon   Producer,Engineer

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