Throwing Copper [25th Anniversary Edition]

Throwing Copper [25th Anniversary Edition]

by LiveLive

CD(Anniversary Edition)

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On Throwing Copper, Live tightened their sound, added crashing crescendos for dramatic effect, and injected some anger into their sound and songwriting. They also eased up a bit on the Eastern philosophy; the result is a more cohesive, memorable record overall, and quite an improvement from the sometimes overly precious Mental Jewelry. And for all of Mental Jewelry's ideologies, Throwing Copper is ultimately a more passionate and successful album, thanks to tracks like "I Alone," "Selling the Drama," and "All Over You," all of which received heavy radio play. The rebirth-themed "Lightning Crashes," the album's biggest hit, was written in memory of Barbara Lewis, a classmate who was killed by a drunk driver in 1993. Other standouts include the Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love-inspired "Stage," the apocalyptic "White, Discussion," the bass-driven, obsessive "Iris," and the dark "Dam at Otter Creek." Of course, Ed Kowalczyk couldn't resist throwing in a song like "T.B.D." (for the Tibetan Book of the Dead), based on Aldous Huxley's slow descent into death, aided by heroin. Its melodrama is a bit much, even for Live, and is just a sign of things to come on their next album, Secret Samadhi. But Throwing Copper is still a huge improvement from Mental Jewelry, and is the least overtly preachy Live album to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/19/2019
Label: Geffen Records
UPC: 0602577491764
catalogNumber: 002990102


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Live   Primary Artist
Patrick Dahlheimer   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Chad Gracey   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ed Kowalczyk   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Chad Taylor   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jerry Harrison   Producer
Lou Giordano   Engineer
Ed Kowalczyk   Composer,Lyricist
Todd Gallopo   Art Direction
Tim Stedman   Art Direction
Danny Clinch   Back Cover Photo
Gary Kurfirst   Executive Producer
Matt Gracey   Stage Manager
Peter Howson   Paintings

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