Waiting for My Rocket to Come

Waiting for My Rocket to Come

by Jason MrazJason Mraz

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Overview

Since Dave Matthews rose to stadium-filling status, folks have been paying more attention to the quiet guy -- you know, the fella with the guitar, sitting in the corner of the room, spinning subtle tales without so much as a single rock-god scream. Jason Mraz, who's actually been taking that route for several years (and on several self-released albums), is the latest low-key rocker to get noticed -- and, judging by this major-label bow, he's got plenty to say. He's a smoother singer than most, as borne out by the lustrous "You and I Both." But he's also prone to clever musical digression, such as the trip-hop stylings of "The Remedy." Even the better songwriters in the genre know that it don't mean a thing if it ain't got some swing, and Mraz gets his by enlisting the rhythm section from his Virginia homeboys Agents of Good Roots. The uncluttered, loping grooves they lay down on tunes like "Curbside Prophet" keep the body involved while the spirit follows Mraz down whatever winding path he's exploring. Like kindred spirits Jack Johnson and John Mayer, he's not exactly trying to change the world, but as he proves on pure pop nuggets like the Crowded House–styled "Who Needs Shelter," providing the listener with a little nudge toward pleasure can be earth-shattering enough in its own right.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/2002
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596282925
catalogNumber: 62829
Rank: 167602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Mraz   Primary Artist
Greg Kurstin   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Michael Andrews   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Celeste,Electric Guitar,Ukulele,Mellotron,Slide Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Stewart Myers   Bass
Shane Endsley   Trumpet
John Alagia   Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Tambourine,Shaker,Wurlitzer
Scot Ray   Trombone

Technical Credits

John Alagia   Producer
Jeff Juliano   Engineer
Michael Andrews   Horn Arrangements
Robert Fisher   Art Direction

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