Yourself or Someone Like You - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Matt Serletic
- Yourself or Someone Like You
Matchbox 20: Rob Thomas (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kyle Cook, Adam Gaynor (guitar, background vocals); Brian Yale (bass); Paul Doucette (drums).
Recorded at Triclops Recording, Atlanta, Georgia.
"Push" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
Personnel: Rob Thomas (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kyle Cook (guitar); Amy K. Porter (flute); Ted Gurch (clarinet); Doug Smith (bass clarinet); Yvonne Powers (oboe); Elizabeth Burkhardt (bassoon); Matt Serletic (keyboards, percussion); Paul Doucette (drums).
Audio Mixers: Greg Archilla; Matt Serletic.
Recording information: Triclops Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Editor: Don C. Tyler.
Photographers: Chris Cuffaro; Katrin Thomas.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Elizabeth Burkhardt; Matt Serletic.
Arranger: Matt Serletic.
On YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU, Matchbox 20's debut, vocalist/lyricist Rob Thomas leads his band down the same path as Counting Crows, to a post-Pearl Jam, Van Morrison/Band-influenced home at the top of the charts. Thomas' raspy voice wraps a romanticized alienation around folky, roots-inflected rock tunes that share the thematic aspirations of Van circa TUPELO HONEY and The Band's self-titled second album, if not their literary wisdom.
Having lived through the grunge breakthrough, the Georgia quintet puts far more 'oomph' into their power-chords than those classic rockers ever could. Their best results--the melancholy description of an emotionally isolated lover on "3 AM," the embittered daydream of "Real World," even the upbeat don't-give-a-damn rave-up "Girl Like That"--fit snugly on the same shelf as the aforementioned Crows and fellow crackers Collective Soul.
- Country of Origin
- Studio / Live
- Matchbox Twenty
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Real World
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Long Day
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] 3 A.M.
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Push
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Girl Like That
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Back 2 Good
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Damn
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Argue
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Kody
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Busted
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Shame
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Hang
- WEA (Distributor)
- 46m 43s
- Jeff Tomei
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