- Title:First Impressions Of Earth
- Style:Indie Rock
- Date of release:
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First Impressions of Earth is the third studio album by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on January 3, 2006 by RCA Records. Three singles were released from the album: "Juicebox", "Heart in a Cage", and "You Only Live Once". The album was recorded over a ten-month period. The Strokes initially set out to record it with Gordon Raphael, the producer of their first two albums.
Arranged By – The Strokes. Artwork – Lothar Quinte. Artwork – Milton Glaser. Artwork – Benigno Crespi.
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The only reason First Impressions succumbs to boycott is because it loses all track of method, and when compared to the kept together rock that was Is This It and even the self-plagiarised Room On Fire, the third effort seems to be simply that, and nothing more – a nice try. The New Yorkers are harder to hold onto because of the obstacle they set themselves; four big ‘n’ bouncy singles front the album, each overwrought with Casablanca’s sneer and sleaze. From then on, the album gets dinkier. The outrageous momentum doesn’t disappear one bit, but the sleaze becomes more of a cut-and-paste job. Casablancas’ voice begins to replicate the dirty amplifier distortion yet more, and so he can tremble away Fear Of Sleep in a way that makes it an essential to hear out, despite all its revolving, bare-bone instrumentation (and continuously poor drumming).
First Impressions of Earth is different; it’s ambitious, messy, nearly as long as the first two records combined. Guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. get to show off, while drummer Fab Moretti provides the forward momentum that makes the Strokes a killer groove band. They’ve never kicked harder than Juicebox, which turns the old Peter Gunn riff into a surf-metal snarl, or Heart in a Cage, which jumps like Iggy Pop in The Passenger. He pouts and moans in fine mod form, as if he realizes his lyrics need all the help they can get. The guy has an uncanny ear for the did-he-say-that? moment, when a dumb bar-stool monologue veers into a brilliant little haiku. He achieves that effect with lines like I love you more than being seventeen.
First Impressions of Earth. Garage Rock The Strokes. Band Name The Strokes. Album Name First Impressions of Earth. Data wpisu 02 Styczeń 2006. Wydawcy RCA Records Sony BMG.
It contains masterpieces such as "Evening Sun", "Heart in a Cage" and "Ize of the world".
Features Song Lyrics for THE STROKES's First Impressions Of Earth album. THE STROKES - First Impressions Of Earth Album Lyrics. 1. Heart In A Cage Lyrics.
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|1||You Only Live Once||3:09|
|3||Heart In A Cage||3:27|
|5||On The Other Side||4:38|
|6||Vision Of Division||4:20|
|7||Ask Me Anything
Music By – Nick Valensi
|10||Fear Of Sleep||4:00|
|12||Ize Of The World||4:29|
Music By – Fabrizio Moretti
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
- Copyright (c) – BMG Music
- Distributed By – Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
- Manufactured By – Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
- Arranged By – The Strokes
- Artwork [Design] – James Bellesini
- Bass – Nikolai Fraiture
- Drums – Fabrizio Moretti
- Engineer [Mix Assistant] – John O'Mahony, Steve Sisco
- Guitar – Albert Hammond Jr., Nick Valensi
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig (tracks: 9, 10), Howie Weinberg
- Mixed By – Andy Wallace
- Photography By – Dan Winters
- Producer – David Kahne, Gordon Raphael (tracks: 4, 8, 9)
- Vocals – Julian Casablancas
- Written-By – Julian Casablancas
NotesRecorded at Red Carpet Studios & Allaire Studios.
Mixed at Soundtrack Studios, NYC.
Mastered at Masterdisk & Gateway Mastering (tracks 9 & 10).
Booklet contains following artwork:
Front cover: "Ohne titel", 1968 by Lothar Quinte.
Rear cover: "Mathematik der Intuition" (Hommage a Arp) by Günter Fruhtrunk, 1962.
You Only Live Once: Picture of lathanum aluminate by Professor Michael Davidson; "Rocketship" from cover of Fantastic Story Magazine's Summer 1952, issue by Alex Schomburg.
Heart In A Cage: "The Brain" by Henry Groskinsky.
Razorblade: "Scout" by Richard Phillips.
On The Other Side: Samuel van Hoogstraten, "Les pantoufles" - "The Slippers"; The Pieta of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, Master of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, ca.1500; Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, "The Flayed Ox", 1655; Guido da Siena (13th CE), Nativity.
Vision Of Division: Superstudio, The Continuous Monument: St. Moritz Revisited, Project.Perspective, 1969.
Ask Me Anything: "Music Notes & Yellow Room" by Milton Glaser.
Electricityscape: Image #BB1863 by John Foxx.
Killing Lies: Etoffe & Tapis etrangers. Plate 19. Artist: Benigno Crespi. Exposition internationale des arts decoratifs et idustriels modernes (1925: Paris, France).
Fear Of Sleep: West 83rd St., New York City, 1996, photo by Jeff Prant.
15 Minutes: "Loew's Paradise Theater" by Henry Groskinsky.
Ize Of The World: Gun Barrel Eyes image by Milton Glaser.
Red Light: Leopard, 1967 by Mel Ramos.
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- Barcode: 8 2876 73177-2 4
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