4 Non Blondes Bigger, Better, Faster, More!

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: Interscope Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 5/7/93, p.58
"...Imagine a distaff Spin Doctors with more ooomph...[a] musical grab bag...stuffed with jet-propelled folk rock, angst-ridden anthems, high-octane blues, and '90s protest songs..."
- Rating: A-
Q - 7/93, p.88
4 Stars - Excellent - "...tracks like 'What's Up' and 'Spaceman' sound like suspiciously timeless classics...diversity of material diffuses the impact of the record to a degree, but [the album] is nevertheless an auspicious introduction..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Train
  • 2.Superfly
  • 3.What's Up
  • 4.Pleasantly Blue
  • 5.Morphine and Chocolate
  • 6.Spaceman
  • 7.Old Mr. Heffer
  • 8.Calling All the People
  • 9.Dear Mr. President
  • 10.Drifting
  • 11.No Place Like Home

Product Description:

4 Non Blondes: Linda Perry (vocals, guitar); Roger Rocha (guitar); Christa Hillhouse (bass, background vocals); Dawn Richardson (drums).
Additional personnel: Louis Metoyer, Shaunna Hall (guitar); Suzie Katayama (cello); Judy Rudin (harmonica); Laurent Tardy (piano); David Rickets (keyboards); Rory Kaplan (Mellotron).
Recorded at Groove Masters, Santa Monica, California and The Plant, Sausalito, California.
Personnel: Linda Perry (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Christa Hillhouse (vocals); Roger Rocha, Louis Metoyer, Shaunna Hall (guitar); Suzie Katayama (cello); Rory Kaplan (Mellotron); Dave Rickets (keyboards); Dawn Richardson (drums).
Audio Mixer: David Tickle.
Recording information: Groove Masters, Santa Monica, CA.
San Francisco's 4 Non Blondes burst onto the national scene with their massive, neo-hippie anthem "What's Up" from their debut Bigger, Better, Faster, More? Although they failed to recreate the single's success, the album, as a whole, is a fairly engaging mix of alternative rock, quasi-funk, and blues.
The focal point is on lead singer Linda Perry who also plays guitar and was the primary writer of the material. Perry has a powerful set of pipes akin to Johnette Napolitano, but, unfortunately, she tends to cut loose when a little more restraint would benefit the proceedings. However, "Superfly" is a feel good, funky number and "Spaceman"'s yearning lyrics are delivered over a quiet, martial drum rhythm. A solid debut that got lost in the wake of its mammoth hit. ~ Tom Demalon

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  • Sales Rank: 34,384
  • UPC: 606949211226
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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