No Doubt: Gwen Stefani (vocals); Tom Dumont (guitar); Eric Stefani (keyboards); Tony Kanal (bass); Adrian Young (drums).
Recorded in Orange County, California.
Personnel: Eric Stefani (vocals, keyboards); Gwen Stefani (vocals); Tom Dumont (guitar); Eric Carpenter (saxophone); Don Hammerstedt (trumpet); Alex Henderson (trombone); Adrian Young (drums, percussion).
Recording information: A&R Studios Hollywood, CA (10/1991-01/1992).
Photographer: Chris Cuffaro.
Arrangers: Eric Stefani; No Doubt.
Despite No Doubt's punk influences, they weren't included in the grunge boom of the early '90s. Much of the cause is due to the band's debut album, a work of polished production inspired more by '80s synth than No Doubt's heritage. Compared to Southern California's accepted ska/punk fusion, the album is quite pop-oriented, with new wave keyboards and punchy brass proving a foil to the basically ska framework and Gwen Stefani's extroverted vocals. ~ John Bush