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UH-OH

David Byrne

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3.22 | 17 ratings | 1 reviews | 12% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Now I'm Your Mom (4:43)
2. Girls On My Mind (3:52)
3. Something Ain't Right (3:37)
4. She's Mad (5:20)
5. Hanging Upside Down (4:32)
6. A Walk In The Dark (4:23)
7. Twistin' In The Wind (4:15)
8. The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now) (3:37)
9. Monkey Man (4:08) *
10. A Million Miles Away (4:23) *
11. Tiny Town (5:04)
12. Somebody (4:59)

Total Time: 52:53

* Absent from LP edition

Line-up / Musicians

- David Byrne / vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, whistle, Fx, composer

With:
- Ashley Cadell / synthesizer, clavinet, vibes
- Angel Fernandez / flugelhorn (1,11), trumpet (4,5,8,9,12), piano (11), composer (1,5,11), arrangements & conductor
- Steve Sacks / flute & clarinet (1,11), tenor (6) & alto (3,5,8) saxes
- Fred Griffin / French horn (1,11)
- John Clark / French horn (1,11)
- Melanie Feld / oboe (1,11)
- Ronnie Cuber / bass clarinet (1,6,11), baritone sax (5, 8, 9, 12)
- Lawrence Feldman / tenor sax (5,8)
- Lewis Del Gatto / tenor sax (6)
- Ken Hitchcock / tenor sax (9,12)
- Dick Oatts / alto sax (3,9,12)
- Gerald Chamberlain / tenor trombone (3), trombone (4,12)
- Leopoldo Pineda / trombone (4)
- Chris Washburne / trombone (5, 8, 9, 12), bass (11) & tenor (3,11) trombones
- Joe Shepley / trumpet (3, 4, 9, 12)
- Charlie Sepulveda / trumpet (3,11)
- Ite Jerez / trumpet (4, 5, 8, 9, 12)
- Lewis Kahn / violin (2)
- Felix Farrar / violin (4)
- Lloyd Carter / violin (4)
- Akua Dixon / cello (7)
- Enrique Orengo / cello (7)
- Milton Cardona / bata (4)
- George Porter, Jr. / bass
- Oscar Salas / drums, timbales, cowbell, surdo, shaker, wood block
- "Café" (Edson Aparecido da Silva) / bongos, bells, blocks, agogô, tamborim, surdo
- Hector Rosado / congas, maracas, triangle, tambora
- Marc Quinones / reco-reco & cowbell (3)
- Tom Zé / arrangements & conductor (3)
- Dolette McDonald / backing vocals (1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 12)
- Joyce Bowden / backing vocals (1,9,10)
- Nona Hendryx / backing vocals (3,7,12)
- Billy Cliff / backing vocals (3,7,12)
- John James / backing vocals (3,7,12)
- Nicky Holland / backing vocals (4,8,11)

Releases information

Artwork: Brian Dewan

CD Sire ‎- 9 26799-2 (1992, US)

LP Sire ‎- 7599 26799-1 (1992, Europe) Misses 2 tracks from CD edition

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DAVID BYRNE Uh-Oh ratings distribution


3.22
(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(12%)
12%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
29%
Good, but non-essential (53%)
53%
Collectors/fans only (6%)
6%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Rune2000
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Metal Team
3 stars With Uh-Oh, David Byrne returned to the alternative rock style that he has been known for since his albums with Talking Heads, after doing anything but that since the late '80s!

Of course calling it a complete comeback to his past would be a lie on my part since David Byrne was much too experienced to just do a straightforward rock album again. This material is comprised of bits and pieces from previous projects like My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Rei Momo mixed together with simpler song-structures and a much lighter atmosphere all around. Whether this is a good thing or not depends entirely on your expectations and since I already had seen the music video for She's Mad I knew pretty much what I was getting into with Uh-Oh.

After being disappointed with Rei Momo, this followup became a bit more successful with me even if I can't call this music even remotely progressive. The melodies are, for most part, memorable and the arrangements aren't as annoyingly obvious as they were on Rei Momo. Personally, I would have enjoyed some of these moments more if the arrangements would have dropped some of the Worldbeat style, but I'm sure that others would find more pleasure in this approach. Unfortunately the songwriting is still lacking but this doesn't become obvious until we progress further into the album, even if some of the lyrical themes early on might give that indication.

Was Uh-Oh the comeback album I expected from David Byrne? Yes, but remember that I had low expectations after being displeased with Rei Momo. This is basically a good album if you want to listen to some pop music with a slight arty twist to it. Expecting anything more than that will definitely bring about a disappointment.

**** star songs: Now I'm Your Mom (4:43) Girls On My Mind (3:52) Something Ain't Right (3:37) She's Mad (5:20) A Walk In The Dark (4:23) Twistin' In The Wind (4:15) Monkey Man (4:08) Tiny Town (5:04)

*** star songs: Hanging Upside Down (4:32) The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Lookit Me Now) (3:37) A Million Miles Away (4:23) Somebody (4:59)

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