|Studio album by|
|Released||August 21, 2001|
|Studio||Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California|
|Rollins Band chronology|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
Nice is a studio album by the American rock band Rollins Band, released in 2001.It was their first album released on Sanctuary Records. It was the Rollins Band's final album.
The band line-up was Henry Rollins fronting the blues rock band Mother Superior, whilst retaining the Rollins Band name.
Spin deemed the album "lukewarm metal oatmeal with funk raisins."The Cleveland Scene called it "looser, calmer, and more varied in its sonic attack." The Hartford Courant wrote that "songs occasionally drift off into quiet blues-guitar passages, but they're inevitably interrupted by Rollins' brutish bellow, which often feels out of place." CMJ New Music Monthly wrote that "it may not be a full return to relevance, but Nice does serve notice that Hank still, somehow, rules."
Rollins Band was an American rock band formed in Van Nuys, California. The band was active from 1987 to 2006 and was led by former Black Flag vocalist Henry Rollins. They are best known for the songs "Low Self Opinion" and "Liar", which both earned heavy airplay on MTV in the early-mid 1990s.
Alternative metal is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal. Alternative metal bands are often characterized by heavily downtuned, mid-paced guitar riffs, a mixture of accessible melodic vocals and harsh vocals and sometimes unconventional sounds within other heavy metal styles. The term has been in use since the 1980s, although it came into prominence in the 1990s.
Ain't Life Grand is the fourth studio album by the Athens, GA-based band Widespread Panic. It was released by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on September 6, 1994. It was re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group. On July 3, 2014, the band announced that Ain't Life Grand would be reissued on vinyl in August 2014.
Hard Volume is the second album by the Rollins Band, released in 1989. It was reissued with new tracks in 1999.
Clutch is the second full-length album by American rock band Clutch, released in May 1995. It was the second and last for East West Records, a now defunct sub-label of Warner Bros. Records.
Get Some Go Again Sessions is a 2005 double album by the Rollins Band, although on this release it is credited to Henry Rollins & Mother Superior.
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The Doctor Came at Dawn is an album by Bill Callahan, released in 1996 on Drag City. It was re-released in Europe in 2001 by Domino. Callahan's occasional creative partner, Cynthia Dall, appears on the album.
Crowned in Terror is the fifth album by Swedish melodic death metal band The Crown. This is one of two albums by The Crown not to have Johan Lindstrand on vocals. Instead Tomas Lindberg handled the vocal duties. Later, the vocals were re-recorded by Lindstrand and the album was re-released as Crowned Unholy.
Come In and Burn is the fifth full-length studio album by the Rollins Band. Released in 1997 on DreamWorks SKG, it is their major label debut. It is also the last album before vocalist Henry Rollins dissolved the band's "classic" lineup and later formed a new version of Rollins Band with musicians from Mother Superior, who provided his backing band from 1998 until 2006, when the classic Rollins Band lineup briefly reunited.
Bombs & Butterflies is the fifth studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. The band started recording the album in July 1996 at John Keane's studio in Athens. The band held a CD release party at Morton Theatre in Athens, one day prior to their Fox Theatre New Year's Eve run on December 28, 1996. It was first released by Capricorn Records on February 4, 1997. It would later be re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group.
Get Some Go Again is the sixth studio album by Rollins Band, released in 2000. It is also the first album by lead singer Henry Rollins after dissolving his longtime lineup featuring guitarist Chris Haskett and others. On this album, and its follow-up Nice, Rollins was backed by the band Mother Superior.
Life in the So-Called Space Age is the second studio album by American electronic rock band God Lives Underwater. The title comes from the cover of the Depeche Mode album Black Celebration, where it appears in quotes on the back, while the front cover features skyscrapers from the Kuala Lumpur city center, fitted with clear domes. The song "From Your Mouth" appeared in the 2000 film Gossip.
F-Punk is a studio album by Mick Jones' post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite, released in 1995. It was the first album to be released under the name of Big Audio Dynamite since 1989's Megatop Phoenix. The title is a pun on the funk group P-Funk, and is supposed to imply "Fuck punk." The album cover lettering takes influence from London Calling, one of Mick Jones' albums with The Clash, which in turn was a copy of Elvis Presley's debut album.
A Nicer Shade of Red is a compilation album by the Rollins Band. It was recorded at the same sessions that produced Nice, making it a companion piece to that album, and was released directly by Rollins' 2.13.61 label. The album features four songs that only appeared on vinyl or foreign CD releases of Nice as well as an extended mix of "Your Number Is One" and a cover of The Dead Boys' "Ain't It Fun".
James Wilson is an American guitarist in the band Mother Superior, and previously in the Rollins Band. He is a professional musician known for his soulful vocals and powerful blues-rock guitar work. He also plays guitar and bass with Daniel Lanois. Wilson hails from Delaware, but currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Eccsame the Photon Band is the second full-length 1994 album by the American indie rock band, Lilys, originally released on the spinART label. The album saw the band move towards dream pop. The notoriously nomadic Kurt Heasley refers to this period of Lilys history as EPOCH I, also included is his first seven-inch single " February Fourteenth", the mini LP A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns and Lilys' first full-length album, In The Presence of Nothing. Eccsame the Photon Band was recorded at Mike Deming's Studio 45 in Hartford, Connecticut, largely as duo of Heasley and Harold Evans.
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