Ex-Maniac

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Ex-Maniac
Exmaniac.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 March 2010
GenreIndie rock
LabelUnison[1]
ProducerBruce Witkin, Ryan Dorn
Babybird chronology
Between My Ears There Is Nothing But Music
(2006)
Ex-Maniac
(2010)
The Pleasures of Self Destruction
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[5]
BBC Online(Mixed)[2]
Sunday Times[3]
The Times[4]

Ex-Maniac is the fifth studio album by the rock band Babybird, released by Unison Records in 2010. The album features Johnny Depp, who is said to be a "long time fan" of the band, playing guitar on "Unloveable" [sic], the first single from the album.[6][7] Depp also directed the video for the single.[8]

The album was produced by Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, who were introduced to Stephen Jones, Babybird's frontman, by Depp.[6][9] The album also features actor the Stephen Graham.[10] The video's plot is an interpretation of the short story "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce.[citation needed]

Critical reception

The Press wrote that "these 11 instantly infectious songs find [Jones's] lyrics as sharp as his ear for a tune, further invigorated by working with new musicians in Los Angeles."[1]

Track listing

All tracks written and composed by Stephen Jones.

  1. "Like Them"
  2. "Drug Time"
  3. "Failed Suicide Club"
  4. "Unloveable"
  5. "Send Me Back My Dreams"
  6. "For The Rest of Our Lives"
  7. "Bastard"
  8. "Roadside Girl"
  9. "Black Flowers"
  10. "Not Good Enough"
  11. "On The Backseat of Your Car"

References

  1. ^ a b "Babybird, Ex-Maniac (Unison Music) ****". York Press.
  2. ^ Hocknell, Tom. "Babybird Ex-Maniac Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  3. ^ Edwards, Mark (28 February 2010). "Babybird: Ex-Maniac". The Sunday Times. London. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  4. ^ Burgess, Kaya (27 February 2010). "Babybird: Ex-Maniac". The Times. London. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  5. ^ Ex-Maniac (Review) at AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Johnny Depp makes 'cameo appearance' on new Babybird album". NME. London. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  7. ^ "No Johnny Depp as Babybird plays London comeback gig". NME. London. 12 November 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Babybird and Johnny Depp continue collaboration". monstersandcritics.com. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
    - Michaels, Sean (2 October 2009). "Johnny Depp to appear on new Babybird album". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Johnny Depp Works With Babybird". MTV. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2009.
  10. ^ Murray, Robin (25 September 2009). "Johnny Depp Directing Babybird?". Clash Music. London. Retrieved 15 November 2009.


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