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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 292 - Bangles

Everything - Bangles
Produced by Davitt Sigerson
Released 18th October 1988
US Chart #15
UK Chart #5

    Susanna Hoffs: lead
and backing vocals, guitars, percussion
    Vicki Peterson: lead
and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, mandolin, multi-instruments
    Michael Steele: bass, lead
and backing vocals, guitars, percussion, multi-instruments
    Debbi Peterson: drums, percussion, lead and backing vocals

Additional Musicians
    Darryl Citizen: "noise"
    Paulinho da Costa: percussion
    Bobby Donati, Vinnie Vincent: guitars
    Tommy Morgan: harmonica
    Jim Snodgrass: tabla
    David Lindley: guitars, bouzouki, saz, Dobro, multi-instruments
    Walker Igleheart, John Philip Shenale, David White: keyboards, programming

Singles on Everything
(Links Below are not necessarily the released single versions, some will be live or tv performances)
October 1988
US Chart #5
UK Chart #35

February 1989
US Chart #1
UK Chart #1

May 1989
US Chart #30
UK Chart #23

B-Side Let It Go originally appeared on the Different Light album.

October 1989
UK Chart #74


Everything, the third Studio album from the Bangles also turned out to be their last Studio album for fifteen years! Tension within the camp had arisen mainly due to the record label releasing singles that featured the lead vocals of Susanna Hoffs, on the albums all of the girls contributed vocally and in a songwriting capicity equally (of Everything’s 13 tracks, five were Hoffs’, three were bassist Michael Steele’s, three were drummer Debbi Peterson’s and two were guitarist Vicki Peterson’s. And yet the two major hits from this record - the unapologetically flirty In Your Room and power ballad Eternal Flame - are Hoffs showcases).

My favourite track on the album is Glitter Years, which was penned by Michael Steele and is about her short stint as a member of The Runaways (people always forget that she was there with Joan Jett and Sandy West right at the start of the band).

By the time Eternal Flame was hitting #1 in various countries around the world the band were fractured and soon after began drifting off to pastures new. I'll Set You Free was the fourth single release from the album and it was a goodbye from the band, they didn't make a video for it as the band had already broken up!

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