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Beans - Shock City Maverick album

Beans - Shock City Maverick album Performer: Beans
Title: Shock City Maverick
Style: Grime, Bassline, Experimental
Date of release: 2004
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1975 mb
Size FLAC: 1242 mb
Rating: 4.5
Format: VOC AUD APE XM WAV ASF MP2

Shock City Maverick is a 2004 studio album by American rapper Beans, released on Warp.

Shock City Maverick, his third and best solo project, finally-and so at the icy techno state his previous projects struggled to reach. So thoroughly electric and synthetic are the tracks that when you hear the droning cello on the instrumental "A Force on Edge," it seems to be a 1000-year-old relic recovered by a team of urban archaeologists. There are no trees in Beans's future city, and the sky is the colour of a television tuned to a dead channel. The high points of Beans career, in terms of records, happened on Anti Pop Consortium's first album "Tragic Epilogue" and here on his second full length solo effort "Shock City Maverick. Although my greatest rapper list is comprised of freaks and wierdos, this album alone has ushered this man right to the top.

Beans ‎– Shock City Maverick. Label: Warp Records ‎– none. CD version with black & white insert - title on front page, track list on back. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.

Riding another set of his own crisp, gleaming, jagged-edged productions, Beans follows his LP and EP releases from 2003 with Shock City Maverick. Nothing scrambles the brain like Tomorrow Right Now's "Hot Venom," and no track has lyrics that hit as hard as Now, Soon, Someday's "Win or Lose You Lose," but the album maintains a consistency that neither of those releases can claim. His flow remains unique, and he has the odd contradictions to match.

Nothing scrambles the brain like Tomorrow Right Now's "Hot Venom," and no track has lyrics that hit as hard as Now, Soon, Someday's "Win or Lose You Lose," but the album maintains a consistency that neither of those releases can claim.

Where the smart rap of Antipop Consortium came off as quick and cutting, Maverick just seems remote.

Beans ‘Shock City Maverick’ UK Tour dates 17th November - Komedia - Brighton 18th November - Scala - London 19th November - Sub-Club - Glasgow 21st November - Crawdaddy - Dublin 23rd November - Thekla - Bristol. Beans’ intense live performance see him accompanied only by a mic and, for most of the show, a backing track. The minimal set-up emphasises Beans’ stunning vocal talents and ability to ride a rhythm either over a beat or totally a cappella. 0/. Most popular news.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Light Of The Damned 1:33
A2 Papercut
Guitar – Byrd Saxophone – Joseph Yoon
2:30
A3 Blind Driver 2:32
B1 Shards Of Glass
Chorus – Hava
3:24
B2 You're Dead, Let's Disco 4:23
B3 City Hawk 2:56
C1 Shock City Maverick 3:03
C2 Death By Sophistication 2:47
C3 Interval
Cello – Molly Schnick
2:42
C4 Down By Law 3:02
D1 A Force On Edge
Cello – Molly Schnick
3:49
D2 I'll Melt You
Recorded By [Vocals] – NASA
2:51
D3 Diamond Halo Grenade
Engineer, Producer, Written By – Dave Brinkworth, Mark PritchardWritten-By – Beans
3:42

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Warp Records Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warp Records Limited

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Smartbomb
  • Art Direction, Design, Typography [Album Title] – Ron Croudy
  • Bass, Engineer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Chicky* (tracks: A1 to C4)
  • Drum Programming, Synthesizer, Producer, Typography, Vocals, Written-By – Beans
  • Engineer [Additional], Mixed By [Additional], Scratches – Fred Ones (tracks: A1, A3, B1, C3, D1, D2)
  • Management – Amaechi Uzoigwe
  • Other [Necklace] – Jules Kim
  • Photography By – Mal Torrance, Timothy Saccenti

Notes

Includes a hype sticker with the artist's name on it
added to the front sleeve.

Each disc is housed in a card stock inner jacket
with photo's, lyrics, and credits on them.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 801061012519

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
WARPCD125 Beans Shock City Maverick ‎(CD, Album) Warp Records WARPCD125 UK 2004
WARP CD 125 P Beans Shock City Maverick ‎(CD, Promo) Warp Records WARP CD 125 P UK 2004
none Beans Shock City Maverick ‎(CD, Promo, S/Edition, Cle) Warp Records none UK 2004