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Wondermints - Wondermints

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Scan submitted/created by [Rob G.]
HQ Scans:
Publisher: Big Deal Records
Reference :
Date :1995
Made In :USA
Quality :Excellent
Booklet & packaging :Scan upgrades needed
Total duration:

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Wondermints is a pop band from Los Angeles, California, United States. The main members are Darian Sahanaja (keyboards), Nick Walusko (or Nicky Wonder; guitar) and Mike D'Amico (percussion). Other contributors have included Brian Kassan (bass), David Nolte (bass) and Probyn Gregory (multiple instruments).

The group formed in 1992, and released a vinyl single, "Proto Pretty", which was later compiled on Rhino Records' "Poptopia" series of power pop compilations. They followed this with the albums Wondermints (1995), Wonderful World of the Wondermints (an album of cover versions from 1996), Bali (1998) and Mind If We Make Love to You (2002). Most of these albums were released in Japan prior to release in the United States. The group also contributed to the soundtrack of the first Austin Powers movie at the request of Mike Myers.

In 1999, the group signed on to be part of Brian Wilson's touring band. Walusko and Gregory have played with him continuously ever since, with D'Amico only having toured with Wilson in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003. When D'Amico left to spend time with his family, he was replaced in 2001 and early 2002 by Andy Paley, and in 2004 by Nelson Bragg. However, D'Amico rejoined Wilson's band in the summer of 2008, replacing Jim Hines on drums after relieving fellow multi-instrumentalist Scott Bennett of his temporary drumming duties. Sahanaja also missed a few shows in 2003 and 2008, being replaced by Gary Griffin.

All Wondermints can be heard on Wilson's CDs and DVDs Live at the Roxy Theatre, Brian Wilson on Tour, Pet Sounds Live, and Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin, with Sahanaja, Walusko, and Gregory also appearing on the Pet Sounds Live in London album and the studio albums Gettin' in Over My Head and Brian Wilson Presents Smile.

The band is part of a power pop scene in Los Angeles, many of whose members play on each other's records. All of the members of Wondermints, especially Gregory, have made frequent guest appearances and have several side projects, some of the more notable of which are Love, The Eels, Baby Lemonade, The Negro Problem, Stew and Kim Fox.

Core collection    Track identified    Version validated    Lyrics available    Version details available    Audio excerpt available    Participants list available   
1.
Proto-Pretty(Sahanaja/Walusko)
3:46
Song
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1992
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2.
Fleur-De-Lis(Walusko)
3:28
Song
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1992
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3.
Tracy Hide(Sahanaja)
4:28
Song
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1995
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4.
She Opens Heaven's Door(Walusko)
3:16
Song
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1995
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5.
Libbyland(Sahanaja)
3:03
Song
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1995
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6.
Shine(Walusko)
4:20
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1995
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7.
Thought Back(Sahanaja/Roonhk)
3:22
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1995
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8.
Time(Kassan/Sahanaja)
3:56
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1995
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9.
Global Village Idiot(Walusko)
3:28
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1995
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10.
Playtex Aviary(Sahanaja)
4:00
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1995
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11.
In A Haze(Kassan/Sahanaja)
3:45
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1995
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12.
Carnival Of Souls(Walusko)
4:31
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1995
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Reviews

Review by: Rob G.On 15 Jul 2014 at 16:57 CEST
This is one that has become hard to find in the U.S. as Big Deal Records has gone out of business. It is still available as a Japanese import (usually with a big price tag).
This is the first full length cd by the Wondermints. They have a very strong pop sense to their writing, playing and recording in a very contemporary manner.
If you're looking for something that sounds like the Beach Boys, you're not going to find it here. Although one song, Tracy Hide, does have a very Pet Sound-ish feel. The music here is very innovative which makes me think more of the Beatles but in a more contemporary context.
The Wondermints have proven they can recreate great music very faithfully but here, they prove they can create their own music in great style.
They are a modern day Wrecking Crew.


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Filename: wondermints
Originally filled by: Rob G.
Date of creation: 15 Jul 2014 16:03:16
Last filled by: Rob G.
Last Revision Date : 15 Jul 2014 16:52:48
Online on : 15 Jul 2014
Type of media: Official CD


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