Outside Looking In is the BoDeans second studio album, and was released in 1987. It was produced by Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads. It reached number 86 on the Billboard 200 chart. Following the success of Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams and having been voted Best New American Band by Rolling Stone, the band wished to expand their sound and shed the "roots" label, which they believed categorized their music unfairly.
Having established themselves as contenders with their debut album, the BoDeans looked to move on to the next level in commercial and artistic terms on their second release, bringing in producer Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads and expanding beyond their roots rock style, to the extent of occasionally singing in falsetto, adding female backup vocals, and recording near-soul pop numbers like "Runaway. But the songwriting wasn't as impressive, and the de-emphasis on such signature sounds as Sammy Llanas' nasal voice inclined the album toward anonymity.
Album Name Outside Looking in. Type Album. Erscheinungsdatum 1987. Labels Slash Records. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen0. 2. Pick Up the Pieces.
Outside Looking In. 1987. This album has an average beat per minute of 131 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/173 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Outside Looking In. Album starts at 154BPM, ends at 99BPM (-55), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by BoDeans.
The Ballad of Jenny Rae. Forever Young (The Wild Ones). I'm in Trouble Again.
Outside Looking In is the BoDeans second studio album, and was released in 1987. Black and White is the BoDeans fourth studio album, and was released in 1991. It peaked at number 105 on the Billboard 200 chart, in 1990, they traveled to Princes Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN to begin tracking live on the soundstage. Rafael Danny Gayol, their drummer on the Home tour, provided drums on the album.
BoDeans Outside Looking In gives the listener a real taste of the band. This, being their second studio album, had to compete with their breakthrough '86 album Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams. Consequently, not only is Outside Looking In the realization of the dream of a great American Rock and Roll album, it is also the realization of the dreams that BoDeans fans had for the band's potential. 21 people found this helpful.
While promoting Outside Looking In they continued gaining commercial momentum and higher profile gigs. They opened for U2 on The Joshua Tree tour, and along with Peter Gabriel and U2, they worked on rock legend Robbie Robertson’s (The Band) first solo album. After Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams and Outside Looking In they seemed, and sounded, as though they were ready for the big time. I saw them right after the release of Outside Looking In in Cincinnati and there were maybe 100 people. They continued recording, with varying degrees of success and quality. For me, the last really strong BoDeans album was their third, Home (until the T-Bone Burnett produced 2008 Still). After that, maybe my tastes changed, but something felt different. Like they were trying too hard.