What's Your Name [PA]
Performer: Adam Sandler
Artist: Don Heffington; Waddy Wachtel; John "Juke" Logan
Engineer: Francis Buckley; Gabe Veltri...
Producer: Allen Covert; Adam Sandler; Jon Rosenberg; Brooks Arthur...
Distributor: WEA (Distributor)
Notes: Personnel: Adam Sandler (vocals, guitar); Sanetta Gipson, Kimberly Schwartz, Brooks Arthur, Jillian Sandler, Michael Ly, Michael Dilbeck, Frank Coraci, Jack Girraputo (vocals); Teddy Castellucci (guitar, sitar); Mike Thompson (guitar, trombone, keyboards); Waddy Wachtel (guitar, background vocals); Greg Liesz (pedal steel guitar); Mindy Abai (saxophone, background vocals); John "Juke" Logan, Dave McKelvy (harmonica); Bob Glaub (bass); Don Heffington (drums, timbales); Jon Rosenberg (percussion, background vocals). Personnel: Adam Sandler (vocals, guitar); Sanetta Gipson, Kim Schwartz (vocals, background vocals); Jillian Sandler, Michael Ly, Jack Giarraputo, Frank Coraci, Michael Dilbeck, Brooks Arthur (vocals); Mike Thompson (guitar, keyboards); Waddy Wachtel (guitar, background vocals); David McKelvy, John "Juke" Logan (harmonica); Mindi Abair (saxophone, background vocals); The Wailing Souls (background vocals). Audio Mixer: Gabe Veltri. Recording information: The Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA. Photographers: Jack Giarraputo; Kimberly Wright; Lester Cohen; Jon Rosenberg. Unknown Contributor Roles: Rob Corsi; Raydi Siegel. WHAT'S YOUR NAME? is Adam Sandler's first full music album following two earlier records that were a mix of comic material and songs. Backed by a coterie of seasoned studio musicians, Sandler runs wild with a myriad of characters that uses different musical genres as an effective backdrop. "The Lonesome Kicker" is a dead-on Springsteen impression that promises to do for football what Cheech & Chong's "Basketball Jones" did for roundball. The prominent sitar that turns "Pickin' Daisies" into a clever slice of bubblegum pop features Sandler as both a wimpy son and his overprotective mother while the punky rant that is "Four Years Old" looks at life from a child's point of view. Before the album ends, Sandler tackles reggae on "Voodoo" and uses Ween's approach to country (authentic-sounding music paired with puerile lyrics) on "Zittly Van Zittles." Sandler wraps it all up with a nod to his Saturday Night Live past by resurrecting "Red Hooded Sweatshirt" as a hilarious ode to a favored garment.
As a featured performer on Saturday NIGHT LIVE between 1991 and 1995, Adam Sandler's forte was goofy physical comedy, but he has also displayed a talent for genuinely witty musical parody and acting, both on his subsequent comedy albums and in hit films like THE WEDDING SINGER, PUNCH DRUNK LOVE, and 50 FIRST DATES.
Also Appears On:
Birbiglia, Mike Fallon, Jimmy Jerky Boys (The) Lawrence, Martin (Comedy) Leary, Denis McCulloch, Bruce Myers, Mike Rock, Chris (Comedy) Schneider, Rob Seinfeld, Jerry Shore, Pauly Swardson, Nick Yankovic, Weird Al
Beastie Boys Blues Brothers (The) Brooks, Mel Chris Rush Cosby, Bill Foxx, Redd Kinison, Sam Lewis, Jerry Martin, Steve Miller, Dennis Murphy, Eddie Piscopo, Joe
|Regular Items||Double Rewards Items|