Attention Dimension

Attention Dimension is the first solo studio album by drummer Jack Irons. It was released on September 7, 2004 through Breaching Whale.

Attention Dimension
Artdim
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2004
Recorded1999–2004
GenreExperimental rock
LanguageEnglish
LabelBreaching Whale
ProducerJack Irons
Jack Irons chronology
Attention Dimension
(2004)
No Heads Are Better Than One
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Overview

Irons started creating his first pieces of drum music in 1994, but it wasn't until fall 1999, about a year after he left Pearl Jam, that he seriously began recording himself for a possible solo album, taking time out to record a new Eleven album, which the band released in 2003. Attention Dimension includes collaborations from friends and former bandmates like Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider, Flea, Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Les Claypool. Vedder contributed vocals to a cover of Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". The album was produced by Irons. The album was mixed by Johannes and Adam Kasper. Johnny Loftus of Allmusic said, "There's no frontman hooting here, no lead guitar prima donna drama. Instead, Attention Dimension is the drummer's chance to be in the bright white klieg light. Give him a chance, will ya?"[1]

Track listing

All lyrics written by Jack Irons, except where noted; all music composed by Irons, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Jackie Groove"  2:29
2."Suluhiana"  7:33
3."Ocean's Light"  4:46
4."Hearing It Doubled" Irons, Alain Johannes3:46
5."Shine On You Crazy Diamond"Roger WatersDavid Gilmour, Waters, Richard Wright5:12
6."Underwater Circus Music"  14:09
7."Dunes"  3:31
8."Come Running"  4:55
9."Water Song"  12:12
10."Breaking Sea" Irons, Johannes5:30
11."Aquaman's Electric Band"  4:48

Personnel

Additional musicians and production

References

  1. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "allmusic Attention Dimension > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009.
Adam Kasper

Adam Kasper is a Seattle area record producer and engineer,with platinum and gold awards, working with such bands as Aerosmith, Mudhoney, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. He went to Capital High School in Olympia, Washington.

He won a Grammy Award in 2001 for his work on the Foo Fighters' There Is Nothing Left to Lose (see Grammy Awards of 2001)., and again in 2004 for his work on the Foo Fighters' One by One.

Alain Johannes

Alain Johannes Mociulski (born May 2, 1962) is a Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, whose primary instruments are guitar and drums. He is a founding member of several bands, including the alternative rock group Eleven, and has been involved with acts such as hard rock band Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, PJ Harvey, Chris Cornell, Arctic Monkeys, Mark Lanegan and The Desert Sessions, both as a musician and as a producer.

Alain Johannes is nephew of Chilean nueva ola musician Peter Rock.He was born in Santiago de Chile.

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III; December 23, 1964) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and one of three guitarists of the American rock band Pearl Jam. He is known for his powerful baritone vocals. He also appeared as a guest vocalist in Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to the late singer Andrew Wood. Vedder has been ranked at number 7 on a list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time", compiled by Rolling Stone.In 2007, Vedder released his first solo album as a soundtrack for the film Into the Wild (2007). His second album Ukulele Songs and a live DVD titled Water on the Road were released in 2011.

In 2017, Vedder was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam.

Jack Irons

Jack Steven Irons (born July 18, 1962) is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the founding drummer of the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, and as a former member of Pearl Jam, with whom he recorded two studio albums.

Alongside his work with Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam, Irons has been a member of Eleven, The Wallflowers and Mark Lanegan Band. He has worked with Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War, Redd Kross, Raging Slab, Spinnerette and The Les Claypool Frog Brigade. In 1995 Irons and the other members of Pearl Jam recorded and toured the Mirror Ball album with Neil Young. In 2004, Irons released his first solo album, Attention Dimension, and released his second, No Heads Are Better Than One, in 2010.

Irons was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on April 14, 2012. Irons, along with former drummer Cliff Martinez, joined the band onstage for the first time in 24 years for a performance of their 1991 hit, "Give It Away". Irons was an opening act in 2017 for the Chili Peppers on The Getaway World Tour.

Jeff Ament

Jeffrey Allen Ament (born March 10, 1963) is an American musician and songwriter who serves as the bassist for the American rock band Pearl Jam.

Along with Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the band's founding members, and is also known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the 1980s Seattle-based grunge rock bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, and is particularly notable for his work with the fretless bass, upright bass, and twelve-string bass guitar. Ament is also a member of the bands Temple of the Dog, Tres Mts., Three Fish and RNDM.

In 2008, Ament released his first solo album, Tone. A second solo album, While My Heart Beats, followed in 2012. In 2018, he released his third solo album, Heaven/Hell.

Ament was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.

Les Claypool

Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, director, and actor. He is best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, primary songwriter, and only continuous member of the rock band Primus. His playing style on the bass is well known for mixing tapping, flamenco-like strumming, whammy bar bends, and slapping.

Claypool has also self-produced and engineered his solo releases from his own studio, Rancho Relaxo. In 2006, a full-length feature film, Electric Apricot, written and directed by Claypool, was released, as well as his debut novel South of the Pumphouse. He wrote and performed the theme songs for the adult animated television series Robot Chicken and South Park.

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a nine-part Pink Floyd composition written by David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Rick Wright. It appeared on Pink Floyd's 1975 concept album Wish You Were Here.

Stone Gossard

Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the rhythm and additional lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam.

Along with Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of Pearl Jam. Gossard is also known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the 1980s Seattle, Washington-based grunge bands Green River and Mother Love Bone, and he has made contributions to the music industry as a producer and owner of a record label and a recording studio. Gossard is also a member of the bands Temple of the Dog and Brad. In 2001, Gossard released his first solo album, Bayleaf. His second solo album Moonlander followed in 2013.

Gossard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.

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