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1. Real World

2. Long Day

3. 3 Am

4. Push

5. Girl Like That

6. Back 2 Good

7. Damn

8. Argue

9. Kody

10. Busted

11. Shame

12. Hang

Performer Notes
  • Matchbox 20: Rob Thomas (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kyle Cook, Adam Gaynor (guitar, background vocals); Brian Yale (bass); Paul Doucette (drums).
  • Recorded at Triclops Recording, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • "Push" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.
  • Personnel: Rob Thomas (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kyle Cook (guitar); Amy Porter (flute); Ted Gurch (clarinet); Doug Smith (bass clarinet); Yvonne Powers (oboe); Elizabeth Burkhardt (bassoon); Matt Serletic (keyboards, percussion); Paul Doucette (drums).
  • Audio Mixers: Greg Archilla; Matt Serletic.
  • Recording information: Triclops Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
  • Editor: Don C. Tyler.
  • Photographers: Chris Cuffaro; Katrin Thomas.
  • Unknown Contributor Roles: Elizabeth Burkhardt; Matt Serletic.
  • Arranger: Matt Serletic.
  • On YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU, Matchbox 20's debut, vocalist/lyricist Rob Thomas leads his band down the same path as Counting Crows, to a post-Pearl Jam, Van Morrison/Band-influenced home at the top of the charts. Thomas' raspy voice wraps a romanticized alienation around folky, roots-inflected rock tunes that share the thematic aspirations of Van circa TUPELO HONEY and The Band's self-titled second album, if not their literary wisdom.
  • Having lived through the grunge breakthrough, the Georgia quintet puts far more `oomph' into their power-chords than those classic rockers ever could. Their best results--the melancholy description of an emotionally isolated lover on "3 AM," the embittered daydream of "Real World," even the upbeat don't-give-a-damn rave-up "Girl Like That"--fit snugly on the same shelf as the aforementioned Crows and fellow crackers Collective Soul.
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