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For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together—during which they’ve released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT—the three members all ... Read more in Amazon's The Whigs Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Jun. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ato
  • ASIN: B00110K5XK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 254,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Like A Vibration
2. Production City
3. I Never Want To Go Home
4. Right Hand On My Heart
5. Sleep Sunshine
6. 1,000 Wives
7. Hot Bed
8. Already Young
9. I Got Ideas
10. Need You Need You
11. Mission Control

Product Description

The Whigs
Mission Control

1. Like a vibration 2:34
2. Production city 3:01
3. I never want to go home 2:49
4. Right hand on my heart 4:14
5. Sleep sunshine 4:26
6. 1000 wives 3:10
7. Hot bed 3:05
8. Already young 3:17
9. I got ideas 3:25
10. Need you need you 2:44
11. Mission control 4:33

Mixed By Doug Boehm and Rob Schnapf
Produced By Rob Schnapf

Format: CD, Album, Digipak, FOC (aufklappbar)
Label: ATO Records
Bestell-Nr./Catalog#: 88088-21611-2 / ATO0051
VÖ/Released: 18.09.09
© 2008
Land/Country: EU
Interpret/Artist: The Whigs
Titel/Title: Mission Control
EAN/UPC: 880882161125

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Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keith_Joseph HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Aug. 2008
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The Whigs formed in 2002 and they are an American garage rock band (from Athens, Georgia), with lead singer and guitarist Parker Gispert, drummer Julian Dorio and bassist Timothy Deaux. This is their second album dating from 2008, and their latest fifth album 'Modern Creation' was released in 2014. Most of the tracks on Mission Control are OK, all very professionally produced and very well played and well sung, but perhaps lacking the spark to be truly great, although they aren't poor by any stretch.

I've now had this album many years as a CD ripped in Apple lossless (best quality) to the iPod Classic, and I have to say I adore the final title track 'Mission Control'. Granted mostly it's the only one I play from the album so I could just buy it for 99p on iTunes, but for another pound or so why not buy the the entire CD and give the all the tracks a go (highlights being 'Right Hand of my Heart', 'Like a Vibration' and 'Hot Bed'). What lights your fire is very personal, but 'Mission Control' does it for me. If Heaven only had one song piped on a replay loop, Mission Control would be fine by me (as would Bob Dylan's hypnotic 'Knocking on Heavens Door' I suppose). They seriously should ask Mika to make them a new cover for this album though.

Mission control, take his feet ... He's tired of where they lead him
Twinkling lights, in his eyes ... He's racing up to meet them
Mission control, Mission control ...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Captain Pugwash on 1 July 2008
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Despite the previous reviewer's rather harsh comments about the South Coast (I grew up there and it's gorgeous!) I have to agree with their analysis of this album. Not to be confused with Soul-influenced 90s American band Afghan Whigs, these cutely named MOR rockers are pretty bland and are probably destined to be forgotten in a few years' time. Having said that the album has some style, evidenced by the opening track Like a Vibration, which has a brash energy that offers some hope for future releases. The rest however, does tend to fade into the background somewhat, and like their (possible) influences The Hives they are in danger of delivering substantially less than they first promised.
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By Ben Saunders VINE VOICE on 17 July 2008
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I'd never heard of The Whigs before ordering this record and, to be honest, I'm not surprised. I don't want to be overly critical - sure it's generic and derivative, but that never stopped a lot of rock and roll bands from being perfectly enjoyable. It's just that, even at 26, I feel I've heard all this many times before. While their influences obviously go further back, we've had plenty of bands like Backyard Babies, D4, The Vines, The Strokes, Hot Hot Heat and the like peddling this simple old-school garage rock to the point where I'm, frankly, somewhat sick of hearing it all again.

Sure, most of these bands are able to produce the odd catchy number, and The Whigs do no worse than most - with 'Like A Vibration' and 'Right Hand On My Heart' probably the pick of those on offer here. Live, or in short doses on radio or in a club, I'm sure they're enjoyable, but the record failed to provide anything new or exciting to hold my attention. What's more, I don't know if it's just me, but I found the sound quality really poor, so I had to turn the volume up just to make out much. To be honest, I almost wish I hadn't bothered.
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By M. Bhangal TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2008
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What was cool in 1992 is now consigned to Dad Rock, and there's certainly a feeling of this in Mission Control. The soul of the album sticks very closely to its sources but never betters or extends them.

What we are left with are well crafted songs that show obvious musicianship/songwriting, and that sound pretty good when played loud, yet contain little to really touch us with their uniqueness. My lasting impression is of up Oasis/RadioHead/Travis album tracks - good but will never make single releases. That all sounds more negative than it should though. I'm not saying this is more WoodenWall than WonderWall.

Mission Control is certainly not a bad album. I can see it appealing to a lot of people that are sick of Emo, R+B, cheesy club dance and electroclash, and just want a good no-nonsense rock album to listen to, because thats what we have here.

Oh, and can the reviewers claiming poor sound quality please invest in a decent sound system before reviewing music. Listening to a CD on a car stereo and then complaining about poor sound is just wrong!
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By Tramps like us VINE VOICE on 21 Aug. 2008
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Athens Georgia has been the birthplace of many a band - REM and the B52s being the most notable. To that list you can now add the Whigs. Although they will probably not reach the heights of fame of their state siblings the Whigs are a perfectly adequate rock band. The strongest tracks - to my ears anyway were the opener - "Like a Vibration" which is a good rocker reminding me very much of Iggy and the Stooges and "Hot Bed" which is another good time hook happy song.
It seems that the band have taken a lot of influence not only from late 70s English punk but also from the British invasion of the early 60s and I can definitely hear a Beatles influence on tracks like "Sleep Sunshine".
I enjoyed the album - it's by no means a classic but very listenable.
It is quite a short album at 37 minutes which is a shame. If my iPod hadn't given up the ghost i would have reviewed this sooner but having to go back and listen to it again was not an arduous task - if you weren't that keen on first listen go back and have another try as it does repay repeated listening.
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