Paraphernalia (album)

Paraphernalia
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 1999
Recorded1995 - 1998
GenreHard rock, power pop
Length54:34
LabelSpitfire / Stoney Records
ProducerChip Z'Nuff, Donnie Vie
Enuff Z'nuff chronology
Seven
(1997)
Paraphernalia
(1999)
10
(2000)
Singles from Paraphernalia
  1. "Freak"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

This record is one of a string of mid-career recordings by Chicago natives Enuff Z'Nuff. Paraphernalia is arguably heavier in nature than many of their previous recordings. This album is also notable for its guest appearances from other famous Chicago area musicians, including Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, James Young of Styx, and Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins, all featured on lead guitar for several of the album's tracks.[2]

A promotional video was shot for the single "Freak." The director of the video, comedian Matt Kissane, is also a Chicago resident. Clips from the "Freak" video were televised nationally on VH-1.[3] The song "Ain't It Funny" also received national exposure with the band's live performance on The Jenny Jones Show."

The cover art of the U.S. version of the album is a homage to the rock band Queen's second album, "Queen II." The Japanese version of Paraphernalia (released earlier than the U.S. ion) features different artwork and fewer songs than its domestic counterpart. While promoting this record, the full band toured in Japan for the first time, where they have found some success over the years.

Track listing[]

  1. "Freak" – 4:54
  2. "Top of the Hill" – 2:53
  3. "Ain't It Funny" – 3:44
  4. "Believe in Love" – 4:36
  5. "Habit" – 4:01
  6. "Baby You're the Greatest" – 4:42
  7. "Someday" – 3:43
  8. "Unemotional" – 3:57
  9. "Invisible" – 4:19
  10. "All Alone" – 4:10
  11. "Everything Works if You Let It" – 3:17
  12. "Save Me" (U.S. Release Only) – 3:30
  13. "No Place to Go" (U.S. Release Only) – 4:00
  14. "Loser of the World" – 2:29

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Release history[]

Country Release date
Japan July 17, 1998
United States May 4, 1999

References[]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Thomas. "Paraphernalia". Allmusic. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Where Pumpkins Fear To Tread Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 17, 2012
  3. ^ VH-1 Where Are They Now: Hair Bands IMDb. Retrieved January 17, 2012.