Year of birth : 1995
Age: 20 years
Place of birth : Los Angeles, USA
Citizenship : United States
Three school friends Levine, Carmichael and Madden in the early nineties formed the group "Kara`s Flowers", performing youth rock. Having signed a contract with the label "Reprise" musicians together with legendary producer Rob Cavallo, recorded and released their debut album. "Maroon 5 " is the name of a young rock band, composed of :
Adam Levine (vocals, guitar)
James Valentine (guitar)
Jesse Carmichael (keyboards)
Mickey Madden (bass)
Ryan Dusick (drums).
Although the age group and not so great, but before the story of the team originates from
90. Three school friends Levine,Carmichael and Madden in the early nineties formed the group "Kara`s Flowers", performing youth rock. Having signed a contract with the label "Reprise" musicians together with legendary producer Rob Cavallo, recorded and released their debut album. In 1999 he left the label "Reprise", the band renamed itself in "Maroon 5 "taking the band a new guitarist James Valentine. In addition to changing the name of the team somewhat changed his musical course, now the musicians birth to adult alternative pop / rock. The debut album "Songs About Jane" was released on June 25, 2002 on the label "Octone".
At first, the fashion for retro sound - no matter the 60s, 70s or even 80s -It was seen in show business as a kind of game : people like to dress up in clothes Stryj - Tisno let a couple of records. If you are lucky, some kind of target audience singing like a canary lovers on this product exists. And in the case of failure, you can say with a clear conscience : Well, convincedthat the train has left and you do not need this to anyone ? Then, The Ark, Electric Six and Scissors Sisters made a revolution on the dance floor and were able to interest svimi untimely songs quite a large audience. A new race - now every record company urgently needed a bit of glam, disco, or at worst, a new wave. Moreover, it is desirable to easily adaptable to the needs of the current line production and under sound standards of XXI century.
Maroon 5 make alternativschikov average strike one, squeezed with some benefit for themselves in the " wave " of the frame. In recording "Songs About Jane" group helped the whole group of programmers and backing vocalists. From full of broken rhythms and choral groan mannered song "Shiver" bears the influence of a mile violet dwarf Prince (Prince). And in "She Will Be Loved" and "Must Get On" singing guitarist Adam Levine (Adam Levine) carefully zakashivaet by Sting and Bono at the same time, harmonies and even this number is somewhat similar whether on within Police ,whether on the U2 rannyh, that`s just added to the rhythm of the verse of little computer - rustling syncopation remind the listener of what year this ballad written. From the opening beats "The Sun" and expect to continue in the style of Stevie Wonder (Stevie Wonder) - and it is really happening ,however, instead of the expected electric piano party undertakes alternativschiki favorite guitar with bubbling flanging. It is continuing in the tradition of song Tears For Fears and has the aforementioned Prince here.
But what is interesting - like style and respected, and the music itself is not bad in itself ,and the expected effect of nostalgic joy of listening to the album does not arise. So, another piece of pretty good songs. It seems, Maroon 5, unlike Electric Six and Scissors Sisters too seriously approached the issue of stylistic conformity. Still prinsovsko - stingovskie cases involve some looseness of execution -looseness, sometimes passing into a kind of looseness kayfovo. Here guys sound pretty awkward, as if afraid of accidentally spilling so hard to sound mixed cocktail. However, in the room "Sunday Mourning" they manage to reach the same state of lung otvyaza, which features the best representatives of the genre.Continuing in the same spirit, the guys may well achieve something worthwhile.