"The Urge" is the first Stuart Hamm album with a few vocal tracks and a few tracks ("Lone Star" and "Our Dreams") featuring Eric Johnson on guitar. "The Urge" includes bassist Hamm's unique rendition of the "Linus And Lucy (The Peanuts Theme" in the live bass solo "Quahogs Anyone?", recorded in Santa Barbara on September 27, 1990. Also making contributions on guitar are Buzzy Feiten, Harry K. Cody, Dawayne Bailey and Steve Recker. This CD is worth picking up for "Lone Star" and Hamm's live solo, at the very least.
|01:36||Welcome To My World||Instrumental|
|06:07||Who Do You Want Me To Be Today?||Vocal|
|05:32||If You're Scared, Stay Home!||Vocal|
|Stuart Hamm||Basses, Keys, Piccolo Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals, Production|
|Jonathan Mover||Drums, Additional Vocals|
|Harry K. Cody||Guitar|
|Dawayne Bailey||Rhythm Guitar|
|Steve Recker||Rhythm Guitar|
|Buzzy Feiten||Guitar, Additional Vocals|
|Steve Madero Horns||Background Vocals, Additional Vocals|
|Tommy Mars||Background Vocals|
|Tommy Lee||Additional Vocals|
|Shawn Berman||Vocals, Samples, Engineering Assistance|
|Micajah Ryan||Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar on bridge of "Our Dreams", Engineering, Mixing|
|Bob Arkin||Additional Vocals|
|Bill Morgan||Additional Vocals|
|Jorge Bermudez||Additional Vocals, Percussion|
|Bruce Hamm||Additional Vocals|
|Chris Hamm||Vocal Chant|
|Emily Ryan||Additional Vocals|
|Dan Goldberg||Additional Vocals|
|Lori Stoll||Cover Photography|
|Mark Leiloha||Live Photography|
|David Bett||Art Direction|
|"Quahogs Anyone?" is a bass solo recorded live at Santa Barbara, September 27, 1990.
"As Children" features the Children of the Valley Home Schoolers.
Recorded at Rumbo Studios, L.A..
Mixed at Ground Control, Santa Monica, CA.
Eric Johnson recorded at Austin City Recorders.