Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Youth & Young Manhood


Hurry - Only 3 left in stock!
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Kings Of Leon: Caleb Followill (vocals, guitar); Matthew Followill (guitar); Jared Followill (bass); Nathan Followill (drums, background vocals).
  • Additional personnel: Angelo (acoustic & electric guitar); Ethan Johns (guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, percussion).
  • Recorded at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, California; Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California; House Of Blues Studios, Memphis, Tennessee; Ocean Way Studios and GroundStar Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Personnel: Caleb Followill (vocals); Matthew Followill (guitar); Nathan Followill (drums, percussion, background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Ethan Johns.
  • Recording information: Groundstar Studios, Nashville, TN; House Of Blues Studio, Memphis, TN; Ocean Way Studios, Nashville, TN; Shangri-la Studios, Malibu, CA; Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, CA.
  • Photographer: Colin Lane.
  • Arranger: Ethan Johns.
  • Though Kings of Leon hail from the South and boast a collective hirsute quality that would make CCR proud, they are neither Skynyrd-worshipping Southern rock revivalists nor country-tinged roots-rockers. Rather, their raw, shambling sound suggests a cross between the garage rock of the Strokes and White Stripes and the heartland sleaze-rock of Nashville Pussy. In fact, if the aforementioned garage types hadn't loosened up the music industry a bit, it would be hard to imagine a band as down-and-dirty as this foursome getting a major label deal. The songs aren't all blazing stompers; there are the occasional touches of acoustic guitar and piano and even a waltz tempo on one tune, but still in the same pointedly discombobulated spirit as the rockers. A hidden track on the end that sounds like EXILE-era Stones in heroin-country mode offers a hint to the Kings' deeper roots and leaves the option of sonic advancement open for the future.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/25/03, p.107) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2003"

Rolling Stone (9/4/03, p.138) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The thrill is in the groove. Some of the time that means jacked-up garage punk...but the Kings are also a Southern rhythm section to the core..."

Spin (8/03, pp.111-2) - "...[Kings of Leon] bash and pop like they've been rock stars for years....drifts with the sort of slack backwoods passion Dylan found in Nashville skylines and the Stones saw in wild horses..." - Grade: B+

Entertainment Weekly (8/22-29/03, p.132) - "...Nashville's Kings shake up [Southern rock's] rural tendencies with the clamor of garage rock, mixing compact chords, frantic leads, and bashing drums with frontman Caleb Followill's drawl..." - Rating: B+

Q (01/01/04, p.83) - Ranked #4 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[Who] would think a mix of Lynyrd Skynyrd-style boogie and New YOrk garage-punk could work this well?"

Uncut (8/03, p.110) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The kind of life-affirming, slack-strung Gibson SG, four-to-the-floor sonic blitz that makes you want to chain-smoke full-strength Chesterfields chased with lids of Hawaiian while swigging a court of Jim by the neck..."

Magnet (9/03, p.105) - "...With unlikely injections of Wet Willie and lyrical stories told in a drawled yell....[The Kings] were weaned on the car radio, grocery-store rock mags and hours sitting inside hot-ass laundromats..."

Mojo (Publisher) (01/01/04, p.59) - Ranked #14 in Mojo's "The Best of 2003"

Mojo (Publisher) (9/03, p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Pedal steel guitars beckon, suggesting that the Kings of Leon are more than the right band at the right time..."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
Home » Music » Pop » Southern Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Youth & Young Manhood on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.

Back to top