Citizen Wayne Double-Sided Poster
Released in 1997, Wayne Kramer's Citizen Wayne touched on the musical and personal circumstances that shaped his life on the previous two albums, and the 12 songs on Citizen Wayne formed a loose autobiographical suite that traced his life from the early days of the MC5 though his purgatory years behind bars, to his redemption in music and a newly focused sobriety. As good as the songs were -- and they're very good -- what really set Citizen Wayne apart was the production by David Was, which threw Kramer's music into an aural blender that balanced his guitar work against beds of synthesized and organic percussion, keyboards, and assorted noises.
The results staked out a provocative middle ground between hard rock and electronics that avoided the clichés of the former and the stiff angularity of the latter. While Kramer had previously worked with David Was as part of his mutant funk ensemble Was (Not Was), Citizen Wayne took some of the production techniques that informed that band's recordings and used them in the service of an album that was far more personal, organic, and revealing; Citizen Wayne was a brave experiment that succeeds far better than anyone might have expected given Kramer's history, and it's a genuine disappointment that it would be his last studio album for five years.
This poster is 14 x 18 inches and is in mint condition. It is promoting the album Citizen Wayne. It is two sided and the image of each side is shown. It is shipped rolled in a hard cardboard tube.