Here's a release report from the Plain Dealer in Cleveland. It was published Aug. 25, 2005.
BYLINE: Gary Graff, Special to The Plain Dealer
Andrew McMahon is already part of a successful band, Something Corporate. But that didn’t deter him from launching a solo project, Jack’s Mannequin, which this week released its debut album, “Everything in Transit” (Maverick).
McMahon describes the melodic, Beatles- and Beach Boys-influenced Jack’s Mannequin as “a little more laid back” than Something Corporate, although it does feature Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee on drums. “It’s very much about coming home to Southern California,” he explains, “and it’s inspired by a lot of Beach Boys. ‘Pet Sounds’ was the record I played on a loop while I did it. Then there was Tom Petty, Bob Dylan — a lot of old records inspired this record, mixed in with what I do.
“It’s a very pop record — the Beach Boys with my voice, in a sense.”
McMahon — who’s currently undergoing treatments for leukemia — is being mum on the origin of the Jack’s Mannequin moniker, however.