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  • Audio Cassette (February 2, 1999)
  • Label: Jackson Rubio Records
  • ASIN: B00000JUTB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,521,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
After seeing these guys live this past summer, I couldn't help but fall in love with this new album. "America" has a little bit for everyone: a lot of country-rock, a touch of hip-hop, and even a hawaiin ballad. "America" is definitely HRL's best yet. Songs like "Mississippi River" and "Lit'l Darlin" are sure to win over any listener the first time they are heard. "California" has almost a Doors meets George Jones feel to it. This cd is worth the 13 bucks you spend on it, hands down. So do your ears a favor and buy "America" and get the funk in your trousers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeremiah on May 22, 2000
Format: Audio CD
The album is excellent. The tunes are based off a road-trip Havalina took across American soil. If you enjoy No Depression Country, you may like this album. I wouldn't label it that genre, but it definitely has country influence. There's some mouth harp and banjo and yodeling (Matt yodels in track 17). <Dark Skies> is about Clint Eastwood in "The Good the Bad and the Ugly"; it rocks. <Borris the Milkman> is a sort of Errrie song, with catchy lyrics, about a guy from overseas who..."leaves his milk, and he takes his pay; then quietly he goes away." In addition to the quality sound, there's some art value that makes you think about...America.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Havalina Rail Co. is one of the most creative bands I have heard or seen in a long time. The amazing talent they possess is something that is very rare in the 90's. America is their finest album yet. Songs like Mississippi River and Flower of the Desert are sure to please. Others, like Bullfrog and California leave the listener in awe. I highly recommend giving America a spin.
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By Alaksatap on August 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Havalina albums tend to be stylistically diverse, but this time they really outdid themselves, creating a musical roadmap of the US of A. The album chugs along from jam-band rock to zydeco to surf rock to bebop jazz to latin rock to Hawaiian (and some other styles that the peoples Havlina very well may have invented by themselves) at the same easy pace as the band's van on the road trip that--legend has it--inspired the album.

The band uses a plethora of instruments to bring about their stylistic diversity--Matt Wignall alone plays banjo, pedal steel guitar, mouth harp, and harmonica in addition to handling the guitar and vocals. Orlando Jones is no slouch on the electric bass guitar or the upright bass (which, on a few songs, he plays with a bow, like a concert bassist). And there's no shortage of percussion--two dedicated percussionists in addition to the drummer, Jeff Suri (who also writes and sings three tracks) and Erick Nieto, who plays percussion when he isn't playing violin. There's also a guest musician playing organ (good, but not as awesome as the organ parts on "Space, Love, and Bullfighting"), and an appearance by Havalina's former saxaphonist.

What's truly amazing is that the variety of styles could so easily have turned into a disjointed mess, but they didn't. Instead the songs hold together (this is helped by the short songs peppered throughout, functioning as interludes), so that "America" is truly an album, not just a collection of songs.

Some of the highlights:

"Bullfrog": Seven minutes of Jeff Suri's best singing, amazing instrumental harmony, a sick bass riff, and a short interlude featuring real bullfrogs.

"Boris the Milkman": Russian / "Nightmare Before Christmas" inspired rock. A true Havlina original.
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