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Devolver

The WaybacksAudio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 30, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: February 12, 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Waybacks
  • ASIN: B0000665UV
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #180,264 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Likkus Interruptus
2. Compadres In The Old Sierra Madre
3. Gone Wayback
4. Been Around
5. Scrapple From The Apple
6. The Last Steam Engine Train
7. I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
8. McHattie's Waltz
9. The Witch Of The Westmereland
10. JNPT
11. Cluck Old Hen

Editorial Reviews

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... [The Waybacks'] Devolver album is as fine an example of hot picking as you're likely to find... It's a remarkably assured debut... -- Chris Nickson, Folk Roots Magazine, June, 2000

A terrific record, guys. One of the best I've heard in recent months. -- Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street, on WUSB-FM, Stony Brook, NY

Any music fans (like myself) who miss the earlier versions of the David Grisman Quartet would probably enjoy The Waybacks. -- Bill Frater, Freighttrainboogie.com

Breathtaking virtuosity, dazzling pyrotechnics, heartbreaking melodies, foot-stompin, ass-kickin music - thats what it is. And then some. -- Terry McGovern, San Francisco Bay Area televison & radio personality

The Waybacks ... make their mark by stretching the so-called hillbilly music into places you wouldn't expect it to go. -- Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News, March 7, 2000

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haggis July 10, 2000
By murdo
Format:Audio CD
I am very impressed with this album and have not stopped listening to it since I got it. Beautiful musicianship and a lovely choice of material, well executed, make this an album to enhance any acoustic music lovers collection. But the main reason I love it is that the band sound like they're having FUN ! , an ingredient often missing these days! Living in the UK means that I have never seen the Waybacks live, so hopefully they will be making a trip across the 'pond' soon. I can't wait!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
If you live anywhere in their performing sphere of influence, run - don't walk - to the next Waybacks gig. They can do things live that would probably melt most recording devices. If you can't see them live or if, like me, you don't get to see them live often enough to suit the itch, get the CD. I've probably worn out one CD by now. It's really fun music. A little bit of many styles blended together by incredible musicianship. Their rendition of Witch of the Westmereland is phenomenal.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These boys are hot! July 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Who says there's no drums in Bluegrass, or Newgrass, or Acoustic Mayhem, or whatever they call this stuff? "Folkadelic" might be more apropros. This amalgam of unassuming, tightly-picked fun is pure Americana with the roots growing out.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely awesome! February 25, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The first time I heard this CD, I didn't think it was anything really special. The second time I thought it was pretty cool. And by the third time it was my second favorite CD of all time (second only to Cake's Fashion Nugget). Incredible music, especially their instrumentals. A variety of types within the bluegrass/folk genere. Don't forget to listen to the last track (the untitled one) -- you're laugh your arse off.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Devolution July 23, 2002
Format:Audio CD
It's rewarding to find a band on the brink of emergence as a force. That's force not farce. Devolver encompasses several genres and is not limited to bluegrass. The Waybacks are accomplished in interpreting jazz (Bird's "Scrapple From the Apple"), Celtic (Fischer's "Witch"), among other styles. This band, to put it simply, is fun to be around. Don't miss the bonus track (#13) at the end of this CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of music June 26, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Waybacks are a Bay Area treasure I was lucky enough to come across on a trip there. Their talent is obvious in their range of music - from Irish-style ballads to American folk and beyond! Great driving music. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bring On the Acoustic Mayhem June 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Acoustic newgrass and "dawg music" projects typically inspire in me aversive reactions ranging from polite boredom to a painful skin rash. This recording, however, indicates clearly to file under "Acoustic Mayhem," an apparently new genre of music that gets me grinning every time I hear it.
The tracks on this CD leap from one acoustic setting to another--Celtic, blues, bebop jazz, Latin, cowboy music, Hot Club swing, country and bluegrass--often within the same song, sometimes running them alongside each other concurrently.
In doing so the band walks so many fine lines that I've lost count by now. The music is tasteful but never dull, enthusiastic but never sloppy, witty but never pretentious, virtuousic without becoming self-important. The British have a word for it: brilliant.
A sense of humor and fun seeps out through the entire CD. The band is clearly having a blast, and its infectious enthusiasm has been captured in the recording.
Oh, and the eight and a half minute version of CLUCK OLD HEN featuring Wayne Jacques on "nasty electric octave mandolin" is worth the price of admission alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff October 3, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Superb musicianship accompanying some lively and fun songs.... this is one you will have a hard time turning off. My favorite Waybacks album
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun, great music
The Waybacks' "Devolver" is sort of like a box of chocolates - you never know what you are going to get, but what you get is wonderful! Read more
Published 12 months ago by san franciscan
5.0 out of 5 stars I can see your aura and it's ugly... - The Waybacks, wow!
OK, so I haven't heard this CD yet - so what, I'm buying it now. I caught these guys opening for the hilarious Roy Zimmerman at McCabe's in Santa Monica CA and they blew my socks... Read more
Published on March 20, 2001 by Gregory L Dyas
5.0 out of 5 stars I Wan'na Be Like You
GREAT CD! These guys really have talent...how they play the ole fiddle and guitars the way they do is beyond me. I heard of them when I went to California... Read more
Published on January 3, 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Waybacks Bring it Home in a Big Way
Saw the Frenzied Five committing acoustic mayhem live before I heard the CD...You've never heard the likes of these licks! Read more
Published on June 24, 2000 by Michael Knowles
5.0 out of 5 stars at last!
These cats put on a tremendously entertaining live show, and fortunately for us they've captured their wonderful musical hijinks in the studio. Read more
Published on June 23, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars I challenge you all to sit still....
while listening to this masterpiece. Impossible! I can't take this to work anymore because people make fun of my Baloo chair dancing during "I Wan'na Be Like You". Read more
Published on June 22, 2000 by Amazon Customer
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