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Go Slow Down

BoDeansAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 2013)
  • Original Release Date: October 12, 1993
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Reprise Records
  • ASIN: B000002MNN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,659 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Closer To Free
2. Save A Little
3. A. In Trow/B. Texas Ride Song
4. Go Slow Down
5. Idaho
6. Freedom
7. The Other Side
8. Stay On
9. Feed The Fire
10. Cold Winter's Day
11. Something's Telling Me
12. Bonus Track 1

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Go Slow Down by BODEANS

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Like Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams, and Dave Alvin, the BoDeans suffer in the peculiar purgatory of being loved by critics and fellow musicians and pretty much ignored by the public at large. Neither side of that equation is likely to change with Go Slow Down, an album whose rocking hooks and soulful singing are likely to make music insiders salivate with pleasure and whose old-fashioned, homemade rock and roll sound is likely to leave radio and MTV cold. This is an album so good that it justifies the critics' constant comparisons of the BoDeans to Creedence and the Band, but this is not a friendly market for Creedence and Band reincarnations. --Geoffrey Himes

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album January 27, 2001
Format:Audio CD
In a just world, these guys would be all over the radio and MTV. Of course, nowadays, the really *good* music is NOT to be had in those places. You have to dig deeper!
Well, if you're on this page, you have dug deep enough to find the BoDeans, one of the best unsung bands around. "Go Slow Down," while not their best work (I still think that "Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams" retains that title), is nonetheless resplendent with very-good-to-stellar songwriting and clean, tight playing.
The best songs on the album, in my opinion, are the first five. After that, a slight bit of steam is lost, with the exception of "Stay On." But the entire album is still eminently enjoyable, and it is an especially great "driving album." (To quote Texas Ride Song: "Let's go, shall we/On through the Majesty." Great road trip music!
I also want to say that "In Trow" is one of the neatest little instrumental pieces I have ever heard, and I wish it was longer than it is.
Despite some songs that don't quite measure up to the first five, there is enough great homegrown, guitar-driven rock and roll and uplifting harmonies to justify this purchase and then some.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Infectious and Energizing January 2, 2001
By Aranion
Format:Audio CD
Like many listeners, I first encountered the BoDeans courtesy of the Fox show "Party of Five," as that show took "Closer to Free" as its theme. I borrowed the CD from the library, and have since purchased my own copy.
The BoDeans don't try to reinvent the wheel or to (purposefully) blaze new trails musically. They simply play and sing their hearts out, and it shows. I would liken this to a great bar band, and I mean that in the best sense of the phrase: a band in touch with everyday people, their longings, and their need to clap and sing along with great music. Many of the songs are laced with a bittersweet taste, but that makes them only that much more enjoyable, as life is like that as well.
The first four songs alone make the CD worth purchasing -- I dare you to listen to them and not dance in the car or in your living room as they play. You'll be strumming that air guitar and swaying in place before you realize it.
"Closer to Free" is basic and fun, and begs to be blared at high volumes. The next two songs, "Save a Little" and "Texas Ride Song" compel you clap and sing along, as well as grab the lyrics sheet so you know the words next time you listen to them. The Bodeans show their ability to take guitars and drums and construct amazingly infections pieces here. "Go Slow Down" is a slow, intense piece about a couple's physical closeness.
It's after these four songs that the CD lags a bit, but "Stay On" and "Feed the Fire" help pick up the pace and your attention.
If you like catchy, guitar-driven rock with heartfelt lyrics and rhythms, this album is a must-have.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ABOUT TIME I BOUGHT THIS CD March 31, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Who would have thought that just by hearing Something's Tell Me played on our indie radio station I would have ordered this CD!!! Glad I did, kinda rock n roll meets country??? It is my first Bo Deans CD, will not be the last, interesting style, good vocals, and I can dance around the house. I hope someone agrees that Go Slow Down is one sexy song. Doesn't matter that this an old CD, all that matters is that the music is very good!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have. May 11, 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is my favorite Bodeans album. It is a must have for anyone who likes this kind of relaxing music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars another fine Bodeans album February 1, 2013
Format:Audio CD
They may have made a show of being a roots band, and some of the earnestness can get overmuch, but what fine songwriting. "In Trow/Texas Ride Song" could not be more lovely, and "Freedom" is a lovely slow burn.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Gold Nugget Buried in a Pop Landscape March 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I realize I've come around to being a Bodeans fan late in the game, but bear with me. I'm slow but I do learn.

I used to live in Sonoma County in California. There's a funky little radio station there called The Krush that plays whatever they please, pretty much. I first caught the Bodeans on that station and did what I usually do when I first sample a new group -- I bought a 'best of' album called "Slash and Burn". My favorite cut on that album is "Fadeaway". It's one of my favorite songs to play when I'm heading out on a road trip.

I bought "Go Slow Down" at a used CD store without hearing any of the cuts beforehand. I love it. What finally turned me into a major fan was the way they seem to be able to veer between genres such as heavy blues, country, zydeco and light pop.

I really dislike being hammered by the same sound time after time on every album cut. Even too much of a good thing wears me out, so I like it when a band plays with my mood by altering the sound.

The Bodeans are a real treasure. If all you ever listen to are Top of the Pops sorts of radio stations, you'll probably never hear these guys and you're probably not the sort of person who could appreciate them. On the other hand, if your favorite thing is discovering a nugget of pure gold buried in the pop landscape, get a Bodeans album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest American bands to not break big August 25, 2014
By dexndiz
Format:Audio CD
Heartland rock and heavenly harmonies meet solid songwriting. One of the greatest American bands to not break big.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great studio work!
Song for song, their best studio album (their live albums are still their best work). Closer To Free got the most airplay thanks to Party of Five, but there are many other great... Read more
Published on March 7, 2012 by D. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars the best bodeans ever
" go slow down" is the best of the bodeans cd's, from the first time i saw them in austin tx i have held these guys in high admiration. Read more
Published on March 22, 2008 by Paul D. Sarn
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy if you're expecting 10 more like "Closer to Free"

This one I inherited by marriage, presumably because my wife bought it for the "Party... Read more
Published on April 22, 2005 by Greg Brady
2.0 out of 5 stars Tedious, save for one song
With the exception of Closer to Free, I found this CD to be markedly less listenable (=flat & lifeless) than "Home", "Black & White", and "Love... Read more
Published on April 26, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars A true Gem
This album will remain in my collection as one of my all time favorites. I can honestly say that Go Slow Down is as special to me as the Beatles' Rubber Soul. Read more
Published on October 9, 1999 by John Avila
5.0 out of 5 stars BoDeans - great road music, great music period
Go Slow down absolutely amazed me on a recent road trip. I had a business trip up the coast, too close to fly so I rented a car(put miles on business, not my personal car). Read more
Published on September 23, 1999
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