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Goodbye Normal Street

Turnpike TroubadoursAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 8, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bossier City Records
  • ASIN: B007MMRW1E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Gin smoke & Lies
2. Before the Devil knows We're dead
3. Southeastern Son
4. Call A Spade A Spade
5. Morgan Street
6. Gone, Gone, Gone
7. Good Lord Lorrie
8. Empty as a drum
9. Wrecked
10. Quit while I'm Ahead

Editorial Reviews

The Turnpike Troubadours, whose name derived from the bumpy Oklahoma toll-roads and their hard lived folk singing heroes, are proof that isolation can be the mother of originality. Cutting their teeth in the roadside dance halls and honk-tonks has made a serious impact on the band s musical style, which walks the line between Woody Guthrie and Waylon Jennings. Goodbye, Normal Street, the bands third album , is testament to the small towns in which they were raised. It combines folk, country, Cajun, and bluegrass with stories of longing, humor, tragedy, and general life in rural America. Breaking down traditional barriers between the audience and the stage is something in which they excel. Fast, gritty, and often drenched in beer, the Troubadours perform to both their fans and new audience members with a genuine sincerity about them. They continually gather ground both literally and figuratively as they travel up, down and across the country.
Luther Dickinson

Luther made his recording debut at age 14 and was soon touring with RL Burnside. In the late 1990 s, Luther produced Otha Turners albums Senegal to Senatobia and Everybody s Hollerin Goat. He went on to record with the Replacements, Mojo Nixon, Beck, Toy Caldwell, Billy Lee Riley, Lucero, John Hiatt, John Spencer and a host of others. As a member of the North Mississippi Allstars, The Black Crowes, South Memphis String Band and The Word, Luther has made himself widely known as both a talented musician and as a producer with Grammy nominations to prove it.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy Effort May 9, 2012
By Matthew
Format:Audio CD
TT has picked up where they left off on Diamonds and Gasoline. So far I don't like it quite as much as the previous, but the band is such an asset to Americana/Texas Country that even a subpar effort would help the genre. As so many good Austin-ish acts edge closer and closer to Nashville, TT has a simultaneously unique but comfortable sound that stands out.

Really good album. Anyone who likes red dirt music will appreciate this, and it is worth checking out for indie-folk fans too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Opening with banjo, fiddle and a strong backbeat, this Oklahoma quintet's third album quickly grabs your attention. Vocalist Evan Felker evinces both sorrow and anger as he surveys evidence of infidelity, singing with end-of-his-rope angst that brings to mind the heartbreak of Material Issue's Jim Ellison and the melancholy of the Gin Blossom's Robin Wilson. But the Turnpike Troubadours are no guitar-and-drums power pop band; they play hard-driving country that celebrates cheating the devil and laments soldiers stumbling into a revolving door of service. Felker highlights his characters with nearly invisible every day details, drawing a warm portrait of a neighborhood bar on "Morgan Street" and recounting the memories of a breakup in "Good Lord Lorrie." There's Cajun accordion, fiddle and second-line beats on several tunes, some Dylan-esque harmonica, and folk-styled finger picking accompanying the worried hopeful of "Empty as a Drum." The Troubadours deft mix of roots musics might be too complex for Nashville to market, but this will go down well with anyone who likes hard-lived country, folk and roots-rock music. [©2012 Hyperbolium]
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a shot July 5, 2012
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This is a fine album. though did not quite hit the mark for me like diamonds and gasoline. It's worth having, good musicians and lyrics. Hard to compare against an album (D&G) that I felt they hit out the park.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen to empty as a drum April 19, 2013
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Just listen to empty as a drum. If you don't fall in love with it, then you won't be interested. If you do fall in love with it, then every other song will build around that core song, and you'll be a happy camper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Return to The Past August 6, 2012
By kyaneo
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I am always suspicious of new music billed as even related to 'country' because I hate it. These guys sound like an excellent old fashioned country/bluegrass band. I am in heaven because this sound is hard to find these days. "You wrecked it all" is my favorite on the CD.Get it and enjoy.
PS I could have done without the dead animal on the insert. Vegetarians buy this type of music, too, you know.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New fan of the Troubs..... May 28, 2012
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I had never heard of this band before stumbling upon them. I am so glad that I did....

Great sound, strong musicianship, solid vocals and great songs, as well.

Any fan of good music will love this cd, imo.

I listened to parts of their other cds and this is their best effort, again, imo.

Buy it, enjoy it...!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE THIS BAND June 30, 2013
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I heard the Troubadors on the newly reestablished KOKE FM and downloaded Normal Street. Awesome sound, great lyrics, and real country with a little bluegrass thrown in. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead; Wrecked; Southeastern Son; and Blue Star are highlights but there's not a bad track on this collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! June 18, 2013
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This group was recommended by a friend. Thanks to him I have had a wonderful listening experience and thoroughly enjoyed this album. I look forward to finding their previous albums and the future ones as well!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by Ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another excellent album from the best band in country music today. Do yourself a favor....
Published 16 days ago by Beefy
5.0 out of 5 stars Stop comparing to Diamonds & Gasoline!
This is not Diamonds & Gasoline 2, this is Goodbye Normal Street. First of all, I loved this album, The lyrics were awesome! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Jake
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I highly recommend this album -- one of the few I can listen to all the way through and enjoy every song
Published 1 month ago by C. Luik
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
This is a great album... start to finish, there's no need to skip a track. Very pleased, great add to the collection.
Published 2 months ago by Eric Byrd
5.0 out of 5 stars REAL Country Music
Forget all the garbage you hear on the radio that disguises itself as country music. These guys play the real deal. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. M
3.0 out of 5 stars Good
I like this a lot, but it's not as distinctive or interesting as _Diamonds and Gasoline_. This one is more like mainstream country and has less bluegrass and Cajun influence than... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Dixie Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars So many great songs!
I'm a huge fan of The Old 97's and am always looking for something that sounds like them.
When I heard Wrecked from this album, I realized it must have either been written for... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Music
I've seen them twice at Musicfest in Steamboat and they're a real crowd pleaser. I'm not a country music fan, but these guys pen some awfully good songs that have made me a fan.
Published 5 months ago by ACK!
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice surprise
So into Diamonds and Gasoline that it's hard to beat. This cd is right there with D&G. Couple fab slow songs. Everyone of them is learn-able.
Published 5 months ago by P. Johnson
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