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Big Iron World

Old Crow Medicine ShowAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to ... Read more in Amazon's Old Crow Medicine Show Store

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  • Audio CD (August 29, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nettwerk Records
  • ASIN: B000FNO1DE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,331 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Big Iron World is the sophomore collection of songs by Old Crow Medicine Show, who once again dive headlong into the musical past and return with a few time-tested themes for the present. These themes spring from the hardest hitting notes of America's music vernacular, tapped from sources deep in the ground but refi ned and redefi ned by fresh new voices. Work Songs, Play Songs, Blues Songs, Drug Songs, Protest Songs, Killin' Songs, Love Songs, and a few songs about Spiritual Renewal: tunes like tungsten to scorch the night. All these pulses with the stabbing beat that only OCMS can deliver. The firebrand bass slap of Morgan Jahnig, the "put a little mustard on it" rake of Kevin Hayes' guitjo, the drilling banjo fever of Critter Fuqua, the hell-bent fiddling of Ketch Secor, the red hot attack of Willie Watson guitar, the gunfire crack of Gillian Welch's drums, all expertly harnessed and finely tuned by the precise ear of producer David Rawlings. Crank it up, dial it in, pour it on. Welcome to the Big Iron World.

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A concept album about gigantic household appliances taking over the world? No such luck. As the images of Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Sun-era Elvis floating in the background might indicate, this Nashville band is strictly old school, singing about unemployed riverboat workers, covering Woody Guthrie and plucking banjos like there was no tomorrow. Produced by David Rawlings, Big Iron World boasts the expected barnstormers ("Cocaine Habit") and late-night meditations ("God's Got It") alongside a handful of folkie sing-a-longs ("Down Home Girl") and a thoroughly unexpected reference to Karl Rove. And where else are you going to hear songstress Gillian Welch banging away on the drums? --Aidin Vaziri

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good tunes just keep on coming from OCMS August 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
After the profound impact of the David Rawlings produced "O.C.M.S.," to my music collection, my pre-order of "Big Iron World" came with pretty high expectations. I've listened to it three times since receiving it in the mail last night and though it doesn't sport tracks with the immediate staying power of "Wagon Wheel," "Big Iron World" does pull some wonderfully surprising punches. Though he doesn't capture OCMS's live act at it's fullest (and who really could), Rawlings' production once again manages to maintain OCMS's authenticity and pushes their "old-time" music into the modern area, without a hint of the tacky, over-produced, artificial, gimmicks, heard on other neo-bluegrass records.

"Big Iron World" is not an album stuck in history, or looking to bite of the accomplishments of the past. With "Big Iron World," OCMS once again displays its own sound, pushing the limits of bluegrass/county/rock/punk/folk forward, while paying its respect and harkening back to the fables of Woody Guthrie, the picking of Muleskinner and the late 60's albums of Dylan. Moreover, the songs of "Big Iron World" comprise a complete body of work. The pro-union, "Union Maid" and folksy "James River Blues" are the standout tracks on an album that works as a whole, with each song complementing the next. As with all of OCMS's albums, "Big Iron World" is a breath of fresh air in comparison to most other albums put out by artists of a similar age. They have put together a great collection of songs to be enjoyed by fans of numerous genres.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's been growing on me February 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Having only really listened to the most recent previous album, I didn't know what to think of Big Iron World at first; it seemed quite a bit more bluesy than O.C.M.S., and I wasn't sure the change was for the better. After a dozen or so times through, though, I've got to say, they've got an uncanny ability to bring even a reluctant audience around.

There are a few songs on the album that I still don't love: Down Home Girl has a pretty monotone, repetitive sound; Union Maid is too obviously a throw-back; and Bobcat Tracks is just hokey.

Now that I got my complaints out, though, what a great album. My Good Gal is reminiscent of my favorite Louvin Brothers song (Knoxville Girl); New Virginia Creeper demands dancing; and I Hear Them All is up there with the best of American folk political protest songs. Just a great time, great musicians, and I wish they'd come play live in New England.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Record October 14, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Having already bough and loved the last OCMS record I was expecting to love this and was not disappointed. While this is bluegrass, old timey music it is also inexplicably modern. Loving bluegrass will no doubt help you love this album, but I also think it is good for anyone who like good lyrics and strong, different instrumental. If you usually like rock or even punk you'd probably like this album. A great album to add to your music collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Crow does it again September 5, 2006
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Format:Audio CD
OCMS is one of the best albums I've purchased in years. Old Crow has a unique sound with a little bit of folk, blues, roots, bluegrass, jugband....nothing else compares. I was eagerly awaiting this album and am definitely satisfied. Old Crow is a band you must see live...heard most of these songs last December in Nashville. The catchy tune "God's Got It" has been ringing in my head ever since that show, now I've got it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best album yet... September 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
"Eutaw" was a good album, but poor sound quality. It did not allow you to fully experience the greatness of Old Crow.

"O.C.M.S." was an unbelievable album that turned a lot of people into serious fans and left us wanting more.

"Big Iron World" is their best album yet. I hope the boys keep putting out this foot-tapping, smile-producing goodness for many years to come.

I keep turning my friends onto Old Crow, and would seriously recommend any of their albums to anyone who likes to jam.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OCMS just keeps getting better... November 17, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I just got this CD and can't stop listening to it. I didn't think it was possible for them to top the OCMS album, which is just outstanding, but they've done just that. After just one listen, I felt like I had been listening to this album for years and yet with every listen I hear something new. This is down-home, foot tappin', front porch, mountain music at its best. "James River Blues" grabs your soul and in my mind is this album's rival to Wagon Wheel from the first disc and worth the price alone. "Bobcat Tracks" is Dylanesque. "Down Home Girl" reminds me of Mayall's "The Turning Point". While certain songs clearly show their influence, this CD is nothing if not original.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More great tunes from the old crows! August 31, 2006
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Just got the CD yesterday from Amazon. I was also fortunate enough to see them live last night in louisville. As other people have said this CD does not contain as many up tempo songs as OCMS. With songs like Union Maid and I hear them all the CD seems to reflect their folk music roots more. Now that they have experienced some success with OCMS, I wondered if they would produce songs that sound a bit more mainstream. They certainly didnt sell out with this CD, to my delight they remained true to their signature bluegrass/folk/jugband sound that fans have grown to love. Support the band and order the CD.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Back The Dead !!! September 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
As I listened to this CD today for the first time it brought back memories of one of the BEST all time bands, The Grateful Dead. The CD reminds one of Jerry Garcia and Company ! Even the song titles of Cocaine Habit, Minglewood Blues, New Virginia Creper, and Don't Ride That Horse are so Dead Like. The opener, Down Home Girl starts the listener on the road that one does not want to end. OCMS you have one of the finest CDs out there. I am sure I will play it over and over and can't wait till your next release !!!
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Published 28 days ago by matt dague
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good stuff:-)
Published 3 months ago by Dottie
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought this for my husband.
We have a fire engine red Camaro z28 convertible and we love to take a ride listening to music. He loves it.
Published 6 months ago by Sherry
1.0 out of 5 stars No it is not.
I have checked with my local scientist and he said the title of this album was a pure falsehood. I will buy when they start telling the truth.
Published 8 months ago by StuRob
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
I love Old Crow Medicine Show! The shipping was fast with no problems! I would recommend they to anybody that likes this type music.
Published 9 months ago by Jimmy A. Golden
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best album!
I like most of what Old Crow does but this is by far their best work overall in my opinion. I listen to it quite often.
Published 10 months ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Love OCMS!
Old Crow is the best band if you like old timey upbeat stuff! This CD just puts me in a good mood and even my toddler son loves to dance to it.
Published 11 months ago by loreleigal
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic purchase!!
My mother in law heard of Old Crow Medicine Show while on holiday in Canada. She just happened to walk into a store that was playing this CD. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Kirstin Monssen
1.0 out of 5 stars quality
bad recording sound quality maybe its a bad copy or something,I don,t know. also their choice of songs was poor.
Published 18 months ago by H. L. Reiten
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sound and a good set of songs
I got this for my father in law for Christmas. It has a good old rock and roll sound, great album.
Published 21 months ago by R. Stuart
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Ditto! Heard them at Wolf Trap this summer; fell in love with the song "I Hear Them All." Hauntingly beautiful. Have been trying to find a recording of it ever since then. In six days the search and wait will be over!
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