Kerosene Hat

August 5, 2008 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 5, 2008
  • Release Date: August 5, 2008
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2000 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:06:56
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  • ASIN: B001CPZD4A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,476 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Love this cd.....21 years and like 6 copies later, still love it!
H2Family
The music here is good, and combines a lot of different elements and influences.
Lonnie E. Holder
I recomend this to anyone who is a fan of good music like cracker.
"guillome"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "howlinw" on May 12, 2004
Format: Audio CD
One of the first albums in my now gigantic collection, Kerosene Hat is an odd man out, difficult to categorize despite its familiar roots-rock sound. Oddly romantic-sounding without trying to be (actually, all the more so for the fact that its blunt irony and unforced wittiness removes all "romatic" cliches leaving it sounding surprisingly honest and clear of hackneyed sentimentalism) it seems closer in hindsight to "alt-country" than to any of its grunge-rock contemporaries. I'd place it in the same basic category as the Jayhawks' "Hollywood Town Hall" which came out around the same time. What amazes me is that an album like this actually contained some "hits" which appealed to the popular consciousness enough to get Cracker on MTV and all over burgeoning alt-rock radio stations. Usually bands this intelligent are doomed to obscurity, for record geeks like me (and possibly you) to find and treasure while our girlfriends roll their eyes.
Like one reviewer below, I too would listen to this album back in high school and dream of beautiful women. I see no shame in that. It's an album that induces such hopefulness (or wishful thinking), and that's saying something for it. No it's not "Exile on Main Street" but it's in that vein for those of us who lived and breathed the early alt-rock movement, before crass commericialism sucked all the life out of it.
I'll conclude this diatribe by urging Cracker to create another album this good. I know they'll never read this, but in case someone who knows them does, please pass on the message.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. W. Ruthen on October 19, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'm ordering Cracker's The Golden Age, which, for some reason, I don't own, and I started reading the reviews for Kerosene Hat. It's very validating to read that others feel like I do--that this album is pure brilliance from start to finish. I've had it for years, of course, and keep returning to it again and again (along with the 3 other Cracker albums I own). It's one of the 15 or so CDs I have that never get to rest for long. One of my best memories of it, however, came only a couple of years ago when I discovered that, like me, my cousin is a huge Cracker fan. A few months later, a group of us were walking to a free Cracker show at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, and he and I started singing "Take Me Down to the Infirmary" at the top of our lungs. Every time I listen to the album, I hear something new to love. The songs are so well written and executed while sounding spontaneous and real, not slick and manufactured. I like that Cracker is not hugely popular. I don't want to share with just anybody. In conclusion, here's a great description of the band I read in some online review a few years ago (can't remember where, or the exact wording, but thanks, whoever you are....): "Cracker is the most normal weird band out there and the weirdest normal band out there."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 1998
Format: Audio CD
Hidden tracks and tomfoolery highlight this effort from Central Virginia transplants, Cracker. Often featured artists at the Capital City Barn Dance, this band lends itself to utilizing all available means to produce lighthearted entertainment. From hardrocking tracks such as 'Let's go for a Ride' and 'Movie Star' to the melancholic anthem on the hidden track 'Eurotrash Girl,' (Suggestively hidden on track 69 of the CD)this Disc is sure to provide a wonderful soundtrack for any sort of frivolity. Frontman David Lowery displays the full range of emotions from happy-go-lucky to shit-out-of-luck. Guitarist Johnny Hickman's soulful eclectic style complements Lowery and his very emotional presentations.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 1999
Format: Audio CD
A follow-up to their debut masterpiece, this collection brings more electric guitar-work to the mix in a way reminescent of Keith Richards and Mick Taylor. Full of catchy riffs, a stellar rythtym section, and open-throttle vocals, this melodic work represents what a four-piece rock band is all about. "Nostalgia" captures the wonder of the space age in an upbeat, contagious, guitar-woven gem. The intros to "Take Me Down To The Infirmary" and its sister song "I Want Everything" are beautifully sculpted phrases for which the Gibson Les Paul was created to inspire. The fun secret track #69, "Eurotrash Girl", is a live favorite. Three chords never sounded so good as in "Get Off This". David Lowery and Johnny Hickman harmonize to like a boy-girl team adding another sweet dimension to their songs. The second and last of their great albums and last one with bassist, backing vocalist and co-writer David Faragher and drummer Michael Urbano.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ronald S. Cohen on December 12, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I liked Cracker from the first time I saw them at Doug Weston's Troubador. I've now seen them many times, and I realize I'm not alone. Last time I saw them at House of Blues, they were joined by Joan Osborne, Counting Crows, and Graham Parker. The amazing thing about the duets was that the "special guest stars" new the songs like their own, and genuinely enjoyed being there. Osborne wouldn't even leave the stage when she wasn't featured, she just sat on a speaker and sang along like the rest of the crowd.
The reason is clear: Cracker rocks, and especially on this album. For those who don't know, I think the music is a mix of rock, punk, country and blues, with a strong dose of alternative, whatever that is. More than anything, its creative and unique.
Make sure to stick around for the hidden track.
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