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Let’s just get it out of the way right up front: In the five years
between his last album, Good Times, and his new Dualtone Records
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  • Audio CD (September 8, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B00000AEG9
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #177,105 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Despite its title, the first nationally released album by this Texas maverick establishes Robison as considerably more than a good-time Charlie. From the sardonic bite of "Sunset Boulevard" and "You're Not the Best" to the alcohol-fueled, nursery-rhyme whimsy of "Barlight," Robison provides a compelling blend of roadhouse swagger, whiplash humor, and an ornery streak that stretches from Austin to San Antonio. Label-mate brother Bruce Robison and Bruce's wife Kelly Willis provide vocal support, and the smoky balladry of the album-closing "Molly's Blues" would do John Prine or Steve Earle proud. Amid a musical landscape littered with alt-country wannabes and tinhorn rebels, Charlie Robison is the real deal, an artist who sticks to his guns. --Don McLeese

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This is some real good country music out of Texas.
S. O'Brien
Distinctive voice, good band, great writer with a wide selection of topics.
D. Powers
This disc is always in my CD changer and is one of my all time favorites.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
He's a rocker, he's a honky-tonker, he makes you laugh, he makes you think. He's Charlie Robison. The Hank Williams of the new millenium? Perhaps. He's 1 part Steve Earle, 1 part John Prine, 3 parts Texas. If there is justice in this world, Charlie Robison will be a huge star. I've seen him 3 times now. At Floore's Country Store in Helotes Tx., Cibolo Creek Country Club (near Bracken Tx.), and most recently (Sat. 8/7/99) at the Caberet in his home town of Bandera Tx. As usual, he blew the roof off the place. He is very nice and down to Earth. I have met him twice and I can attest to this first hand. He is the classic tall Texan (He's 6'3" at least) honky-tonk, rock & roll country renegade, and his brand of unbridled country filled with humor, killin', cheatin', and pure Texas attitude must surely put Nashville to shame!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Hamlin on February 13, 2001
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I had the good fortune to meet Mr. Robison at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas as "Life of the Party" was being released, and in the flurry of chicas fawning over him after the rockin' show [obviously oblivious to his recent engagement to bride [oh yeah, and Dixie Chick] Emily nee' Erwin], he was as open and warm as he was onstage, and yes, as devilishly handsome besides. And generous with his Marlboro stash, too.
Charlie's one of the great things about Texas music - he's a good ol' boy [and not in the golf-course variety] who tells a good story through some great music and makes the crowd feel like they're having a party with friends.
"Barlight" begs for beer and friends, and justly so, "I Don't Feel That Way" is the perfect get-over-your-ex song, "You're Not the Best" continues in a similar vein, "Poor Man's Son" jams with a Texas Tornadoes / border feel, and "Sunset Boulevard" jabs the rock-n-roll lifestyle. A great album from a talented artist from a family full of them, and a hell of a nice guy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "ledthered" on September 8, 2000
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I discovered Charlie after I started listening to Dallas' great Americana station (KHYI which can be listened to on the web at [...] between 6 am and 10 pm). I love his songs, he's a great storyteller and witty as hell. This cd gets a lot of play in my car.....even my 15 yr old teen princess who normally listens to Britney, Christina, N'Sync and all that other teen garbage likes Charlie...she especially likes what she calls "The Ugly Girl Song" ("You're Not the Best"). Her favorite line "an ugly girl will leave you too but then again who really cares." There is some hope for the youth of America I guess when it comes to music. I've promised to take her to see him if he ever comes to the Sons of Hermann.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Michael Curtis on February 5, 2000
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"Life Of The Party" is one of the best CDs I've picked up in recent years. Charlie may very well be the Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd singer-songwriter) of the 21st Century. Highlights of the CD include "Barlight", "You're Not The Best", "Sunset Boulevard", & "My Hometown". I'm willing bet that "My Hometown" & "You're Not The Best" will be referred to as classics a few years from now. I'll admit, I got into Charlie's music because I'm a Dixie Chicks fan & I wanted to see if "their banjo player's husband" was any good. Well, he is! I'm sure I would've eventually picked up (& enjoyed) his CDs even if I hadn't been a Dixie Chicks fan. His music has a politically incorrect, no BS attitude that is otherwise sorely missed in Country music today - if not music in general. GO GET THIS ONE!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 1999
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You will love this. This CD pretty much stays in my player. Great music - Charlie comes through. If you ever get a chance, see him live.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 15, 2002
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What you see is what you get with this Bandera, Texas native. A straight-shooting, hard-working, singing/songwriting country boy with wisdom beyond his years and a Dylanesque edge to his whiskey-soaked voice. His writing soars at times: "Loving County," "Sunset Boulevard," and "Indianola" are stellar first person tales of unrequited love and war. "My Hometown" is the gem, a hilarious tale of a young man's ambition and having to come to terms with his own reality of buried dreams. Robison uses uncontrived blue collar commonality with the ease of someone who's convinced it's time to enjoy the fruits of his labors, and it's hard to argue with good old-fashioned hard work.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Miller on December 31, 2001
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I am a city girl, all the way. However, a friend turned me onto Charlie Robison with the song "Lights of Lovin' County", and I had to hear more. This cd is solid all the way through, with songs of several different moods and tempos, and a dash of humor thrown in. Charlie tells amusing tales with his songs, and focuses on this aspect of his music. No carried-away guitar solos here, or high-falutin' vocal gymnastics. Just good-natured Texas music (I hesitate to call it country which brings up images of Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire in my head, yuck) which is perfect for a backyard BBQ or a road trip or just drinkin' a beer. Give this one a listen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CindyP1205@aol.com on February 15, 1999
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What a great CD!! I can't seem to listen to anything else since I bought it. Charlie Robison has a sound all his own that is very refreshing in country music today. I grew up listening to the music of my parents: Willie, Waylon, and Kris. The way Charlie reminds me of those greats is his refusal to do it any other way than his own. Barlight is a catchy song that already gets a lot of airplay on the local staion, and The Best That I Can Do is hysterical! Sunset Boulevard and Loving County are in a tight race for my favorite, but I love EVERY song. If you can't decide if this CD is for you or not, ask yourself these questions: Do you like really good music? Do you have a sense of humor? Are you tired of all the acts that sound just alike? Do you want to hear some of the coolest music to ever come out of Texas (and that is saying A LOT!)? If you answered "yes" to any of these, Charlie is your man.
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