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Lipstick Lies & Gasoline

Fred EaglesmithAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (January 8, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B000002ZCS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,189 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Seven Shells
2. 105
3. Thinking
4. Bell
5. Drinking Too Much
6. Pontiac
7. Spookin' The Horses
8. Time To Get A Gun
9. Bell (Reprise)
10. Alcohol & Pills
11. Angel Of The Lord
12. Seven Shells (Crash)
13. Water In The Fuel

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Before this album, Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith had been something of a folkie, but on Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline, he rocks out, making most cuts as much about rhythm as anything else. The opening "Seven Shells" is almost all rhythm--slow, insistent and creepingly malevolent. Whether singing about relationships that either fade away (the pathetic "Drinking Too Much") or explode into violence, Eaglesmith's typically dark themes are well suited by these new arrangements, so even when his character studies are too broad to be revealing ("Time To Get A Gun"), or when his insights are banal ("Alcohol and Pills"), their pulsing musical settings still compel. --David Cantwell

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An all-time great March 30, 2003
By Bt
Format:Audio CD
Fred's previous releases like "Drive-In Movie(his best),"Things is Changin" and "Paradise Motel",to name a few, are considered classics by more than a few people. This disc is no different.A perfect mix of roots-rock,country and country/folk; the thing that distinguishes Fred from the other top-level artist is that this guy's songwriting is a step above most of 'em. What you get here is music that is not only timeless, but it hits you square between the eyes with their brutal honesty and heartbreaking melodies. He also cracks you up with his twisted sense of humor and he certainly has a way with words. This guy's in my top 3 in terms of favourite artists. A real maverick.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Must Hear This CD October 20, 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you have any interest at all in Folk, Country, or Rock music you need to hear this CD. Imagine Springsteen channelling Hank Williams. Fred Eaglesmith is the best thing that has happened to music in a couple years.
Listen to the CD and then see him live. It will change your life.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories from a great storyteller September 26, 2001
By BigAl
Format:Audio CD
Like a great story a great song communicates something about it's subject that strikes a chord in the reader or listener. The best songwriters are also great storytellers. In "Lipstick, Lies, and Gasoline" Fred Eaglesmith tells some great stories.
Fred's songs range in style from country to rock, with some folk thrown into the mix. "Drinking too Much" is a duet with Lynn Miles in the tradition of George Jones and Tammy Wynette while in "Thinking" Eaglesmith sounds like J.J. Cale.
"Alcohol & Pills" is a song about famous singers of the past (Hank Williams, Janis Joplin, Gram Parsons). "But fame doesn't take away the pain/it just pays the bills/and you wind up on alcohol and pills".
In "105", his ode to the thrill of speed Fred sings "I like to drive at a hundred and five/It's just how fast I gotta go/ I got the gears and I got the motor/ Ain't no reason to go slow"
Get this CD for some great songs, and some great stories.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The music on this CD gets under your skin and crawls all up and down your nerve endings. The more I listen the more I love it. This is coming from a non-country music lover too. On first listening, I found there were songs that had *too much* twang. Now, I couldn't imagine them sounding any other way. All the way from, my personal favorite, 105 to Water in the Fuel you are moved along at a break neck speed that makes your brain swirl and your body move. Just be ready with the toothpick for the bugs in your teeth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What is it About These Canadians? April 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Fred Eaglesmith, the Cowboy Junkies, the Band.Just what is it about Canada that drives this edgy, melancholy music? This is the first time I have heard any of Eaglesmith's work, but after only a few hearings I am convinced that he has inherited the spirit of those other Canadian greats, the late and very much missed Richard Manuel and his Band colleague Rick Danko. His voice and his stinging band echo some of the Band's finest moments. Compare Fred's Spookin'the Horses with Danko's wonderful It Makes No Difference, and the desperation of Seven Shells recalls Manuel's passion on King Harvest. This is a compelling CD, ranging from the drivin' 105, the bittersweet traveller in Water In The Fuel, and the groove of Pontiac. South Ontario has produced a worthy sucessor to the Band in Fred Eaglesmith.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Listening to Fred Eaglesmith is an extraordinary experience. His work is phenomenal on several levels--carefully-crafted and truly inspired (yet understated to the point of seeming accidental) lyrics; great sense of place; great sense of rhythm; I could go on & on. Buy this CD. And if you can, search out his hard-to-find "Drive in Movie," which is every bit as good. "Things is Changin'," another hard CD to find, shows a more acoustic side of Mr. Eaglesmith.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Time June 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Hearing Fred Eaglesmith for the first time was like a first kiss. Mesmerizing, rockin', and soulful.Although the subject matter can be a bit dark, the music is uplifting.It rang a" Bell", gonna jump in the old"Pontaic", if there's no "Water In The Fuel", go down Hwy "105" and do a little "Drinking To Much", And "Thinking" of Fred Eaglesmith and how I wish I was were he was tonight so I could drop in and here him in person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album is That Good. May 26, 2006
By S. Rynd
Format:Audio CD
There's a reason all of the other reviewers have rated this album so highly. It is that good.

Fred may be the best little known singer/songwriter out there. He's certainly the best I've heard. For most of this album Fred explores lives and loves that just haven't worked out--or in the case of the haunting Seven Shells, won't work out. The downside of everyday existence is presented with compassion, humor and underneath it all, a faint trace of optimism.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT
Good selection of many of his great songs.. He is a great singer and you can understand toe words of the songs when he sings.
Published 7 months ago by Barbara Corry
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Does It Again
Fred Eaglesmith, this album is gutsy, gritty, speaks to my heart even though I am a recovering alcoholic I love the "Outlaw Country" only Fred can place on the table and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by JASON HOUSER
5.0 out of 5 stars Got Fred?
Fred Eaglesmith is a true original (sorry for the cliche) whose songwriting touches so many of us...if you haven't heard of Fred Eaglesmith check out this you buy another.
Published 20 months ago by steve
5.0 out of 5 stars My all time favorite.
This is the best CD of Fred Eaglesmith's that I have purchased. Have shared it with many. He is awesome.
Published 21 months ago by Pam Besonen
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty and unique: Wonderful album
Fred Eaglesmith's "Lipstick, Lies, and Gasoline" is a truly unique album exhibiting a wonderful blend of country, rock, folk, and, I would add, a touch of industrial music styles. Read more
Published on September 30, 2009 by Friggy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fred Eaglesmith - Lipstick Lies and Gasoline
Fred Eaglesmith is an acquired taste for some, much like Johnny Cash. But I haven't run across anyone who doesn't eventually like his music ;)
Fred plays a Canadian... Read more
Published on April 25, 2008 by Allister D. Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent singer/songwriter
Fred Eaglesmith is a very talented "grassroots" singer/songwriter. If you like Ray Wylie Hubbard, you will probably like Fred Eaglesmith, too. Read more
Published on March 22, 2008 by LD in TX
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