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Marah

MarahAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Within The Spirit Sagging

Biography

WHERE TIME COMES TO A HALT

It is hard to remain indifferent in front of this band. You feel trapped by their music, drunk with it.

Every performance by MARAH is an explosion of vitality, energy and authentic passion for pure, undistilled rock&roll. Their melodies are so wonderful that they almost hurt, hitting you with well-aimed blows of honesty. Getting through them is ... Read more in Amazon's Marah Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 3, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Black Dog Records/Redeye
  • ASIN: B000006HM6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,962 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fever
2. Another Day At Bay
3. Eventually Rock
4. Formula, Cola, Dollar Draft
5. Baby Love
6. Phantom Eyes
7. Rain Delay
8. Firecracker
9. Head On
10. For The Price Of A Song
11. 11 Boat
12. Limb
13. Bonus Track

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one of the few March 15, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the few rock albums lately to sound heartfelt, fun, smart, loose, and completely uncompromising. They are right with Wilco as the best rock bands in America. Much rootsier than "Kids In Philly", their more artistic follow up. If you like "Exile On Main Street"-era Stones (and what real music fan doesn't?) than you will love "Fever", "Formula, Cola, Dollar Draft", "Head On", "Limb", and most of the other songs here. It's not that these songs necessarily sound like that (although "Head On" would fit comfortably right after "Rip This Joint"), but they layer the instruments to make what I like to call a beautiful mess. The horns, banjos, bagpipes, pianos, and harmonicas add tremendous depth to the sound, as they all meld in with the guitars, bass, drums, and vocals. The songwriting is very good, if not as spectacular as on "Kids In Philly". "Firecracker" is a nice song but the lyrics may try too hard to project a 'downtrodden' singer. This album contains what I think is their best song, the above mentioned "Formula", which is ridiculously foot-tapping, but intellectual at the same time. Overall this album is not the stunning first listen that "Kids In Philly" is, maybe because it lacks the themetic unity so important on that album. However, after enough listens, the individual songs on "Cut the Crap" stand on their own, making this an album very much equal to it's successor. This is a band to watch. They treat their music as art, but go about creating it on this album with a alcohol tinged looseness missing from corporate rock. These songs have more heart and soul (not to mention brains) than the Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, Limp Biscuit, and the countless other vapid bands that dominate radio these days combined. In the early nineties Nirvana kicked radio on it's ass. Maybe Marah will someday do the same.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marah is AMAZING! May 21, 2003
By RACHAEL
Format:Audio CD
Well, I first got a hold of this CD in starkville Ms. about 4 years ago, and let me just say it rocked my socks off...Marah is every hometown band that I grew up listening to in Starkville. They're sound is unbelievable, it's everything from Bluegrass to rock and so much more. I suggest you buy this cd and let your friends know about this band. Also check out their oher CDs you wont be diapointed...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truely great record. March 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Repeated listening shows the true greatness of this homemade disc. A little Vic Chessnut, a little pogues, a little stones, maybe some mats. How can you go wrong? It's real, it's good, and you should buy this cd.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate on this one- get it. May 9, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I heard the buzz on Marah a few months ago. I came to this very page a number of times to listen to the tracks, but I never really liked what I heard in the few seconds of air time that are afforded. However, I read too may great things about this band to pass it up any longer. Let me say, it is the first album I have been truly excited about in years. I have already bought 2 copies for friends of mine. The music really sort of shrugs off comparisons to other bands. If forced to make some, I would say they don't really sound like this, but they feel like it....Exile era Stones, The Faces, the Band.The vibe of these bands is there. If you are wavering like I did, please don't, you will be mad that you didn't have this CD to listen to months ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New hope for alternative country June 23, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Marah were the best live group I heard at this year's south by southwest festival in Austin. Whiskeytown, Wilco, Son Volt fans, this belongs in your collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Album Of The Year" September 2, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The production Paul Smith has acomplished here is truly a masterpiece. It is also worth mentioning that Marah may actually be the last rock and roll band that actually matters. Buy this record, now.
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Marah blows a breath of fresh and eclectic air into the alt-country (or whatever it's being called today) universe. There's a vast range of musical styles on this album. 'Eventually Rock' & 'Head On' insist that you turn up the volume. The rollicking "Fever", the dirty gospel ditty "Boat", & the philosophical "Baby Love" are all over the map, but they all have a 'damn, that's good" quality to them. They even got Phillies announcer Harry Kalas to intro "Rain Delay". I'm not a Phillies fan, but it's hard to not love Harry. The highlight for me is the insistent, relentless "Limb", which fades out into a mixture of bagpipes and some guy snoring. It's not exactly 'A Day in the Life', but it works.
All in all, a catchy, terrific album and one of the best of 98!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Total Satisfaction -- For the Price of a CD January 4, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Try as I might, I cannot stop listening to this CD. The melange of styles evident from song to song forbid this bunch from being musically pigeonholed. What is frightening is the band's acknowledgment that the album consists of "B-sides and Back Pocket" songs. Don't waste time searching for excuses. Put this CD in your shopping cart and find out when Marah will be coming to your burg.
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5.0 out of 5 stars genius
Let's Cut The Crap is a fan-...-tastic cd. It might take repeated listenings to really sink into your head but once it does, you will never get it out of your head. Read more
Published on August 12, 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Paul Smith--Producer--MARAH
Paul Smith did wonders for MARAH-- now he's going to do even better for "The Rigbees" another great Philly band!!
Published on April 20, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Price of A Song
Many albums take a while to sink in. Classics take even longer. Some people who have "reviewed" the album on this page must have listened only 3 or 4 times. Read more
Published on August 25, 2001 by The Lube
5.0 out of 5 stars The Price of A Song
Many albums take a while to sink in. Classics take even longer. Some people who have "reviewed" the album on this page must have listened only 3 or 4 times. Read more
Published on August 25, 2001 by The Lube
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad!
Why on earth did I listen to the hype and buy TWO Marah CD's? This band is pretty bad, just all-around boring. I thought Philly was supposed to rock! Read more
Published on December 19, 2000
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty bad.
Tired music, worn cliches, and a lead vocalist so lackluster and vapid it's almost comical. Why do people seem to like this alt-country band so much? Read more
Published on October 6, 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars I hear Stones, Springsteen, Faces, Band...
but all acoustic. I really like this album, and it's not the sort of stuff I usually like. Nearly all acoustic, sloppy, slurred lyrics... Read more
Published on January 9, 2000
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD for fans of Roots music
If you are a fan of the "Roots" music movement, then buy this CD. There will be natural comparisons to Wilco and Son Volt but the best comparison to a band I can think... Read more
Published on August 6, 1999
4.0 out of 5 stars Marah evokes memories of The Band and "Exile"-era Stones
"Let's Cut the Crap..." is an album that truly is greater as a whole than merely as a collection of individual songs. The key word is "flow. Read more
Published on July 23, 1999
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