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Mission California

Cross Canadian RagweedAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal South
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,468 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Record Exec
2. Dead Man
3. Deal
4. Lawrence
5. In Oklahoma
6. Cry Lonely
7. Smoke Another
8. Soul Agent
9. Walls to Climb
10. The Years
11. Jenny
12. I Believe You
13. NYCG

Editorial Reviews

After being together for over thirteen years, Cross Canadian Ragweed knows their way around the concert circuit and has definitely connected with fans across the US. In fact, they have become one of the most successful touring bands in the Alt Country genre. The band burns up the road playing over 220 dates a year and with each new city, their fan base continues to grow. Grossing over $2.5 million in hard ticket sales in one year, this band has played in front of sold out crowds from coast to coast, including the Nokia Theater in Time Square as well as Houston's Lone Star Park, where they broke Willie Nelson's attendance record, performing in front of over 25,000 people. Their 4th studio album on Universal Records South titled, not only holds true to the signature sound of Cross Canadian Ragweed, but also delivers a few surprises, including multiple appearances by Lee Ann Womack.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great record. Surprised? Of course not. October 2, 2007
Format:Audio CD
One of the music world's best-kept secrets (though they're gaining notoriety; Dierks Bentley mentions them in his latest single, and CMT is picking up their videos), Cross Canadian Ragweed is one hell of a band. For those of you who have yet to be initiated, the band is comprised of guitarist/vocalist Cody Canada, rhythm guitarist Grady Cross, drummer Randy Ragsdale, and bassist Jeremy Plato. They combine rock, folk, country, and blues into a sound that is not quite unique, but is entirely unforgettable.

Ok. There's the brief intro. Now, to those of you who know CCR (which you probably already do): MISSION CALIFORNIA is kick-a**. That sums it up right there, but okay...highlights include the scathing "Dead Man" ("if there's a dead man in my closet, show me the bones"); the historical "In Oklahoma"; Todd Snider's "I Believe You"; the hooky "NYCG"; the raucous "Smoke Another"; Plato's wonderful cover of "Soul Agent"; the acoustic hidden track (there's one on every CCR record, isn't there?); and every other song. you're probably already gonna buy this record, since odds are you're already a Ragweed fan. That's cool--thanks for taking the time to read this review, which in your case was probably rather pointless. If you AREN'T already familiar with the band, then, for God's sake, hop on board the frickin' bandwagon. Cross Canadian Ragweed are one of the few country bands left out there with genuine grit, talent, and a mission. MISSION CALIFORNIA is the perfect place to start familiarizing yourself with their music.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good music in 2007 November 6, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of CCR for 10 years now, and this CD reflects them growing up some, expanding their "scope", making a more well rounded album. If you need some good music that is hard (silly) to label, but resides somewhere between country, southern rock, traditional rock (known here in TX as Y'allternative) - this is the CD you NEED to own.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD ; From a Wellrounded Southern Rock Band ! October 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
1st they started as a raw country band that rocked; this CD proves that they are a well rounded band that can ROCK and still tell a Great story ! After you purchase this CD buy the others; so you can explore the true talent of each member of the band ! See them live at one of 300 or so 4 hour shows ! Growing up in the 60's and 70's in Chicago. I heard many of bands when they were raw from Deep Purple, Bob Segar, 38 Special, Lynard Skynard and Led Zep; i think Cross Canadian Ragweed will be remembered for a long time to come as the Grow into a legendary band .... Mission California Rocks with a true story teller in Cody Canada ..... Mission accomplished !!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Ragweed September 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I am reaallly glad I bought this one. Not just a great picture on the cover, which is why I chose this one, but great driving home from work music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible music... September 7, 2008
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What is there not to like about Cody Canada and Cross Canadian Ragweed?? They're amazing!!!
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The hardest rocking band ever to wear an "alt country" label, CCR has taken some flack for shining up their sound on their latest release. True fans realize they've lost none of their edge and are pleased that the band is able to make inroads in a country music industry overloaded with tight jeans and expensive haircuts. Nobody comes close to keeping as real as Cody Canada who's equally able to rock your socks off and move you to the point of tears. Honest to goodness flesh and blood real life American music served up sincerely and without pretension. Outside of their blood brothers in Reckless Kelly, there's really nobody else out there who can make that claim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These Guys Kick Butt May 16, 2008
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Mission California is their seventh album. I have them all and although I enjoy them more live, this latest album is near perfection. These Okies can sure entertain..They played the Stagecoach Festival in Indio recently, I recomend that if they come to your town, don't miss them..
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5.0 out of 5 stars I am impressed February 6, 2008
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I recently had a Cross Canadian Ragweed craving, and so had to order Mission California.
In barely a week, it was satiated and then some, beginning from the great Tragically Hip flavoured opener, Record Exec. The Cd has not left my CD player since I got it, thanks to catchy Tom Petty flavoured guitar riffs, outstanding songwriting and impressive rootsy harmonica playing.
While I am not a fan of slower songs in general, Dead Man, Deal, Soul Agent and Jenny even grew on me, but the rockers like Smoke Another, Walls To Climb, In Oklahoma and the Todd Snider penned I Believe, are infinitely rewindable and are worth the price alone. If you like catchy, country-rock tinged guitar, thought provoking lyrics and outstanding songs, then you will want to check this out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Headphone Grade
Youth, genius, dedication and hard work are such a rare and wonderful combination. What a great CD!
Published on December 18, 2007 by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Sticking it to Nashville
Ragweed continues their growing history of awesome songwriting and incredible Red Dirt music in this album. Read more
Published on December 16, 2007 by nativetexan1984
5.0 out of 5 stars Kick a** country rock!
My husband turned me on to them and after catching them live this summer in Pittsburgh, I'm hooked! They rock hard with a country twang. "Flowers" was even our wedding song! Read more
Published on November 21, 2007 by E. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars CCR - Mission California
I've been a fan of CCR for years. I always enjoy their new releases!
Published on November 11, 2007 by Jill N. Casten
5.0 out of 5 stars get on the bandwagon
If you are a fan of country rock, southern rock, or classic rock where have you been. Jump on the bandwagon these guys are as good as it gets. Read more
Published on November 6, 2007 by R. Simpson
3.0 out of 5 stars Mission California ... Decent CCR CD
I have most of Ragweed's Cds. This one has some very memorable tunes on it. Nice mix of rockers and ballads as is the usual for CCR. Good lyrics from Cody Canada. Read more
Published on November 6, 2007 by Donald P. Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars They're baaaack
I've been a CCR fan for more than 6 years, and the comments about live versus studio are true. No CCR studio album can hold up to a live one, and no live one can hold up to a show... Read more
Published on October 31, 2007 by Daniel E. Westover
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