Stereo Rodeo

March 3, 2009 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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  • Original Release Date: March 3, 2009
  • Label: Touchy Pegg under license to DKE Records
  • Total Length: 46:29
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  • ASIN: B001UIH0RC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,497 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Dance in the Middle is vintage Rusted Root dance music!
Jill
Dance in the middle is just as fun in concert as their early hits and has their classic sound and feel!
Schiff
You will quickly be adding a handful of these songs to your mp3 player.
Michael Hogan

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael Hogan on June 2, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Rusted Root seems to change their music from album to album while keeping true to what has made them successful. Stereo Rodeo is no exception. There is a definite shift in style, but I can still tell it's Rusted Root. The change in style is not a bad thing, and I suppose it's less of a style change than style honing.

The cover of Suspicious Minds is fantastic. The saxophone is unexpected but fits perfectly. Dance In The Middle is a nice throwback evoking memories of the Cruel Sun album and seems to be Root's token country pounder (Rain, Virtual Reality, Kill You Dead). Bad Son is a good and not-at-all subtle political rocker. Perhaps my favorite part of the album is the bookmarking of the mellow Stereo Rodeo with the Santana-esque jams Driving One and Driving Two.

Overall, the album is great. Probably 4.5 stars, but I'll throw in the extra .5 star versus taking it away. The album may lack some jams and is a bit slower than previous Root, but this fine band continues to make good music, even in the face of constant band member changes. I can tell that the style honing is due to the loss of some band members and the addition of new ones.

I recommend Stero Rodeo. You will quickly be adding a handful of these songs to your mp3 player.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By blue canary on May 26, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Finally, a new Rusted Root album! While not as exuberant as some of their early work or as innovative as Welcome to My Party, Stereo Rodeo is still entertaining and fun to listen to. Even though there's less "jam" to this album, you can still hear the strong percussion that drives Root's music. It's been great to hear the band's evolution, since not every group can change so much and still sound like themselves (it helps that Mike has such a recognizable voice!). "Bad Son" is my particular favorite on the album. My only complaint is that I want to hear more of Liz!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Straub on March 3, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
Excellent album. Rusted Root is still as amazing as they were when they started about 20 years ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Knopic IV on May 23, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Nothing to say that hasn't been said already. This disc was well worth the wait. It contains a nice mix of styles from past albums as well as more recent. Don't hesitate to grab this one. I also liked the personal touch of the album cover, a painting by lead singer Michael Glabicki.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Just a poor grad student on March 30, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
The production feels pretty thin ... the sound itself feels thin.

I would have to disagree with all of the reviewers but the one who dissed the album ... I don't feel the energy. I feel the attempts at energy, but I don't feel it making it there. Maybe I got spoiled in the early 90s, circa 93-95, around and immediately after When I Woke came out, when I used to see them every month at Graffiti in Pittsburgh. Those were great shows (they used to do a killer cover of Sympathy for the Devil) and that was a great album, the production was thick and fat but had teeth to it. Of course I also think that was their best line-up ever because they had Jim Dispirito on percussion ... and he's just really really good. This album looks like a pretty decent turn over of cast, and feels like sort of desperately stretching for something new, not getting anywhere near it because it's trying too hard. I should say that in my opinion one of the reasons it's easy for any of their albums to pale in comparison to WIW as their debut on Mercury Records, is that that album was a very matured product. 5 of the songs they had already been through the refining process of the studio once before, on "Cruel Sun," their indie debut, and for that album (WIW) gone through refining them again with another good producer. ALL of the songs had been road-tested live for at least a year (I first heard ecstasy on a 4 song demo from them when our band [defunct since 93] swapped shows with them in the PGH/Western/Central PA area in 91).

For reference/gauge of my tastes in reviewing this, here's my span of their albums:

Cruel Sun:
a bit rough production (PGH studios are not the best, in spite of Dave Brown being a good producer) but captured the feel of the early days pretty well.
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