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Street corner prophet and good time buddy, Todd Snider, has been championing the overlooked and underappreciated for over 15years. This year he's back with The Excitement Plan, an album the combines social commentary, gypsy recession recovery plan and Soul-Folk in to one unified masterpiece. Self-awareness never sounded so good as Todd and crack sidemen Jim Keltner and Greg Liesz team up with Grammy-winning producer Don Was (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones) for an album that exemplifies Snider's by-your-wits lifestyle and once-an-age lyricism.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 9, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • ASIN: B00265SC0C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,168 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Only on here to review Todd on June 10, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Todd Snider draws inspiration from all over the musical map, from tough-guy outlaws like Billy Joe Shaver to wise guy satirists like Randy Newman and John Prine. But Todd's not an imitator of those geniuses - he's a peer. The Excitement Plan showcases one of America's greatest songwriters at the top of his game. This guy can deliver a line so poignant and honest it hurts - and then counter with a punch line that makes you laugh out loud. That alone makes him a rare talent - and he's even better live. Viva Todd Snider!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By K. Bortz VINE VOICE on June 11, 2009
Format: Audio CD
When I heard that Todd Snider's "The Excitement Plan" featured a song about Dock Ellis, former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher, throwing a no-hitter while tripped out on LSD, I thought "why hasn't this been sung about before?" And leave it to Todd Snider to make the song both historical and hysterical. This CD, like all of Todd's, is full of story songs about down on their luck, regular everyday people either trying to make the best with what they have or rationializing their situations. The lyrics and song themes are outstanding, and "Corpus Christi Bay", a cover of a Robert Earl Keen song, comes off as a vintage Snider song.

What about the sound of the CD? Well, Don Was produced and played upright bass, but don't expect an album that sounds like Was (Not Was) or the B-52s. If anything, this is the most country-sounding album Todd has done, due likely to the presence of Greg Leisz on dobro and pedal steel guitar (Leisz has played with Sheryl Crow, Robert Plant/Alison Kraus, Wilco....) But it's a good, raw, folk-and-booze inflected country, not pop/rock country like is common here in 2009, doubly effective with Todd's not-always-on-pitch vocals. One or two songs even sound a little like Randy Newman. Oh, and Loretta Lynn co-wrote a duet song and Jim Keltner plays drums (Keltner played drums for John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond....)

So great lyrics and concepts, a tight band, and an overall great sound. Perhaps his best CD since the demise of "Todd Snider and the Nervous Wrecks."
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. Palmer on June 17, 2009
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Todd Snider has come up with another great CD with "The Excitement Plan". There aren't very many up-tempo tunes on this CD as there were with the last full-length CD ("The Devil You Know"), but the wit is sharper than ever. Personal favorites are "Greencastle Blues" (written after he was arrested for pot possession in Greencastle, Indiana last year), "Corpus Christi Bay" (not one he wrote, but well-covered) and "Money, Compliments and Publicity" (his method of taking care of all of his friends when he gets enough money is classic). There's a lot of piano on this CD than I hear on other Snider CDs, but I think that's a nice change. I also get a kick out of his collaboration with Loretta Lynn on "Don't Tempt Me".

I've done reviews of many of Todd's other CDs and I always say, get the CD, but if he comes near your town, get to one of his live shows. You WILL have a great time!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. ORourke on August 4, 2009
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This, I believe, is Todd Snider's second release in the last year (Peace Queer is its immediate predescessor), and let's hope he stays this productive. There isn't much uptempo, but there is the same observant wit and empathy that distinguishes him from just about every other recording artist. There are verses that will make you want to laugh again and again - not something that is easily acccomplished when the topic is a symptom of heart disease, for example (I am a doctor and what he says is unfortunately all too true). I am also a Pirates fan (I've long since given up on them), and he has tapped into a goldmine there - quite an eclectic and successful bunch of players at Three Rivers in the 1970s. How about a song about Clemente?
Buy this and all the rest of his CDs if it doesn't matter to you how well a performer can dance (I've seen Todd live and suspect he could hold his own if he cared to) or what he or she wears (though I must protest about the bare feet), but it does matter to you to hear songs of substance, whether they be funny or tragic or both, written and played with panache. He is an American Treasure, whether he gets paid like one or not (you could help him out a bit there by sending one or more to your shopping cart).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DanD VINE VOICE on August 13, 2009
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Producer Don Was (Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, etc.) helps Snider bring out his inner blues singer. Kind of. "Folk-blues" would be more like it; I'm a sucker for coining genre names, so let's go with that: Folk-blues.

This is easily one of Snider's most solid albums, lyrically and musically. On the lyrics end, his wit and banter is razor-sharp, from his "Goodfellas"-esque tale of crime ("Unorganized Crime"), to his lament of the life/death of a newspaper ("Doll Face"), to his brazen straight-forward anti-war plea ("Bring 'em Home"), to his heartfelt take on Robert Earl Keen's "Corpus Cristi Bay." Musically, Was has supplied him with a rather sparse arrangement: guitar or piano, bass, drums, and percussion (but not on all tracks). And then Loretta Lynn lends her writing/vocal talents on album-highlight "Don't Tempt Me," and basically it's Folk-blues Heaven from there. THE EXCITEMENT PLAN is (pun alert) certainly something to get excited about. Give it a spin, give it a listen. (And purchase the physical CD, so you can get three free downloads from Yep-Roc Records, including the absolutely hilarious "Mushroom Story.") Just do yourself a huge favor and buy this album.
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