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Throwin' Rocks At The Moon

BackslidersAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (February 18, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mammouth/Pgd
  • ASIN: B000004ATI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #542,162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. My Baby's Gone
2. Throwin' Rocks At The Moon
3. Lonesome Teardrops
4. Crazy Wind
5. Paper Doll World
6. Last Train
7. If You Talk To My Baby
8. Hey Sheriff
9. If I Was King
10. Broken Wings
11. Cowboy Boots

Editorial Reviews

This Carolina quintet's debut studio album, "Throwin' Rocks at the Moon," has craft to spare. Some of the credit must go to producer Pete Anderson, who stripped away the excess and revealed the essential core of the songs. Most of the credit, though, must go to singer/guitarists Chip Robinson and Stephen Howell, who have written songs full of tenderness, melancholy and joyful release and have given them vocals which suggest as much as they state. "Hey Sheriff" has been transformed from a melodramatic bar-band blues into a moody honky-tonk tune where the defiant confrontation with the police is now tinged with fear and desperation. But when the Backsliders decide to rock out, as they do on "My Baby's Gone" and the title track, they do so with an infectious abandon that's hard to resist. --Geoffrey Himes

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding kick-A album from start to finish! August 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
It's just too bad this original line-up didn't stay together to release a follow-up. I've been told that The Backsliders had a large and dedicated fan base throughout central Carolina and the Southeast and it's no wonder why. All 11 songs are great. The record starts out with stompers like My Baby's Gone and the title song. Crazy World is a fine change of pace - a somber loner country song. If I Was King of the World is a great country rocker but...I wouldn't describe the album as country rock. That genre best describes that easy-goin' sound from L.A. in the early 70's. This my friends is a rockin' synthesis of alternative country and roots rock, sort of Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris meets The Blasters. The best of both worlds. Mix great vocals and great tunes with twangin', sometimes jangly guitar sounds and a steady rhythm section and you have one terrific album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have CD November 1, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This has become one of those essential albums to own, like Turning Point by John Mayall, Live at Filmore East by Allman Bros. You will pull it out over and over. It's a unique blend of rockabilly, real country and rock. Every song is great.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! August 27, 1999
Format:Audio CD
great cd from a great band---seen them many times and prefer this line-up to the new one(Im sorry to say) If you get the chance to see them live DO IT! IF I WERE KING--just flat rocks! Also COWBOY BOOTS is pretty close to the live version---Pete Anderson did a great job here. What else can I say BUY IT--youll be glad you did!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Backsliders Rock April 22, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is one of the best, if not the best, cd in my collection. If you don't have this, you should.
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