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  • Audio CD (August 30, 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Geffen
  • Run Time: 6 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000062XL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,521 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Viva Satellite by Todd Snider

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The first sign of weak material is a useless cover of a song that was fairly useless to begin with, Steve Miller's "The Joker." Then again, when Snider and his band the Nervous Wrecks are on, they are really on, as with sublimely rocking tracks such as "Positively Negative." -- No Depression

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Thank you for your gift, Todd, and tenacity in getting your talent onto CD's for the rest of us to hear.
Mary Gollihugh
The overall tone of this album is too frantic and rocks too much to suit Todd's best musical stylings.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Harvey R. Vesha on July 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is Todd's most mainstream-type album. It is more rock and roll than his others, without as much variety in the songs. I did like his cover of The Joker, and his spiritual songs are excellent. He sounds like Tom Petty in Out All Night (at least at the beginning of the song). If you are looking for a fast-paced, rockin' album, this is the one. overall a very good album. much louder and faster than his others.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William E. Adams on April 5, 2003
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"Viva" was the finale of Todd's three-CD deal with MCA and is the most rockin' of all his albums. For my dough it is less interesting than any of the other four. I own them all, and saw Todd live one time, and I view him as a fine songwriter, guitarist and singer (skills in that order) who crosses several categories. To me, he is a witty guy with an appreciation for the tragedies of life that all great comedians have had. He is a storyteller who writes as if his grandfathers were Tom T. Hall and Buddy Holly, and he adopts almost a punkish persona at times which masks the great sensitivity which he isn't quite mature enough to reveal. He obviously loves rock, but I just can't see that the hard-rockin' aspects are nearly as successful as his songwriting/social commentator/joke telling abilities. If I wasn't right about this, perhaps his two CD's for the "Oh Boy" label would have sounded more like "Viva Satellite" than they do. If you are new to Todd, my advice is buy all the other discs first. "Viva" just does not work as well, overall, as the others, despite two or three good tunes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dahlfan@hotmail.com on October 14, 1998
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In what could very well be the best album of 1998, Todd Snider finds the perfect medium between his country roots, his bluesy swagger, and his rocking tendencies. Backed by one of the best live bands around, the Nervous Wrecks, Snider's third album does have a little more of a rock twing to it. The first single, "I Am Too," is a top down, volume up rocker that can't be turned off. THe lead off song "Rocket Fuel" sets the tone for the album, with a little bit of country and a loud sound. "Yesterdays and Use To Be's" is as good a song as Petty has ever put out, and the hidden track, "Nervous Wreck" rocks hard. Snider doesn't forget his roots, however. The soulful Guaranteed" and the social commentary on "Can't Complain" highlight the slower parts of the album, while "Neevr Let Me Down" is one of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard, even if it is a love song to God. A Chicago newspaper said Todd Snider was our generations Mick Jagger. Maybe a little too much praise, but his is the best singer/songwriter around right now. A great album with great songs from a great artist. Buy this album and you won't regret it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Gollihugh on December 19, 2001
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Another exceptional CD by Todd Snider. "Can't Complain" is a reality check, fine tuned with his signature twist on dark humor.
I first heard "Doublewide Blues" sung by John Prine as his encore performance song, and did not learn until later that it was written by his opening act, which was Todd Snider, alone, without back up, and an all around surprise. Anyone who has lived in a mobile home park, or had a "first apartment" that was not exactly a dream home, can identify with it. When playing this song for my friends there was a lot of comments along the lines of: "Oh, I remember some one like that!" or "Been there, done that".
From our then neighbors so our own self-doubt regarding our ability to handle our own then futures. Todd has a grip, he may speak more plainly than we would ourselves, but he still gives voice to a lot of us "Uncommon commoners".
Thank you for your gift, Todd, and tenacity in getting your talent onto CD's for the rest of us to hear.
"Can't Complain" doesn't begin to cover it.
~mariance
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 28, 1998
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Todd Snider emerges as the best of the next generation of musicians that place the art above the business. In the vein of Dylan and Petty, Snider releases a set of songs as diverse as the history of rock and roll. From gospel ("Once He Finds Us") to straight from the hip rock ("I Am Too"), he covers it all. From the sentimentality of "You Never Let Me Down" to the humor of "Doublewide Blues" he plays with our emotions. After the last chords of the hidden song "Nervous Wreck" stop echoing in your ears, you are left wanting more.Snider's band "The nervous Wrecks" are one of the finest bands around today and soon they will all explode onto the mainstream music scene with all the force of a runaway freight train. Expect great things from this band in the future. From alternative country to roots grundge to solid rock and roll, there is something here for every music fan. BUY THIS ALBUM>
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 24, 2005
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I agree with several of the other reviews on here. This is Todd's weakest effort; although there are just enough outstanding songs to merit it's purchase. The overall tone of this album is too frantic and rocks too much to suit Todd's best musical stylings.

Having said that....... you should definitely discover Todd Snider if you haven't already, because he is a true genius at crafting words to invoke memories of both pleasant and unpleasant episodes in our daily lives.

So please do, go get a Todd Snider CD to enjoy, just maybe, start with one of his better efforts. I rate them in descending order of brilliance as follows:

1) Songs For The Daily Planet
2) Happy To Be Here
3) East Nashville Skyline
4) Step Right Up
5) New Connection
6) Viva Satellite
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