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Wild Mountain Nation

June 12, 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 12, 2007
  • Label: LidKerCow Ltd.
  • Copyright: 2007 LidKerCow Ltd.
  • Total Length: 33:39
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B003K5G4UC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,753 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Jam" is traditional country and calls to mind stuff like Flying Burritos and Grateful Dead.
David OBrien
"Sci-Fi Kid" gets back into the true musical form, with a great start and upbeat vocal/guitar/drum, with some nice lead throughout.
R. Mahieu
It's a must own for Indie-heads, or anyone who appreciates something fresh and new to the music scene.
S. ODonnell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By jomojomo on June 30, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This record is a fun mixing of styles. There is hard rock, dance, alt-country, dance, and more. This mixed bag works on almost every track, each being engaging and unpredictable. If you like unpredictable indie-rock then this record is for you. Kudos to the band.

A note on the mastering: Like virtually all new rock records, this one is mastered way too loud. It is still listenable however. The damage done by the audio engineer is not excessive, it's tolerable. I wish bands would insist on proper mastering. it would benefit them as a properly mastered record is more likely to produce an emotional reaction in the listener. And thats how you get loyal fans, by touching people on an emotional level.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Mahieu on July 3, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Blitzen Trapper is one of those bands that at first listen, you're wondering who they are. I heard them being played at the local record store in Seattle (they're from Portland) and thought they had changed albums about halfway through. Apparently, their style is very different from song to song. This is a good thing, veering from monotony into unique blends of rock, folk, pop, and country.

The album begins with "Devil's a Go-Go", a straight up rocker with some nice changes throughout. This one leans more towards the straight up garage rock. Track 2 is the title track and is the most obvious single, with some nice country-tinged guitars and Led Zeppelinish vocals. This is a nice throwback and sounds amazing and surprising to be released in 2007. Maybe there is hope for rock (and roll). "Futures and Folly" dramatically changes gears, sounding like Paul McCartney/Beatles on I'll Follow the Sun or I'm Looking Thru You. "Miss Spiritual Tramp" again brings in the guitar fuzz, sounding like a Pavement/Zeppelin hybrid in my opinion. Not much melody but the guitar works nicely with the start/stop vocals. "Woof & Warp..." could've been pulled directly off of Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd, and is a nice tripped out instrumental.

"Sci-Fi Kid" gets back into the true musical form, with a great start and upbeat vocal/guitar/drum, with some nice lead throughout. This is a standout track, and is wholly Blitzen Trapper's style. Try to pin down the inspirations and so many come to mind that it must be something new and refreshing. "Wild Mountain Jam" is a 1:05 country intermission jingle and is a nice place marker for the album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. ODonnell on January 6, 2008
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Blitzen Trapper gives me my hope back for rock music. Plus those of us who have seen and heard much less of it in the last decade. Here in PA, they don't play too many bands with talent, much less Indie Rock bands from Oregon unfortunately. Anyway, getting back to B.T's sound here, they sorta remind me in waves of what the Grateful Dead's best jam music sounds like, but wait, there's more, mixed with this at times the sonic spacey sounds of the Doves, and then add in a little Strokes megaphone effects for the singer occasionally, and lastly, blend in a touch of alternative country/folkly twang, and there you have it for their style. Not exactly what most bands could pull off with this much bravado-and bravo to them for achieving it wonderfully time and again. This is a band which deserves a huge following, and this album is my favorite of theirs. It's a must own for Indie-heads, or anyone who appreciates something fresh and new to the music scene.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David OBrien on October 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
What an amazing album. Blitzen Trapper throw in everything bar the kitchen sink. So many bands spring to mind when listening to them. People keep saying Pavement and Beck. Honestly, I don't hear them too much. I can hear Badfinger, Lynard Skynard and Grateful Dead to name a few - most notably Badfinger. "Devil's A-Go-Go" is a quirky rocker. The song "Wild Mountain Nation" is a rustic rocker that is similar to My Morning Jacket. My personal favourite is "Futures & Folly". It's a beautiful soft rock song with a great harmony and chorus. "Miss Spiritual Tramp" is a great psychedelic wig out. "Woof & Warp of the Quiet Giant's Hem" is the weirdest of the bunch. "Sci-Fi Kid" is a great pop record with a nice futuristic feel. "Wild Mtn. Jam" is traditional country and calls to mind stuff like Flying Burritos and Grateful Dead. "Hot Tip/Tough Club" is a strange one. "The Green King Sings" is another good pop number. "Summer Town" is another highlight. It sounds like it was lifted off Dennis Wilson "Pacific Ocean Blue". "Murder Babe" is another ballsy rocker. "Country Caravan" is another brilliant country number. The final number "Badger's Black Brigade" is a slow burning country number. It could be the Grateful Dead.
All in all this is an excellent album. The songwriting is excellent. The songs are all short in duration. They feel like they are trimmed of all fat and excess - and that is a good thing.
Somewhere in the mix here are the ghosts of Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger. The same genius emanates from this record.
I'm over the moon to have discovered such a band
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