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Winter storms are punishingly cold and uncomfortable, but are an important source of water for spring growth. Likewise for Dead Confederate, the series of New Jersey blizzards that besieged the recording of sophomore album Sugar (a reference to the record snowfall) also heralded growth from the darker, somber realm of their critically acclaimed Wrecking Ball. With an evolving approach and ... Read more in Amazon's Dead Confederate Store

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  • Audio CD (September 16, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B001CITQH2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Heavy Petting
2. The Rat
3. Goner
4. It Was a Rose
5. Yer Circus
6. All the Angels
7. Start Me Laughing
8. The News Underneath
9. Flesh Colored Canvas
10. Wrecking Ball
11. Wrecking Ball

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Amazing performance each time.
A. C. Oglesby
Nice album to listen to from start to finish on a road trip.
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Pick this up if you havent already...The album rocks.
Brian Stevens

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. C. Oglesby on September 23, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I have seen this band live 3 times now. Amazing performance each time. This disc captures some of the raw, magnetic power that is Dead Confederate. No disc will ever do their live show justice.

Track Reviews
1) Heavy Petting (9/10) - A great rocking curtain jerking track to start this album off right.

2) The Rat (10/10) - This is the song that created the DC buzz. A rerecord from the earlier EP version. I like both recordings, but once again, this one does more justice to the live DC sound.

3) Goner (10/10) - DC had the demo for this song on their myspace page for while. This rerecord is better than the demo and this song just plain rocks with a slight southern twang.

4) It Was a Rose (9/10) - Lyrically, a masterpiece. Listen closely and be drawn in.

5) Yer Circus (8/10) - One of the albums low points, but still better than any of the crap you hear on the FM radio.

6) All the Angels (11/10) - Yes, an eleven. The haunting vocal melody in the verses sends chills down my spine.

7) Start Me Laughing (10/10) - Ultimate rock out w/ your cock out song.

8) The News Underneath (8/10) - Another low point, but can you really expect and album full of masterpieces?

9) Flesh Colored Canvas (10/10) - An absolute emotional roller coaster.

10) Wrecking Ball (9/10) - Title track. Metaphors galore.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Adam Kepa on November 18, 2009
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If you can imagine a fusion of the best parts of Nirvana's greatist hits and Pink Floyd's powerful atmospheric sounds then you've got an idea of what Wrecking Ball sounds like. This southern Alt-rock band delivers raw emotion with strong instrumentation in a way that no other group currently on the scene does. Pick this album up now, so you can brag to your friends about how you knew them before they got big.
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I know it's hard to believe, a Southern Grunge band. It's as if Kurt Cobain was resurrected as a right-handed, guitar player with a more advanced harmonic vocabulary and a slightly less edgy voice and he had enough of the Pacific Northwest. So Cobain goes down to Georgia and hooks up with some guys including a keyboard player with a strong affinity for the sound of a Hammond B3 organ and a lead guitar player who loves playing with a bottleneck slide and really can play. As ridiculous as it sounds, this band really has something going. The album gets off to a bad start. "Heavy Petting" is a really lackluster song that mostly oscillates between two chords and contains little melody and lots of awful screaming and growling. From there, everything is great. The album's single "The Rat" is really wonderful as well as the eerie "It Was A Rose" in which the vocalist goes from a somber apathetic tone to emotionally charged, gravelly higher range singing. The other most notable track is the epic "Flesh Colored Canvas" which takes a full 12 minutes to elapse with lots of peaks and valleys to keep the music fresh. While the overall tone of the album is consistently dark, minor and grungy, the band manages to develop songs over some long periods of time with volume and timbre. The band uses fairly unique instrumentation with heavy drums and bass, often a crunchy guitar pitted against another more strident guitar often played with a slide and frequent use of B3 organ creating a very unique sound world.Read more ›
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By Brian Stevens on January 13, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I found out about these guys at Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, although I missed the show, knowing they would be amazing. They played early and I had a long night...Anyways, I finally bought their album, had to buy online and im loving it. The first two songs off the album knock you in the throat. Love the hard rock of Heavy Petting, and the lyrics from The Rat which describes church life in the South quite well. I cant comment on the rest yet, im still indulging. I will say each song has something to offer, and this album will be around for a long time..Of course we must place Dead Confederate somewhere and draw comparisons from the past. GRUNGE/KURT COBAIN. There I said it, and its a right and wrong comparison. But it still draws from other genres and shouldnt be pegged with having strictly one influence. Pick this up if you havent already...The album rocks. The lyrics has substance. Great song direction. Need I say more?
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DaveS on October 24, 2008
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It's about time an album like this came out. "The Rat" originally got me into DC, as well as their EP (which I also strongly recommend). In the age of over-commercialized/over-recycled corporate garbage, such a raw and honest band is indeed very refreshing. Reminds of me of the first time I heard Pearl Jam's "Ten". I hope these guys become very successful
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Album is full of great songs from start to finish. Intense, moody, and a tad on the dark and stormy side (I say that in a good way). Lyrics pouring raw emotion. Nice album to listen to from start to finish on a road trip.

I have bought this album 3 times (for myself and as gifts). Will buy it on vinyl too if I ever get a chance.

The drummer on Wrecking Ball is amazing... not sure if they still have the same drummer, as at least one of the live shows I've seen had a "fill-in", who didn't quite bring the same level of intensity.

Recommended if you also like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Dead Confederate has opened for them in the past). Final note: their live show is definitely worth seeing. I first saw them live (they opened for Heartless Bastards), without ever hearing of them before. In spite of watching them "cold", they were instant favorites.
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