- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Bloodshot Records
- ASIN: 5554000622
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Fear Not the Obvious
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Top Customer Reviews
Like the Bottlerockets, this is band is guitars, drums, and attitude. Producer/guitarist Eric "Roscoe" Ambel is the master at producing this kind of wreckless-abandon rock and roll... he knows, musically, to let the instruments do the talking, and on this CD they talk a whole lot. Singer/guitarist Dan Baird delivers the kind of vocals he's known for from his Georgia Satellites and solo projects. Neither Rosco nor drummer Terry Anderson is quite the vocalist that Dan is, but they do quite well on the songs they sing lead on. Although not familiar with bassist Keith Christopher, he also handles his chores admirably. Also, the band switches around on instruments depending on who's singing lead, so you know this is a true group effort.
The songs on this CD are pretty good as well. It's hard to pick a favorite, but the disc closes with a rocking version of Abba's "Dancing Queen" (I kid you not) that is worth the price of the CD alone. I heartily recommend this CD... It's the perfect companion to a six-pack of beer and watching the neighbors fight.
After mulling over the knee-jerk first sentence of this review, I reconsider. What would be the fun of knowing and diggin' this band if EVERYONE did? It's cool to be a part of a kinda "secret club" where we can silently giggle when some bonehead elitist in Billboard prints that "rock and roll is dead". Rock on, boys!
But now with a few years on its neck, this album is a killer! Monkey With a Gun, Bottle and a Bible, Hunt You Down, Get Right With Jesus and Baby I Love You are all stand outs. The only song that doesn't work for me are the Abba cover Dancing Queen.
The Yayhoos have over the years proven to be one of my favourite Alt. Country rockbands. They are up there with Drive-By Truckers, Slobberbone, Bottle Rockets, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.
the most pure rock and roll album I've heard in a long time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very good album! It's a mix of old school rock and mellow smooth rock. A great mix try it you won't be sorry!Published 9 months ago by JOE PEARSON
Its a damn shame in this day and age that a great songwriter like Dan Baird cannot get a record deal and put out clever, rocking tunes like the ones on this CD. Read morePublished on February 8, 2014 by Ronald Tutor
This music is a vanishing breed. Funny, melodic, swinging Rock and Roll! Plus a great cover of "Dancing Queen" to boot!Published on January 21, 2013 by Estring
It took a long time to get this. Therefore, I won't be ordering from this vender again, but am satisfied with the cd.Published on August 17, 2012 by Joanne K. Campbell