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That's right. Your eyes do not deceive. One of Austin's best new young singers, Elizabeth McQueen (with her group The Firebrands), has recorded a tribute to some of her pub rock heroes. The CD, produced by Asleep At The Wheel's Dave Sanger (a six-time Grammy winner) features covers by Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Graham Parker, Squeeze, Ducks Deluxe, Brinsley Schwarz, Eddie And The Hotrods and more! It's the new generation paying homage to the unsung pioneers of English bar music who paved the way for punk, power pop and new wave. This is a CD with a press angle that is practically writing itself!

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Happy Doing What We're Doing is an apt title for this second album by Austin's Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands. Not only does it convey the enthusiasm EMQ and the boys have for the British pub rock they cover here, but the song after which the disc is named was written by Nick Lowe, who is represented in one way or another by nearly half of the disc's 13 tracks. The most successful of these are the true roots-rock numbers by Ducks Deluxe ("Love's Melody"), Dave Edmunds ("A-1 on the Jukebox") and Lowe in his many incarnations as a member of Brinsley Schwarz (the title track) and Rockpile ("When I Write the Book," "You Ain't Nothin' But Fine"), a solo artist ("7 Nights to Rock"), and a writer (Dr. Feelgood's "That's It, I Quit"). And McQueen acquits herself well as a songwriter in the Lowe mode with the only original on the album, "Dirty Little Secret."

Less successful, however, are the band's forays into new wave territory. Their versions of Squeeze's "Annie Get Your Gun" and Elvis Costello's "Almost Blue" fail to convey the same passion and lack the spontaneity of the more rocking numbers. "Almost Blue" in particular falls short; McQueen and the Firebrands are best when they stick to their specialty, what she refers to as "roots pop." Perhaps it was deemed too obvious, but they missed a golden opportunity here to record "Labelled with Love" and "Radio Sweetheart." Nevertheless, Happy Doing What We're Doing is, on the whole, a pub rock tribute worth hearing, and--more than that--a successful album in its own right. --Benjamin Lukoff

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 22, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Freedom (City Hall)
  • ASIN: B0007CNXZA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,322 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By G. Griffin on March 7, 2005
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All hail Pub Rock!! This 2nd offering from Ms. Mcqueen gets it done for fans and beginners alike. The band reverently cranks it out as if it's 1974 and you're standing at the bar at Dingwall's while La Liz spreads her laconic vocals over everything like honey on a waffle, tasty and sweet! Graded from 5 to 4 stars for lack of originals (get a copy of her other disc The Fresh Up Club for those). Grab a flagon of ale, turn it up, and sing along (not too out of key, please!)............
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I enjoyed this album very much and I am certain you will too, especially if you enjoy Asleep At The Wheel and the work that Elizabeth McQueen has done with them in recent years as their female vocalist.
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Don't be fooled by that deceptive cover shot of a nerdadelic Liz prancing around like a Method-spanker from TEENAGE ENEMA NURSES IN BONDAGE. Liz is a seasoned pro who warmed up for this record by essaying the role of Sieglinde during last year's Wagnerwankerung at Bayreuth. (I vas dere, Chahlie.) My fave track is their rendition of Graham Parker's LOCAL GIRLS. Andrew Nafziger's wah-wah pedal was a butt-scrumptious touch.
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I had never really heard of pub rock until this album-but now I'm a fan! Powerful vocals and a tight band combine here to make a great little album.
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By frog on January 9, 2013
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Elizabeth has a wonderful voice. I'm not sure about the selection of songs or the band. I prefer her album "The Laziest Girl in Town"
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