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2.0 out of 5 stars great music....??, January 23, 2006
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bought this disc on the recommendations of fellow listeners on Amazon....came away unimpressed; in fact, puzzled as to why anyone would think this a great record. save for a couple of songs, you can't hear the crowd, Jerry Jeff's "voice" is average at best, and the general songwriting/lineup for this album is mundane. I'm sure this guy has talent and would welcome any tips on other records from this artist but this one??? no thank you.
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Initial post: Feb 5, 2008 6:06:25 PM PST
This is an important review, because the opinions of effete yankees are the life's blood of Texas Music.
How about them Buckeyes?

Posted on Dec 30, 2008 7:44:45 AM PST
livingfree says:
TOO BAD. TRY LISTENING TO THEM LIVE IN A JUKE JOINT WHILE DRINKING TEQUILA. ITS ALOT MORE ENJOYABLE IF YOU'RE DANCING WITH WOMEN AND GETTING DRUNK AND TRYING TO GET LAID. GOOD LUCK.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2010 6:15:51 PM PST
Hey Fester,

Bit llate in responding...

Thanks a great deal for your constructive input...do you have a take on this particular record?

Sorry that I didn't care for it...guess we can't like everything...also very sorry that the music of the great state of Texas depends on the opinion of any number of "Yankees"...would it matter if I was born and raised in Alabama and still didn't care for this recording?

How about "them Buckeyes" anyway? Don't care...never have, never will...

Posted on Dec 21, 2010 1:04:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2010 1:08:16 PM PST
Brent, this album is important because while the subject matter is mundane, the special thing is that the music takes the everyday (the mundane) and makes it into something special. You said the songs are 'blah' save for a few. Well, you need to read the lyrics to London Homesick Blues. Any songwriter worth his salt will wish he wrote that one. The choice of words, structure replete with perfect rhymes as well as internal rhymes along with a tight comfortable melody and soft chord progression make for a superlative and timeless song (which it is). Yes, to the lay person, this album may seem 'mundane' but the sophisticated listener picks up on these things i listed, and believe me, I could go on and on about how 'it' this album is. Little bird is another really subtle but profound song. Then again, these are just my opinions, but being involved in the music industry has honed my ear for these sorts of things. If you want to really dig deep into country western, try townes van zandt, truly the songwriter's songwriter: High, Low And In Between/Late Great
Guaranteed to blow your hair back. This is one of the few songwriters out there who you can compare to Dylan with a STRAIGHT face.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 8:02:26 AM PDT
Thanks, Guitarzan. I appreciate your insight and will do my best to open my mind (and ears). All the best.
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