2006-11-20Jay Farrar and Anders Parker create this unbelievable album which will please any fan of Farrar’s earlier band Uncle Tupelo and his recent band Son Volt. A record where every other song is a short instrumental, the actual songs, which are made up of traditional folk songs are works of alt-country art, just as any Uncle Tupelo record was. Once this album hits your c.d. player, it will remain for a long time. Check out tracks 5 “Hills Of Mexico”, track 13 “Death Is Only A Dream”, track 17 “Little Girls and Dreadful Snake”, and two righteous original Gob Iron songs track 11 “Nicotine Blues” and track 19 “Buzz & Grind”. If you like Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, or Varaline, you’ll love this album. If you’ve never heard of any of those bands, you’ll still enjoy this record. – Lane
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