Re: Rank and File news
- I have something of the same reaction as Dave; I've got a self-burned CD-R
with Sundown and chunks of the next two R&F LPs on it (having donated
the vinyl to the Twangfest auction a while back, and while Sundown is
pleasant, the next ones get rela thin fast--and the overall doesn't strike me
as holding up as well as the bests of heir contemporaries... Glad to see the
music available to people again though.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dave Purcell" <dave@p...> wrote:
> Interesting. I dug out my vinyl copy of Sundown not too long ago and was
> somewhat disappointed that it didn't stand up too well. "Amanda Ruth" is
> still a catchy-as-hell song, though. Maybe I wasn't in the mood.
- --- In email@example.com, "Jeff J <jeffj@b...>"
> R&F hasn't aged too well for me either. Of course, Sundown is,
> in my opinion, their only release of any musical value and it
> would be a good thing if that horrid self-titled Rhino record
> be erased from the roots rock timeline. Interesting that Rhinois
> the one putting this out. Heh.I agree, Sundown is their only consistent album, and that's the
one I'm excited about having on CD. Maybe I'll find that it doesn't
hold up for me, either, but I dunno--I remember those songs
pretty clearly, and they still sound great in my memory.
>That's kind of what I figured, which is why I've avoided picking it
> There's also a Dils retrospective on Dionysus Records. Too
> many badly recorded live tracks for me
up. I was a Dils fan, but I'm not sure how well their stuff will hold
up 25 years later.
> I got the same feeling from what I heard and thosebig-brimmed
> Homer Simpson-ish cowboy hats didn't help. <g> But I keep onTheir first record didn't do anything for me. But I heard a few clips
> hearing good things so I'd like to check out their new release. I
> gotta say that Cowboy Nation is better than Blackbird.
from their most recent release and liked them well enough to
order it (it was dirt cheap on Half.com), though I've learned that
you really can't tell much about a record from those 30-second
clips, no matter how many you listen to. I'll report back when I get