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Title:
Springtime
Author:
Freakwater (Musical group), performer.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
English
Contents:
Picture in my mind -- Louisville lip -- Twisted wire -- Washed in blood -- Binding twine -- One big union -- Harlan -- Jesus year -- Scamp -- Lorraine -- Slowride -- Heaven -- Flat hand.
UPC:
036172874729
Format :
Music CD

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A consolidation of Freakwater's status as one of the best -- perhaps the best -- 1990s exponents of the folk-country tradition. The Appalachian flavor is, if anything, a little more pronounced than usual, but the songwriting is utterly contemporary, and the Irwin-Bean harmonies among their best. "Binding Twine," with its delectably sad melody and vocals, has the makings of a modern classic; "Jesus Year" has some great trembling harmonies; and "Slowride," more unexpectedly, has the country-rock punch of the late-'60s Byrds in that group's better moments. Most unusual lyrical twist: "Louisville Lip," inspired by Muhammad Ali's toss of his gold medal into the Ohio River after getting denied service at a restaurant. Max Konrad Johnston, formerly of Wilco, helps out on guitar, fiddle, banjo, Dobro, mandolin, and vocals, helping devise a sound that is both spare and textured. ~ Richie Unterberger