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Sex & Gasoline

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Crowell: Stronger than ever!

    Rodney Crowell is one of the most literate songwriters on the scene today. As quick with his wit as he is searing with his commentary of this twenty-first century world. This latest effort finds Crowell continuing to travel down the Americana path that he has been following for his previous three records (2001&#8217 s The Houston Kid 2003&#8217 s Fate&#8217 s Right Hand and 2005&#8217 s The Outsider) &#8211 all with great critical success. Sex &amp Gasoline focuses the writer&#8217 s eye on women and how they subsist and survive in our current culture. The title track is a scathing critique on a society that celebrates the superficial beauty of a woman rather than take time to look at what&#8217 s inside that person. &#8220 The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design,&#8221 and &#8220 Truth Decay&#8221 continue his exploration into ideas that are sometimes falsely presented as &#8216 facts.&#8217 That&#8217 s not to say that the entire CD is rife with dissent. On the contrary, one of Crowell&#8217 s greatest gifts is his ability to balance his message with sweet, unassuming songs (&#8220 Moving Work of Art,&#8221 &#8220 Closer to Heaven&#8221 ) that allows his listeners to catch their breath and look for the positives in any given situation. Sex &amp Gasoline was produced by the legendary Joe Henry and contains what Crowell says are, &quot some of the best performances I`ve given to date.&quot For the new material Crowell and Henry brought in some of music`s most skilled sidemen including Doyle Bramhall III (acoustic and electric guitar), Greg Leisz (acoustic and electric guitar, pedal and lap steel, mandolin, mandocello and dobro), Patrick Warren (piano, pump organ and Chamberlin), David Piltch (upright and electric bass) and Jay Bellerose (drums and percussion). Sex &amp Gasoline is a brutally honest, thought-provoking, uncompromising look at some of the themes that fuel our lives today.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This mean old world runs on sex and gasoline...

    Why not to talk about that? We all need gasoline, We all need sex. But, for some reason, a few, just a few, We know where to fill in the tank, and with who to have sex. This is a very evocative piece of Crowell's affectional, racional, 'where to go, with the Soul's tank full of desire'. A Must Have.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I used to think Crowell was a great song writer

    I usually do not listen to CD's like this, but The Houston Kid was a great album. This one is mailed in; the lyrics are child-like and songs are awful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

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