Big Shiny Cars

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The addition of guitarist Mike McAdam an original Duke for Steve Earle helps round out a sound that's been a big enough movement in traditional country music for its fans to merit a unique moniker -- "Pinmonkey Junkies." Those junkies have enjoyed the band's feel-good blend of bluegrass, Eagles-inspired Cali-rock, and down to earth country over the course of two albums; a hit single "Barbed Wire and Roses," which did well on the Billboard country singles chart and also the Americana market; and tours with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, and Lee Ann Womack. The raw and plaintive, soul-searching title track is probably the deepest emotional moment, and gentle ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
The addition of guitarist Mike McAdam an original Duke for Steve Earle helps round out a sound that's been a big enough movement in traditional country music for its fans to merit a unique moniker -- "Pinmonkey Junkies." Those junkies have enjoyed the band's feel-good blend of bluegrass, Eagles-inspired Cali-rock, and down to earth country over the course of two albums; a hit single "Barbed Wire and Roses," which did well on the Billboard country singles chart and also the Americana market; and tours with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, and Lee Ann Womack. The raw and plaintive, soul-searching title track is probably the deepest emotional moment, and gentle turns like "Coldest Fire in Town" bring to mind the best simple-strumming Eagles and Poco tunes of the late '70s. The Pinmonkeys, however, are mostly about having fun, speaking their mind, and even discussing their troubles over danceable, twangy grooves, as they do on "Train Don't Run by Here No More," Dolly Parton's brilliant refusal to stay "Down," and the gospel-fired "Can't Have a Hand on Me." Holding things together no matter the vibe and tempo and wringing every last emotion out of the tunes is frontman Michael Reynolds, whose high-toned emotional voice stands out among modern country rockers but may remind folks of the brilliant Timothy B. Schmidt.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/7/2006
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 094634897723
  • Catalog Number: 48977
  • Sales rank: 197,584

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That Train Don't Run (2:36)
  2. 2 Down (3:39)
  3. 3 Coldest Fire in Town (3:29)
  4. 4 Fallin' All the Time (6:21)
  5. 5 Mountain Song (4:01)
  6. 6 Shady Grove (3:32)
  7. 7 Can't Have a Hand On Me (4:48)
  8. 8 Living Proof (4:03)
  9. 9 Wrapped (4:08)
  10. 10 Big Shiny Cars (3:38)
  11. 11 Love Sometimes (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pinmonkey Primary Artist
Steven King Keyboards
Rusty Young Steel Guitar
Mark Bright Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Fats Kaplin Steel Guitar
Eric Holt Keyboards
Michael Jeffers Bass, Background Vocals
Chad Jeffers Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Background Vocals
Elizabeth Cook Vocals
Michael Reynolds Vocals, Background Vocals, Gut String Guitar
Michael Jeffers Background Vocals
Mike Crouch Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Matraca Berg Composer
Dolly Parton Composer
Kieran Kane Composer
Kevin Beamish Producer, Digital Editing, Mastering, overdub engineer
Duane Jarvis Composer
Sean Locke Composer
Bruce Robison Composer
Joy Lynn White Composer
Mark Bright Producer, Audio Production
Billy Montana Composer
Connie Gage Art Direction
Gary Harrison Composer
John Saylor Engineer
Davis Raines Composer
Chad Jeffers Composer, Producer, Digital Editing, overdub engineer
Carter Wood Composer
Rachel Thibodeau Composer
Michael Reynolds Composer
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