Blackbird on a Lonely Wire

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Those who have caught his incendiary live show or who picked up his self-released first album already know what a huge, cathartic kick a Will Hoge song can be. Those who will experience him for the first time on his major-label debut are in for a fist-pumping, hip-shaking, chorus-shouting treat. Hoge is one of those big-hearted, shamelessly emotive songwriters who loves the sound of guitars and has a lot of broken relationships to work through, but who seems generally too busy crafting brilliant hooks to stop and wallow in the misery he hints at in most of his songs. Or maybe it's just that the misery is outweighed by the lusty joy that informs every chorus of those songs...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
Those who have caught his incendiary live show or who picked up his self-released first album already know what a huge, cathartic kick a Will Hoge song can be. Those who will experience him for the first time on his major-label debut are in for a fist-pumping, hip-shaking, chorus-shouting treat. Hoge is one of those big-hearted, shamelessly emotive songwriters who loves the sound of guitars and has a lot of broken relationships to work through, but who seems generally too busy crafting brilliant hooks to stop and wallow in the misery he hints at in most of his songs. Or maybe it's just that the misery is outweighed by the lusty joy that informs every chorus of those songs -- whether he's exulting in his own inability to play it smooth on "Not That Cool," or refusing to give up when he knows he really should on "Hey Tonight," or roaring out his romantic independence on the brilliant roots-rocker "Better Off Now." If anything, the ratio of wonderful songs to merely very good ones is even higher on this album than it was on Carousel, and the general sound is, blessedly, almost identical: big guitars that alternately growl and jangle, the occasional Hammond organ, and Hoge's attractively blue-collar voice soaring above it all. Dan Baird's lead guitar is missed, but Brian Layson is no slouch himself. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/4/2003
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678358128
  • Catalog Number: 83581
  • Sales rank: 164,966

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Not That Cool (3:59)
  2. 2 Be the One (3:30)
  3. 3 King of Grey (4:36)
  4. 4 Secondhand Heart (3:36)
  5. 5 Hey Tonight (3:45)
  6. 6 Doesn't Have to Be That Way (3:52)
  7. 7 It's a Shame (4:46)
  8. 8 Someone Else's Baby (4:33)
  9. 9 TV Set (2:57)
  10. 10 Better Off Now (That You're Gone) (2:58)
  11. 11 All Night Long (2:32)
  12. 12 Baby Girl - Michelle Branch (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Will Hoge Primary Artist, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rami Jaffee Organ
Michelle Branch Vocals
Kirk Yoquelet Drums
Tres Sasser Bass, Background Vocals
Brian Layson Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Marc DeSisto Engineer
John Shanks Producer
Mark Valentine Engineer, Digital Editing
Baraka Digital Editing
Jeff Rothschild Digital Editing
Marc VanGool Guitar Techician
John Sharks Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rockin' Release!

    Let's not forget WILL HOGE! Will Hoge rocks! I just saw them a couple weeks ago in Atlanta and they had so much energy - it was crazy! Real rock 'n' roll. It's great to know it's still around. You can't go wrong by checking out Will Hoge. His new album 'Blackbird On A Lonely Wire' is awesome! My favorite is "All Night Long" cause it's such a rockin' song. Other favorites: "Second Hand Heart", "Be The One", "Someone Else's Baby" It's definitely a progression from his last album 'Carousel' and an impressive one at that! His lyrics hit you hard because they're well-put singer-songwriter lyrics- about heartbreak, lust, love, and moving on. How can it not strike a chord with everyone?? Keep rockin'! T.H.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You'll LOVE this band!!

    If you have never heard the pure musical genius that is Will Hoge, then you are missing out! This man is the epitomy of rock and roll. "Blackbird On A Lonely Wire" is a wonderful follow up to "Carousel" and I know these men have a long musical future ahead of them. Songs like "Not That Cool" and "All Night Long" make you want to rock out like nothing else...and it's easy to relate to every song on the CD. Will Hoge's live performances are amazingly full of energy. They love their fans and love the music they play. Listen to the CD, you'll love it!

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