Do Wrong Right

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Devil Makes Three may play acoustic instruments, but as anyone whose ever seem them live can tell you, they lay down a groove as hard as any rock band. Do Wrong Right is the band's first album cut with label backing, and while they add a bit of electric guitar and some pedal steel, the basic sound remains the same. They're still ragged, but right, to plagiarize the title of an old George Jones tune, and like Jones, Haggard, and the other iconic figures they obviously love, their blend of bluegrass, primitive country music, folk, rockabilly, Piedmont blues, ragtime, and a hint of punk is always put in service of the music. The quality of the sound may be slightly better, but...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - J. Poet
The Devil Makes Three may play acoustic instruments, but as anyone whose ever seem them live can tell you, they lay down a groove as hard as any rock band. Do Wrong Right is the band's first album cut with label backing, and while they add a bit of electric guitar and some pedal steel, the basic sound remains the same. They're still ragged, but right, to plagiarize the title of an old George Jones tune, and like Jones, Haggard, and the other iconic figures they obviously love, their blend of bluegrass, primitive country music, folk, rockabilly, Piedmont blues, ragtime, and a hint of punk is always put in service of the music. The quality of the sound may be slightly better, but all the rough edges are intact, as is their devil may care attitude. "All Hail" comes galloping out of the gate to kick off the album in high style. Pete Bernhard's slightly woozy vocals, Cooper McBean's anti-bluegrass banjo fills and Lucia Turino's snapping bass give the tune a drunken, rousing feel. McBean takes the lead on the tongue in cheek ode to hard liquor "Gracefully Facedown." It's a solid country tune that references Johnny Cash, and rides Turino's thumping bassline to deliver a bleary-eyed message of delightful debauchery. McBean's meandering solo adds the perfect boozy touch. "Johnson Family" adds a bit of Gypsy jazz to the mix: imagine the Hot Club Quartet visiting the Carter Family. McBean's banjo adds jazzy accents and guest fiddler Andy Lentz drops a bit of Grappelli into his solo. "Aces and Twos" is a raggedy blues with hints of jug band music in its rhythms. Bernhard's uncontained slide guitar duels with the rock-solid rhythms of McBean and Turino to paint another raucous portrait of people who live for the nightlife that's driving them insane. "For Good Again" tells the tale of a traveling band trying to make it in an indifferent world. Some twangy electric guitar gives the tune a honky tonk flavor. "Help Yourself" continues in the same vein with an amusing insight/excuse "There's a thousand ways to heaven and a thousand ways to hell." Despite the band's obvious devotion to the good times that may lead to the latter, musically they'll have you dancing through the pearly gates on the way to honky tonk heaven.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/21/2009
  • Label: Milan Records
  • UPC: 731383642623
  • Catalog Number: 36426

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 All Hail (4:01)
  2. 2 Do Wrong Wright (4:21)
  3. 3 Gracefully Facedown (4:11)
  4. 4 For Good Again (4:32)
  5. 5 Statesboro Blues (3:23)
  6. 6 Johnson Family (4:47)
  7. 7 Poison Trees (3:57)
  8. 8 Help Yourself (3:57)
  9. 9 Working Man's Blues (3:44)
  10. 10 Aces and Twos (3:10)
  11. 11 Cheap Reward (3:10)
  12. 12 Car Wreck (7:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Devil Makes Three Primary Artist
John Baccigaluppi Help
Pete Bernhard Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Group Member
Keith Cary Harmonica, Cello, Lap Steel Guitar, Sounds, Guest Appearance
Cooper McBean Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 5-string Banjo, Tenor Banjo, Group Member
Lucia Turino Vocals, Upright Bass, Group Member
Jessica Cooke Vocals, Guest Appearance
Bryce Gonzales Help
Jessica Cook Vocals
Andy Lentz Fiddle
Technical Credits
Blind Willie McTell Composer
Elvis Costello Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Pete Bernhard Composer
Sean Jones Composer
Nick Bobetsky Executive Producer
Cooper McBean Composer
Shawn Lyon Graphic Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Saw them at the Strawberry Music Festival

    What a blast! Good music, great lyrics. Had to buy this album ON THE SPOT, but the line was too long. My favorite song is, "For Good Again".

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great music.

    LIfe-reflective lyrics.

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