From the End of Your Leash

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One thing that country and the blues have long had in common is a penchant for dark humor -- an ability to find humorous, clever ways of addressing life's challenges and disappointments. That ability to laugh and cry at the same time is something that country's royalty -- Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and George Jones, among many others -- have in common with blues greats like Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy. And that laughing-through-the-tears approach is certainly alive and well on From the End of Your Leash, which often demonstrates that Bobby Bare Jr. is a master of dark humor. Anyone who calls his band the Young Criminals' Starvation League obviously has a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One thing that country and the blues have long had in common is a penchant for dark humor -- an ability to find humorous, clever ways of addressing life's challenges and disappointments. That ability to laugh and cry at the same time is something that country's royalty -- Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Buck Owens, and George Jones, among many others -- have in common with blues greats like Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy. And that laughing-through-the-tears approach is certainly alive and well on From the End of Your Leash, which often demonstrates that Bobby Bare Jr. is a master of dark humor. Anyone who calls his band the Young Criminals' Starvation League obviously has a taste for twisted humor, and this Americana
oots rock effort is hardly the work of a mindlessly naïve Pollyanna who goes through life wearing rose-colored glasses -- Bare's world-weary vocals and lyrics indicate that he's been around the block too many times for that. Bare sings and writes about loneliness, heartbreak, sadness, and dysfunctional relationships -- he writes about being down on your luck -- and through it all, his sense of humor is a definite asset. The singer/songwriter brings a variety of influences to his rock & roll -- influences ranging from blues and Memphis soul to punk to country, and that country influence isn't surprising when you consider that his father is country star Bobby Bare Sr. But the younger Bare is hardly a carbon copy of his famous dad; while Bare Sr.'s name is synonymous with country, Bare Jr. is primarily a rocker with country influences. At times, From the End of Your Leash can be a little too self-indulgent for its own good, but that's only a minor problem -- one that is easily outweighed by the warmth, humanity, and soulfulness that Bare Jr. brings to this generally memorable CD.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
  • UPC: 744302011028
  • Catalog Number: 20110
  • Sales rank: 306,230

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bobby Bare Jr. Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Lloyd Barry Trumpet, Group Member
George Chambers Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Duane Denison Guitar, Group Member
Mark Nevers Guitar, Group Member
Matt Swanson Bass, Group Member
Kami Lyle Trumpet, Vocals, Group Member
Tony Crow Piano, Keyboards, Group Member
Will Oldham Vocals, Group Member
Andrew Bird Violin, Human Whistle, Group Member
Paul Niehaus Steel Guitar, Group Member
Paul Burch Guitar, Group Member
Deanna Varagona Baritone Saxophone, Group Member
Waldo Weathers Baritone Saxophone, Group Member
Tracy Hackney Dulcimer, Group Member
Carey Kotsionis Vocals, Group Member
Doni Schroader Drums, Vibes, Group Member
Michael Grimes Bass, Bass Guitar, Group Member
Cory Younts Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Cary Kotsionis Vocals
Technical Credits
Shel Silverstein Composer
Jim DeMain Mastering
Mark Nevers Audio Production
Tony Crow Composer
Andrew Bird Whistle
Bobby Bare Jr. Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Carey Kotsionis Composer
Lesley Patterson Etching
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