Good Times

Good Times

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by Charlie Robison
     
 

While categories like alternative country can help identify the kind of music a certain artist plays, they can also be confusing. If a singer like Charlie Robison plays country music but doesn't receive play on mainstream country music stations, does that automatically make him alternative? Or do lyrics like "For your footprint in the sand, did you hear the ocean… See more details below

Overview

While categories like alternative country can help identify the kind of music a certain artist plays, they can also be confusing. If a singer like Charlie Robison plays country music but doesn't receive play on mainstream country music stations, does that automatically make him alternative? Or do lyrics like "For your footprint in the sand, did you hear the ocean singin'" make him a singer/songwriter with country backing? Good Times conjures up such questions because Robison isn't a mainstream country singer, but seems like he's playing country music because it's part of who he is and how he thinks, not because a friend loaned him a George Jones album in college. The title cut is an upbeat ode to having a big time by getting stoned out of one's gourd, the type of song Merle Haggard used to toss off without a thought. "The Bottom," on the other hand, is a sad weeper about the woman who got away, a song that Jones might've sung in his heyday. Then again, Robison's entertaining and raunchy "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Hungry" probably couldn't be played on country radio even if a DJ wanted to. It's times like these when Robison sounds a bit too clever for straight country. His band, however, utilizes acoustic guitars, fiddles, and Dobros, and these arrangements keep the whole affair grounded. Good Times finally qualifies as solid country release that will nonetheless appeal to the alternative crowd.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2004
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020118522
catalogNumber:
1185
Rank:
129239

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Robison   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Keith Robinson   Percussion,Drums
Rich Brotherton   Mandolin
Pat Buchanan   Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
David Grissom   Guitar
Tony Harrell   Keyboards
Lloyd Maines   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Papoose
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Riley Osbourne   Keyboards
Billy Panda   Acoustic Guitar
Bruce Robison   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ted Roddy   Harmonica
Glenn Worf   Bass Guitar
Glenn Fukunaga   Bass,Double Bass
Chip Dolan   Accordion
Scott Esbeck   Bass Guitar
Natalie Maines   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Eamon McLoughlin   Fiddle
Robyn Ludwick   Vocals,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Terry Allen   Composer
Blake Chancey   Producer,Audio Production
Lloyd Maines   Producer,Audio Production
Greg Morrow   Producer,Audio Production
Charlie Robison   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Keith Gattis   Composer
James Calloway   Engineer
Tony Castle   Engineer
Waylon Payne   Composer

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