If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times is a title that clearly holds some real significance for the Iguanas; like many residents of New Orleans, the members of the eclectic Crescent City four-piece found themselves run out of town by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and it was close to a year before the band was able to return home after an extended exile in Austin, TX, and on the road. If You Should Ever Fall doesn't dwell much on the details of a three-year stretch that must have been difficult (to say the least) for the Iguanas, though the corrupt politician who narrates "Back in the Limelight" and the guy waiting out a storm with his faithful dog in "El Huracan y Pin Pon" are ...
See more details below
CD
$15.03
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $18.99   
  • New (2) from $18.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times is a title that clearly holds some real significance for the Iguanas; like many residents of New Orleans, the members of the eclectic Crescent City four-piece found themselves run out of town by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and it was close to a year before the band was able to return home after an extended exile in Austin, TX, and on the road. If You Should Ever Fall doesn't dwell much on the details of a three-year stretch that must have been difficult (to say the least) for the Iguanas, though the corrupt politician who narrates "Back in the Limelight" and the guy waiting out a storm with his faithful dog in "El Huracan y Pin Pon" are characters they've probably gotten to know quite well. Instead of dwelling on a tragedy, the Iguanas have opted to do what they do best -- play music that celebrates the funky gumbo of Latin music, Caribbean rhythms, and R&B swagger that is so much a part of New Orleans music, but with a special balance of ingredients that sets them apart from the average roots music outfit. The sardonic wit of songs like "Dancing for Dollars Again" and "Sour Grapes" and the hard-luck true-life tales of "Morgan City" and "Okemah" confirm that the Iguanas haven't lost their way with words while dealing with tough times, and the instrumentals "The Beep" and "The Fall" demonstrate they can communicate eloquently without saying a single word. For the Iguanas, playing well is the best revenge against the twin specters of Katrina and FEMA, and If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times proves their troubles haven't broken their stride one bit.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2008
  • Label: Yep Roc Records
  • UPC: 634457212329
  • Catalog Number: 2123
  • Sales rank: 95,970

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If You Should Ever Fall on Hard Times (3:00)
  2. 2 Malas Vibras (4:09)
  3. 3 Her Red Fishnets (3:39)
  4. 4 Huracan y Pin Pon (3:37)
  5. 5 Okemah (4:33)
  6. 6 The Beep (2:21)
  7. 7 Back in the Limelight (3:13)
  8. 8 Dancing for Dollars Again (3:11)
  9. 9 Celos con Mezcal (3:05)
  10. 10 Sour Grapes (4:18)
  11. 11 Pelican Bay (4:29)
  12. 12 The Fall (1:41)
  13. 13 Morgan City (4:46)
  14. 14 Warm Sun (2:40)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Iguanas Primary Artist
Joe Cabral Organ, Bass, Electric Piano, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals, Xylophone, Vibes, Guiro, Bajo Quinto
Rene Coman Organ, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Celeste, Harp, Marimbas, Electric Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals, Bells, Timpani, Mellotron, Hand Clapping
Rod Hodges Guitar, Accordion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Delfeayo Marsalis Trombone
Doug Garrison Drums
Brent Newman Hand Clapping
Anthony Cuccia Percussion, Bongos, Conga, Marimbas
Technical Credits
Joe Cabral Engineer
Rene Coman Engineer, String Samples
Jim DeMain Mastering
Mark Hagen Digital Editing
Justin Niebank Producer, Engineer
Drew Bollman Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously