Kakistocracy

Kakistocracy

by Spicewood Seven
     
 

Although it sounds like a frat-boy joke playing off the earthier associations of the Greek word "kakistos," or "the worst," Kakistocracy is an actual word, meaning "government by the incompetent and corrupt." Boy, what an on-the-nose title for an album released by an American band in 2006, huh? A deadly serious rebuke to the second Bush Administration and allSee more details below

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Although it sounds like a frat-boy joke playing off the earthier associations of the Greek word "kakistos," or "the worst," Kakistocracy is an actual word, meaning "government by the incompetent and corrupt." Boy, what an on-the-nose title for an album released by an American band in 2006, huh? A deadly serious rebuke to the second Bush Administration and all of the incompetence and corruption associated therewith, Kakistocracy makes Steve Earle look like a milquetoast. Led by lyricist Luke Powers and multi-instrumentalist Tommy Spurlock (a longtime stalwart of the Austin music scene who's recorded with everyone from George Jones to Shania Twain), the Spicewood Seven include guest shots from a variety of names both well-known (Garth Hudson of the Band adds organ) and not, including a wide variety of guest singers. The songs aren't all directly related to the Iraq War and other examples of government malfeasance; songs like "Crystal Time" (a raving first-person account of the scourge of methamphetamine on rural America) and "Chinese Murder Mystery" are less accusatory, but amplify and deepen the anger and sorrow at the album's heart. Kakistocracy is by no means an easy listen, and just the sight of it will make the average Fox News viewer's head explode, but for all of those who have been complaining that there's no protest music coming in response to this war like there was to Vietnam...well, here it is.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
Label:
Austin Records
UPC:
0684857040626
catalogNumber:
70406
Rank:
273859

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Performance Credits

Spicewood Seven   Primary Artist
Rosie Flores   Vocals,Track Performer
Leon Rausch   Vocals,Track Performer,Musician
Jane Bond   Vocals,Track Performer
Garth Hudson   Track Performer,Pipe organ
Bill Johnson   Choir, Chorus
Jim Karstein   Percussion,Drums,Track Performer
Jamie Oldaker   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Tommy Spurlock   Banjo,Bass,Dobro,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Surdo,Lap Steel Guitar,Group Member
Randy Mason   Guitar,Soloist
Herschel Cunningham   Choir, Chorus
Elana Fremerman   Fiddle,Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Bruton   Choir, Chorus
Ross Westerbur   Keyboards
Brennen Leigh   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
David Hearne   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Strucker   Trumpet
Luke Powers   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Bill Johnson   Engineer,Mastering
Tommy Spurlock   Composer,Producer,Engineer
David Hearne   Composer,Engineer
Luke Powers   Composer,Engineer

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