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Looking for a Fight

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Sweetback Sisters, a sextet of unrelated musicians only two of whom -- co-lead singers Zara Bode and Emily Miller -- are female, deliver their second album in Looking for a Fight, once again revealing themselves as a talented retro-country tribute band. Based in Brooklyn, the group embraces many styles of traditional country music, some of them in forms already revived once before in these songs. In addition to Western swing the Sons of the Pioneers' "Cowboy Ham and Eggs" and countrypolitan the Patsy Cline evergreen "Love Me, Honey, Do", for example, they cover neo-Tex-Mex Laurie Lewis' "Texas Bluebonnets", neo-Bakersfield sound Dwight Yoakam's "It Won't Hurt When ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The Sweetback Sisters, a sextet of unrelated musicians only two of whom -- co-lead singers Zara Bode and Emily Miller -- are female, deliver their second album in Looking for a Fight, once again revealing themselves as a talented retro-country tribute band. Based in Brooklyn, the group embraces many styles of traditional country music, some of them in forms already revived once before in these songs. In addition to Western swing the Sons of the Pioneers' "Cowboy Ham and Eggs" and countrypolitan the Patsy Cline evergreen "Love Me, Honey, Do", for example, they cover neo-Tex-Mex Laurie Lewis' "Texas Bluebonnets", neo-Bakersfield sound Dwight Yoakam's "It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down from This Bar Stool", and neo-rockabilly the Traveling Wilburys' "Rattled". They also write their own country songs, with a downhearted cry-in-your-beer honky tonk flavor as well as more amusing observations from the barroom, notably guitarist Jesse Milnes' "Too Many Experts" which is one of the things one can encounter in a bar. Bode and Miller are equally effective frontwomen, with Bode taking some of the more assertive numbers, such as Milnes' title song, and Miller the sweeter ones, and they harmonize well together. The Sweetback Sisters achieve the difficult task of approaching their frankly old-fashioned music with an enthusiasm that is not devoid of humor, yet never descends into parody.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • Label: Signature Sounds
  • UPC: 701237203829
  • Catalog Number: 2038
  • Sales rank: 346,139

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sweetback Sisters Primary Artist
Devin Greenwood Organ, Percussion, Piano, Wurlitzer, Vocal Harmony, Guest Appearance
Stefan Amidon Drums, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Ross Bellenoit Banjo, Electric Guitar, Triangle, Classical Guitar, Guitar (Baritone)
Zara Bode Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Classical Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Jesse Milnes Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Vocal Harmony
Emily Miller Fiddle, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Andy Keenan Pedal Steel Guitar, Guest Appearance
Peter Bitenc Upright Bass
Octavio Mateo Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Laurie Lewis Composer
Dwight Yoakam Composer
Hazel Dickens Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
George Harrison Composer
Jeff Lynne Composer
Roy Orbison Composer
Tom Petty Composer
Dave McNair Mastering
Jim Smith Engineer
Tim Spencer Composer
W.S. Stevenson Composer
Devin Greenwood Producer, Engineer
Charles L. Jiles Composer
Ross Bellenoit Composer
Zara Bode Composer, Art Direction
Jesse Milnes Composer
Emily Miller Composer
C. C. Beam Composer
Rachel Alina Engineer
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