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All Music Guide - Kathleen C. Fennessy
On Old, Workdogs Scott Jarvis and Rob Kennedy make no attempt -- or little attempt, at any rate -- to sound particularly young or hip hence the title and faux-retro cover art. The liner notes, written by one Yves Bisquet, describe Jarvis drums and Kennedy bass, vocals as fuzzy, shambling oldsters ensconced in a retirement home, coaxed to leave its clean, efficiently run environs to kick up a ruckus one last time presumably before they shuffle off this mortal coil. That's the concept, although the music is a little brighter and busier than it would indicate. The lineup includes the dynamic duo backed by a diverse array of N.Y.C. pals on guitar Jon Spencer, Marce ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kathleen C. Fennessy
On Old, Workdogs Scott Jarvis and Rob Kennedy make no attempt -- or little attempt, at any rate -- to sound particularly young or hip hence the title and faux-retro cover art. The liner notes, written by one Yves Bisquet, describe Jarvis drums and Kennedy bass, vocals as fuzzy, shambling oldsters ensconced in a retirement home, coaxed to leave its clean, efficiently run environs to kick up a ruckus one last time presumably before they shuffle off this mortal coil. That's the concept, although the music is a little brighter and busier than it would indicate. The lineup includes the dynamic duo backed by a diverse array of N.Y.C. pals on guitar Jon Spencer, Marce Hall, Jerry Teel, and Ted Horowitz, saxophone Kurt Hoffman and Adam Kolker, and other instruments. Combined with what Bisquet refers to as the "talking blues" lyrics more spoken than sung, the end result is a casual, off-the-cuff, jazzed-up rock & roll that sounds like a less-virtuosic Frank Zappa or more freshly scrubbed Tom Waits.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/6/1995
  • Label: Sympathy 4 The R.I.
  • UPC: 790276030121
  • Catalog Number: 301
  • Sales rank: 190,307

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Workdogs Primary Artist
Pamela Fleming Trumpet
Kurt Hoffman Tenor Saxophone
Scott Jarvis Drums
Adam Kolker Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Marcellus Hall Guitar
Rob Kennedy Bass, Vocals
Andrea Parkins Accordion
Ted Horowitz Guitar
Jon Spencer Guitar, Track Performer
Malcolm Riviera Organ, Piano
Jerry Teel Guitar
Jim Fourniadis Background Vocals
Frank Powers Mandolin
Leila Haddad Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Workdogs Producer
Kurt Hoffman Horn Arrangements
Jim Waters Engineer
Greg Talenfeld Engineer
Yves Bisquet Liner Notes, Management
Jim Fourniadis Engineer, Introduction
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