Ranger Motel

Ranger Motel

by Red Dirt Rangers
     
 
The Red Dirt Rangers' first album in nearly five years, Ranger Motel picks up pretty much exactly where its predecessors left off. The band's trademark blend of rock & roll grit with country twang and Western swing chops makes them one of the purest country-rock bands since the genre's '70s heyday: there's nothing alternative

Overview

The Red Dirt Rangers' first album in nearly five years, Ranger Motel picks up pretty much exactly where its predecessors left off. The band's trademark blend of rock & roll grit with country twang and Western swing chops makes them one of the purest country-rock bands since the genre's '70s heyday: there's nothing alternative going on here. Rootsy rockers like the laid-back, organ-driven "Spice and Sugar" and the fiddle-rocking "Enjoy the Ride" sit comfortably next to the sweet "Psychedelic Cowboy," a touching farewell to the late Doug Sahm, and an extended, spacy version of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" that emphasizes the song's country roots. Longtime fans will have no complaints about any of Ranger Motel, but the extended layoff between albums has apparently widened the band's songwriting pool, because the songs are uniformly stronger than before, with fewer that trail off into extended boogie jams.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2007
Label:
Lazy Sob
UPC:
0678572957727
catalogNumber:
701
Rank:
75278

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Red Dirt Rangers   Primary Artist
Augie Meyers   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Vox Organ,Piano (Grand),Guest Appearance
Jim Karstein   Drums,Group Member
Ben Han   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bradley Piccolo   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Don Morris   Bass Guitar,Group Member
John Cooper   Mandolin
Randy Crouch   Fiddle,Steel Guitar,Group Member
John Cooper   Mandolin,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Han   Guitar
Brad Piccolo   Guitar
Jimmy 'Junior' Markham   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Mick Jagger   Composer
Steve Ripley   Producer,Audio Production
Alan Lafave   Composer
Red Dirt Rangers   Audio Production
John Wooley   Liner Notes
Pete Lacker   Cover Photo

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