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|Steve Earle & the Dukes||Primary Artist, Track Performer|
|Steve Earle||Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Overdubs, 6-string bass|
|Bucky Baxter||Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar, 6-string bass|
|Aip Gibson||Electric Guitar, Background Vocals|
|Kelly Looney||Bass, Background Vocals|
|Stacey Earle-Mims||Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals|
|Zip Gibson||Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Overdubs|
|Steve Earle||Composer, Producer, Art Direction|
|Ron Saint Germain||Engineer|
Posted August 11, 2012
Shut Up and Die Like An Aviator is an OK live set. Earle sounds a bit ravaged; he would soon spend time in prison for drug offenses. I think his anthology Ain’t Ever Satisfied would be a better overview of this period of his career. Steve Earle deserves credit for bringing politics into country and anyone interested in protest music should sample his work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Granted, I am a Steve Earle fan from way, way back and this album was probably the one that was most difficult for me to listen to, knowing how sick he was with his addictions and what at terrible place his life had landed. <BR/><BR/>all of that aside, and granted some of the tracks are not very comforting or even easy to listen to, Steve Earle gave, and gives, 100% to his fans with his music all the time. He treats each song, no matter what, like his first born child. Even when he was barely able to sing, he put more passion into his work than a lot of "clean" singers ever have done. His shows, his music, his overall craftsmanship have made him consistently one of the best singer/songwriters alive today. They will be playing Steve Earle's music 100 years from now when people are asking, "Garth who?"<BR/><BR/>This album will not fail to impress you, coming from a man who was probably at the lowest point in his life, but still sharing the gifts God so richly blessed him with. No doubt, Steve Earle was, and remains, the best at what he does.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.