Snockgrass

Snockgrass

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by Michael Hurley
     
 
A truly delightful singer-songwriter mix-up from the Vermont-based Hurley, a man who has one of those cheerfully lived-in faces. The cover painting tends to get puzzled and startled reactions for its surreal landscape filled with naked folks and instrument-playing wolves, but that's just the package. Hurley's songwriting tends to switch from the serious to the

Overview

A truly delightful singer-songwriter mix-up from the Vermont-based Hurley, a man who has one of those cheerfully lived-in faces. The cover painting tends to get puzzled and startled reactions for its surreal landscape filled with naked folks and instrument-playing wolves, but that's just the package. Hurley's songwriting tends to switch from the serious to the satirical at the drop of a hat (sometimes in the middle of a song), which can result in unexpected laughter -- he's a fine man with a witty line. The musical is congenial, no worries there. Hurley is the sort of artist who leaves listeners regretting that he doesn't record more. The 1997 reissue comes with an additional cut.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661304321
catalogNumber:
3043
Rank:
60061

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Hurley   Primary Artist,Fiddle,Guitar,Vocals
Peter Stampfel   Fiddle
Jeffrey Frederick   Washboard,Vocal Harmony
Jill Gross   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Robert Iwaskiewicz   Guitar
Robert Nickson   Drums
Paul Presti   Guitar
Dave Reisch   Bass,Vocals
Robin Remaily   Fiddle,Mandolin
Gordon Stone   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar
Richard Tyler   Piano
Nick Branch   Mandolin
Harpo Archer   Guitar
John Cassel   Piano
Gary Sisco   Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Hurley   Liner Notes,Art Direction
Bob Hurley   Engineer
Kornbred   Producer
Robert Hurley   Engineer

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Snockgrass 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Michael Hurley's music is magic. It can magically transform you from a callous adult to an innocent (but weird) babe in the woods. Hurley's wild beasts and babies call out on tunes like ''I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop'' and ''Automatic Slim and the Fatboys.'' Just put your ''Snockgrass'' CD into your player and get snockered by some of the most unpretentious tunes and lyrics ever to magically cross paths between genius and absurdity. Favorite cut? ''Sweet Lucy'' (alternate take, previously unreleased.) Snockgrass is Rounder CD 3043 copyright Rounder Records Corp. 1997.