Street Symphony

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
If it wasn't always clear on earlier albums, the brilliantly played and thoughtfully written Street Symphony sweeps away any doubts: the Subdudes aren't just stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion, as they've come to be known. They're also a group of guys whose working-class roots run as definitively, and maybe as deeply, as Bruce Springsteen's. Few bands give up the grit with this much conviction and skill: while the Katrina-themed "Poor Man's Paradise" delivers listeners straight to a Crescent City dock where a world-weary man and his dog get by on beer and scratches behind the ear, "Work Clothes" celebrates, in a genuinely joyful way, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
If it wasn't always clear on earlier albums, the brilliantly played and thoughtfully written Street Symphony sweeps away any doubts: the Subdudes aren't just stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion, as they've come to be known. They're also a group of guys whose working-class roots run as definitively, and maybe as deeply, as Bruce Springsteen's. Few bands give up the grit with this much conviction and skill: while the Katrina-themed "Poor Man's Paradise" delivers listeners straight to a Crescent City dock where a world-weary man and his dog get by on beer and scratches behind the ear, "Work Clothes" celebrates, in a genuinely joyful way, the subversive thrill of playing hooky for a day of fishing. And then there's all that soul. Tracks like "Brother Man" and "I'm Your Town" come off as blue-state anthems wrapped in a blue collar, but they're no less beautiful or multi-dimensional for it. In fact, plainspoken poetry this rich and robustly played lingers in a way that's pretty close to magical, revealing layers of truth that seem to get louder with each listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Back Porch
  • UPC: 094638870821
  • Catalog Number: 88708
  • Sales rank: 125,091

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fountain of Youth (3:51)
  2. 2 Poor Man's Paradise (4:44)
  3. 3 Stranger (3:45)
  4. 4 Thorn in Her Side (3:37)
  5. 5 No Man (5:38)
  6. 6 Fair Weather Friend (3:50)
  7. 7 Brother Man (4:31)
  8. 8 Half of the Story (4:38)
  9. 9 Work Clothes (4:33)
  10. 10 Absolutely (3:59)
  11. 11 I'm Your Town (3:07)
  12. 12 Street Symphony (5:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Subdudes Primary Artist
Steve Amedee Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals, Noise
Tim Cook Bass, Percussion, Background Vocals
John Magnie Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, Noise, Wurlitzer, Lead
Tommy Malone Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Noise, Slide Guitar, Lead
Jimmy Messa Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Tim Cook Composer
Rich Denhart Executive Producer
John Magnie Composer
George Massenburg Producer, Engineer
Tommy Malone Composer
Jimmy Messa Composer
Amanda Wray Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    buy this CD

    If you know this band, you will love the new music. If you don't know this band, you will love the new music. See them live if you can. You will not be disappointed! They are the most down-to-earth bunch of nice guys who play with heart and soul. And they'll usually sign and chat after a show.

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