Tied to the Wheel

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All Music Guide - John Duffy
Though he's plowed roughly the same furrow for more than 20 years, Bill Kirchen's brand of dieselbilly/high-octane country has yet to grow stale. Here, with the same rhythm section from 1999's Raise Up a Ruckus, he offers another set of choice covers and a handful of originals. Red Simpson's forlorn ballad "Roll Truck Roll" and Blackie Farrell's "One More Hour of Blues" are vintage Bakersfield country and, oddly enough, fit perfectly well with a straight reading of Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and the lightning-fast newgrass of "How Mountain Girls Can Love" with drummer Jack O'Dell on lead. The previously unheard Commander Cody era "Truck Stop at the End of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Duffy
Though he's plowed roughly the same furrow for more than 20 years, Bill Kirchen's brand of dieselbilly/high-octane country has yet to grow stale. Here, with the same rhythm section from 1999's Raise Up a Ruckus, he offers another set of choice covers and a handful of originals. Red Simpson's forlorn ballad "Roll Truck Roll" and Blackie Farrell's "One More Hour of Blues" are vintage Bakersfield country and, oddly enough, fit perfectly well with a straight reading of Dylan's "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" and the lightning-fast newgrass of "How Mountain Girls Can Love" with drummer Jack O'Dell on lead. The previously unheard Commander Cody era "Truck Stop at the End of the World" is Kirchen at his best -- smokin' Telecaster licks and clever lyrics with a sense of humor. The instrumental "Poultry in Motion" is a showcase for his version of chicken-pickin', the plucky playing style with roots in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Hightone Records
  • UPC: 012928813822
  • Catalog Number: 8138
  • Sales rank: 213,815

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Kirchen Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Black Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Peter Bonta Acoustic Guitar, Piano
Dudley Connell Vocals
Austin DeLone Piano
Johnny Castle Bass, Vocal Harmony
Jeff Covert Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Jack O'Dell Drums, Vocals
Tommy Detamore Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Blackie Farrell Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Bill Kirchen Producer
Peter Bonta Engineer
Austin DeLone Vibe Master
Jeff Covert Engineer
Tommy Detamore Engineer
Dave Glasser Mastering
R. Lee Composer
R. Rakes Composer
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