Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?

Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?

by Peter Case
     
 
Peter Case has been consistently making great records since the Plimsouls first went into a recording studio in 1980, and while his solo albums for Vanguard Records haven't received the same degree of attention as his first two sets for Geffen (Peter Case and The Man With the Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar

Overview

Peter Case has been consistently making great records since the Plimsouls first went into a recording studio in 1980, and while his solo albums for Vanguard Records haven't received the same degree of attention as his first two sets for Geffen (Peter Case and The Man With the Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar, arguably his best and best-known records), it's certainly not a matter of his work not being up to snuff. Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? is a compilation album that presents three new tracks alongside 13 songs culled from the albums Torn Again, Full Service No Waiting, Flying Saucer Blues, and Beeline, and if you want a potent reminder of just how good a songwriter Case is, and how well he can make his material work in the studio, this album offers the evidence in spades. From the clean-lined character study of "Spell of Wheels" to the wild shaggy dog story of "Two Heroes," Case is a born storyteller who can get the details of a whole life down in three or four minutes, and his musical instincts range from the rockabilly sway of "Coulda Woulda Shoulda," the lean folkie warmth of "Blind Luck," and the blues-infused stomp of "Two Heroes" while all reflecting his sharp but open-hearted personality. And the new material proves the guy still has the goods, with the new live recording of the title track showing that Case remains a potent and passionate live performer and "Wake Up Call" offering a musically and lyrically edgy editorial on the war in Iraq. If you're unfamiliar with this phase of Case's career (or his career in general), Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? is an excellent introduction, and more than a few longtime fans will find this well-chosen compilation an engaging and occasionally surprising listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2004
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707975827
catalogNumber:
79758
Rank:
311663

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Case   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Electric Piano,Vocals
Billy Swan   Background Vocals,Harmony,Vocal Harmony
Steven Soles   Background Vocals,Harmony
Willie Aron   Electric Piano
Lili Haydn   Violin
Don Heffington   Percussion,Drums,Bodhran,Footsteps,Jaw Harp
Warren Klein   Tamboura
Greg Leisz   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Gut String Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Telecaster
Darrell Leonard   Horn
Brad Rice   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jerry Scheff   Electric Bass
Joe Sublett   Horn
Jeff Big Dad Turmes   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eric Rigler   uillean pipes
Andrew Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonium,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Gabe Witcher   Fiddle
Sandy Chila   Drums
David P. Jackson   Double Bass,Upright Bass
Joshua Case   Guitar,Wurlitzer,Guitar (Electronic)
Dave Meshell   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Bryan Head   Drums,Glockenspiel

Technical Credits

Fred Koller   Composer
Peter Case   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Greg Allen   Art Direction
Larry Hirsch   Producer,Audio Production
Duane Jarvis   Composer
J. Steven Soles   Producer,Audio Production
Andrew Williams   Producer,Audio Production
LeRoy Marinell   Composer
Kevin Bowe   Composer
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Vince Hans   Marketing
Joshua Case   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Computer Editing
Geoff Pearlman   Engineer
Rob Evanoff   Contributor
Dan Sell   Marketing

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >