Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League

Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League


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Melancholy, decidedly disheveled, and rootsy, Young Criminals' Starvation League is a captivating and timeless collection of countrified dirges that sound as if they were rendered on a back-porch shanty somewhere in rural America. An therein lies the charm of Bobby Bare Jr.. With a cracked voice and broken spirit, Bare's astute observations of life's little victories and big failures are delivered with all the grace of a lingering hangover. Gallows humor abounds, especially in "Dig Down," a self-deprecating dialogue targeting a myriad of rock stars who stand accused of sucking up all the brilliant ideas while leaving the over-the-counterculture generation in a retro daze. "Monk at the Disco" pumps up the Americana engine akin to post-psychedelic-era Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Abetted by ramshackle renditions of the Smiths' "What Difference Does It Make" and Shel Silverstein's "Painting Her Fingernails," both of which capture the pathos and misery-loves-company splendor of the originals, Bare Jr. wears his heartbreak rather well.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2002
Label: Bloodshot Records
UPC: 0744302008929
catalogNumber: 20089
Rank: 149114

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Performance Credits

Bobby Bare, Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League   Primary Artist
Bobby Bare   Background Vocals
Lloyd Barry   Horn
George Chambers   Horn
Matt Swanson   Bass
Tony Crow   Keyboards
Paul Niehaus   Steel Guitar
Paul Burch   Drums
Waldo Weathers   Horn
Bobby Bare   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Carey Kotsionis   Background Vocals
Kevin Teel   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Lap Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Mark Nevers   Producer
Markus Greiner   Artwork
Bobby Bare   Producer
Thomas Petillo   Artwork

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