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Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
     

Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today

by Slobberbone
 
"We are a rock band, pure and simple," says gravelly-voiced lead singer Brent Best, but as this third release from the Texas-based outfit makes clear it isn't so simple after all. The group have staked out a rather original space somewhere between country and punk rock, and they've filled it with quirky characters, memorable stories, and

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"We are a rock band, pure and simple," says gravelly-voiced lead singer Brent Best, but as this third release from the Texas-based outfit makes clear it isn't so simple after all. The group have staked out a rather original space somewhere between country and punk rock, and they've filled it with quirky characters, memorable stories, and high-octane music that refuses to be pinned down and categorized. The instrumentation ranges from fiddle and mandolin to accordion and tuba; the sound is sometimes folk-country delicate, sometimes frenzied hard rock, though it leans more to the latter than the former. As for the lyrics, Slobberbone's ideas occasionally run out before a track ends, but they're generally dark and/or funny, and more than a little twisted. This release finds them expanding their horizons from drunks and losers, which is not to say they've abandoned those subjects. There are songs here about everything from obsessive love ("Josephine") to the end of the world ("Meltdown") to a Bible-toting traveling salesman ("Trust Jesus").

Product Details

Release Date:
07/25/2000
Label:
New West Records
UPC:
0607396602124
catalogNumber:
6021
Rank:
177664

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Performance Credits

Slobberbone   Primary Artist
James Luther Dickinson   Piano
Paul Ebersold   Mandolin,Hammond Organ,Guitar (Baritone)
Scott Thompson   Trumpet
Sean Murphy   Tuba
Charlie Wood   Accordion,Hammond Organ,Toy Piano
Brent Best   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (Baritone)
Tony Harper   Percussion,Drums,Hand Percussion
Kirk Smothers   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Patterson Hood   Vocals
Jess Barr   Banjo,Guitar
Eric Lewis   Fiddle,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Brian Lane   Organ,Bass,Mandolin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Paul Ebersold   Producer
Pete Matthews   Engineer
Kevin Kerby   Composer
Brent Best   Sleeve Photo

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