George Lassos The Moon

George Lassos The Moon

by Scott Lucas & the Married Men

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George Lassos The Moon

If we knew this was the sort of thing Local H frontman Scott Lucas was hiding up his sleeve all these years, we would have clamored for a solo project from him long ago. Of course, Lucas is best-known for turning out gritty alt rock under the aforementioned banner, hitting big on rock radio in the '90s, but he reveals a very different side to his musical personality on George Lassos the Moon. Lucas' first solo outing is a rootsy affair that's apparently inspired by his love of artists like the Cowboy Junkies and the Band (the singer/songwriter has admitted to a passion for Canadians making American roots music). Just as the Junkies' famed Trinity Session album was cut live to a single microphone, George Lassos the Moon was put together with an organic, rough-and-ready approach to recording. There's a tangible feel of players gathered together in a room, feeding off each other's energy, and a spontaneity that can't be faked by endless overdubbing. At the same time, the "Wichita Lineman," the with-an-attitude strings sweeping across "Weatherman," and the carefully choreographed, New Orleans-funeral-esque brass coloring in the closing tune (appropriately titled "The Last One") stand to prove that the whole thing wasn't simply thrown together without forethought. But whether the sound swells out expansively or closes up for an intimate feel, the folk and country flavors that predominate here are the perfect underpinning to the romantic ruin that preoccupies Lucas' lyrical muse, as he and his Married Men move through a batch of songs that suggest Mark Eitzel and Morrissey at a low-rent country karaoke bar (that's a good thing).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2010
Label: G&P Records
UPC: 0859702636280
catalogNumber: 3

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scott Lucas & the Married Men   Primary Artist
Scott Lucas   Guitar,Vocals
Paul Mertens   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Andy Gerber   Mandolin
Elizabeth Elmore   Background Vocals
Aaron Duggins   Accordion
Randy Payne   Drums
Nick Broste   Trombone
Tom Szidon   Bass,Piano,Vocals
Dave Max Crawford   Trumpet,Euphonium
Katie Fischer   Strings
Rebecca Brooke Manthe   Violin
Total Pros   Horn
Teresa Shine   Strings
Pete Muschong   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Dylan   Composer
Scott Lucas   Composer
Andy Gerber   Producer,Engineer
Dave Max Crawford   Arranger

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