It Came from Nashville [Expanded]

It Came from Nashville [Expanded]

by Webb Wilder


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It Came from Nashville [Expanded]

There's an old-fashioned, good-time quality about Webb Wilder & the Beatnecks that makes this weird outfit fun to listen to. Recorded in the 1980s, It Came From Nashville revels in electric guitars and straightforward rock & roll, which really wasn't the norm for the time unless one counts the Stray Cats. Wilder's vocals possess a dramatic flare that put songs like "I'm Wise to You" and "Move on Down the Line" right over the top in the best sense. At times the material runs close to camp (as with the spoken intro to "Devil's Right Hand"), while at other times it sounds as though it should've had commercial potential ("It Gets in Your Blood"). Mostly, though, Webb, Donny "The Twangler" Roberts, Denny Blakely, Jimmy Lester, and the Ionizer cut straight to the chase, combining no nonsense rockabilly to create little jewels like "Poolside" and "Ruff Rider." As with early rock, meaningful lyrics make way for a more visceral approach, leading to music that you feel in your bones. The re-release of It Came From Nashville in 2004 (also on Landslide) includes a half-dozen unreleased live tracks, lengthening the album's running time to over 70 minutes. Webb Wilder and the gang may have not taken themselves as serious as musical peers like U2 and R.E.M., but they nonetheless created a solid album that harked back to the roots of rock.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2004
Label: Landslide
UPC: 0012886102921
catalogNumber: 1029

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Webb Wilder   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Denny "Cletus" Blakely   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Ionizer   Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jimmy Lester   Drums,Group Member
Jim Liban   Harmonica
Carson Whitsett   Hammond Organ
Billy Prince   Bass Guitar
Wally Wilson   Piano
Beatnecks   Track Performer
Donny "The Twangler" Roberts   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kevin Welch   Composer
Steve Earle   Composer
Steve Forbert   Composer
Webb Wilder   Composer,Liner Notes
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Steve Doerr   Composer
Omar Dykes   Composer
R.S. Field   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Ionizer   Liner Notes
Mark Lindsay   Composer
Michael Rothschild   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
M. Smith   Composer
Billy Prince   Engineer
Johnny Rosen   Engineer
W.R. Tyler   Art Direction,Cover Art
John Wiles   Engineer
Lee Groitzsch   Engineer
Milton Subotsky   Composer
William T. Vorndick   Engineer
J.D. Cash   Composer
Suzy Elkins   Composer
Joe "Flip" Wilson   Engineer
D. Roberts   Composer
Wally Wilson   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer

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