Looking for a Fight

Looking for a Fight

by The Sweetback Sisters


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The Sweetback Sisters, a sextet of unrelated musicians only two of whom -- co-lead singers Zara Bode and Emily Miller -- are female, deliver their second album in Looking for a Fight, once again revealing themselves as a talented retro-country tribute band. Based in Brooklyn, the group embraces many styles of traditional country music, some of them in forms already revived once before in these songs. In addition to Western swing (the Sons of the Pioneers' "Cowboy Ham and Eggs") and countrypolitan (the Patsy Cline evergreen "Love Me, Honey, Do"), for example, they cover neo-Tex-Mex (Laurie Lewis' "Texas Bluebonnets"), neo-Bakersfield sound (Dwight Yoakam's "It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down from This Bar Stool"), and neo-rockabilly (the Traveling Wilburys' "Rattled"). They also write their own country songs, with a downhearted cry-in-your-beer honky tonk flavor as well as more amusing observations from the barroom, notably guitarist Jesse Milnes' "Too Many Experts" (which is one of the things one can encounter in a bar). Bode and Miller are equally effective frontwomen, with Bode taking some of the more assertive numbers, such as Milnes' title song, and Miller the sweeter ones, and they harmonize well together. The Sweetback Sisters achieve the difficult task of approaching their frankly old-fashioned music with an enthusiasm that is not devoid of humor, yet never descends into parody.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2011
Label: Signature Sounds
UPC: 0701237203829
catalogNumber: 2038
Rank: 234266

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sweetback Sisters   Primary Artist
Devin Greenwood   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Wurlitzer,Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Stefan Amidon   Drums,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ross Bellenoit   Banjo,Electric Guitar,Triangle,Classical Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Zara Bode   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Classical Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Jesse Milnes   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Emily Miller   Fiddle,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Andy Keenan   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Peter Bitenc   Upright Bass
Octavio Mateo   Trumpet,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Laurie Lewis   Composer
Dwight Yoakam   Composer
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Tom Petty   Composer
Jim Smith   Engineer
Tim Spencer   Composer
W.S. Stevenson   Composer
Charles Beam   Composer
Devin Greenwood   Producer,Engineer
Charles L. Jiles   Composer
Ross Bellenoit   Composer
Zara Bode   Composer,Art Direction
Jesse Milnes   Composer
Emily Miller   Composer
Rachel Alina   Engineer

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