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Old
     

Old

by Workdogs
 
On Old, Workdogs (Scott Jarvis and Rob Kennedy) make no attempt -- or little attempt, at any rate -- to sound particularly young or hip (hence the title and faux-retro cover art). The liner notes, written by one Yves Bisquet, describe Jarvis (drums) and Kennedy (bass, vocals) as fuzzy, shambling oldsters ensconced

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On Old, Workdogs (Scott Jarvis and Rob Kennedy) make no attempt -- or little attempt, at any rate -- to sound particularly young or hip (hence the title and faux-retro cover art). The liner notes, written by one Yves Bisquet, describe Jarvis (drums) and Kennedy (bass, vocals) as fuzzy, shambling oldsters ensconced in a retirement home, coaxed to leave its clean, efficiently run environs to kick up a ruckus one last time (presumably before they shuffle off this mortal coil). That's the concept, although the music is a little brighter and busier than it would indicate. The lineup includes the dynamic duo backed by a diverse array of N.Y.C. pals on guitar (Jon Spencer, Marce Hall, Jerry Teel, and Ted Horowitz), saxophone (Kurt Hoffman and Adam Kolker), and other instruments. Combined with what Bisquet refers to as the "talking blues" (lyrics more spoken than sung), the end result is a casual, off-the-cuff, jazzed-up rock & roll that sounds like a less-virtuosic Frank Zappa or more freshly scrubbed Tom Waits.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/1995
Label:
Sympathy 4 The R.I.
UPC:
0790276030121
catalogNumber:
301
Rank:
311101

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Performance Credits

Workdogs   Primary Artist
Pamela Fleming   Trumpet
Kurt Hoffman   Tenor Saxophone
Scott Jarvis   Drums
Adam Kolker   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Marcellus Hall   Guitar
Rob Kennedy   Bass,Vocals
Andrea Parkins   Accordion
Ted Horowitz   Guitar
Jon Spencer   Guitar,Track Performer
Malcolm Riviera   Organ,Piano
Jerry Teel   Guitar
Jim Fourniadis   Background Vocals
Frank Powers   Mandolin
Leila Haddad   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Workdogs   Producer
Kurt Hoffman   Horn Arrangements
Jim Waters   Engineer
Greg Talenfeld   Engineer
Yves Bisquet   Liner Notes,Management
Jim Fourniadis   Engineer,Introduction

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