Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Andre Williams & Sadies|
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
This record's got it all, babies!!! It'll get you up on the down stroke, it's got Memphis Stax/Volt soul grooves, it's got Johnny Cash boom-chicka-ka-boom, it's got Screamin' Jay gospel menace, it's got smooth, "how ya doi... more »
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This record's got it all, babies!!! It'll get you up on the down stroke, it's got Memphis Stax/Volt soul grooves, it's got Johnny Cash boom-chicka-ka-boom, it's got Screamin' Jay gospel menace, it's got smooth, "how ya doin, ladies?", crooning, and it's got, well, Andre-ance. He even rhymes "cash" with "ass" and makes it work!!!
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the album as a result of the cover art, despite the fact I'd never heard of Andre Williams before. When I dropped it into my player, the speakers spewed out the most honey-toned delicious blend of semi-sweet chocolate country rhythm and blues I'd ever heard. Without a doubt, Andre Williams is passionate about music; although, I can't figure out whether he's driven by sexual insanity or heartbeat intensity, whatever the diagnosis may be, he knock your dancin' legs to kingdom come."
Devilishly funny noir soul/country
Justin Mclaughlin | Los Angeles, CA | 05/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The handful of people I've stumbled across who have issues with this recording seem to fall into two camps. They don't like it because it's not at all like Andre's old school greasy R&B, or they don't like the country influence. Of course, that misses the point of the album. This is just out there, otherworldly, darkly humorous garage rock, with a little country and surf thrown in for good measure. Andre moans and groans his way through bleak and funny tales of murder and lust, and it's great stuff. The Sadies are a great group in their own right, one that has released a number of stellar releases that mine a sound similar to what they play here. But still this is unlike anything Andre or the Sadies have ever done before, and there's not much music out there like this. It's one to check out, that's for sure."
Great artist; incredibly bad mix/production
Charles Platt | Arizona, USA | 07/22/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"No question that Andre Williams is one of a kind, legendary, and so on ... but the production of this CD is atrocious. Williams is credited first (of three producers). If he really had control over the sound, you have to wonder if he acquired hearing damage over the years. Massive amounts of repeat-echo and reverb, the voice mixed down to the point where you can hardly hear the words of some songs, and heavy-handed guitar that makes you feel you're sitting in front of the wrong speakers at a cheesy night club. The material is great--if you can stand to listen to it."