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Asylum Street Spankers
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Asylum Street Spankers
Title: Live
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Label: Watermelon
Release Date: 7/1/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Western Swing, Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 715971106520

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One of my favorite albums
Nick Fox | Phoenix | 04/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Asylum Street Spankers record their music with one single, solitary microphone. How they get a sound this incredible is a mystery that eludes me. They cannot possibly be this good.This band has taken several tunes, some of their own, some remakes, and infused them with an energy that is almost hypnotic. This album simultaneously captures the front row excitement of a live show with the sound of a worked over recording. This is a band that uses no fancy tricks. They are actually this good.Listen to Christina Marrs' powerful, lusty vocals on "Coffee Grindin Blues", Kevin Smith's amazing slap bass solo on "Deep Ellum Blues", Wammo's hilarious lyrics on "Children of the Cornuts", Guy Forsyth's killer guitar and preacher's voice on "Walking Blues", and the entire band's jump up and shout rendition of the classic, "Mama Don't Allow...", a song which allows them all to show off, one at a time. Thank God.I really can't put into words the absolute joy of listening to artists this talented performing, knowing you are hearing them completely raw and unenhanced, and still being bowled over by their power. I know I make this album sound to good to be true, but it very nearly is.If you want a swingin', rocking, bluegrass/jazz/dixieland/country/blues and more album to restore your faith in modern musicians, look no further than the Spankers. In the era of high paid, low talent "music", this band is a breath of fresh air."
Great foot-tapping to all out swinging music
Nick Fox | 08/03/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Asylum Street Spankers make some of the best music around. Their renditions of 20s risque tunes get your feet tappin' before your head realizes it. This album can't help but brighten your mood. Be prepared for spontaneous dancing. Look for the live show if you're down in Austin, Texas."
The best of the Spankers
solarpluvia | Olympia, WA USA | 11/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you only buy one of their albums, let it be this one. Live and funny, and a little raunchy, it is the essence of what live performance should be. Beg, borrow, or steal (except my copy!), to get this CD."