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Hogs on the Highway
Bad Livers
Hogs on the Highway
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Innovation is all about the collision of previously established styles, and Danny Barnes's Bad Livers offer a particularly striking series of violent stylistic encounters. Bluegrass, blues, ragtime, old-time, country, Caju...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bad Livers
Title: Hogs on the Highway
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sugarhill
Release Date: 2/18/1997
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Bluegrass, Classic Country, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Traditional Folk, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 015891386225

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Innovation is all about the collision of previously established styles, and Danny Barnes's Bad Livers offer a particularly striking series of violent stylistic encounters. Bluegrass, blues, ragtime, old-time, country, Cajun, and conjunto bounce around their cauldron with reckless abandon. In truth, this kind of potent mixture is ages old, dating back to early 20th-century string bands and extending through much of 1930s Western swing. Barnes's lyrics add a dose of 1990s irony to traditional themes, although they fit rather well next to old-time romps such as Cluck Old Hen. The Livers' freewheeling attitude and lighthearted approach balance nicely with their serious instrumental chops. --Marc Greilsamer

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Bridget S. (Vassar) from PLYMOUTH, IN
Reviewed on 10/12/2010...
I am sorry I wasted even 49 cents on this awful cd. It was BAD!
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cowboybawb | BURLESON, TX United States | 08/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Ry Cooder, Taj Majal, New Lost City Ramblers, etc., or are simply looking to expand your musical horizons, this is a great place to start.Bluegrass, Jugband, Cajun and Tejano all manage to find their way onto this disc, which is probably the most accessible of the Bad Livers efforts. I bought it when it first came out, and it hasn't been out of my CD changer since."