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High on the Hog
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
When Robbie Robertson and the rest of the Band split into two camps in the late '70s, who ever thought Robertson would get the worst of the deal? After all, Robertson had written just about every important song the Band ha... more »
When Robbie Robertson and the rest of the Band split into two camps in the late '70s, who ever thought Robertson would get the worst of the deal? After all, Robertson had written just about every important song the Band had ever recorded and his biting Stratocaster work was essential to the Canadian group's sound. As it turned out, Robertson's solo albums have been embarrassing duds, while his ex-partners have released two superb efforts as the Band: Jericho (1993) and High on the Hog. Levon Helm, Rick Danko, and the late Richard Manuel handled all the vocals in the Band's heyday, so the voices are still there; the rock-solid rhythm section is still there; and so are Garth Hudson's inimitable, intoxicating keyboard parts. --Geoffrey Himes
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Jonathan Lyness | New York, NY United States | 07/12/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Of the three 1990s Band releases, this is widely regarded as the weakest...but it's not without its pleasures (Back to Memphis, Free Your Mind, Rick Danko on Where I Should Always Be and Richard Manuel's She Knows). If you have the classic Band albums from 1968-1976 and want to give their 90s albums a try, I recommend starting with Jericho or Jubilation. But if you have everything except this album, I'd say it's still worth picking up...as has been said many times before, even the worst of the Band is better than most groups at their best."
Depends on what you're looking for: NOT like Jericho
Terry Cates | Rochester, NY | 06/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for the good-timey, not-too-heavy-on-the-lyrics, straight-ahead music Band, you'll enjoy this. But Jericho it's not: if you're looking for more thoughtful lyrics, more complex arrangements, that's the album to get from this period. Overall, this feels most like Rick's album. Fun but not life-changing."