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Songs of the Next Great Depression
Barry Melton
Songs of the Next Great Depression
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Barry Melton
Title: Songs of the Next Great Depression
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Release Date: 8/26/1997
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 046633450621

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Fine album by a fine musician
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Barry Melton, also known as "The Fish," first came to national prominence as a musical recording artist in the mid-1960's as half of the folk duo "Country Joe and the Fish." "Country Joe and the Fish" eventually evolved from a folk duo to rock band and over a brief and turbulent history the band achieved national prominence for its well-crafted music and politically biting satire. Melton was one of several legendary guitarists who emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the 60's.This album, "Songs of the Next Great Depression," puts all of Melton's skills on display--as a guitarist, singer and songwriter. "Espresso Chez Panise" and "Black and White" are strictly instrumental songs showing Melton's skill as an electric guitarist; while "Can't Live on Love Alone," for example is an acoustic fingerpicking gem. My favorites on the album include "Time With my Daddy," a country dobro-style ballad, and "Law and Order," a grim but accurate social commentary.Its too bad Barry Melton gave up a promising musical career to become a criminal defense lawyer and public defender; but thank goodness he's left such a fine recording legacy behind for us all to enjoy. I've owned a copy of this album for about 10 years and I still play it once a month!!! Five Stars!"