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Rambler 65
Ben Vaughn
Rambler 65
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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The fortyish Vaughn isn't old enough to have lived through the '60s as an adult, but still he's an unswerving disciple of southern soul, Tex-Mex, and AM pop/rock staples of that era. Though he's written songs for Marshall ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ben Vaughn
Title: Rambler 65
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 2/18/1997
Release Date: 2/18/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Oldies & Retro, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227248420, 081227626068, 843500880662

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The fortyish Vaughn isn't old enough to have lived through the '60s as an adult, but still he's an unswerving disciple of southern soul, Tex-Mex, and AM pop/rock staples of that era. Though he's written songs for Marshall Crenshaw and with everyone from Dave Alvin to Alex Chilton, his own albums often come up short. (He's only a so-so singer and most of his songs sound like they've been written before.) Why, then, is Rambler 65 so much fun? It could be the gimmick behind its creation (Vaughn recorded this lowest of fi album in the car named in its title). More it's the songs themselves: the Nick Lowe-like raver "Seven Days Without Love," the psychedelic pop of "Levitation," and Sir Douglas Quintet sound of "Boomerang." Sure, it's dopey at times ("Heavy Machinery" and the god-awful "Rock is Dead"), but mostly it's good, retro fun. --Keith Moerer

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3rd Rock From the Sun Tunes Recorded in a '65 Rambler
08/23/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This music is really fun. It is such a guy CD. Imagine an artist creating music about his car and then turn his car into a recording studio so that he can record these songs in his car. All this with the dream of hearing these songs be played over said car's radio as he drives thru Santa Monica! That is what Ben Vaughn did. He brings back a lot of memories for teens in the 70's who had quite a love affair with their cars. Play it loud in your convertible as you drive down Pacific Coast Highway."