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Big Ass Truck
Big Ass Truck
Big Ass Truck
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Big Ass Truck
Title: Big Ass Truck
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Upstart
Original Release Date: 10/17/1995
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, R&B, Rock
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011671802428

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A Great Debut From Modern Memphis' Finest Band
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The self-titled debut from Big Ass Truck is a fun romp of an album, with it's clever samples and vast 'can't quite put your finger on it'influences - hints of Big Star pop blended with tight funk and original rock grooves (these guys can play!) earns this band very high marks for originality. This CD is great every time you hear it, and you'll be singing along in no time to "Malt Liquor Man," "Sharin' The Sherbert" and the other gems this CD offers. The rest of the BAT catalog is great, too, so be sure to check out the other 3 CDs."
Under heard band rates more air time!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Perhaps it's their musical diversity, or possibly the use of a smaller label, but this under heard band rates more air time. If listeners are turned-off by the uniqueness of the music, they're too brain-washed by the overkill airplay and hpye of the "soft-mind" sound. What can only be called cross-over, the Memphis based group mixes both LA and East Coast sounds by using heavily maniputed guitar, electic piano, and turtable. At first you may ask, "Where are they going with this?," but you're not in for disappointment. Intended as a big sound, you'll like it better if you turn it up. When I first heard the group in late '95, I was driving on 664 back to Chesapaeke. An announcer from an area college station grudgingly played a piece, even though he didn't like the group's name. A few days later, when I had the album in my hot little hand, I couldn't decide where all of the influences were coming from. Do I detect Salsa? Is that a "southern-fried rock meets the turntable artist?" What becomes clear is the jazzy use of riffs by each musician, with the underlying traditional three piece trio of bass, electric piano, and drums. Quickly, and without pain, they can jump into a retro-reverb sound, giving us either fast or slow club music. They can be solidly hip-hop, but they refuse to be boxed in by standard musical requirements."