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Live from Robert's
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Shine up your boots and get that hair slicked back because Live from Robert's Western Wear is the next best thing to a trip to the honky tonks of lower Broadway. BR5-49 was the prime mover behind the revitalization of Nash... more »
Shine up your boots and get that hair slicked back because Live from Robert's Western Wear is the next best thing to a trip to the honky tonks of lower Broadway. BR5-49 was the prime mover behind the revitalization of Nashville's live country music scene, and this album documents the joyous mess that is their live show, complete with ambient yee-has and the band glad-handing the crowd for tips. Lest numbers like "Me 'n' Opie" have you thinking that the band is all about kitsch, check out their cover of the Louvins' bloodthirsty ballad "Knoxville Girl." Well, actually, it's a traditional number, but the Louvin Brothers made it famous, and the band does a dandy, Louvin-like job with the song's eerie soaring harmonies. Live at Robert's is a rip-roaring three-day bender of an album: sometimes sloppy, never especially original, but always a heck of a lot of fun. --Mary Park
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just when you thought everything out of Nashville was pop-country pap, a band comes out of the country capitol of the world that alludes to an earlier time when the honky-tonk coming out of the juke joints called to you to come inside.BR5-49 (the name refers to a phone number on from the old Hee-Haw television show) lets it all hang out on this all too brief live album "Live From Robert's" It is a high-spirited retro country album recalling the influences of Hank Williams and the Louvin Brothers mixed with the atmosphere of a Saturday night hoedown at a 1940's roadhouse honkytonk. The EP is rough and bawdy including a couple brief interuptions for the band to sell boots and banter with the well-lubricated crowd. If you want to know what's been happening in the last couple years in the Lower Broad scene in Nashville, this is the album for you."
I HATE country music, but....
Logan Lee | College! | 03/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like most people that are actually FROM Nashville, I hate country music, but these guys aren't your typical country band. BR5-49 is the punk rock of country bands. They got all of the humor ("Me n' Opie Down by the Duck Pond," "Bettie Bettie") and catchy sounds ("Hillbilly Thang") that keep most punk bands going. Why can't all country be like this? I can't wait to get their self-titled studio album..."
Bettie Page fan turns country
sgeise | South West Fl United States | 07/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not a country fan. I bought this CD to use portions of the song "Bettie-Bettie" for my desktop Betty Page theme. BUT, I can't stop listening to it. This is a light, fun, swing beat album. I can't say that I'm a country music fan now, but I think I'm going to try some more BR5-49 anyway."