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Poison Love
Buddy Miller
Poison Love
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Miller's tenure as lead guitarist with Emmylou Harris's backing band, Spyboy, influenced Poison Love, the follow-up to his 1995 debut. Harris and Spyboy's rhythm section (drummer Brady Blade and bassist Daryl Johnson) chim...  more »

      
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All Artists: Buddy Miller
Title: Poison Love
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hightone Records
Release Date: 8/19/1997
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Outlaw Country, Neotraditional, Singer-Songwriters, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 012928808422

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Miller's tenure as lead guitarist with Emmylou Harris's backing band, Spyboy, influenced Poison Love, the follow-up to his 1995 debut. Harris and Spyboy's rhythm section (drummer Brady Blade and bassist Daryl Johnson) chime in on several tracks, and a more adventurous musical approach is apparent on such songs as "100 Million Little Bombs." But the heart and soul of Miller's work remains simple, well-crafted country tunes, whether they be ones cowritten with his wife Julie (the stunning ballad "Don't Tell Me" and the twangy acoustic ditty "Love Grows Wild") or well-chosen covers (the George Jones/Roger Miller Chestnut "Nothing Can Stop Me" and Otis Redding's old soul classic "That's How Strong My Love Is"). --Peter Blackstock

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Pass the grits!
09/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used to HATE country music. That was until I heard Dwight Yoakam and Emmylou Harris in '86. Ever since then an occasional album will come out that blows me away like Lucinda Williams' self-titled cd or the Mavericks' "What a Crying Shame". Well, I can put "Poison Love" right up there with these classics. This album has the feel of putting on a worn pair of blue jeans. The songs just make sense...they sound tried and true and just...well, FIT. Buddy, you've made yourself a fan from a supreme critic of what passes for popular country today. Thanks!"
A shining beacon of hard country music
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 06/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The unabashed twang of Miller's music burns like a straight shot of whiskey - no mixers to dilute, no fruit to sweeten, and no ice to chill. "Poison Love" gathers its power from the unadulterated recording of Miller's voice, along with guitar, fiddle and steel that underline and embolden. Miller emphasizes by removing distractions, and what remains are life's joys and pains; spotlit pleas - hopeful, reciprocated, and scorned.His country-soul reading of "That's How Strong My Love Is" is every bit as powerful as Otis Redding's original. Miller strums his guitar's bass strings and grazes at the bottom end of his vocal range, turning on a half-note growl reminiscent of George Jones or Tompall Glaser.The disc balances slow, moody original like "Baby Don't Let Me Down" and "I Can't Help It" with the up-temp romp "Nothing Can Stop Me" and the foot-tapping recriminations of the title cut. Simply put: a stellar example of hard country music."
Absolutely Superb.
Mark J. Koenig | 12/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buddy Miller and his wife, Julie have produced a wonderous traditional country CD here. I first heard excerpts from this album on National Public Radio, and was transfixed. It has been a favorite of mine ever since. The vocal harmonies are rapturous, the musicianship stupendous. And the quality of this recording is as close to perfection as you will hear. "100 Million Little Bombs," a song about the international landmine problem, is surprisingly engaging. "That's How Strong My Love Is," and "Don't Tell Me" captivate with their beauty and sincerity. This is what traditional country music is all about - brought into the 90's. A priceless gem of a recording."