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Life of the Party
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
Despite its title, the first nationally released album by this Texas maverick establishes Robison as considerably more than a good-time Charlie. From the sardonic bite of "Sunset Boulevard" and "You're Not the Best" to the... more »
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Despite its title, the first nationally released album by this Texas maverick establishes Robison as considerably more than a good-time Charlie. From the sardonic bite of "Sunset Boulevard" and "You're Not the Best" to the alcohol-fueled, nursery-rhyme whimsy of "Barlight," Robison provides a compelling blend of roadhouse swagger, whiplash humor, and an ornery streak that stretches from Austin to San Antonio. Label-mate brother Bruce Robison and Bruce's wife Kelly Willis provide vocal support, and the smoky balladry of the album-closing "Molly's Blues" would do John Prine or Steve Earle proud. Amid a musical landscape littered with alt-country wannabes and tinhorn rebels, Charlie Robison is the real deal, an artist who sticks to his guns. --Don McLeese
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ledthered | 11/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You will love this. This CD pretty much stays in my player. Great music - Charlie comes through. If you ever get a chance, see him live."
Country Music lives in Texas, not Nashville
(5 out of 5 stars)
"He's a rocker, he's a honky-tonker, he makes you laugh, he makes you think. He's Charlie Robison. The Hank Williams of the new millenium? Perhaps. He's 1 part Steve Earle, 1 part John Prine, 3 parts Texas. If there is justice in this world, Charlie Robison will be a huge star. I've seen him 3 times now. At Floore's Country Store in Helotes Tx., Cibolo Creek Country Club (near Bracken Tx.), and most recently (Sat. 8/7/99) at the Caberet in his home town of Bandera Tx. As usual, he blew the roof off the place. He is very nice and down to Earth. I have met him twice and I can attest to this first hand. He is the classic tall Texan (He's 6'3" at least) honky-tonk, rock & roll country renegade, and his brand of unbridled country filled with humor, killin', cheatin', and pure Texas attitude must surely put Nashville to shame!!"
Charlie ROCKS! ;-)
Michael Curtis | Nashville, TN USA | 02/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Life Of The Party" is one of the best CDs I've picked up in recent years. Charlie may very well be the Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd singer-songwriter) of the 21st Century. Highlights of the CD include "Barlight", "You're Not The Best", "Sunset Boulevard", & "My Hometown". I'm willing bet that "My Hometown" & "You're Not The Best" will be referred to as classics a few years from now. I'll admit, I got into Charlie's music because I'm a Dixie Chicks fan & I wanted to see if "their banjo player's husband" was any good. Well, he is! I'm sure I would've eventually picked up (& enjoyed) his CDs even if I hadn't been a Dixie Chicks fan. His music has a politically incorrect, no BS attitude that is otherwise sorely missed in Country music today - if not music in general. GO GET THIS ONE!"