Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Folk
It's not often you use the word "clever" to describe country music--especially in 1998--but Chris Wall will change all of that. Wall's songs are thoughtful, provocative, and often delightfully sarcastic, but never contrive... more »
It's not often you use the word "clever" to describe country music--especially in 1998--but Chris Wall will change all of that. Wall's songs are thoughtful, provocative, and often delightfully sarcastic, but never contrived or pretentious. What's more amazing is how he can meld his lyrics to fit rousing honky-tonk and mature country-flavored ballads. Tainted Angel also markedly benefits from the support of fellow Austinites Reckless Kelly, who can be delicate and tasteful or muscular and urgent. Wall borrows equally from the Texas traditions of honky-tonk posture and progressive outlaw poetry, and his worn baritone is a suitable vehicle for his lyrical might. In Wall's world, the church, the girl, and the roadhouse bar battle for supremacy while the ranch and the highway provide refuge from all. --Marc Greilsamer
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L. Nicholas Deane | Montuak, NY | 12/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chris is a great performer. But he's a genius songwriter. And I'd say this CD, with Three Across, God's Own Jukebox, I Never Got Over, is his best. Buy it."
Teddy Bird | Deer Creek Mesa, CO | 12/19/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Chris is an amazing, wry songwriter with a dark smoky full voice. I think I like the "No Sweat" CD a little better than this one, but this one showcases Wall's voice more. I highly recommend this CD even for people who don't typically enjoy country music. The lyrics and performance value transcend the limitations of the genre."