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Bar Room Classsics
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Aussie compilation featuring 13 tracks, 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Down & Out', 'Ain't Nothin' Shakin'', 'Milk Cow Blues', 'What Made Milwaukee Famous', 'Hard Headed Woman', 'Beat Me, Daddy, 8 To The Bar', 'Wine, Wine, Wine',... more »
Aussie compilation featuring 13 tracks, 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'Down & Out', 'Ain't Nothin' Shakin'', 'Milk Cow Blues', 'What Made Milwaukee Famous', 'Hard Headed Woman', 'Beat Me, Daddy, 8 To The Bar', 'Wine, Wine, Wine', 'Truck Driving Man', 'Hot Rod Lincoln', 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy', 'Hey, Hey, Hey' & 'Jailhouse Rock'. Originally released in 1994.
NOT ONE OF THEIR BEST
drumkey | LAS CRUCES, NM United States | 11/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"IF YOU GAVE "DEEP IN THE HEART..." AND "WE HAVE A LIVE ONE..." FIVE STARS AS I DID, YOU MAY BE AS DISSAPOINTED IN THIS ONE AS I WAS. OBVIOUSLY, WHOEVER SPLICED THIS THING TOGETHER WAS NOT A COMMANDER FAN. THE FIRST CLUE IS THE MISSPELLING OF BILL KIRCHENS LAST NAME OR , DO WE HAVE A NEW MEMBER OF THE BAND? YOU HAVE TO ASSUME BOBBY BLACK IS ON STEEL, BUT HE IS NOT MENTIONED. THE CONTINUITY BETWEEN TUNES IS REALLY DISJOINTED FOR THE MOST PART. COMMUNICATION WITH THE AUDIENCE AND INTRO TO THE TUNES IS SPORATIC AT BEST. ITS ALMOST LIKE A STUDIO SESSION WITH APPLAUSE FADED IN AND OUT WITH LITTLE INTERACTION WITH THE AUDIENCE. THE LAST TUNE, "JAILHOUSE ROCK" COMES AFTER THEY HAVE SAID "BYE BYE". IT LASTS ABOUT 30 SECONDS AND SOUNDS LIKE AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN ECHO CHAMBER. WHOEVER THREW THIS CD TOGETHER DID A DISSERVICE TO THE COMMANDER AND HIS FANS AND SHOULD HAVE TO LISTEN TO RAP FOR THIRTY DAYS."
The Commander live -- 'nough said!
imsighked | Albuquerque, N.M. | 06/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up my copy of "Bar Room Classics" when special ordering my favorite Commander Cody album, "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas." I was not disappointed. "Bar Room Classics," also recorded live at Austin's now defunct Armadillo World Headquarters, is a well recorded tour of the Commander's eclectic music style. The initial attraction for me was that the album did not repeat any of the tracks from "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas," and included the band's most well known hit, "Hot Rod Lincoln." Highlights of the album include the Elvis rockers "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Hard Headed Woman" done the Commander's way: boogie piano with steel guitar and sax. The Commander was equally adept at traditional country fare, especially "What Made Milwaukee Famous," "Wine, Wine, Wine," and the Western-Swing classic, "Milk Cow Blues." "Beat Me, Daddy, Eight to the Bar" and "Hey, Hey, Hey" (a classic shouter) features the Commander's boogie woogie piano. Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen were a license to have fun, and at their best in a live environment. As such, "Bar Room Classics," along with "Deep in the Heart of Texas," capture the essense of one of the most entertaining bands to come out of Austin, Texas, in the 1970s."
drumkey | 09/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is no comment on the quality of the album - I must have listened to it 6 times start to finish in the few days (and I bought it a good four years ago...). Just a warning to any mad collectors out there. This is "Sleazy Roadside Stories" with a different name and packaging. Exactly the same track list, recording place and date and pointless snippet of "Jailhouse Rock" at the end. So don't go buying both."