Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
The Derailers are proud to be stuck in the '50s. Their suits, ties, boots, haircuts, even their sound, all slavishly imitate the honky-tonk fashions of 40 years ago. This theatrical, time-capsule approach to music can be a... more »
The Derailers are proud to be stuck in the '50s. Their suits, ties, boots, haircuts, even their sound, all slavishly imitate the honky-tonk fashions of 40 years ago. This theatrical, time-capsule approach to music can be a lot of fun in a nightclub, where your only competition is the bar band next door. It makes a lot less sense on a stereo, where the visuals are limited to tiny photos on the CD booklet and the competition is the readily available albums of Webb Pierce and Lefty Frizzell. Unfortunately, their songs would have been no better than album filler back in the era itself, and their competent but unexciting voices wouldn't have turned any heads either. --Geoffrey Himes
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CD, Band are great
susanjb | 01/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the Derailers' first disc and it epitomizes fun music. If you have ever seen the Derailers live, you know that they give 150% to every show and are consu
mately professional entertainers. If you like twangy, somewhat old-timey music that played by a tight band and sung with a lot of heart, then give this disc a whirl. Sunsequent albums are also good -- this is the least polished, rawest album by the Derailers. I think that some are out of touch with what the Derailers are trying to achieve -- making high quality, fun, twangy music. This stuff is not meant to change the world or change your mind about issues of the day. It's fun music to dance to, to sing along to, and to play for friends."
Bakersfield Sound Lives!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who has seen the Derailers live knows that the Amazon.com reviewer has not. This CD, the Derailers first, showcases the Austin faves take on the classic Bakersfield sound. Picking up the torch from Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, the Derailers add Austin flavor, peppered with lots of nods and winks to country's golden days. But this is not a band lost in the 50's. This is musical craftmanship at its best. Their latest, Reverb Deluxe is also excellent. Do yourself a favor: buy both and then get down to your favorite music hall to see these boys live."
Good sounds but not as good as Reverb Deluxe.
susanjb | 11/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jackpot, the first album from Austin's Derailers, is a good album that captures the feeling of seeing them live. Songs like: My Heart's Ready, Big City, and 100% Pure Fool are great rockin songs. Others like: Lies Lies Lies and Tarnished Love give that lonesome feeling that the Derailers can do so well. This is a good album, but Reverb Deluxe, their second album, shows more experience as the band cranks out great song after great song. -Jay Herndon"