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Dregs of the Earth
Dregs of the Earth
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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1980 album on Arista. Contains eight tracks, including 'RoadExpense', 'Pride O' The Farm' and 'Twiggs Approved'.


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All Artists: Dregs
Title: Dregs of the Earth
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 6/30/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1


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1980 album on Arista. Contains eight tracks, including 'RoadExpense', 'Pride O' The Farm' and 'Twiggs Approved'.

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Another great Dixie Dregs album
woburnmusicfan | Woburn, MA United States | 05/17/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The name Dixie Dregs makes the unwary expect a sound like Charlie Daniels or Molly Hatchett, but in reality the Dregs were America's best answer to the progressive rock coming from Europe, a band that applied the virtuoso techniques of jazz fusion to playing instrumental rock. Each album encompassed a variety of styles (rockers, prog, funk, bluegrass, ballads, and even baroque), with catchy music and intricate arrangements. There were plenty of solos, but they were generally kept short, and the rest of the band was always doing something to hold the interest of those who don't care for solos. At some point during very album, you could expect to hear every possible combination of two instruments play in unison (the violin-bass verse on "Hereafter" is a highlight). Steve Morse is the best all-around guitarist in the world, and one of the best composers."Dregs of the Earth" is only a hair behind the Dregs' best albums. The shuffle-beat "Twiggs Approved" and ballad "Hereafter" are two of my favorite Dregs songs. Like "Night Meets Light" from the "What If" album, "Hereafter" has constant time signature changes that you don't notice until you try to count out the song. "Road Expense" is a great rocker. Morse's solo on "The Great Spectacular" is jaw-dropping -- he has the blazing pick speed of Al DiMeola or John McLaughlin, but is more melodic, even at top speed. "I'm Freaking Out", at nine minutes the longest Dregs studio track ever, is a fusion showpiece for new keyboardist T Lavitz, with a meandering keyboard intro and extended electric piano solo. There is also the bluegrass "Pride o' the Farm", funky "Broad Street Strut", and baroque classical guitar-violin duet "Old World".(1=poor 2=mediocre 3=pretty good 4=very good 5=phenomenal)"
The Best... No Questions Asked
B. Lesnick | Omro, WI United States | 04/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I were ever sent away for Life... This would be my only request. No matter what my mood may be, sour or sweet, this CD makes me SMILE. I could be walking off to Death Row... and as long as I had these tunes rolling through my head it would be alright. This IS perfection! I have listened HARD to this disc since it was on vinyl and love it still more each time. AAA+++
5 stars is not enough! I would go 8."
J. Zendle | Castle Rock, CO | 06/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This and 'Unsung Heroes' are arguably the finest examples of 80's fusion. Morse's compositions and playing make him a genius. Oh yeah, Scofield's 'Blue Matter' is pretty hot as well."