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Popular Demons
Greg Trooper
Popular Demons
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Trooper's fourth release rings like a breakthrough. If producer Buddy Miller's rolling Americana settings--a muscular approach to acoustic ensembles of mandolin, accordion, guitars, fiddle, and organ--provide a key, Troope...  more »

      
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All Artists: Greg Trooper
Title: Popular Demons
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Koch Records
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 099923799726

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Trooper's fourth release rings like a breakthrough. If producer Buddy Miller's rolling Americana settings--a muscular approach to acoustic ensembles of mandolin, accordion, guitars, fiddle, and organ--provide a key, Trooper's songwriting, weathered to lean insights of human struggle, provides another. His melodic style is anthemic--simple three-chord grooves that afford space for the imaginative chops of Tammy Rogers, Duane Jarvis, and Miller, who throws down warm, swampy electric guitar. Trooper sounds hungry, his voice full of dark-eyed soul--reminiscent perhaps of Marc Cohn or a less cutting Steve Earle (who duets on a fantastic, bluesy reading of Dylan's "I'll Keep It with Mine," possibly the album's strongest moment). Popular Demons stands beside this year's most tasteful and catchy alternative country. --Roy Francis Kasten

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CD Reviews

Songwriting bliss
Steven C. Berry | Edmonds WA | 07/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought "Popular Demons" because of Buddy Miller's involvement, but found that the singing, performances, and songwriting were all top-notch. This is a CD I listen to frequently.The performances match the songwriting. Mr. Trooper does not overreach. His singing is understated and he lets the song melodies tell the stories as much as the lyrics do. Frequently reminds me of Slaid Cleaves. "Bluebell", "22 Miles to Bristol" and "Paradise" work especially well for me. I purchase his most recent--"Straight Down Rain"--and to me the songwriting, singing and overall performances are not as strong. Makes me treasure "Popular Demons" all the more."
Absolutely Wonderful!
Ruth Moritz (rmoritz@midusa.net | Gorham, Kansas | 08/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"WHY does this artist remain relatively "unknown" (?) except by old friends and followers who have to scavenge on line in the hope that there is something new from this wonderful voice and song-writing talent. Guess it's like truffles--you have to dig for the true delicacies."
The best of Country, Western and folk.
Ruth Moritz (rmoritz@midusa.net | 07/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Greg is a one of a kind singer/songwriter. From the simple "Blue Bell" to the interesting perspective given in "21st Century Boy" these songs are spoken from the heart and mind.A consumate artist. Greg can put out an interesting and thought provoking album. His live shows are amazing. Few artists these days put in as much effort an energy as Greg does in a live performance. He is a must buy and a must see."