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Acoustic Motel
Jack Ingram
Acoustic Motel
Genres: Country, Pop
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All Artists: Jack Ingram
Title: Acoustic Motel
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: RAM Records
Release Date: 4/5/2005
Genres: Country, Pop
Styles: Today's Country, Neotraditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 733792557826

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Not your normal acoustic album
L. Nance | North Texas | 06/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I became hooked on Jack after seeing him live at the local fair. The energy in his performance was addictive. I snatched up Live @ Billy Bobs, and wasn't disappointed. I searched high and low for more Jack @ local stores, and stumbled across Acoustic Motel. Initially I was skeptical. High energy Jack...acoustic? without the BUF Band? I'm happy to say that I was WRONG!!!

The entire CD is so intimate, so honest, so Jack. Yes, there are curse words, but not excessive, and just like you'd expect. He pokes fun at himself, and everyone else.

Track 1 - Airways Motel - 9/10 - Soft, beautiful, almost lullaby-like quality

Track 2 - Hey You - 7/10 - a few notes out of tune. This is such great high-energy song w/ the band, it just doesn't come out right

Track 3 - Work This Out - 9/10 - I think Jack was finally hitting his stride with this song. He seemed more awake and into the song. I missed the harmony and found myself singing it!

Track 4 - I Would - 9/10 - "and I would if I could" - In this song Jack varies his guitar picking style and dynamics to match his voice in different times of the song. Very effective

Track 5 - Fool - 8/10 - An introspective song about fooling yourself in relationships

Track 6 - Everybody - 9/10 - A bit to long of an intro story, but still funny. The song is about all the doubts that we all have, the worries, insecurities

Track 7 - One Thing - 10/10 - He needs her, that's the one thing he knows in the world. Wonderful lyrics, melody. One of my fav tracks

Track 8 - What makes you say - 9/10 - a sad song, trying to figure out why a relationship has gone so wrong. you can hear the anguish and confusion in his voice

Track 9 - Flutter - 10/10 - My favorite track on this disc. I fell in love with this song on the Live @ Billy Bobs disc. I didn't think it could get any better, but I was wrong. Even tho he he hits a few odd chords, the transitions, licks, slides, and boogie blues rhythm absolutely MAKE this track.

Track 10 - Drive On - 8/10 - A sweet story in song about a young man and his girl, picking up, leaving town, and driving on

Track 11 - Song for Amy - 8/10 - Classic Jack, his first love song. He admits that he's not original, and in that reveals his vulnerability. "I love you, I want you, and I need you"

Track 12 - Nothing Wrong with That (Beat-up ford part 2) - 10/10 - The best version of this song I've heard. It's a little faster than I'm used to on other cuts, but Jack truly shines on this song (which, BTW, was my least favorite on the Billy Bob's album!)

Track 13 - Mustang Burn - 9/10 - I love this song, this isn't my favorite cut, but his running commentary, gravely beginning, and "HAHA"s throughout the song make up for any other imperfections.

Track 14 - Biloxi - 8/10 - A young man's questioning to his father who left them for Biloxi

Track 15 - Goodnight Moon - 9/10 - A Jack concert staple, and a perfect, soft ending to an acoustic concert"
Very Real Performer
K. Gray | 08/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You can tell that Jack Ingram writes his own music because unlike so many "big names" in the music industry, Jack really feels his music and every song comes off sounding very sincere. This was actually my second time buying Acoustic Motel b/c I wore my original one out! No joke. He calls this album a "let's not break up just yet" track and that is exactly what it is. If it wasn't for Jack Ingram this Kentucky girl probably wouldn't still be with her Texan of two years. In Acoustic Motel Jack relates to every problem that seems so catastrophic in relationships and makes them seem not so disasterous. I listen to him when I'm up and when I'm down. Don't know where I'd be without him!"
Classic Jack
Erin Taylor | 08/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This cd is what real country music is about. There's no screaming electric guitars, no producers in a studio touching up every out of tune word. It's just Jack and his guitar and a audience of music fans. It's a very honest and very intimate look at Jack Ingram.

The cd begins with "Airways Motel" which is about a man cheating on his wife and starting to regret it. Then there is "Work It Out" about trying to save a failed relationship. "Drive On" is a great song that Ingram wrote after seeing the movie "The Last Picture Show". The cd ends with a beautiful song called "Goodnight Moon".

This is is honest, pure, real and just all around great music!! One of the highlights of the cd is listening to Jack talk in between songs, which you miss if you constantly hit the next button. So just sit back, relax and let this cd play!!"