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Midnight Roads & Stages Seen
Jason & Scorchers
Midnight Roads & Stages Seen
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #2

As Rudyard Kipling says, "He who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount," screams Jason Ringenberg as the band rips into "Self Sabotage," the first cut on a two-disc that captures this seminal band live in concert....  more »

      
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All Artists: Jason & Scorchers
Title: Midnight Roads & Stages Seen
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mammoth / Pgd
Release Date: 5/5/1998
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Hardcore & Punk, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 035498018022

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As Rudyard Kipling says, "He who rides the tiger finds it difficult to dismount," screams Jason Ringenberg as the band rips into "Self Sabotage," the first cut on a two-disc that captures this seminal band live in concert. Over the next 23 tracks, the Scorcher prove they're still on the beast's back, digging their spurs in its sides. Too country for punk, too punk for country, Jason & the Scorchers were stomping their dusty cowboy boots at a breakneck pace long before Uncle Tupelo discovered the Carter Family. With their brand of Rolling Stones meet Johnny Cash hard rock, the Scorchers kicked out the jams for most of the 80's to a largely indifferent audience. But anyone who happened to catch a live show was a fan for life. For this concert, Jason and band dig deep into the songbook, playing tunes they've never played live ("Somewhere Within"), tunes they haven't played in years ("Ocean of Doubt"--featuring BR5-49's Donnie Herron) and classic Scorcher cuts ("Gypsy," "Broken Whiskey Glass"). And best of all, a sizzling cover of Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie." An essential document of a overlooked band. --Tod Nelson

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CLASSIC SCORCHERS W/ SPECIAL STUFF!
eljohnson@sjmercury.com | CALIFORNIA | 01/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A MIX OF OLD AND NEW. SOUNDS PRETTY DAMN GOOD.THESE GUYS ARE A TRUE BAND. VERY VERSATILE YET STANDARD.ROCK N' ROLL AND COUNTRY ALL IN ONE BALL OF WAX. DEFINATELY WORTH IT."
4 reasons to buy this cd
S M | 07/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The reasons I am recommending this cd is:1. SOUND QUALITY and PERFORMANCE. It is one of the best Live albums ever recorded and performed. In a league with the Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore, Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous, Kiss - Alive, Duke Ellington - Live at Newport, Yes - Yessongs - to name a few.2. PRICE. At the price of what a single cd costs, you get a double cd that I. a fan who already owns their studio recordings will be pleased with the live performance of the songs and II. an inexpensive way for a potential new fan to become acquainted the band.3. THESE GUYS ARE THE MODERN EQUIVILANT OF ELVIS What Elvis did with great rockers like "Jail House Rock" to great ballads like "Love me tender"; these guys are doing with great hard rockers like "White lies" to great country songs like "Broken whiskey glass".4.ORIGINALITY and INTEGRITY. No other band has ever been able to play such extremes in music with such quality, integrity, conviction and in a constant manner, as well as often combining these extremes that amazingly sound so great combined, and consequently, this band sounds like no one else. They are one of the few original acts today, who despite receiving indifferent treatment from the narrow minded modern radio stations and the majority of the music buying public who can't accept such extremes in music today - have never sold out and tried to become just another country group or just another hard rock group.For music recordings, all Jason and the Scorchers cds should get 10/10.For Jason and the Scorchers recordings it gets a 8/10 due to the superiority of their studio recordings being "Lost and Found", "Still standing", "Fire and Lightning" and "Clear impetuous morming""
Live they kick it up a notch!
Paul Labrier | St. Louis Metro Area | 01/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been an "Jason and the Scorchers" fan since the mid 80's. While I think that their studio albums are great, they are several times better LIVE. This album captures the energy and essence of their live show perfectly. Not an easy task given the intensity of their music. For those unfamiliar with them, imagine Hank William's Sr. Meets the CLASH!"