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Cadillac Jack's #1 Son
Kevin Gordon
Cadillac Jack's #1 Son
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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Coming from North Louisiana, Kevin Gordon inherited the sound of Jerry Lee Lewis's rockabilly as a sort of birthright, yet he knew the dangers of simply copying that sound as if nothing had changed in 40 years. On his firs...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Kevin Gordon
Title: Cadillac Jack's #1 Son
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 2/17/1998
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016351602923

Synopsis

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Coming from North Louisiana, Kevin Gordon inherited the sound of Jerry Lee Lewis's rockabilly as a sort of birthright, yet he knew the dangers of simply copying that sound as if nothing had changed in 40 years. On his first full-length album, Gordon marries his twangy, catchy guitar riffs to lyrics that capture the voice of Southern, working-class whites, with the focus and economy of John Prine or Iris DeMent. The bouncy organ riffs recall producer Gary Tallent's old employer, Bruce Springsteen, who reinvented early rock 'n' roll in similar ways. Yet Gordon more closely resembles Dave Alvin, who also overcame vocal limitations with twitchy hillbilly guitar licks and with characters who were more realistic than heroic. The year's most underrated debut. --Geoffrey Himes

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CD Reviews

Rockabilly with a dash of punk and plenty of blues
Sandra D. | Iowa City, IA USA | 07/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"kevin gordon's music is like no other. his stage presence alone can move mountains. he and his band -- ya gotta see him LIVE--- will drive you crazy. kevin is the real deal."
A must!
Wayne A. Trznadel | Chicago, Illinois 5am : ) | 01/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Firstly...if you like rocking country music THIS IS FOR YOU! There really isn't a bad track on this CD. I first came across Kevin Gordon as an opening act and from the first guitar chord to his last song in the set he held his own. Check out my favorite song on the CD "Evan Pick Up the Line" This man is for real and he is also a very down to earth person also having met him 1/2 a dozen times at his gigs. Can't wait for his new one!"
This album takes its place among my favorites!
Wayne A. Trznadel | 03/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With lines like "she's an awkward angel with a heart divine" and "the big world turns too slow," lyrical narratives that possess all the vivid details, character development and pathos of notable literature, and a sound as expressive and beautiful as water--from its placid lakes, whirling eddies to raging tides, Kevin Gordon's music is inspiring, thought-provoking and easily addiciting. (sorry for that long sentence, folks!) I had the fortune of seeing Kevin way back in 1995 at my favorite pizza joint/bar in Iowa City. His experience and talent were already coalescing into an unforgettable sound, and I spent the next few years relishing his Carnival Time album, singing the refrain to the only-once-heard "Pauline") and longing for his next album. How great to see his skill as a writer and a musician not only reaffirmed but developed into a more complex yet polished sound."