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Let's Kill Saturday Night
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
On his impressive Geffen debut, Robbie Fulks effortlessly churns out solid country-tinged rockers, piercing ballads, toe-tapping honky-tonk, and irresistible pop songs, prompting comparisons to other multi-faceted singer-s... more »
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On his impressive Geffen debut, Robbie Fulks effortlessly churns out solid country-tinged rockers, piercing ballads, toe-tapping honky-tonk, and irresistible pop songs, prompting comparisons to other multi-faceted singer-songwriters such as Freedy Johnston and the late Gram Parsons. From the standout guitar crunch of "Caroline" to the spooky, high-lonesome harmonies and plaintive fiddle of "Bethelridge" to the perfect tenor twang of "Can't Win for Losing You," Fulks proves himself a master of many genres. His passionate vocal delivery does much to redeem even his less-inspired lyrics. In going for the live vibe, Fulks and co-producer Rick Will sometimes verge on the sloppy--- "Little King," a thrashy rock number, sounds especially cacophonous. However, with stunners such as "Pretty Little Poison," a raggedly gorgeous duet with Lucinda Williams doing her throaty best to match Fulks's likable falsetto, the record can afford a few fillers. -- Carolyn Wennblom
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Reviewed on 10/22/2006...
Robbie Fulks is my hero.
Kimberly Harne | Chicago, IL | 04/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD based on "Let's Kill Saturday Night", which is a great, rollicking rock and roll tune. The entire CD is gem after gem, from the torchy ("Pretty Little Poison") to the twangy ("I Can't Win for Losing You") to the hawnky-tawnk sublime ("You Shouldn't Have"). The production is gritty, the writing is honest and Fulks' voice drips with vinegar - yummy!"
The Bridge of Country and Rock
Tomato Pie | West Chester, PA USA | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Confession: I grew up on rock and roll, and I love it still, but much of it is boring and predictable. I often find a better "story" in the lyrics of folk and country music. Most reliably, I find the best musicality and lyrics in alt-country; you preserve a lot of the energy of rock, yet you get the nuance of acoustic instruments and lyrics that are both thoughtful and intelligible. Well, Robbie Fulks really fulfills on all of these levels. He's like Lucinda Williams (a natural partner) in that aspect; I hear a lot of Joe Ely in there too and a bit of Lyle Lovett. Fulks is more raw and more edgy than any of them, and it works most of the time.
Make no mistake -- this is a GREAT album. I listen to a lot of music, and Fulks is one of my finest discoveries in years; I wonder how he flew under my radar for so long. He should be a staple on college radio stations."