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Cats & Dogs
Royal Trux
Cats & Dogs
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Since their early releases were so disjointedly frazzled that the phrase "better living through chemistry" suddenly sounded like a ruse, it was quite a surprise when Truxsters Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty found their ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Royal Trux
Title: Cats & Dogs
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Original Release Date: 6/29/1993
Re-Release Date: 6/21/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172903221, 036172903214, 5018766500622

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Since their early releases were so disjointedly frazzled that the phrase "better living through chemistry" suddenly sounded like a ruse, it was quite a surprise when Truxsters Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty found their groove on this 1993 release. Yes, it's still shaky and slurred, but with distinct elements of Exile on Main Street-era Stones and unreconstructed biker rock thrown into the mix on tracks like "Skywood Greenback Mantra" and the hazily uplifting "Let's Get Lost." Hagerty's playing--an eye-opening fusion of Neil Young lope and Magic Band-derived jitters--is plenty bracing on its own, but when wedded to Herrema's dissipated, bluesy rasp, the effect is truly galvanizing. Keep on Truxin', indeed. --David Sprague
 

CD Reviews

One of the all-time best 90's records
E. MCCORD | NYC | 05/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It shocks me that this band--and this album in particular--are not more well-known. "Cats and Dogs" is as beautiful, chaotic, and near-perfect from beginning to end as any record by Sonic Youth or Pavement. Yeah, I said it, and it's true too."
...somebody with dead feet / shouldn't walk out on a limb...
E. MCCORD | 05/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i bought all the RTX records at around the same time, and this one actually took awhile to grow on me, but in the end it's become my #1 favorite.the music is sparse, but tuneful - every instrument can be heard crystal-clear, unlike the later albums which are thickly produced (but they're great too). and it's soft, but hard. my faves are "Teeth", "The Spectre", "Let's Get Lost", "Turn of the Century" and "Skywood Greenback Mantra". but the whole thing is perfect from start to finish. "The Flag", "Up the Sleeve" and "Hot and Cold Skulls" kick major ass too.
these days i mostly just listen to various mix cds i've made of the band, but i can always put this album on and never get sick of it."
Essential.
Gregory Deglas | Seoul Korea (South) | 03/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The sounds of Keith Richards slappin' Mick Jagger proper"