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Early Year: Pine Box & Dance the Night Away (Reis)
Scud Mountain Boys
Early Year: Pine Box & Dance the Night Away (Reis)
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2

Collected here as a double-CD set, this Northampton, Massachusetts, band's first two independent releases (Pine Box and Dance the Night Away) testify to the power of sparseness, subtlety, and song craft. Like contemporarie...  more »

      
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All Artists: Scud Mountain Boys
Title: Early Year: Pine Box & Dance the Night Away (Reis)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 4/22/1997
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 098787038927

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Collected here as a double-CD set, this Northampton, Massachusetts, band's first two independent releases (Pine Box and Dance the Night Away) testify to the power of sparseness, subtlety, and song craft. Like contemporaries Wilco, Son Volt, and Palace, they come to country via rock & roll, intertwining the styles in their own distinct way. The 27-song set (including a few brilliantly chosen covers) fuses pop sensibilities with lazy strumming, mandolin, pedal-steel, and a 2 a.m. smoke- and whiskey-soaked haze. The sound is understated, fitting for a band that played live perched on barstools, huddled around an old Tiffany lamp. By turns hauntingly bittersweet and foot-tappingly catchy, this collection is as warm as an old quilt, with just as much character. --Donovan Finn

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CD Reviews

Early Scud Mountain
12/23/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yeah, this is really good. Just like to add for the viewers that this is not much like "Massachusetts" in that it does not have a whole lot of backing instruments (including drums & electric guitar). Mostly just acoustic numbers with minimal amount of hoopla. Great songwriting and a few covers as a bonus."
Spectacular stuff...
Chris Whitehead | AUSTIN, TX United States | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is an amazing set flat out..The second disc "dance the night away" sounds lush even though its simple acoustic stuff, very moody and dark sounding...country without the cornpone, but what really makes this is the "pine box" disc. the songs are creepy yet beautiful...music that sounds like it should be soundtrack music for the most dramatic scene in a movie...The Jimmy Webb covers on here are wonderful, especially Wichita Lineman.
If youre a Pernice Brothers fan, the voice is here but the music is a bit different...no matter how youre getting into this it is worth it."