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Farmers in a Changing World
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
In 1994 a group of grizzled country and R&B veterans, led by Steve Ripley (a J.J. Cale and Leon Russell sideman), released a meticulous, bouncy record of neotraditional country and swampy rock that became the fastest-selli... more »
In 1994 a group of grizzled country and R&B veterans, led by Steve Ripley (a J.J. Cale and Leon Russell sideman), released a meticulous, bouncy record of neotraditional country and swampy rock that became the fastest-selling platinum album in history. They called themselves the Tractors, and despite a Christmas disc and a few cuts on tribute albums, the band hasn't been heard from since. Their full-length follow-up to The Tractors may be one of the year's best-sounding rock & roll or country albums: the mix all but hurls itself from the speakers and the playing sounds like craftsmen with their professional guard down. There are playful false starts and endings, greasy guitar licks--even some slide from Bonnie Raitt--ebullient piano, and warm, moaning horns. The band slaps its musical wizardry across boogie-based tunes--dance and old rock & roll are the lyrical themes--and the whole feels like a rockin' roadhouse blues album, a renegade homage to country rockers Jerry Lee Lewis and Delbert McClinton, and a joyful, spontaneous slice of American music. --Roy Kasten
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DEBRA S. from MIDDLEPORT, OH
Reviewed on 12/11/2006...
Nice upbeat Christmas CD. I hate giving it up as it has "Santa Claus is Coming in a Boogie Woogie Choo-Choo Train" on it. LOVE that!
They're Simply Brilliant
Rex Leighton | Austinmer, NSW Australia | 02/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This like their others is magic.Shortenin' Bread, Poor Boy Shuffle - just love them. I wish they would find time to visit downunder - its a great country and I for one would welcome them with open arms. Steve Ripleys voice just blows me away. I have just bought his solo CD and it too is brilliant. How do I get hold of Chicken Covers an album of kids songs?"
Copy of their first CD
Ronald Van Scherpenzeel | Madrid, Spain | 06/27/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Of course the songs are not exactly the same, but this is an exact copy
of their wonderful "the Tractors" CD that every music lover should own.
Therefore there's nothing new about this and at the and it's so
repetitive that it hurts the ears and I must admit I even couldn't
finish listening to it. I love honky tonk but not the "same" song 9
times in a row. The remaining one sure is a nice ballad and the only