Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Chip Taylor, Carrie Rodriguez|
Trouble With Humans (Dig)
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Like the relationship between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola?s film, Lost In Translation, the intergenerational bonding of Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez works in a way that eludes easy analysis. Th... more »
Like the relationship between Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson in Sofia Coppola?s film, Lost In Translation, the intergenerational bonding of Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez works in a way that eludes easy analysis. The elder former hit song writer ("Wild Thing," "Angel Of The Morning")/professional gambler and the younger singer/fiddler harmonize telepathically, while their vocal timbres compliment each other, matching his Billy Joe Shaver gruffness with her Lucinda Williams attitudinal twang. The Trouble With Humans builds on the back-porch feeling of their debut record with improved sonics that increases the intimacy to a point where the tunes feel almost accidentally overheard. While it would be wrong to call it a concept record, there is a strong theme running throughout. Lines like "don?t say words I understand" ("Don?t Speak In English"), "don?t say a word" ("Memphis, Texas"), and "some words should hit the air like silence" ("Curves And Things") speak of the failure of language, ironically on a CD rife with well-crafted lyrics. But truly, for Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez, it is their unique musical kinship that speaks greater volumes. --Michael Ross
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"I've been following Chip since "Big River" in the early seventies. And after his long hiatus he's finally back; it started with "The living room tapes" and just keeps getting better than ever. His teaming up with Carrie has been nothing but phenomenal! and "The trouble with humans" fits right in there with their other work. His songwriting, their singing and musicianship, and the help of all the other great people contributing on this project is just outstanding. I love him, and her, and them together!"
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Sean K. Sanders | Texas by God | 10/30/2007
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"I really liked this CD - the down home, sitting on the porch style brings back childhood memories of a simpler time when the best entertainment around dusty little towns was a weekend jam.
Those of us lucky enough to be raised in the country towns of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana or Mississippi will be transported back there.
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