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About to Choke
Vic Chesnutt
About to Choke
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

"About to Choke is a 1996 album re-released on CD, by Vic Chesnutt, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was known for his raw, expressive vocals."


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All Artists: Vic Chesnutt
Title: About to Choke
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 11/12/1996
Release Date: 11/12/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, New Wave & Post-Punk, Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: About To Choke
UPCs: 5027550700513, 5027550700520, 5027550700551, 724383755622, 724383755646


Product Description
"About to Choke is a 1996 album re-released on CD, by Vic Chesnutt, a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was known for his raw, expressive vocals."

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Vic Chestnut...the wounded spirit of southern brilliance
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had heard of Vic Chestnut before,,kinda in the wind. Like a ghost horse you can barley see and was on MTV Unplugged that i saw the band Live do his song Supernatural. It was the standout moment of the show..made you feel like being wrapped in a dream...of pain and heaven. So i finally found his cd About To Choke. Its not easy to describe the feeling i had when listening to it. With the first song Myrtle with the sparceness.. the single guitar playing and the piano in the background you are sucked into a dark force.. one mans crusade of sorrow and southern stories.. Im from Chestnut so i felt at home listening to him.I can hear Dylan,alot of that.. but in a good way.His songs are each set up like plays.Like small/epic poems of yearning and country living and the desire to be the man he once was before the horrible drunken car crash that put him into a wheelchair.But he wants no pity.None of that.There is a self-loathing feel to some of his songs..but humour also.Although songs like Swelter are so beautiful its hard not to want to have a drink and cry.But again the sadness is not all bad.There is this feeling that hes going to break free of all the suffering and abuse and just fly away. He is amazing. About To Choke is incredible. And ill be dumnfounded why hes not all over the airwaves.He should own the radio. Instead he spins his tales of misery,death and woe for us out here who are lucky enough to have found him in his southern brilliance."
A classic
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm averse to writing "reviews" on Amazon. I loathe the way such terms as "classic" and "genious" are tossed around. Nonetheless, here I am reviewing About To Choke, calling it a classic, describing its creator as a genious. The album's haunting, beautiful, sparse music is on par with Joni Mitchell's Blue. Vic Chesnutt, I should add, is one of the most gifted, intelligent, and kindest songwriters around. One of the underrated greats of our time."
A talented songwriter
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must have CD for anyone who enjoys great songwriting. The music is beautiful but sparse, a good backdrop for Chesnutt's powerful voice. Honesty and cynicism, hope and sadness, joy and longing: the range of emotion that come through his voice is astounding. The clever and poetic lyrics bring to mind small-town living, and are entertaining as well as thought provoking. Overall, a beautiful piece of work."