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Cowboy in Flames
Waco Brothers
Cowboy in Flames
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The Waco Brothers began as nothing more than an excuse for a bunch of aging punk-rockers to scratch their itch for country music. A couple of England's Mekons and members of the American Midwest bands Wreck and the Bottle ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Waco Brothers
Title: Cowboy in Flames
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bloodshot Records
Original Release Date: 2/26/1997
Re-Release Date: 1/28/1997
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 744302001524

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The Waco Brothers began as nothing more than an excuse for a bunch of aging punk-rockers to scratch their itch for country music. A couple of England's Mekons and members of the American Midwest bands Wreck and the Bottle Rockets got together in Chicago to romp through their favorite Johnny Cash and George Jones tunes. But as so often happens with country music, the more these musicians scratched, the more they itched. Soon it wasn't enough to just do faithful covers; then they had to write their own songs and come up with distinctive arrangements that did justice to both their honky-tonk heroes and punk roots. The results have been 1995's debut album, ... To the Last Dead Cowboy, and the even better, Cowboy in Flames. --Geoffrey Himes

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Simply the best album of 1997, or 1492, you pick the date.
greeves@mail.coin.missouri.edu | Memphis, Egypt | 02/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Buy it NOW. Cash in your beer bottles, check behind the cusions in the couch, sell your TV, whatever it takes, you need this album. This is one of the most vital records I have heard in ages, and it gets better everytime I put it on. I t took me 5 plays before I could get to the second song simply because I kept replaying "See Willy Fly By" as soon as the fadeout started. Jon Langford and company have suceeded in waking Country Music from its current Stepford Wives state by coming to both bury it and to praise it. Buy this album and then work you way foreward and bacward through the Mekons/Langford/Wacos/PineValleyCosmonauts/SallyTimms/ family tree."
Waco Brothers at their peak
06/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is still the Wacos' best album, even if the others are worth having (and they are). Their cover of Cash's classic "Big River" just makes you pine for them to record "Folsom Prison Blues" -- with which they traditionally finish their live shows in an all out jam that tears the tune apart by the end. "See Willy Fly By" is straight-up Waco Brothers -- sarcastic country/punk political satire that kicks your butt; "Fast Train Down" an excellent show tune that also works from the studio; and all finished off with "The Death of Country Music," a not-so-tongue-in-cheek manifesto for reinventing country music: "We'll spill some blood on the ashes/ of the bones of the Joneses and the Cashes . . . We're picking the flesh off the bones." Every song on this album has the quality that makes the best songs on their other albums so good. Wacoworld is a step down from this album, so Waco neophytes start here."
You either get it or you don't
nylensky | Saturn | 03/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"And if you don't, don't know it. But get it. The Waco bros are nopt for everyone, who cares. The best music out there comes from Bloodshot. No colmmercial packaging, no BullSh*t, just grat music. Dig it. If you got any soul this is for you."