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New West Motel
Walkabouts
New West Motel
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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The double-album New West Motel bears more than a passing similarity to the work of Neil Young (whose 'Like a Hurricane' gets covered here), thanks to its edgy juxtaposition of blistering guitar workouts and plaintive ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Walkabouts
Title: New West Motel
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Creative Man Records
Release Date: 11/12/1996
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 061481602824

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The double-album New West Motel bears more than a passing similarity to the work of Neil Young (whose 'Like a Hurricane' gets covered here), thanks to its edgy juxtaposition of blistering guitar workouts and plaintive acoustic cuts. Glitterhouse Records. 1993.

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CD Reviews

Subpop is Stupid
jcs@ga.unc.edu | 08/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Walkabouts owe nothing to Mudhoney. They were peers, coming up through indie music together, sharing ideas and the occasional stage. The boys at Subpop were incredibly, classicly stupid for never giving the Walkabouts the support they needed to bring the money home. It's fitting that the Walkabouts have outlasted that surly little label's popularity.This CD is one of the best. Their cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Snake Mountain Blues" and "Grand Theft Auto" will restore your faith in the power of the electric guitar."
A classic American band
jcs@ga.unc.edu | Carrboro, NC USA | 08/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Walkabouts are the best straight-ahead rock group I've heard in the 90's -- no, they're one of the best I've ever heard. They're very popular in Europe, and it's a shame they aren't better known in the US. Incredible guitar anthems and ballads. This album and "Setting the Woods on Fire" are equally excellent. Carla, the female singer, beats anybody out of Nashville for grit and pathos. The lyrics are like a good anthology of American short fiction. "Classic" rock in the best sense of the word."