hbsvt | Vermont | 03/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I figure you can split the world into two groups. Folks who like the Beat Farmers and those that get all sorta nervous at the first low growl out of Country Dick Montana's throat and head for the door.This disk has something for both groups. Montana gets more vocals on this one than on most of the full disks (didja hear a BMW door just slam?) Rolle, Buddy and Jerry are there too, pumping out all the energy and fun that made the Farmers who they were. I think these guys loved every minute of performing and it shows here (check out some of the fan sites with accounts of Montana's antics. The big guy had one heck of a good time messing up his health.). There is a good solid musical core too. Tell your buddies that say they were just a novelty band where they can file that for future reference.The Farmers do a cover of Neil Young's Powder Finger that blows away the original. Glad and greasy, the cover tune, is the kind of good fun that set the hook for most fans after they took the first nibble at Happy Boy or California Kid.The Beat Farmers as a band died with Country Dick. Buy this CD and enjoy some of the best stuff they did. And while your at it bully any record execs you see into finding some old Country Dick and the Snuggle Bunnies to press."
The Title Sez It All!
barny280 | Lompoc, CA United States | 11/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yep, Glad 'N Greasy--a perfect phrase for the late, lamented Farmers. This EP was recorded in Europe around 1986 (?) and features the original Beat Farmers line-up of Rolle Dexter Love (bass), Jerry Raney (guitar/voc), Buddy Blue(guitar/voc) and Country Dick Montana (drums/voc/beer runs). The brevity of this CD is far overwhelmed by the sheer, gut-crunching cow-punk-folk-a-billy of the six songs. GNG starts out with a reverent yet swinging version of Neil Young's "Powderfinger". "Death Train", "Delayed Reaction", and the title track all showcase a combination of twang, swang, and good time rock 'n roll that enraptured many a beer-soaked crowd during the Farmers' all too brief history. For sheer fun, Country Dick takes the mic for the old bums' anthem "Big Rock Candy Mountain", restoring it to its original paean to ridin the rails, stealin, and drinkin. For sheer twistedness, Dick's reading of "Beat Generation" must simply be heard to be believed. Once you've heard this, life indeed will be just ducky."