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Tangled in the Pines
Br5-49
Tangled in the Pines
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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They've endured late-'90s major-label hype and taken fire for their retro self-consciousness during their days on Arista. Despite all that, BR549 has proven remarkably resilient. While two founding members have departed, t...  more »

     
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All Artists: Br5-49
Title: Tangled in the Pines
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dualtone Music Group
Release Date: 3/9/2004
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Neotraditional, Vocal Pop, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 803020114920, 080302011492

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They've endured late-'90s major-label hype and taken fire for their retro self-consciousness during their days on Arista. Despite all that, BR549 has proven remarkably resilient. While two founding members have departed, the reorganized lineup mixes veterans Chuck Mead, Shaw Wilson, and Don Herron with Chris Scruggs (Earl's grandson) and bassist Geoff Firebaugh. Loose and rocking, they rely on no-nonsense originals penned by Mead and Scruggs together and separately. Despite occasional clichés ("Honky Tonkin' Lifestyle"), most numbers are refreshingly free of pretense. Genuine regret pervades the Mead-Raul Malo rocker "That's What I Get." While "Tangled in the Pines" seems a confessional on the group's past, "Movin' the Country" skewers Music Row's soullessness ("tryin' hard not to fall through the cracks and grease up that machine"). A grittier, more honest instrumental sound complements the material. The quirky tempo changes on "No Friend of Mine" succeed and Herron's aggressive steel guitar now screams more than it cries. Few Nashville acts ever succeed in reinventing themselves; it seems BR549 have beaten those odds. --Rich Kienzle

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Jared R. from SUSANVILLE, CA
Reviewed on 7/12/2010...
Good ol' BR-549!! Their interesting mix of country/rockabilly/old timey music is great. This CD is a must if you're a fan of this supurb group.
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CD Reviews

A Breath of Fresh Pine-scented Air!
Fast Eddie | NY USA | 02/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I read about this group in a local music rag and figured I'd take a taste. What a treat! BR5-49 is real straight-ahead country/rockabilly without any pretentions! Nice, clean uncluttered production, and top notch songwriting! They prove that even without a Brian Setzer (who I love, by the way), you can put together a really happening rockabilly band. I'd love to see them live."
BR549 Has Something Snappy!
Roger A. Volk | Fredonia, New York United States | 01/10/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"After I saw BR549 on A Prairie Home Companion, I had to get some of their music. The Album that was suggested to me was Tangled In The Pines. It doesn't disappoint. The tunes I wanted to hear were there. They know honky tonk music!"