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Garage (W/Dvd)
Cross Canadian Ragweed
Garage (W/Dvd)
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
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Limited Edition includes bonus DVD with music videos and more!


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All Artists: Cross Canadian Ragweed
Title: Garage (W/Dvd)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Universal South
Original Release Date: 1/1/2005
Re-Release Date: 10/4/2005
Album Type: Limited Edition
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 602498850558


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Limited Edition includes bonus DVD with music videos and more!

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Some call it rock, some call it country...I call it great mu
DanD | 10/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Distorted electric guitars, blistering vocals, sizzling harmonicas...and acoustic ballads. Such is Cross Canadian Ragweed. Grady Cross, Cody Canada, Randy Ragsdale, and Jeremy Plato are four of the best musicians on the scene today, and have proved it with each consecutive album. They're also unique in the fact that they have gone mainstream without losing their underground edge; the only difference between this record and their first is the bigger budget and better production.

Certainly, Canada's songwriting is as virulent as ever. He definitely knows how to turn a phrase ("You may have won this battle baby, don't mean I won't win the war/And you, you don't even know what it is that you're fightin' for"). The rhythm section backs him up flawlessly, as always, creating a driving, rocking, bluesy beat set to truly country lyrics ("I used to get stoned on my sister's record collection/Gold and platinum on vinyl was the closest thing to perfection"). Guest songwriters include such alternative notables as Wade Bowen, producer Mike McClure, Todd Snider, Scott Copeland, and Randy Rogers...yet every song feels crafted by the band, even the two cover tunes.

GARAGE is yet another stellar album by alternative band Cross Canadian Ragweed. Having gained mainstream recognition (if not success) thanks to CMT (hit videos, plus their last album, SOUL GRAVY, debuted in the Top Ten on the charts), the Ragweed boys have not forgotten where they came from. Without compromising on their sound, they have crafted an album that will appeal to mainstream AND underground listeners. No radio hits--of course not--but simply good music. Call it rock, call it country--or just call it Cross Canadian Ragweed."
Awesome live too
David D. Baker | Chicago, Il, USA | 07/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hey i'm in Chicago; i just caught up with them at Joes on Weed ! To bad most people will never hear or see them because of corp crap ; but this CD (Garage) rocks ..... i'm not a fan of country music but if its only smells like Country but tastes like Rock i'm into it ...... Check out the samples and your be hooked !!! God bless the boys !!"
It gets better each time I listen...
Russell P. Kidd | Roscommon, MI | 05/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is my third CCR album/CD. Started with "Live at Billy Bobs" (or whatever) and I was hooked. "Soul Gravy" had its moments (cuts) but this "Garage" CD is more consistent in its output for my tastes.

However, it took a few listening sessions to totally get the feel for it and into my head. It seems to get better each time I listen to it.

CCR is definitely a hard band to tag. There's rock, there's country, then add some blues and a throw back or two to bands I used to listen to "way back when".

Cody's lead guitar work is always a pleasure to listen to. Today's music, period, just doesn't match up to his crisp, edgey guitar playing. His guitar "hooks" are many and stay with you well past after turning the CD player off such as with Track #2. In addition, check out his guitar work on the closing moments of Track #11 on "Garage". His jammimg lasts darn near two minutes as the song winds down. Seems like every studio album contains a long jam someplace on the album in either a bridge between lyrics or at the end of the song.

If you are a guitar fan and grew up on rock music (whether it was Skynard's 3 guitars, Allman Bros. Eagles or whatever), I say take time to check this CD out.

I just wish more of today's rock or country sounded like this! I just don't like much of what is being marketed nowadays...