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Genuine
Derailers
Genuine
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Together nearly a decade, this Austin quartet is renowned for fusing energy with a near-fanatical devotion to Buck Owens's classic Bakersfield sound. While that worthy model had on past albums resulted in a surfeit of slav...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Derailers
Title: Genuine
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 3/18/2003
Re-Release Date: 3/25/2003
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, International Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Roadhouse Country, Classic Country, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 696998687325

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Together nearly a decade, this Austin quartet is renowned for fusing energy with a near-fanatical devotion to Buck Owens's classic Bakersfield sound. While that worthy model had on past albums resulted in a surfeit of slavishly imitative tunes, Genuine marks a decided move forward. Buck-isms are still abundant, the continuing devotion reflected by their Tele-twang instrumental sound, Tony Villanueva's and Brian Hofeldt's vocals, a Bucked-up version of Jim Lauderdale's "The Way to My Heart," and a revival of the swirling Buckaroo instrumental "The Happy-Go-Lucky Guitar." But with longtime Randy Travis producer Kyle Lehning in charge, the band is beginning to reveal other facets clearly inspired by mid-'60s rock--even Buck himself loved the early Beatles. The stylistic changes are most apparent on the pulsating original "Scratch My Itch" and on "Whole Other World," a quintessential lament of the lonely, city-weary country boy. And closing with the acoustic bluegrass gospel of "The Wheel" is a positively inspired choice. Though "Love Me Some Elvis" is a banal tribute unworthy of their time, the rest is near perfection. --Rich Kienzle

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Sad turn for a great band
Michael Toland | Austin, TX USA | 04/29/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is a sad, sad album. The Derailers, one of the world's great honkytonk bands, get buried under slick Nashville production and hackwork songwriting. When the sessioneers outnumber the bandmembers, you know something's wrong, especially when your producer hires an extra drummer, an extra bassist, four extra guitarists and five extra harmony singers to handle positions the band itself is quite capable of doing themselves, and better than these so-called pros. Singer Tony Villanueva, one of the best in the business, sounds bored and disengaged from the material, and with complete (edited) like "I Love Me Some Elvis" on the docket, I don't blame him. His partner Brian Hofeldt, an excellent harmony singer and a bleeping GREAT guitarist, might as well not even be here, and given the audio evidence, he may not be.This record takes one of the most distinctive bands in country music and turns them into just another piece of product. Genuine? Not even close."
Great Music from a Great Band
PTD | Yukon, OK United States | 06/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love the mutliple influences and sounds of The Derailers. Genuine brings some new sounds - particularly "The Wheel" a lovely song. My other two favorites are "I Love Me Some Elvis" a fun tribute to the King and "Uncool" a fun social commentary that explains why I love The Dearilers, "I'll do my own thing and be uncool." I am glad they do their own thing and play some great refreshing music. I never thought that my dad who forced me to watch "Hee Haw" and I would both love the same band so much."