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The Coyote Problem
Genres: Country, Rock
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All Artists: The Coyote Problem
Title: Wire
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Long Road Records
Original Release Date: 2/15/2005
Release Date: 2/15/2005
Genres: Country, Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 686283910689

CD Reviews

This band gets it right.
Steven Morton | Portland, Oregon | 08/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A friend sent me a copy of "Wire" a while back, and I dropped it into my CD player without expecting too much. So many of the CDs that get passed around among my friends are made by obscure bands that are obscure for good reason. After my first listen, I was amazed that this band could be playing music this cool, and not be recording on a major label. These are interesting songs, great stories, that transcend the drivel that seems to occupy the minds of so many songwriters. The vocals soar, and the drums and bass should be a primer for young bands learning how to drive a rock and roll song. The guitar work is also top notch, ranging from angelic, chiming chords, to chainsaw riffs that are truly nasty. "Going to Las Vegas", "Hold On", and "Crosses on Fire" have been taking turns as the soundtrack for my life. This is an album that could be at home on a walk through the desert, at a tent revival, or in a strip club. The production is spot on, creating a beautiful dynamic, carefully constructing these gems with a healthy respect for simplicity and space. The highest compliment I can pay TCP is that they remind me of the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Wilco (except for YFH). Why aren't these guys all over the radio?"
For Alt-Country/Rock/Americana fans, this is can't miss
Craig Gardner Yerkes | San Diego, CA USA | 04/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got "Wire" into my car and listened to the whole thing on my ride up to work. As big of a fan as I am, it's even better than I thought it would going to a Coyote Problem live show where everyone plays and sings perfectly for the whole set and the sound man mixes perfectly the whole time. I was just floored. The band members must share a terminal illness and don't expect to be around for the next record or something....why else would you out THAT many killer songs on one CD!!?? The lead vocals are as close to perfect as I could imagine......Sven Seaholm (producer) has the mojo for getting the best vocal takes. And I love how Marcia Staub's bass is more prominent in the mix than it was on "Frame". And Danny delivered the goods on drums for sure!! This CD is WAY past the whole "listen to this CD with the filter of slack needed for most local Cd's"...this is just a flat out great record by anyone's standards. This is plug and play great music. I seriously can't imagine that this CD won't catch fire even more that "Frame" did, it's too great not to.
When I heard "Hold On" I was thinking of something that Bob Segar said. He said, "I admit it, I am still trying to write Night Moves Part 2 and I haven't made anything that great again yet". To me, "Hold On" is "Was I Wrong Part 2" in the sense that "Was I Wrong" was arguably the signature song on "Frame" and any fan of that record would be wondering if C.P could come up with a heartbreaking California alt/country ballad to make them want to sit under the stars again. The Bob Segar curse was broken here by giving us the song we were hoping would be there.
And there is much more guitar hero stuff here than there was on "Frame". FUN!!
I was expecting it to be great, but I trulty was surprised at how solid "Wire" is.