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Wildfires & Misfires: Two Decades Of Outtakes & Rarities
Jason & Scorchers, Jason & The Scorchers
Wildfires & Misfires: Two Decades Of Outtakes & Rarities
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Compiling cuts from concert tapes, demos, and unreleased studio sessions, Wildfires + Misfires is more than a trip down memory lane for the Scorchers fan. Including nine pre-1986 cuts and six more from '88 and '89, this an...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jason & Scorchers, Jason & The Scorchers
Title: Wildfires & Misfires: Two Decades Of Outtakes & Rarities
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Yep Roc Records
Release Date: 5/21/2002
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Hardcore & Punk, Country Rock, Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 634457203129, 4028466302861

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Compiling cuts from concert tapes, demos, and unreleased studio sessions, Wildfires + Misfires is more than a trip down memory lane for the Scorchers fan. Including nine pre-1986 cuts and six more from '88 and '89, this anthology of rare recordings portrays both the young, raw outfit that roared to the head of the cow-punk class and the group that stagnated in record-label limbo before its eventual split. Among the highlights are 1983 demo takes on Bob Dylan's "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and the Jason Ringenberg original "Shop It Around," and an early version of "Comin' 'Round" (which became "Crashin' Down" on Still Standing). And there's no shortage of intriguing oddities, such as a 1984 Nashville studio cut from drummer Perry Baggs ("If Money Talks"), a 1985 guitar duel between the Scorchers' Warner Hodges and guest Link Wray ("Tear It Up"), and an unreleased Ringenberg weeper from 1988 with duet vocals by Hodges's mother, Blanche ("The Slow Train Never Ends"). --Anders Smith Lindall

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CD Reviews

Pure gold in the dusty
bob ashmore | Jupiter, Florida United States | 06/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a surprizing mix of songs most done during the first two decades of Jason and the Scorchers. The liner notes are extensive with Jason giving tid-bits to enliven your understanding and enjoyment of the music. Some are covers of their standards, Absolutely Sweet Marie, Jimmie Roger's Last Blue Yodel and Cappuccino Rosie. These are very different versions from the versions that you have heard. A number of songs they never released are here as well.
If you enjoy Jason and the Scorchers, don't pass this by."
A great CD for Jason and the Scorchers collectors
D. Christen | Rushville, IN United States | 09/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Jason and the Scorchers recorded two of the greatest Country-Punk-Rock albums : 'Lost and Found' and 'Fervor'. I was really excited when they released this collection of unreleased and rare material. However, it did not turn out to be the 'huge' album that I hoped it to be. All the previously released material is definitely better in its original then these alternative versions. The live material is a bit 'sloppy' at times and one of the tracks ('Tear it up') is even faded out - a definite 'no-no' for a live recording. The highlights to me are 'Fallen Angel', 'Buried me like a Bone' and the great cover version of 'Ruby, Don't take your love to town'. If you are a Jason and the Scorchers fan, this one should be part of your collection, otherwise try to get 'Both Sides of the Line' which combines the first two releases on one CD."
Genres jump too drastically...
Stephen Cabral | New England | 12/02/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is made up of 19 tracks of outtakes, rarities & live stuff. Jason Ringenberg gives a couple of sentences of background info on each song. Some of the highlights are a live guitar duel in the true sense of the word between Warren Hodges & Link Wray...covers of Polk Salad Annie and Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town with the guitarist from The Georgia Satellites and there is a real tearjerker that's sung by Hodges' mom. As individual songs go, this disk is a great collection...but as an entire album it fails because the songs genres jump too drastically between mellow C&W weepers into live raunchy "guitars on 11" rockers. It was laid out chronologically but in this case it's too jarring. But it should sound great in my CD shuffler."