Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Sadies - In Concert Volume Onedotdotdot
artworkTwo CD's yielding 9 instrumentals that are country cool. Some are very much like those issued by Nashville West, and others more traditional - even bluegrass. A few of the vocals are cool too, such as the nifty cover of Pink Floyd's Lucifer Sam.
Picks: Cheat, Rat Creek, 16 Mile Creek, Lay Your Guns Down, Uncle Larry's Breakdown, North Humberland West, Snow Squadron, Ridge Runner Reel, Dying Is Easy

Track by Track Review


Cheat dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Super cowpoke fun, rampaging rhythms, and great plucking here. Melodic, infectious, and visual. You can almost smell the manure on the bottom of your shoe. Really fun track.

Rat Creek dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Surf based western rompin' vibrato twango, in some ways reminiscent of Sweden's Bottle Ups. It has an intense throb about it, and a melodic lead line. Excellent.

16 Mile Creek dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

The same tune as "16 Mile Creek," but with banjo, fiddle, and acoustic guitar for that authentic breakdown sound. Tasty.

Lay Your Guns Down dotdotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

This is a tasteful spaghetti western instro with great drums and some fine double picking. Lots of spunk and cactus smells emanate from "Lay Your Guns Down." A great track!

Uncle Larry's Breakdown dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

"Uncle Larry's Breakdown" is a spirited banjo & fiddle breakdown that's mighty fun, if not particularly melodic and memorable. Hard not to like.

North Humberland West dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

This instro reminds me a lot of Nashville West the band and the song from the Byrds. Very very similar in so many ways, yet refreshing and uplifting. Great guitar licks and country whine.

Snow Squadron dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Intense cowchunk twang. This is entirely fun, vibrato cool, spaghetti sauce smooth, and very listenable. Big guitar twang, and a bunch of energy. very nice track.

Ridge Runner Reel dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

With fiddles at thirty paces, the Sadies square off with a fine barn dance reel for the modern age. Fun, and in a classic country vein.

Dying Is Easy dotdotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Merging modern guitar tones and Enio Morricone's penchant for women coral accompaniment, this fine short blast (1:32) is downright infectious. It's cowpoke rhythm and beat rolls right along, and the cool cactus sounds sneak right into your saddlebags without even a whimper. Fine track.