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The Weisstronauts - In Memphisdotdotdotdot
artworkFour fine tracks from The Weisstronauts in a country vein, with blues and rock infused. Some really lovely things, and some truly genuine material as well.
Picks: Last Train To Shartlesville, Cat Burglar, Ode To Billie Joe, Exit Sandman

Track by Track Review


Last Train To Shartlesville dotdotdot
Country Blues Rock (Instrumental)

Lively roots country twang tone rides on a circling riff based in the blues. Excellent musicianship and sound. Quite spunky.

Cat Burglar dotdotdot
Country Blues Rock (Instrumental)

"Cat Burglar" is an easy going track with a catchy guitar pattern and perfectly matched bass and drums. The melody is a slithering after-sundown adventure with tongue in cheek. Part lounge, part spy, and all fun.

Ode To Billie Joe dotdotdotdot
Country Blues Rock (Instrumental)

Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" is laid out with an easy gate and swampy Joe South feeling. Easily the most fun on the disc, and certainly the most recognizable track too. Smooth, edgy, and very genuine. Some very nice touches, like feedback and saturated delay.

Exit Sandman dotdotdotdot
Country Blues Rock (Instrumental)

Flowing slowly, "Exit Sandman" presents a scene of gentle rain on a grassy plain overlooking a wide river. This is a really fine track, beautiful in its flow and tone. Some drama, and lots of emotional release.