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  1. Burn in Hell
  2. The Learning Song
  3. Don't Forget
  4. Turn the Lights Down Low [MP3]
  5. Dig a Little Deeper
  6. Goin' Down
  7. He Doesn't Like Love
  8. Bastard Child [MP3]
  9. Goin' Along for the Ride
  10. Always
  11. Nobody Wants to Die (Black Oak Arkansas cover)
  12. Passing Affair
  13. Don't You Want Me (Human League cover)

"Bandleader Kim Docter's distinctly un-traditional vocals and savagely cynical lyrics create a unique tension between country twang and big city sneer. Who else could make the Human League's "Don't You Want Me" sound like it was always a country tune?"

"Kim Docter is a keen storyteller with a muscular alto, a tell-it-like-it-is mama who would do Loretta Lynn proud, and her songwriting justifies even the Lynyrd Skynyrd guitar bursts and drunken Nashville choral arrangements. Bottoms up." —Entertainment Weekly

"With their third album, Moonshine Willy's evolution continues sharply upward. Rachel Ferro's violin and Chuck Uchida's lead guitar are either dream or demon, depending on the context." —Country Standard Time

Moonshine Willy Bastard Child

BS 032 1998 $6.95
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High flying acrobatics of America's favorite mutant bluegrass pop band. For this album, in addition to a full-time fiddle player and mandolinist, they added producer extraordinaire Chuck Uchida (Old 97's, Grievous Angels, Smoking Popes, Scroat Belly) on the big guitar.

This record bravely forges a blend of hopped-up bluegrass, jangly Camper Van Beethoven-ish grooves, Jeannie C. Riley style singing, and a barely contained enthusiasm for AM rock and new wave. Kim Docter continues to push the envelope with her wry, keepin' a stiff upper lip in the face of the shit storms of life songwriting. There's even a couple of covers guaranteed to shake your moneymakers: Black Oak Arkansas' "Nobody Wants to Die" and Human League's "Don't You Want Me."



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