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1995
| BS 005
$5.49

Pecadores

Their debut album harnessed the spirit and energy of their boisterous live shows and delivered a high speed tour through their unique brand of aggro-hillbilly boogie.

Full Description

Debut CD from Chicago's very own well-traveled road dogs.

Pecadores , which is Spanish for "sinners," harnessed the spirit and energy of their boisterous live shows and delivered a high speed tour through their unique brand of aggro-hillbilly boogie.  With bold neo-classicism, it also harkened straight back to the good ol' days when every significant country star was a devout speed freak. Willy speed isn't chemical though, it's manual, as in bows sawing demoniacally across the cat guts, possessed fingers flying up & down fretboards, and slap-back bass and rattle-trap drums tenuously kept it all from spinning into the crowd.

And when the vocals kick in, the whole thing shifts into hyper-drive.  Kim Docter's keeing voice is the perfect medium for her evocative and intensely witty songwriting. 

Includes such original roof-rattlers as "18 Wheels," and "Too Tired To Live (Too Lazy To Die)," as well as choice covers: the breakneck  Johnny & June ( "Jackson" ) , the classic duet Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn (the brilliantly titled "You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly") and  Ira & Charlie Louvin (the wonderfully apocalyptic "Great Atomic Power .")

A must for all your back porch party needs.

Co-produced by David Lowery ( Camper Van Beethoven Cracker )

Choice Cuts:
18 Wheels
Baby Alive
Too Tired To Live (Too Lazy to Die)
Great Atomic Power

Short Description
  • Takes bluegrass and string traditions and puts them in the service of stories that wouldn't be out of place for either the Carter Family or the National Enquirer.

    — Capital Times
  • Frontwoman Kim Docter comes on like a cross between Skeeter Davis and Wanda Jackson.

    — Minneapolis City Pages
  • Docter sings and plays with confidence as Luke and the band swing behind her at a breakneck pace, [and] Rideout’s unorthodox solos splatter all over the place.

    — No Depression
  • Somewhere between X and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, this quintet zings its fastball with perfect control ... Slick as new chrome. I think I'm in love.

    — Option

Track List

  • 1. Lucy & Jack
  • 2. 18 Wheels
  • 3. Bare Bones
  • 4. Baby Alive
  • 5. You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly (Conway & Loretta cover)
  • 6. Pony
  • 7.Too Tired to Live (Too Lazy to Die)
  • 8. Doghouse
  • 9. Red Cross
  • 10. Daddy Cried
  • 11. Case of the Flu
  • 12. Jackson (Johnny Cash & June Carter cover)
  • 13. Great Atomic Power (Louvin Bros. classic)

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