Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Ricochet

In 1967, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released their first album (which is a hard to find Japanese import CD only) which was pretty much a mixture of styles, here the Dirt Band take the styles and find a great way to do them. There's kazoo-dominated numbers,rock/pop,folk and country. An album to get if you're interesting in what one of country music's most successful acts sounded like 34 years ago... The Teddy Bears' Picnic is a real grabber, but the rest of the songs are good too, demonstrating musical virtuousity and the guts to be different. It's definitely not for the country music set - it's trippy and nostalgic. If you can listen to it without smiling, get thee to a shrink!

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