Brand New Year

Brand New Year

by The Bottle Rockets

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Overview

When the sun, moon, and constellations are all perfectly aligned and everyone holds their mouths right, a band gets an album like BRAND NEW YEAR. Dipping into other styles and melding them with their own, the Bottle Rockets manage to find themselves. You can plan this kind of assault, but executing it is another thing. But that's what the Bottle Rockets do again and again on BRAND NEW YEAR, while producer Eric "Roscoe" Ambel shapes a mesmerizing soundscape around them. The touchstones are obvious. The twin guitars driving the opening homage, "Nancy Sinatra," snarl and slither about like Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington and Allen Collins in their prime, while the second cut, "Anyone in Bad Company," has an engaging melody, bluesy vocal, and stomping rhythm not unlike vintage, uh, Bad Company. But BRAND NEW YEAR isn't about copping other band's licks; it's about the vision of musicians who can deliver an anthem like "White Boy Blues" with grandeur and heart. It's about songs with lyrics that get under your skin with their smarts and wit, while the musicians cut loose with startling, unforgiving intensity. This is a great leap forward by a group ready to take its place among America's finest. God bless the Bottle Rockets.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/2004
Label: New West Records
UPC: 0607396601929
catalogNumber: 6019
Rank: 59710

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bottle Rockets   Primary Artist
Eric Ambel   Organ,Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Shaker,wah wah guitar,Dulcitone,Guitar (Baritone)
Paul Ebersold   Organ
Robert Kearns   Bass,Mandolin,Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar,Group Member
Jim Duffy   Organ
Brian Henneman   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Mary Lee   Vocals
Mark Ortmann   Drums,Tambourine,Group Member
Tom Parr   Acoustic Guitar,Spoken Word,Group Member

Technical Credits

Eric Ambel   Producer,Contributor
Bottle Rockets   Liner Notes
Tim Hatfield   Engineer
Matt Martone   Engineer
Kevin Whitley   Art Direction
Bonnie Spanogle   Art Direction

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