Vermilion

Vermilion

by Continental Drifters

CD

Overview

Call them an alternative country supergroup -- Peter Holsapple (The dBs), Vicki Peterson (The Bangles), and Susan Cowsill (The Cowsills) are the most recognizable names, but the other band members have spent time in groups as varied as Dream Syndicate, the Bluerunners and the Steve Wynn Band. Maybe that doesn't sound much like an alternative country pedigree, but that's the best currently available descriptor for the sound made by the Contental Drifters. That sound is not, shall we say, overproduced. In fact, it's downright messy at times, with acoustic and electric guitars splayed out around indistinct bass and clattering drums and the occasional mandolin and rubboard. The vocals (shared mostly by Holsapple and Cowsill) aren't recorded that cleanly, either. But the raw-edged charm of "Heart, Home" and "Way of the World" wouldn't have benefitted from better production. Holsapple's rocking "Don't Do What I Did" makes even better use of the crowded, messy mix. Very nice.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/1999
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0793018284820
catalogNumber: 82848

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Continental Drifters   Primary Artist,Tambourine
Russ Broussard   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Rubboard
Susan Cowsill   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Peter Holsapple   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals
Robert Mache   Mandolin,Drums,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Vicki Peterson   Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Mark Walton   Bass,Drums,Triangle,Background Vocals
Joseph Broussard   Tambourine
Mary Broussard   Tambourine,Vocals
Susan Coswill   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Drums,Tambourine,Vocals
Miranda Victoria   Tambourine
Andre Walton   Tambourine
Dana Walton   Tambourine,Vocals
Jonathan Walton   Tambourine

Technical Credits

Continental Drifters   Producer
Jim Watts   Engineer
Mike Mayeux   Producer,Engineer
Mike Mayeau   Engineer

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