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Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods *
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Album: Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods
2)    Rocks Into Sand
3)    Get a Little Goner
4)    Skid Row in My Mind
5)    Working Man
6)    Soul Cruisin'
7)    Truth Be Told
8)    Devil With the Blue Dress
9)    One More Day
10)    Heart of Gold
11)    If It's Really Got to Be This Way
 

Album: Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods *
# Song Title   Time
1)    Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods
2)    Rocks Into Sand
3)    Get a Little Goner
4)    Skid Row in My Mind
5)    Working Man
6)    Soul Cruisin'
7)    Truth Be Told
8)    Devil With the Blue Dress
9)    One More Day
10)    Heart of Gold
11)    If It's Really Got to Be This Way
 
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  • Personnel: Sarah Carroll, Phil McCleod, Trish Anderson, Suzannah Espie (cello); Austin DeLone (keyboards, background vocals); Robert Trehern (drum); Nick Lowe (background vocals); Paul Riley.
  • Additional personnel: Chris Gaffney, Dave Gonzales (vocals); Cindy Cashdollar (steel guitar); Danny Levin (fiddle).
  • The title cut of Bill Kirchen's seventh solo album, Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods, is a loving tribute to the Fender Telecaster, the axe that's been Kirchen's instrument of choice since he started picking with Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in 1967, but while there's plenty of fine guitar work on this album (which from Kirchen should go without saying), this isn't the straight-ahead honky tonk session you might expect given Kirchen's back catalog. While the title cut and "Get a Little Goner" would sound great pouring out of any beer joint's jukebox, Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods is one of Kirchen's most eclectic sets to date, with the bandleader demonstrating his skills on the acoustic swing of "One More Day," offering up a slow and slinky cover of "Devil with a Blue Dress On," laying out some prime rockabilly on "Heart of Gold" that would do the Sun Studio proud, delivering a potent countrypolitan weeper in "Skid Row in My Mind," and closing out the set with a tear-jerking version of Arthur Alexander's "If It's Really Got to Be This Way." (Even more significantly, there isn't a single song about trucks to be found!) While Kirchen is still a top-rank guitar man judging from his work here, these sessions find him laying back just a bit, and rather than blazing through his solos, he aims for an ensemble feel, and with his band for these sessions including Nick Lowe, Geraint Watkins, and Robert Trehern, that sounds like a sound strategy on his part. Bill Kirchen has been making fine albums for quite a while, but he's stretched his boundaries a bit with Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods, and the result is 11 top-notch tunes that show just how many things he can do well; it's fun and impressive stuff from a true master of American roots rock. ~ Mark Deming
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Dirty Linen (p.69) - "There is plenty of Kirchen's flash guitar playing, but it is blended smoothly into the tightly arranged songs..."
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