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LOCAL CUSTOMS: LONE STAR LOWLANDS (NUMERO GROUP)

VARIOUS - LOCAL CUSTOMS: LONE STAR LOWLANDS 146834
Format:
1 CD
Release:
13.07.2010
Label:
NUMERO GROUP
Kat.-Nr.:
146834
Barcode:
0825764103428
The second in our series of peeks into the world of regional studios hones in on Mickey Rouse's Lowland operation out of Beaumont, Texas.

Long after the Bopper's plane crashed and the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar) and Janis Joplin split, Texas' Golden Triangle was home to a vibrant group of musicians, songwriters, and entrepreneurs just trying to make it in Houston, let alone the world.

Holed up in a run-down strip mall, groups like Mourning Sun, Insight Out, Sage, Sassy, Mother Lion, Hope, Circus, and Boot Hill tracked out hundreds of demos, most of which were put on the shelf and left to bake in the southeast Texas heat.

Until now. The Numero Group has painstakingly audited every tape in the Lowland archives, selecting the best of the best (22 tracks on CD, 28 for the 2LP) for this peerless compilation.

The songs themselves run the gamut: southern boogie rock, CSNY clone workups, British blues thunder, garage-psych hangovers, Morricone-tinged supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McFerrin fronting the Velvet Underground...each of them threaded to another in the way only a tightly-knit scene knits its output together.

Forget bringing these treasures back to life_Lone Star Lowlands gives them the life they never had.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. NEXT EXIT TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR FRIENDS
  • 1.2. CIRCUS GIVE ME TIME
  • 1.3. BOOT HILL NO CONTROL
  • 1.4. D.O.A. LADY TELL ME WHY
  • 1.5. SAGE EVERYDAY IS SATURDAY
  • 1.6. HOPE DREAM AWAY
  • 1.7. MOURNING SUN LET'S TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS
  • 1.8. ROY BRIGGS & ALTON TEW YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
  • 1.9. DONALD THOMAS CALLING ME HOME (DEMO)
  • 1.10. LOWLANDS STUDIO BAND LIZARD
  • 1.11. UNKNOWN ARTIST UNKNOWN
  • 1.12. BOBBY WELCH LAUGHING GIRL
  • 1.13. SAGE LET ME LISTEN
  • 1.14. INSIGHT OUT MY LONELINESS
  • 1.15. BOOT HILL GROUNDHOG DAY
  • 1.16. LOWLANDS STUDIO BAND TRASH ONE
  • 1.17. INSIGHT OUT LIVE MY LIFE TODAY
  • 1.18. MOTHER LION SIMPLE HOUSE
  • 1.19. SASSY SHE'S MY DAUGHTER
  • 1.20. BOBBY WELCH YELLOW RIVER
  • 1.21. INSIGHT OUT IT MAKES YOU FEEL SO BAD
  • 1.22. LINDA CROWE I STILL REMEMBER
  • 1.23. CIRCUS LOVE OF THE MORNING
  • 1.24. MOURNING SUN WHERE'S LOVE GONE TODAY
  • 1.25. MOTHER LION I'M THE FOOL
  • 1.26. SAGE I FOUND MY MUSIC
  • 1.27. BOBBY WELCH BENASHAW GLENN
  • 1.28. HOPE TOMORROW