Requiem for a Rockabilly
Rockabilly Magazine CD Review by DC Larson. Issue #38 October 2007 Dan Barbeau & the Basement Party "Requiem for a Rockabilly" "Dan's revivication of roots modes adheres to atmospheric blues and country territories, with rock'n'roll only an occasional invigorator. That scarcity not only let's the lower-key muses stand as important in their own rights, but lends novelness and power. Recommended tracks :"I Love Just One Way" & "The Church." Hillbilly Heaven Radio-90.5 Columbia S.C. CD Review - Dan Barbeau and The Basement Party - Requiem for a Rockabilly ARTIST: Dan Barbeau and the Basement Party ALBUM: Requiem for a Rockabilly (2007) PICKS: 2, 3, 5 NO PLAYS: 6 What do you do when you've had a long, hard day of boppin, roddin', redneckin' and hell raisin' with your sugar dumplin'? My suggestion: take her back to your place, pour some whiskey, relax and listen to an album like this. You might-could even do some slow dancin'. It won't rev. You (or her) up like straight-up rockabilly, though it has a lot of the same sound. All the tracks are based in either country or rock but all seem to have blues influence helped along with heavy use of harmonica in some tracks. The album title makes sense, eh? I am very picky with the level of producing of rockabilly albums (especially with over-producing), but kudos to this one for 'not over cooking the vegetables.' (Track #3 says 'Dumb Ass') 6.6 out of 10 Reviewed by Redneck Matt 6/18/07 Review from Indie-Music.com Reviews: Dan Barbeau & the Basement Party ~ Requiem for a Rockabilly Posted on Saturday, September 08, 2007 @ 22:47:13 EDT Topic: Reviews Quote: 'It mixes the dirty quality of doing a key bump and taking a joy ride with Lindsay Lohan and the woeful sorrow of solid country music.' By Derek Blackmon Dan Barbeau & the Basement Party's latest release Requiem for a Rockabilly mixes the dirty quality of doing a key bump and taking a joy ride with Lindsay Lohan and the woeful sorrow of solid country music. The sad irony is reflected on "I Love Just One Way." "Cram Dem Blues" and "Where He Been At" show some chops that probably deserve a pack of smokes and a PBR. "The Church" has a heavy George Jones & Tammy Wynette influence. And "Epitaph" proves it's not all a sham. It shouldn't be pretty. Nothing in life really, is so let's raise our bottles and enjoy something dirty. We deserve it. Dan Barbeau may not make the pain go away but he'll make you feel better now, at least until his music is declared a Threat to the Union. "It was crazy, Clyde. It was nuttier than cutting a little square of dirt out of these years stained sidewalks and planting some scrawny tree as a kind of visual metaphor for my life. I was a prisoner. I was a slave. I was a one time wanderer now rooted in the tough, unforgiving clay this toilet was built on; surrounded on all sides by concrete and rock and steel. I languished. Then one sunny day forty nights overdue it hit me like the hot sting of a bullet shot in desperation by a doll who couldn't live one more second without me. I play Rock'n'Roll. I want you to hear it. Here it is, Man. This is what I got." Dan Barbeau - 2007.