Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Record Store Day 2012: Freakwater


Thrill Jockey is reissuing Freakwater's third album, Feels Like The Third Time, on LP in honor of Record Store Day 2012. I already own this one on LP, and according to the press release, I guess I'm kind of lucky:
1993 : Thrill Jockey releases Freakwater’s Feels Like the Third Time, an undisputed classic of the alt-country/Americana scene. In print on CD since its release, the vinyl version has been sadly unavailable since the early 90’s, as the record plant burnt down after our initial order of vinyl arrived. Also included for the first time is a free download card.
With stone-cold classics like "Drunk Friend," "Crazy Man," and an unforgettable cover of the late, great Conway Twitty's "You've Never Been This Far Before," this album really is essential listening for any fan of Americana/alt-country/whatever. Actually, it's worth it for any open-minded music lover who just wants to hear some fantastic music. This will sound great in any format (I'm listening to it at my computer right now), but there's no doubt in my mind it's music that was meant to be heard on LP.

1 comment:

Dan Holway said...

"Crazy Man" is as good a song as anyone has ever written.