Sunday, August 24, 2008

Agriculture Club - Farmageddon

While most contemporary trends in alt-country tend towards the earnest and the sparse, Calgary’s Agriculture Club sow their sonic seeds with the hard-hitting ferocity of a drunken tractor fight. This latest full-length effort from the Stetson-sporting quartet kicks off with a muscled-up, spaghetti western-style instrumental lifted straight out of the Ennio Morricone songbook before being doused in purple gasoline and set ablaze in the burning barrel. A triptych of trucking songs follows, each one written and presented with enough knowing confidence to suggest these Cowtowners have probably run real rigs through a dozen-or-so gears on more than a few occasions. The band maintain a keen balance between rip-snorting rock and wailing twang throughout the disc’s dozen tracks without getting bogged down in formulaic ground. Though the tunes are typically informed with humour, a prevailing element of reverence indicates these guys take their rock a little more seriously than appearances may suggest. -- Chuck Molgat, Exclaim Magazine

rubber duck breakdown / prairie wildfire / busted down / i'm the bad and ugly / shes gone / take 'em for a walk behind the barn / devil's roam the earth / ballad of pilsner beer / cattle ranch girl / evil man / i steal for you / haulin ass / prison song / truckers friend / untitled.

.. Year: 2002
.. Label: Sudden Death Records
.. Country: Canada
.. Bitrate: VBR kbps
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1 comment:

AV said...

the link seems to be dead :(