Blue Blazes

Blue Blazes

by Ranch RomanceRanch Romance

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Overview

The sophomore album from this great retro band found them slowing things down a bit and paying more attention to arrangements and production. The results are more fully realized this time out, but not quite as much fun. There's a cooler, more laid-back feel to songs like the very swingy "What's Wrong With You" and the very country "Heartaches," and even the title track and "Racin' Burnin' Bridges" seem a little bit reserved. The romantic numbers are the ones that work best: "Arizona Moon" is a little bit clichéd, but it should be; "Babydoll" partakes of a Buddy Holly vibe to nice effect; and "Lucky One" is a good road lament. "Indeed I Do" is singer Jo Miller's attempt at a torch song, and it works pretty well. The album's only genuine misstep is "Buckaroo," a bizarre and nasty man-killing fantasy that seems out of place in the band's otherwise good-natured repertoire.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/1993
Label: Sugarhill
UPC: 0015891379425
catalogNumber: 3794

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ranch Romance   Primary Artist
Jody Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Barbara Lamb   Fiddle,Vocals
Barney McClure   Piano
Michael Buono   Drums
Rod Cook   Electric Guitar
Joe Craven   Mandolin,Percussion
Nova Devonie   Accordion,Vocals
Orville Johnson   Electric Guitar
Kaatz   Bass,Electric Guitar,String Bass
Nancy Katz   Bass,Vocals,Upright Bass
David Keenan   Electric Guitar
Tom Moran   Mandolin
Kim Scanlon   Background Vocals
Jo Miller   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Ranch Romance   Vocal Arrangements
Steve Fisk   Engineer
Jody Miller   Producer
John Goodmanson   Engineer
k.d. lang   Vocal Arrangements
Michael Lord   Producer,Engineer
Kim Scanlon   Vocal Arrangements
Jo Miller   Producer
Carlotta Calamari   Artwork,Art Direction

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