Fire on the Bayou

Fire on the Bayou

by The Meters


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The Meters' third album for Reprise, Fire on the Bayou, is their best record for the label for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the high quality of material throughout the record and a focus from the band that keeps the music simmering, even if it never quite reaches a boil. That's not a bad thing, because the music IS simmering, always hot and enticing, never lukewarm or too cool. There's not anything that comes out and grabs your throat, the way that "Hey Pocky Way" does, but there never seems to be a concession to mainstream funk, the way Cabbage Alley or Rejuvenation seemed to be. This just keeps things rolling, nice and smooth. There's not anything that separates itself from its partners -- something that's unfortunately true of all of the Reprise albums -- but the overall feel is better than the Meters' other Reprise albums, since it has more grit and presence than its compatriots. [Sundazed's 2000 reissue contains one bonus track, a "long version" of "Running Fast."]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/25/2000
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771616722
catalogNumber: 6167
Rank: 49720

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Meters   Primary Artist
Art Neville   Keyboards
Ziggy Modeliste   Drums
Cyril Neville   Percussion,Conga
Leo Nocentelli   Guitar,Vocals
George Porter   Bass
Arthur "Red" Neville   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Art Neville   Composer
Roberta Grace   Engineer
Ken Laxton   Engineer,Remixing
Ziggy Modeliste   Composer
Cyril Neville   Composer
Leo Nocentelli   Composer
George Porter   Composer,Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Wardell Quezergue   Horn Arrangements
Marshall Sehorn   Executive Producer,Remixing
Allen Toussaint   Producer
Bunny Matthews   Liner Notes
Paul Andrew   Graphic Design,Photo Courtesy
Arthur "Red" Neville   Composer

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