Smokin' Armadillos

Smokin' Armadillos

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Overview

The Smokin' Armadillos' debut is pumped-up country music with a heavy lean toward power rock influences. This sextet from Bakersfield -- ranging in age from 19-26 -- plays with an unbridled enthusiasm that serves the material well. Nine of the 12 tracks were written by the band, and most of them are driven by the burning championship fiddle playing of the youngest Armadillo, Jason Theiste. Although none of the tracks here are likely to change the world, original songs like "Thump Factor" and "Too Hot to Handle" exude a youthful charm and show some songwriting potential. Southern rock king Charlie Daniels makes an appearance on a cover of his spooky '70s hit "The Legend of Wooley Swamp," and the boys include reworked versions of a couple of their independent singles -- the ones that started all the commotion. "My Girlfriend Might" is a catchy, lighthearted tune, but the country rap and probable live favorite, "I'm a Cowboy," borders on the ridiculous. But hey, these guys are still young.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/1996
Label: Curb Special Markets
UPC: 0715187774827
catalogNumber: 77748
Rank: 62547

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokin' Armadillos   Primary Artist
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
John Catchings   Cello
J.T. Corenflos   Acoustic Guitar
Connie Ellisor   Violin
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Tony Harrell   Piano,Keyboards
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Harmonica,Percussion
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Rick Russell   Vocals
Hank Singer   Fiddle
John Willis   Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Michael Spriggs   Acoustic Guitar
Arron Casida   Bass
Josh Graham   Rhythm Guitar
Darrin Kirkindoll   Drums
Scott Meeks   Acoustic Guitar
Jason Theiste   Fiddle
Kelly Shiver   Background Vocals
Birch Caffee   Piano,Keyboards
Michael Black   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chuck Howard   Producer
Chris Farren   Producer
Smokin' Armadillos   Producer
Bob Campbell-Smith   Engineer
Birch Caffee   Arranger
Chuck Howard   Producer
Aaron Casida   Composer
Scott Meeks   Composer
Steve Meeks   Composer

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