This Is BR549

This Is BR549

by BR5-49BR5-49

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Overview

BR5-49 comes out firin' with a new label (Lucky Dog) and a revved-up take on music's favorite theme. Love, of course, is the name of that game, specifically the way it electrifies its practitioners or shorts them out. Hard country, western swing, and invigorating -- even menacing -- country rock help BR5-49's Chuck Mead and Gary Bennett get their tales across. Mead's tough-minded album opener, "Too Lazy to Work, Too Nervous to Steal," is a honky-tonkin' account of a pitiful fellow who can't even get it together enough to commit a felony to support his woman. Bennett offers a couple of sharp-edged observations on affairs of the heart, chief among them the western swing-style tale of a feckless lover, "While You Were Gone." A cover of the Everly Brothers' "The Price of Love" is executed as roiling, harmony-driven, aggressive country rock; the other nonoriginal gem here is a Harlan Howard-Kostas co-penned hard country kiss-off number, "Let's See How Far You Get," rife with stuttering fiddles, swooning pedal steel lines, and a tasty double-string guitar solo underpinning the lyrics' terse warning of instant karma waiting to knock a two-timing ex right in the face. Whether singing originals or covers, though, the BR boys keep it swinging and good natured, even when their women are taking a Pasadena on 'em.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2001
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998545625
catalogNumber: 85456
Rank: 87190

Album Credits

Performance Credits

BR5-49   Primary Artist
Mike Poole   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar
Gary Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Hawk Shaw Wilson   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Chuck Mead   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Don Herron   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Cello,Lap Steel Guitar
Shawn Wilson   Drums

Technical Credits

Mike Poole   Producer,Engineer
Paul Worley   Producer
Erik Hellerman   Engineer
Beth Kindig   Art Direction
Billiken Johnson   Art Direction

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