|Performer:||The Waco Brothers|
|Title:||Waco Express Live & Kickin' At Schuba's Tavern, Chicago|
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Given their consistent strength as a stage act, a live album from the Waco Brothers would seem like a no-brainer, and there's little arguing that the band's first live disc, Waco Express: Live & Kickin' at Schuba's Tavern, Chicago captures them in their native environment, cranking out 15 of their best songs (and a Neil Young cover for good measure). at one of the Windy City's finest watering holes with an appreciative and socially lubricated audience joining in the fun.
Waco Express: Live and Kickin' at Schubas Tavern, Chicago. On WACO EXPRESS, you can practically feel the heat from the stage, smell the smoke on your clothes, taste the beery taste of beer and let your ears bask in the un-tempered wall of sound. This collection of songs is strong enough to sub for the Waco Brothers Greatest Hits album that in a better world would be filling an end cap at a newly unionized Wal-Mart. An exploding pattern of low guitar sparks makes a sound so hard you can almost touch it. A lot of good nights out don't give you that much to take home, that much to keep you awake. -Greil Marcus, Interview.
Waco Express The Waco Brothers Live and Kickin' at Schuba's Tavern (Bloodshot Records, 2008). Great Chicago Fire (Bloodshot Records, 2012). Cabaret Showtime (Bloodshot Records, 2015). Going Down in History, (Bloodshot Records, 2016). "Waco Brothers, 'Live and Kicking' in Chicago". Retrieved 11 July 2010. "Interview: Sarah Vowell". Archived from the original on 8 June 2010.
Author and music critic Sarah. Vowell told the Chicagoist, "I’ve never been able to find a live band in New York as consistently thrilling and funny and fun as the Waco Brothers.
Buck 65: Situation (Strange Famous) Timelag-wise, the 1957 concept is as if some '60s songpoet had conceived an album about Armistice Day, influenza, the Palmer raids and Mary Pickford. Only that would have been a milestone and this isn't, which you can blame on heightened aesthetic expectations rather than the potency of this Canadian rapper's literary mojo. Put three or four of these songs-I'd nominate the anthemic "Money Music," the defeated "Work Reward," the sarcastic "Reserve the Right," and the nationalism metaphor "Company Town"-on the last Wacos' album and it would fly to heaven and do its great speckled business on our heads.
Release group by The Waco Brothers. Bloodshot Records (Independent record label based in Chicago, IL). BS 144. Release group information. Artist: The Waco Brothers.
Recording information: Schuba's Tavern, Chicago, IL (12/2006). Photographer: Frank Swider. Over a decade into their fist-pumping tenure, the Waco Brothers finally release the live document that longtime fans-tired of explaining the live brilliance of this band to those underwhelmed by their studio output-richly deserve with WACO EXPRESS: LIVE & KICKIN' AT SCHUBA'S TAVERN. One listen to this gem and there will be no doubters.
|2||Blink Of An Eye|
|3||Too Sweet To Die|
|4||Red Brick Wall|
|5||Cowboy In Flames|
|8||Do What I Say|
|10||If You Don't Change Your Mind|
|11||Death Of Country Music|
|12||Nothing At All|
|13||Plenty Tuff Union Made|
Written-By – Neil Young
|16||Take Me To The Fires|
|BS144||The Waco Brothers||Waco Express Live & Kickin' At Schuba's Tavern, Chicago (CD, Album, Promo)||Bloodshot Records||BS144||US||2008|