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The Long Slow Decline

by The Beautiful Loser Society

Classic american themed alt/roots-country, featuring strong lyric-driven songs, played with just the right combination of precision and abandon.
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1. Sonny
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2. One Good Dog
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3. Coal Miners Lament
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4. Suicide Trucker
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5. Help Me George
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6. Shade Tree Mechanic
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7. Hwy 666 South
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8. Elvis, the King
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9. West Texas Clay
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10. Hot Rod Daddy
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11. Hair of the Dog
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12. Sweet Virginia
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Beautiful Loser Society is pleased to present The Long Slow Decline, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed and strongly charting debut, Aim Low*. The Long Slow Decline draws from the same deep well, giving voice to the voiceless still struggling to find their place in the fading American Dream.

The band is proud to have included in this project the prodigious talents of some of the best players from the rural but relevant Four Corners music scene. Once again mixed and mastered in Austin, Texas by Dale X Allen (Genuine Cowhide) and Cris Burns at Cris Burns Audio, The Long Slow Decline will further Beautiful Losers Society’s reputation for song craft and musicianship.

* Over two months on the Root Music Report’s “Country Roots” chart reaching as high as #10 (week of 2/27/09).

Three months on the Freeform American
Roots (FAR) chart.

4 ½ out of 5 stars - Maverick Magazine

The album rocks with tales of losers, loners, moonshiners and jilted lovers. All of these tales are cloaked with a certain Gothic charm... Call it Roots Goth, or Gothic Twang. Whatever description it is given the Society's music
deserves to be heard.
Chip Frazier www.tangville.com

“Aim Low” moves forward with both a bruising punkish swagger and a bruised country canter... all delivered with authenticity and conviction. The playing and writing are impeccable, the production tastefully treads the fine line between grit and polish, and it’s all delivered with such verve and passion that it’s impossible not to enjoy it.
Alex Cleary www.americana-uk.com

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Chris Aaland

Hard twang from the land of chiles, homebrew and 666
Chuck Barry and his merrymen return for their sophomore effort, "The Long Slow Decline." For longtime Four Corners fans, the title is ironic. Chuck and the Losers pay homage to some of his oldest songs — "One Good Dog," "Help Me George" and "Hair of the Dog," among others — yet still create a subtle, alt-country masterpiece.

I first listened to the record after returning from a boring, dirge-paced concert by a veritable folk music legend (name withheld to protect the guilty). With the sour taste of too many microbrewed blonde ales and special, introductory-priced Copenhagen Wintergreen Longcut dips in my mouth, I sat down at home with a stale, half-eaten PB&J and my copy of the Losers' "The Long Slow Decline." Suddenly, all was right in my musical universe.

The Losers are the real deal. Chuck's tunes are lovingly rendered by his longest and closest associates. The spirits of the Hanks (Williams, Snow and Thompson) and their contemporaries are all heard, but it's the Cortez Crooner that rings clear and true. This is music meant for people who've bounced their Fords up and down bumpy dirt roads to hang out at such outposts as the Hollywood Bar in Dolores and the Billy Goat Saloon in Gem Village. It's my music. It's yours. Thankfully, the Losers delivered.
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