Bob Hate | I Was the Big Train (Unplugged)

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I Was the Big Train (Unplugged)

by Bob Hate

Long lost Americana giant Bob Hate returns with his first unplugged acoustic CD. The tracks, a compilation of tunes from 1987-2014 were recorded unplugged in Albuquerque over 9 days in early 2014.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Marie
3:25 $0.99
2. Map of the World
2:35 $0.99
3. Bad in My Car
3:20 $0.39
4. K.O.N.
5:37 $0.99
5. Amarillo
3:46 $0.39
6. Shreveport
3:32 $0.99
7. Lubbock
3:39 $0.99
8. Love Carlene
3:43 $0.99
9. Cigarette
3:06 $0.99
10. Brave
4:24 $0.99
11. Pontiac
4:34 $0.99
12. Nobody's Treasure
3:12 $0.39
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
I Was the Big Train (Unplugged) • Bob Hate (2014)
*** (out of 4)
Coming so closely on the heels of the surprising “Juvenilia,” this disc unfortunately gets a bit lost in early year releases. Its 12 songs are all rendered achingly in a mostly unplugged format. (If you consider synthesized conga samples unplugged, well then you’ll be just fine.) But the disc is a winner. It’s an especially idiosyncratic collection of tunes, but the earnest playing holds the disc together. Well known older tunes like “Map of the World” and “Bad in my Car” come off beautifully in stripped down – yet propulsive – arrangements. And the deep cuts like “Love Carlene” and “Marie” shine. The standout tracks are those that have received the biggest overhaul, like “Pontiac,” which was transformed from a comic car ride into a terrifying goodbye letter.

- Hector "The Brim" Torres
former editor of "Torque Ramada Times


Buck Rudo: bass on K.O.N.
Pete Young: drum programming on K.O.N.
Gary Lee: guitar on Brave, Love Carlene, and Cigarette
Joel Hagglund: violin on Marie
Larry Allen: mando on Amarillo



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