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The Hard Road

by Chigger Red

blistering southern boogie warning: may encourage drinking n driving
Genre: Rock: Hard Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hangover Hotel
3:29 $0.99
2. High Society
3:23 $0.99
3. Runnin On Fumes
3:21 $0.99
4. Till I Die
4:28 $0.99
5. Whole Lotta Woman
2:49 $0.99
6. Ball N Chain
4:16 $0.99
7. Fucked Up in Vegas
2:44 $0.99
8. White Line Blues
3:30 $0.99
9. Shoot the Moon
2:42 $0.99
10. Death By Alcohol
2:58 $0.99
11. Thats a Crazy Bitch
3:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Chigger Red is one hell of a rock and roll band. From the bands L.A. club scene roots to national indie and now a major label distributed act (Sony Music Germany). Chigger Red is wideley recognized as the band to watch for if you are a fan of real rock n roll.
Founded in 1998 by southern raised brothers Michael and Chris Stansberry and longtime friend and Chilean native Leo Cuevas CR has recieved accolades and awards from all over the world.
CR's music is one part blues one part southern rock with a fine blend of boogie and hard rock...Think of the music as country music for rock music fans. CR has just released its 3rd CD "The Hard Road " in 2003 which promises to be one of the finest R n R albums released in a long time.As Michael B. Smith editor of Gritz magazine wrote "Chigger Red is like having a 220 volt taped to your nads...makes me want to stand on my desk and play air guitar!!

Ya'll can find all the CR CD's right here at CD Baby!



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Rock In A Hard Place

Chigger Red doesn't give a rat's ass about trends, fads or anything like that. They care about Rock N' Roll, that's why we need to support bands like this every chance we get. With their third release, "The Hard Road", they continue to crank out bad-ass boogie down Rock N' Roll with no apologizes. The major advancement from their last record is the song-writing and their improved hooks and and catchy choruses. This doesn't mean they've gotten more pop oriented, it simply means the tunes stick in your head better.
Mike Stansberry continues to smoke on the frets as he has before. He really has a "Billy Gibbon" style of playing on this one, even though the music is closer to a Black Crowes album. One could really throw out all the comparisons, it's down n' dirty Rock N' Roll, heavy on the bluesy side.
One of the most appealing things about this band is their accesibility. They aren't trying to talk over your head. They're talking about partying, relationships and life in general. You don't have to be from L.A. or New York or the Deep South to "get it", it's about as strait-forward as it gets. In a world where bands like Tool are so fuckin' deep you need a shovel to find meaning, Chigger Red spells it out... life's a bitch, then you marry one.
"Fucked Up In Vegas" and "That's A Crazy Bitch" are the standouts for my personally. "High Society" and "Whole Lotta Women" are right in there. Fans of the blues will dig "White Line Blues" and for your softer side, "'Till I Die" is a great acoustic based track that brings a tear to your eye.
Chigger Red is keeping Classic Rock alive, there's no other way to put it. They know what they are and they know what they're doing. They have made great strides from their previous work and I expect they will continue to be the hard-working band that they appear to be. Guys, here's one for ya.. Cheers!


Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Chigger Red return with another blues-soaked collection of Southern-Fried rock'n'roll. Like their previous CD, "The Hard Road" brings to mind the band you stumble across late at night (or early in the morning), playing at your favorite bar while the bartender pours you the remaining drops of the last bottle of Patron tequila. My memory may be at fault here, but I remember "Hammered" as being a little heavier than "The Hard Road." As I recall, "Hammered" had more of a Jackyl sound than "The Hard Road's" Stevie Ray Vaughn or George Thorogood vibe. Surprisingly, that's not a bad thing here. "The Hard Road" rolls along at a simmering pace, taking the time for lengthy guitar solos that simply sizzle out of your stereo speakers. And songs like "Hangover Hotel," "Fucked Up in Vegas" and "Death by Alcohol" are tunes that any late-night rock'n'roll bar-crawler can relate to. "That's a Crazy Bitch," the CD's last track, sounds just like Bon Scott era AC/DC. "The Hard Road" is laden with attitude and atmosphere and the bluesy guitars and unhurried pace of the songs make it a great record to listen to on long drives. Chigger Red are the kind of band that would fit in just fine at the Blues & Brews festival in Laughlin, NV, that I sojourn to each and every September. They've got more of an edge than straight blues bands, yet they don't lose that raw and raunchy blues attitude either. Fans of the aforementioned Steve Ray Vaughn or George Thorogood will find something to like on "The Hard Road." Fans of Jackyl and other Southern bands like Molly Hatchet won't be disappointed either.


Blues Hard Rock with a DC topping!
This is the jewel in the CR crown! The previous two cd's were warm ups for this. Style wise, the lads haven't changed - it's still a Skynyrd, AC/DC, ZZ Top, Thorogood hybrid - but the songs are more classy, and double tracking of the vocals in the decidely catchier chorus'. Mike Stansberry seems to have given greater thought to his vocals with quality results. This is proper rock n roll as my mate Jimmy Bollox would say. Hangover Hotel is a fine start to the album and the quality continues all the way through. Running On Fumes & F*cked Up In Vegas are the jewels in this crown, with the last track That's A Crazy Bitch, closing the whole shebang in a DC Powerage style vibe. Now get your ass over to the UK lads!!


Didnt buy this yet but i will when I'v my house sorted,Great band good music a must for my collection in the future.


Cannot stop playing the CD
Its great to hear good music with an attitude. If Chiggers
coming to Dallas, Tx. I'm there!