Mitch Elrod and The Hick Engine Ears | GONE FICTIONcouched in the wordling series

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GONE FICTIONcouched in the wordling series

by Mitch Elrod and The Hick Engine Ears

Classic rock trio setup: guitar/vocal, bass, drums. Beautifully written songs played live in the studio. A perfect blend of composition and improv.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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1. Feather Curves Her Landscape
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2. Turnin' In Low
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3. This Sweet Choice
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4. Pure Dazzling Instinct
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5. All Kingdom You
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6. Fallin' From The Climb
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7. Rattlin' Snake
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8. She Was Raised By Wolves
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9. a. Witchin' b.Through The King's Witch
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10. bonus track
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Press/Radio Release

Feb. 17, 2001

Mitch Elrod and the Hick Engine Ears

Gone Fictioncouched in the wordling series

"Wild, angular, sinewy, new and old would all be suitable adjectives to describe the music on the CD contained herein, but they would still do a disservice the intense visceral reaction one has when first hearing Mitch Elrod and the Hick Engine Ears' debut release, Gone Fiction. Led by Elrod, a displaced Georgian with an intense love and respect of all things musical, this Albany, NY power trio delivers balls and brains, corrupted blues, existentialist meditations, improvised in the moment. All brought together by the soaring fluidity and utter abandon of Elrod's vocal approach. When playing live, the Telecaster-slinging singer takes inspiration from and lends inspiration toward lock-step drummer Peter Sheehan, and the terrifyingly excellent Jon Cohen on the bass guitar. From silence to cacophony, just like turning on a switch. Redneck Science Rock. Have Mercy."

"Be you hayseed or urbanite, be you frivolous or all bidness, Be you hippie, yippie, or yuppie, from Atlanta all the freakin way to Marrakesh, there is music on this album that will speak to you, and maybe in some strange way, for you. Elrod and the band can be found playing regularly at any number of clubs in the Albany, NY area, and the place to go for information on these stupendous artists is The Elrod CyberMothership, at www.spelrod.com . In the meantime, put on Gone Fiction and prepare to bug out."

-Brock Bonanza

Mitch Elrod and The Hick Engine Ears: their debut recording lives in the slippery sounds of GONE FICTIONcouched in the wordling series.
This recording was done live to 2-track at Chris Graf's BigSaucy Sound in upstate New York.
Mitch Elrod sings and plays guitar.
Peter Sheehan plays drums.
Jonnycat Cohen plays bass and stick.

"If you got ears, you gotta listen." Beefheart

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Dale Harvey

fine album, in a time when such things are so rare...
with zz top's lineup and beefheart's ear for tones, Mitch elrod and the Hick Engine Ears deliver high quality, distinctly american song-craft, merged with all out experimentation. Turnin In Low is a dark churning water, all odd-time and snap-jerk; Feather Curves Her landscape bobs and struts, she was raised by wolves is all out satan blues, with maniac elrod at the wheel and the band crashing behind him. An album well worth my dollars, and strongly recommended to you all.
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